Artistic Avenger

To My Friend (CCMC167)


Guess what? It’s Thursday. Guess what else? I’m super happy to report that I’ve been asked to be a Guest Designer at Create with Connie and Mary‘s Holiday Edition! I am really excited about the project that I’ve created to share with those of you who subscribe for this edition! Make sure you head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and sign up for this edition TODAY! And, what is better? A discount! There is currently Early Bird Pricing on now…save $5 off the normal $34.95 price…$29.95 US for six weeks of daily posts and tutorials featuring the Holiday Mini.


Another great thing about Thursdays is the newest Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week, it’s all about colour!

For my card, I used Old Olive as my base and stamped the outline leaf from Gently Falling with Old Olive Ink. I did the same thing on the Basic Grey layer and then I put it in my Simply Scored and scored in some detail border lines. I then sponged them with Basic Grey ink to highlight them a bit.


The bottom of the card is some Spice Cake designer series paper which is roughed up a bit and sponged.


For the central bundle of fun, I used Gently Falling and cut out various leaves and an acorn. I nestled them in an embossed frame which is sponged and splattered using my Air Spritzer tool. Behind the leaves, I’ve added a Decorative Label that was stamped with an image from Four Frames and inside is a sentiment from Friendly Phrases.


To finish is all off, I added some Basic Grey Satin Ribbon and a Bitty Button backed with an Old Olive circle.


I thank you so much for stopping in and for all your patience while I get my new blog set up all up and running!


Now it’s your turn to head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and play along with us!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Cajun Craze.

Ink:  Old Olive, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso.

Stamps:  Gently Falling, Four Frames, Friendly Phrases.

Accessories: Big Shot, Frame Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Basic Grey Satin Ribbon, Simply Scored, Spice Cake Designer Paper.


8 thoughts on “To My Friend (CCMC167)

  1. Just beautiful! I can’t wait to see what you have designed for the Holiday Edition!

  2. Aah! Every time I see your work I want to scream! So freakin’ Awesome! I know,I know, Language. Your work just brings out the animal in me!

  3. Congrats on joining us on the design team Carrie. I’m sure you’ll do wonderful as always. I absolutely love the card!

  4. You ROCKED this card, Carrie (as usual!) So glad you are a Guest Designer for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition!!!

  5. You are a fabulous addition to the Design Team! This is beautiful! And I do scream every time I see something you make – usually something like ” OMG – John look what this girl has made now!!” Unfortunately he doesn’t scream back – but once in a while I get an enthusiastic uh-huh from him 🙂

  6. Carrie, I don’t know how you do it–everything you make is absolutely STUNNING! This card is top-notch and gorgeous! Love all the background stamping, the scored lines and those LEAVES…happy sigh! Congrats on the holiday team too–you’re a fabulous addition! (hugs)

  7. Beautiful card. I LOVE the photo of you with your handmade FASCINATOR on the create with connie and mary site. SO CUTE. What did you use for a base? I have been trying to make some too and having a bit of trouble with the base.

  8. Love, love, love this! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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