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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy new home --- PCCCS 125

This will be my last entry into this challenge.  I've enjoyed all the cards that I've consistently entered into the Paper Craft Crew Challenges since my first one on  and have been fortunate to have frequently been among the Featured Artisans.  No matter how often that happened, it never ceased being a thrill.

Why is this the last one?  Because I've been asked to join the Paper Craft Crew Challenges Design Team and, after catching my breath at the surprise, quickly agreed before they had time to reconsider.  Beginning with the next challenge on January 7th, therefore, I hope you'll come and check out my interpretation of the new sketch and those of the other extremely talented Design Team members.  I'm depending on your support.

The house across from us has been on sale for a few months and a week or so before Christmas it was sold and new people have moved in.  They've been away for the Christmas holidays, but the sketch this week inspired me to make a welcoming card for them.  Along with some chocolates, this will be my small effort to make them feel at home in our neighbourhood.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 125 #papercraftcrew #stampinup #cardsketch #papercrafts

I chose to use Pistachio Pudding as my base colour and then added white, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and touches of grey, blue and yellow for my house.  The wonderful Holiday Home stamp set offered me not only the house for my card but also the sentiment.  It was the perfect size to fit my arrow (cut with the What's Up punch) and also had the perfect words.  How cool is that?

I've said it before and I'll say it again:  I love the On Film framelits, especially the negative die.  That's probably one of the reasons this sketch appealed to me.  I love it in Calypso Coral, don't you?  Instead of stamping the house directly onto my Whisper White square, I embossed the square using the Lovely Lace embossing folder and then set the coloured house half inside and half outside the frame.

The finishing touch of the Essentials Wooden element under the arrow is just perfect, isn't it?


For more cards using this sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.

12 comments:

  1. a perfect card for welcoming new neighbours; Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan. I love that Holiday Home set. It's versatile well past the holidays.

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  2. That's great news Heidi! I've decided to try some of these challenges this year, so the PCC ones will be at the top of the list :)

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    1. That's wonderful, Sarah. I'll watch for your cards. :)

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  3. Great card, Heidi (and no, I didn't copy you when I used the Wooden Element on my card! I hadn't seen yours yet.) I love this little house set--so cute! I like your doubled arrow--just makes it stand out a little more!

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    1. It's funny, isn't it, that we both used the same wooden element. I love the way you covered yours with embossing, Priscilla.

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  4. That was nice of you to make your new neighbors a card. I would have loved to be welcomed to the neighborhood by someone as lovely as you.

    Congratulations on making the design crew. Remind me to follow it when the new sketches are up.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment, Ter. I enjoyed making the card. The new sketches will be up tomorrow (Wednesday) so I hope you'll play along with the challenge. I was really surprised to be invited to join the Design Team---happily surprised.

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  5. Congratulations on being part of the Design Team. WooHoo! I always enjoy that challenge, whenever I can find time to participate. Should be easier now that I am on "forced retirement" LOL
    Wonderful card and so thoughtful of you to welcome your new neighbors with such a beautiful card.

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    1. Thanks so much, Louise. I always look forward to seeing your new creations and am glad that you expect to be participating more frequently. Hope the "forced retirement" is a good thing for you.

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  6. Love your card for this sketch Heidi as always :-) And a big Welcome to the Team at The Paper Craft Crew - so lovely to have you join us :-)

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    1. Thank you very much, Jan. It was a huge thrill to be asked to join and I'm hoping to keep up with the rest of the wonderfully talented team.

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