30 September 2018

Choose hope!

Hi there!

Popping in with a card I made using one of my favorite and go-to recipes .

I love creating interesting backgrounds by combining stamps and masking them to create different shapes. Circle and hearts are top of the list of shapes. They work so well with most stamps like florals and geometrics !

A die cut or silhouette cut sentiment is all you need to add to make a QACAS card!

I used:

  • Beautiful flowers stamp set  ~ Simon Says Stamps 
  • Distress inks for watercolor smooshing on the sentiment
  • Sequins
  • Silhouette cut sentiment (font used: Simple game - it was a freebie some time ago at The Hungry JPEG)
  • Heart shape mask cut with my Silhouette ( You can use any die to create a mask­čśŐ ) 
  • Misti
  • Versafine Black ink

I LOVE the look of this flowers in black and white!

Sharing my card at :

Time out challenges ~ Breast cancer awareness/ Friendship theme

AAA cards ~ Inspired by a TV show ( The Big C - one of my most favorite TV shows ever. Hope is something you need to cling on irrespective of the type of cancer involved! )


Thanks for taking the time to visit!



Dotty Jo said...

This is beautiful, Hannelie, Jo x

Quillish said...

Oh so stunning! The pink smooshed sentiment looks so pretty.

Lisa Kind said...

There you go again with an amazing card design! This is simply beautiful! Love this design! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

Shona Chambers said...

I just saw this blog post and when I read that The Big C was your favourite show of all time, I had to let you know that its mine too!! I have all the series on dvd and have watched them numerous times. It took me a week to finally watch the final episode (I had recorded it) because I wasn't ready for her to die yet and when I finally watched it I balled my eyes out (and still do when I watch it again). An amazing programme and characters (as well as the actors). And I gotta say your card is absolutely gorgeous, love black/white with pink and its so perfect for our challenge at TIME OUT!xxxxx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful floral masked heart and die cut sentiment, Hannelie. TFS your masking technique. Hugs..

Kim Heggins said...


sandie said...

Wow this is a stand out. I love how you created that background and it really is the perfect base for your sentiment and so pleased to see you at Time Out
Why not enter this into Calling All Sistahs, our site for raising awareness of Breast Cancer, your card has so suitable. I am on the DT there and thenlink http://callingallsistahs.blogspot.com/2018/09/cas-17.html

Would love to see you there too xx

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful stamps and sentiment with your background technique. The "hope" is a real stand out with the pretty pink and black.

Cheryl W said...

Your card will be an inspiration to the recipient...and they'll admire its beauty, too.

Bobby said...

Beautiful design, Hannelie. I need to try that technique.

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Hannelie! There's a lovely softness in the floral heart and delicious pink ... and a strength in the black outline around the sentiment ... a brilliant combination for our theme! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the fantastic and creative heart-shaped background, Hannelie! The watercolor smooshed sentiment adds so much interest.
And great design, as always!
Hideko xx

Jane said...

Absolutely stunning! So much to look at and still perfectly CAS. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

sentsue said...

Beautiful as always. You do such nice work.

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Hannelie, I love your card and your recipe for QACAS. How true is this that hope is the main thing, and not only in case of cancer. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

Jill V said...

WOW! This card is so stunning - you have captured the essence of hope with your beautiful floral heart and that soft watercoloured script. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at TIME OUT! Jill

sandie said...

congrats for getting Honours at Time Out-hope you are well x

├ůsaJ said...

You have done it AGAIN! So beautiful!!!! Love everything about your card! I haven’t seen that tv-show but it seems to be ”strong” and important. Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs ├ůsa