Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Write Stuff

     Here we are on the 5th and final day of the December release over at MHK Designs and I do believe this one, "The Write Stuff" set, is my favorite of all the sets this month.  Of course, I probably felt that way about each of the sets as I was using them.  :-D  You can see a photo of the entire set at the bottom of this post.  There are so many images and sentiments!

     Here's the one I chose for my card.

     I wanted a totally masculine card this time since I'm going to be using it as a birthday card for a friend who has a Christmas birthday.  I like to make two cards for him each year so that his birthday doesn't just get lost in the holiday.

     I used pale blue chalks to color the hand and the background shading, then I cut it with a plain rectangle die (Spellbinders.)  The frame was a leftover from another die cut project (Bo Bunny) which I trimmed to fit the rectangle.  I added texture mesh and ribbon to the background, added the image and the sentiment, and then tied the bow.

613 Avenue Create
Brown Sugar
Chalk n Stock
Colour Crazy Craft
Crafty Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Lemon Shortbread
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Pencil Case

     I'm sad to say that this is the last new card I'll make for the MHK Designs DT.  My term is up at the end of the month and it's with a sad heart that I have chosen to leave the team.  I just need more down time for a while longer.  I've already warned Mynn that I plan to apply again for following term.  I'm sending Christmas Blessings to all the friends I made at MHK Designs and I'll still be around playing in the challenges each month.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

The Write Stuff Digital Stamp Set


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

It's a beautiful did a great job for the team. Use your down time to your and you will have time to return like you said with energy and lots of inspiration.

Jackie T said...

Hi Connie this is a stunning card that is an amazing image. Enjoy your time off. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Lovely card, with lots of texture and a great image.

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, love this image, there is nothing nicer than sitting down and hand writing a long letter. Enjoy your weekend.
Linda xxx

Janis said...

Wow....what a fabulous stand-out card!!! Love your card with that amazing mesh and the blue colors.

Enjoy your down time. We all need that!!! Looking fwd to your return.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Hi NC, how are your doing. This one I love because of the nostalgic feel of this beauty. I kinda remember those days. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for your sweet love. Have a bless and pro prosperous Holiday season and New Year.
Hugs love

Unknown said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at the Anything Goes Challenge at The Pencil Case. Helen DT

Unknown said...

Love all the texture. Thank you for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge. Helen DT

lorby said...

Great card and you're right, it works as a masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Chalk N Stock.

Anna said...

Very special card!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Connie. Love the frame and layers, as well as the stamp set. As both a writer and card artist, this one really speaks to me

Leanne said...

Great iamge and the die you used around it, awesome. Awesome sentiment too. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT/LPCF

The Craft Princess said...

Love the colors....and the mesh and ribbon are a nice touch :) Hugs...Janie

*Vicki* said...

Such an awesome design here Connie!! Really love that mesh background and how you've framed this image!! HUGS :)

Rae Ann said...

Love the graphic punch of this image. The mesh adds so much great texture!

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is such a fab design. Love the monochrome theme and the textured background. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

Anjie said...

Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

Lori Turner said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card and amazing coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Choosday xoxoxo

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and great vintage image NanaConnie -Best wishes for a Merry Christmas---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

lorby said...

What a pretty, yet masculine card. I'm sure your friend enjoyed it immensely. You are the December winner at chalk and stock and please do the December challenge to see what you won and who to contact to receive your gift. We look forward to seeing you in this month's challenge.