Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Happy Hello

Good Morning Everyone,

I know it's been a long time since I've blogged, feels like forever. Well... I've been gone due to my little brother had passed away last month. This has been the hardest thing I've ever gone through. I know we all go through many different trails and tribulations throughout our life but losing a sibling is the one that never crossed my mind even though I knew it would happen one day. He had been sick for many years and was full of life and had lived a wonderful life. I am so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends that were and still are by my side during my healing process. Since I have now returned home and am coming back I made a card to say
"A Happy Hello"

Today we kick off a new Challenge at One Stitch At A Time Challenge 246 - Anything Goes with Leaves. So get out your Autumn Or Fall leave punches, stamps, dies, stickers or whatever you have and come join us for some fun. We want to see your beautiful creations. 

I made a little card using Bugsy by Beary Dust from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet Store. She's so adorable. Here is my card. Hope you all like it. I used the TH paint and painted it around my image to give an autumn feel with sunlight in the back. I used a gold leaf pen to color her parts of her leafy crown and used it on her outfit. I used the Spellbinders Die (Decorative Labels Twenty Eight) to make the card base and used other dies from the same set to cut out the image and the gold frame. And the blue leaves and yellow flowers are card stock from Create and Craft when they were having the awesome sale last year. 

Stamps: Bugsy by Beary Dust; Sentiment from SU stamp (found in stash)
Paper: Brown card stock and gold card stock found in stash; White cs Neenah (image); Create and Craft glitter & mirror board card stock
Inks: Copics; TH paint - mustard seed and Marmalade 
Accessories: Spellbinders die - Decorative Labels Twenty Eight ; Stampin Up leaf and bird punch; sm. flower punch; glossy accents on eyes; Stickles on wings; Gold leaf pen painted on her crown & outfit.
From stash; little gems, tag and blue ribbon

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I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Hope you stop by to see the beautiful makes my DT sisters made they give such great inspiration. And don't forget if you already have StitchyBear stamps you can join in the FaceBook Monthly Challenge too, for a chance to win some images. :D 



  1. Oh, Deborah, I'm so sorry for your brother and for you ... When a beloved person goes to the other world, it's a terrible time for who stays... But now he isn't suffering and he's in your heart forever.
    A big hug from me, dear friend!! Take care of yourself, now...!!!
    Your card is wonderfully full of life and love, so vibrant and warm! Love the combo of blue and yellow/orange, it's one of my favourite colours combo, it feels peace, calm and to look far.
    Bugsy is really adorable, sweet and very cute, and you coloured her beautifully!! She has a stunning 3D look with the leaves that you coloured so well!!
    Your autumn background is just fabulous, it feel as an aperture from a world to another with these two frames around. And love so much the blue diecut leaves with the simple yellow flowers, they are a joy for eyes.
    Many kisses and hugs from me, dear Deborah, I wish you a serene and joyful life.

    1. Hi Alice, Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a heartfelt comment. I am so glad you liked my card. Thank you for always stopping by my blog. <3 :D

  2. So sorry again for your loss Debbie. I'm glad that the rest of the family was there for you to lean on.

    Love the vibrant colors on your card. The dies are beautiful as well as your gorgeous image. Hugs, Maggie, DT Sister

    1. Thank you Margaret for your wonderful comments on my card. I appreciate you stopping by and showing me some love. :D Hugs to you xxx

  3. So sorry for your loss Debbie. That has to be very difficult for you and your family; even if the person has been sick for a long time. My heart goes out to you.

    Love your card. You did a great job in coloring it. I love that shape.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, joining as a follower and for my blog celebration! I really appreciate it very much. I am a follower here now and I have also joined in your circles; if I did it correctly. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Gloria

  4. Extremely sorry to read of the loss of your younger brother last month. I just hope that you find some peace in your heart now and get back to doing what you love in your creating. It is extremely difficult when you lose someone so close and dear.

    Your card is just gorgeous.

    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget, we will be holding the Champion of Champions DT challenge in March 2016 for all the winners from all categories from these monthly challenges.
    Annette DT Leader

  5. Beautiful card I like the image and the design, Thanks for playing along with us at the World wide DT Challenge, Good Luck
    Sorry for your Loss
    Kevin xx

  6. So sorry for your families loss.
    This card is gorgeous. Bright and cheery. Thanks for joining WWODTC
    Heather DT

  7. A stunning piece of artwork Debbie, you colouring on this is outstanding treasure :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx

  8. I am so sorry to read of your loss. Such a cheerful vibrant card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT xx

  9. Deborah this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,100 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. Lovely card! Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

  11. Very nice project :) Beautiful colouring :) Thank you for joining us on Craft for the Craic :) Henryka DT

  12. This is lovely thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  13. What a sweet card just love your image. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, #3 and good luck. Hugs Andrea DT

  14. Lovely card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  15. Great card, love the autumnal feel you have created. Sorry to hear of your loss. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT.

  16. I really like this card!
    Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette (DT)