Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Hi there.

It seems like it has been forever since I've posted, but really just a few days! I was away on vacation and came back to packing up my office move, a 33rd birthday, and then an office move. It has been hectic!

Before I jump into today's post, I wanted to announce the winner for my little Distress Ink giveaway. Random.org chose lucky number 4, which was:

Super Jen August 13, 2012 6:32 PM

I love silhouette stamps but have been afraid to try making skies. Thanks for the inspiration - I'll be sure to pick up some supplies next trip to the craft store. Oh, and Happy Left Handed Day!

Jen, please email me your postal address and I will mail out your goodies! Thank you all for your sweet comments!

Alright. On to today's card.

Just a little something for Claire, who is so gracefully handling some frustrating situations.

Nerina from A Creative Inkling approached me with a fabulous idea to share our support and encouragement for Claire by making a card. Hey, its what I do best ;)

I used the soon-to-be available Bright Season and Light of the World Sentiments stamp sets. I also used Claire's custom-designed Opera Tags dies (which are available in the store now!). These dies are beautifully detailed!

These lantern and candle images are fabulous. I can't wait for you to get them - they are fun!

If you have some time to share a little something for Claire, please head to sweetie Nerina's blog and link up your creation.

Have a fabulous day - I have tons of photos I would like to share with you, so I will be back soon!

STAMPS: Bright Season, Light of the World Sentiments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - PTI; Perfect Plum - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: 5 & Dime - October Afternoon
INK: Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Peach Parfait, So Saffron - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Copper - Color Box
OTHER: Opera Tags Dies - Waltzingmouse Stamps / Spellbinders Paper Arts


  1. Oh, Anya! I cannot tell you how much I adore this color combination and that sentiment! Swoon!

  2. This is great Anya, I love the beautiful colour combo, and the fab lamp image shining away.

  3. Beautiful card! I love the circle of light around the candle!

  4. Anya, I love the colors you chose to use, beautiful and soothing ! Your gold now and sentiment just perfect .

  5. Oh dear, I came here wanting to send Claire good wishes by looking at your card and I ended up drooling instead. Ooops!! What a gorgeous colour combination - and that sentiment paired with this candle just hits a really good spot! What a great card for encouragement!

  6. A beautiful card. The lantern sets and sentiments are really gorgeous.

  7. Anya this is so lovely! A beautiful card for our sweet Claire! Love the sentiment and your beautiful purple candle!

  8. Anya - Beautiful card - I know Claire will shine through this too - so the sentiment is spot on! Love the circle of rays behind the popped up frame and seriously drooling over the new die! The purple candle with the purple in the background is beautiful!

  9. Get out! Now I have no excuse not to try some skies. Nerina has a great idea. I had a similar thought but haven't been able to find time to execute it. Maybe tonight.

    Thanks for the goodies, this puts a happy spin on a hectic week. Off to send you an email.

  10. Blown away by this Anya, the card and the sentiment behind it, cannot believe I missed this up until now!!! Hugs to you missy!!!

  11. Lovely, Anya, and the colors you used look great together. The new stamps and dies are winners!

  12. Just so lovely. I think your choice of sentiment is perfect, Claire will shine on through! Claire will love it.


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