Tuesday, February 1, 2022

In Our Hearts Forever

This afternoon I'm joining my fellow Design Team members from Morgan's Art World as we kick off the February Challenge Blog.  We've all put together another set of amazing cards using Morgan's beautiful images and we hope you will enjoy them!  You can view all of the Design Team images by clicking HERE.  That's also where you can enter your cards for the month of February.

For my card, I selected Puppies and Kitten and made a sympathy type card.  Loosing a fur baby is hard, especially when they have been part of a family for many years.

When I sized this image to print, I made it for a 5 x 7 card front and placed the image all the way to the right side of the card, knowing I wanted to put a vertical sentiment of some sort down the left side.   I used Copic markers for coloring, which are listed below for your reference.  I added the puffy clouds with a handmade stencil and light blue chalking ink.

When I started to cut the dark green matting, I could see it was just going to need something else to balance my card.  So after trying several things, I landed on the Spellbinder edge with the light peach card base which coordinates well with the rose and other shades in the image.  I love pulling out an older edge die like this one and adding that extra touch. 

The sentiment is computer generated and matted in a lighter green cardstock, then secured in place down the left side to complete the card design.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Double Trouble ~ Challenge 102 ~ Something/Anything 

Get Creative ~ Challenge 107 

Ave 613 ~ Challenge 202201 January 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge 77 

Word Art Wednesday 527/528

 Pam’s Pearls


Copics: Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG93, G85, Tree: E70, E71, E74, Kitty: Y21, Y32, YR31, E13, Apples: YG03, Roses & Red Flowers: R17, R32, R46, Purple Flowers: BV01, BV13, Center Dog: E41, E42, E43, E44, N8, Bottom Dog: E11, E15, E17, N8, Ground: W2



  1. Such a thoughtful card and beautifully made.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  2. This is so precious - love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  3. A special card even though for a sad occasion, so nicely made. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

  4. Adorable fur-baby sympathy card... it's very difficult to create this type of card but I'm sure the recipient will love it. Beautiful and adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  5. The cats and dogs are so cute and I love that sentiment.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  6. They are such wonderful members of the family, my poor daughter is bereft at the loss of her sweet cat just now.
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  7. This is such a beautiful, thoughtful card. I love the decorative edge.

    The sentiment is so true. Our pets make such a difference to our lives and we always remember them.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. Pretty car and the sentiment is so true! Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs . My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
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