Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Grateful Greetings

Hello, my blog friends!

How are you? I apologize for quietly ducking out of the end of the WMS release festivities, but somewhere along the way I decided to acquire strep throat. It wasn't one of my better decisions! By the time Friday night rolled around (right in time with the start of my 10 year college reunion!) I started to feel less than stellar. I am medicated now, though, and hopefully on the up and up. I still haven't had my chance to play with Candy Jar Christmas and the Fillers set, but we do have the November SOAP coming up soon! I can't wait!

Today, though, I am sharing my weekly last minute challenge card. I saw the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge and knew I couldn't miss it. Yummy, yum, yum!!

I immediately thought about a cozy sweater and didn't hesitate to reach for the new Nordic Winter set from Waltzingmouse.

My card layout was inspired by this week's CASE Study Challenge. I incorporated some felt onto my card, and also embossed the main panel with a canvas impression plate.. although subtle, it still slightly resembles fabric ;) I love the way this card looks - these patterns are just as suited for fall as winter.

The sentiment, which I just love, is from Season of Thanks.. a Wplus9 set that I just couldn't get out of my head! I also couldn't resist adding the cute little acorns.

Glad to see you here today, I hope you have a great day!


STAMPS: Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Season of Thanks - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Island Indigo, Basic Gray - Stampin' Up!; Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen, Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Terracotta Tile Felt, Mat Stack 4 Die, Ric Rac Border Die, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Sewing machine


  1. Gorgeous! This is a winner for sure! Love that Nordic Winter.

    So sorry to hear about your strep throat. I hope that it didn't ruin your reunion plans! It's good that you are on the mend. A 10-year reunion - how fun! I hosted a bunch of friends this spring - we all met at college (same dorm floor) 31 years ago! It was just like yesterday when we got together. Good friendships last and last. :)

  2. Absolutely perfect in every way! LOVE what you've done with these warm, fall colors; and the bits of texture you've added just give it that much more of a cozy, inviting feel. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Oooh I feel warm and cosy just lookin' at this sweet card! You've really captured the fabric element of the CASE study card with stamps - seriously fabby!
    Thanks so much for joining us on CASE study this week :D
    P.S Hope your throat is gettin' better by the day!

  4. So warm and cozy-makes me happy :) Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. WOW! Such a wonderful fall card. Love the stitching across the top on the ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Simply beautiful, Anya...your delish card reminds me of a wonderfully cozy winter sweater...one that keeps me incredibly warm and consistently happy. A delight for the eyes.

  7. Wah! Lovely card. I like the color combo and the zig zag too.

  8. I L-O-V-E this set. Adore it. Must get it. Period :)
    Stunning card!!

  9. Wonderful warm and cozy autumn card! Sure hope you're feeling better soon :)

  10. That felt is such a perfect touch. Oh, man. So love it!


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