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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Somewhere out there

Hello crafting friends!

Like many people, I miss the members of my family that aren't here and although they are good at keeping in touch and (bless them) making me laugh, I keep remembering high days and holidays when we were together, and feel nostalgic. I am like the puppy in this card I made today...


...  only less excitable! I started the card by masking a circle off on a card panel using a large circle punch, and giving it a flat base using a sticky note. Inks were then sponged into the area in horizontal lines and blended to represent a sunset.


I added stars with a metallic marker, which you can just about see in this close-up, then got out my Stampin' Up punches - the Twinkle one for the main star and the Dog Builder for the pup. 


I positioned my pup so that he's looking wistfully up at the sky, gazing at the stars... Cue music:

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star

Appropriate for these times don't you think?


The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Sheltering Tree, stamped in black ink and clear embossed, and the card panel has been attached to the card base with dimensionals.

CHALLENGES
I used the sketch from The Paper Players this week and am also linking up with Addicted to Stamps and More, where it's Make Your Mark week, and Addicted to CAS, where the code word is Silhouette.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I'll leave you with a photo of my floofy girl doing an excellent impression of me with a box of chocolates.


"Where are the rest of them? Don't tell me there were only two layers...!"

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Hugs,

31 comments:

  1. so sweet ~ Love how you made this! Perfect for the challenge too, Eva is still searching for treats (just like me)

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  2. Super creation. lovely image and background colours.

    Kath x

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  3. Funny . . . That's just how I feel about a box of chocolates too!!!!!!!!

    Cute card and bound to be adored by the recipient. xxxx

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    1. Same - although there hasn't been a box seen in these parts since Christmas! Hug, xxx

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  4. How adorable- that pup looks totally wistful and I love the soft sky and single star. As for the chocolates- Eva is so a woman after my own heart!!

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  5. Oh and I forgot to say - great CAS take on our sketch - thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!

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    1. Thanks for all the fun. Thank goodness for card challenges is all I can say!

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  6. This is such a darling card, Vicky! Your ink blending is beautiful and I love the sweet pup you chose for your silhouette...of course nothing compares to your lovely Eva :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS...we always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

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    1. Thank you so much Barb. I know what you mean about Eva - she'd play to the gallery wouldn't she, with what we call her 'tragic eyes'!

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  7. That adorable pup silhouette against that sunset is absolutely gorgeous, Vicky! And you're right - perfect song for the times. :)
    I feel for Miss Eva. That's how I looked yesterday when I realised Luis had eaten the last Flake bar. Grounds for divorce?

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    1. Lol, I don't want to get involved Jen but eating the last Flake is practically a crime against humanity!

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  8. Another lovely CAS card Vicky. I know just what you mean, Skype and Wattsap are great but not quite the same. It's especially difficult for our family as we are approaching what should have been our eldest Granddaughters wedding which the whole family had been eagerly awaiting for so long 😟

    Not sure if Eva mentioned, but the box is empty!!

    B x

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    1. I'm so sorry Brenda, I think a lot of people's plans have been overturned and it's so sad.

      Yes Eva mentioned it with her 'tragic eyes' expression! x

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  9. LOVE your card - that background is wonderful - and your big floofy dog!! I feel his pain at the injustice of JUST TWO LAYERS!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at The Players this week! :)

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    1. I think Eva feels that us keeping food away in cupboards is one long injustice!

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  10. Oh, Vicky! This card is CAS perfection! I absolutely LOVE it. And yep...the song is perfect for the times! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks Ann - and yes, such a sweet song for now.

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  11. Such a sweet card, Vicky. That pup definitely looks like she's looking up at the sky wishing and I love the tiny stars you added to that beautiful ink blended background and the one large punched star. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks Stef - I had a model for the wistful pup!

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  12. Oh, this is just the sweetest! The little stars are a perfect addition to your sun-setting sky, and I can just image that pup looking off to the far distance! Lovely! Thanks for playing with our sketch this week at the Players!

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  13. This really is a perfect card! I love the puppy silhouette and the gorgeous background. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  14. So sweet, Vicky. I love the soft colors of your sunset and, of course, your lab silhouette. Reminds me of my childhood... my bestie's dad always had labs thanks for the memory and thanks for sharing your fabulous CAS card with us at ATCAS this week
    jaydee

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  15. I love how you based your design on the lines from the song, Vicky. Beautiful ink blending and darling dog silhouette. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.

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  16. Beautiful! I love the inked sunset. I hadn't considered using a die cut for the silhouette - it works great! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

    sue n.

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