Saturday 29 October 2022

An arch of sympathy

Hello, crafting friends!
I hope you're having a great weekend and are ready to join in with another clean and simple challenge at Addicted to CAS :) Vicki is hosting this week and she has chosen Sympathy as her code word. 

If you've visited my blog any time this week, you may have noticed that I'm completely obsessed with my new Mistletoe Arches stencil set from The Greetery... and yes, I'm still using it today!

The full arch is a bit full on for a CAS card, so I just taped over the lower parts of the stencil and just inked in the top of the arch (if you try this, use low tack tape and be very careful when removing it so that you don't damage your stencil.)

I chose blue and grey inks and stamped the beautiful sentiment from Waffleflower's Lighthouse stamp set in black. Finally, I stenciled the berries using a silver pencil and added details with markers.

Okay, it's over to you! Do hop over to the Addicted to CAS challenge blog to check out the gorgeous samples my teamies have made to inspire you. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation when you're ready. Don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple with lots of nice clear space - but above all, have fun!

I'm linking up at the Happy Little Stampers challenge where Anything Stenciled Goes; and also Less is More where there's a Recipe challenge and the theme is Use a Stencil.

I love it when people add seasonal touches to their shops and cafés. This little door mat appeared outside one of my favourite cafés this week.

Sending hugs,


  1. An elegant understated CAS Sympathy card,the kind l prefer,love the shop door mat it's fantastic fun

  2. So elegant and totally fitting for the sympathy theme Vicky.

    B x

  3. Another lovely card made with your Greetery stencil. Fascinating to see the different cards you’ve used it with. Xxx

  4. WOW! Vicky, how the colour has made the stamp unrecognisable as mistletoe, a beautiful card. Love the mat, I've been tempted to do something like that for Christmas hahaha

  5. I'm loving the use of this stencil has so many possibilities,well it does for a creative genius like yourself.Beautiful muted colours and just perfect for the challenge.BTW hello pumpkin yourself


  6. Beautiful clean and simple sympathy card. The foliage is so pretty with the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.

    sue n.

  7. A perfect sympathy card Vicky, I love the muted colours you've used. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More.


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