Hi There!

Hello, peoples!

A sweet little "friendy" card for you today...something out of my comfort zone...which is good...I think. ;)

The reason I say it's out of my comfort zone is that I generally like things uncluttered, and in this one, the bow is just about ready to gobble up the turtle sticker! ;)

I used my NEW Hero Arts stamps, "Thinking of You Messages" and am so so happy! I now have TWO HA stamps sets! Woo! ;) Pathetic for most scrappers, but for a gal who used to not like stamping, I'm on a roll!

I made this card with a friend in mind...she'd been having a rough time lately, so I thought this would be nice pick me up. Of course, I had to have inspiration before I could get going, and these are the spots I found it.

YNS, The Pixie Cottage, Design Doilies ("blue satin sashes" satin ribbon, "when I'm feeling sad" to cheer up my friend, and "melt into spring" the flowers on the turtle :)), Practical Scrappers (the embossing is on the edge of the card), Crafty Ann, and finally, Hero Arts! :)
And for another friend who recently celebrated a birthday, watch the mailbox 'cuz you got something coming your way soon! :)

Thanks for poppin' by!


Hi There! recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket "Girl Firday"
Stamp: HA "Thinking of You Messages"
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: Martha Stewart
Other: sticker from DCWV Home "Adornments"


  1. too cute, Clare! that turtle is adorable, but i absolutely LOVE your big chocolate ribbon! thanks for joining us at Design Dollies!

  2. Gorgeous card Clare, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. O love this! Such beautiful colors and that turtle is so stinkin cute! Thanks for playing along with YNS Challenge!

  4. Oh my this is stunning that shape is gorgeous I love the colours and the image and that ribbon is fabulous thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's

    Lorraine x

  5. Super cute and a fabulous take on the Dollies challenge :)

  6. Love that big ribbon!!! Its super! Stunner of a card! Thanks for playin with us Dollies!!!

  7. This is such a sweet card!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and we hope to see you again!!! Good Luck!!

  8. So cute Clare!! Congrats on getting the top spot over on 2s4y! I was so happy when I saw your name over there.

  9. Sweet & cute sparkly turtle image. Thanks for playing along with us at YNS Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

  10. This is beautiful. I love the way you've threaded thge ribbon through the tag. Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
    Beryl xx

  11. Wonderful card~
    Congrats on the Practical Scrappers DT spot. Looking forward to working with you.

    Practical Scrappers DT

  12. Such a cute card and I love the big bow, thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jenny x

  13. Adorable little sparkly turtle and that ribbon is awesome!! Thanks for joining us at YNS.


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