Saturday, October 6, 2018

Just Us Girls Challenge #461 Word Week - Sympathy, Sending Hugs

Hello and welcome!  
There's a brand new challenge over at Just Us Girls this week - it's Word Week!
Our host this week is the wonderful Nancy, and she has chosen the word:

I hope you stop by the JUGS blog and see what our wonderful guest designer, Linda Snodgrass and the whole team has prepared to inspire you! 

For my card, instead of the usually sympathy greetings of sorry for your loss, etc., I decided to use the sentiment "Sending hugs" because after all, isn't a handmade card sent to a loved one really just a big hug?  For whatever reason, sympathy, depression, poor health, bad times, and even good times, sometimes you just need to send hugs, so that's what my card focuses on!

Supplies used:

Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set
Striped paper from Papertrey Ink
Alcohol markers
Altenew Snowing stamp set
Versafine Clair Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Sending die from Simon Says Stamp
Black and white card stock from Gina K Designs
Silver Glitter Nuvo Drops

Here's a closer view:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I will also enter this in:

Watercoolor Challenge #190
Inkspirational Challenge #171



  1. Yes, hugs are an essential part of life, whether we're feeling down or in the best of spirits. Your card is beautiful; a lovely arrangement of flowers! Wish I would have considered the 'hugs' path in creating my card...And speaking of hugs...sending some to youuuuu!

  2. Gorgeous card Angie. Stunning colours and layout. Yet another of your card I love looking at.

  3. PS Just been to 'your house' to see where you made this card. LOL

  4. Beautiful card Angie and so beautifully colored. Thanks for having me as your GD this month.

  5. Love your layout Angie. Tat striped edge and splatter provide great balamce for those flowers. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  6. What a colorful and fun array of flowers! The sentiment is encouraging and the spotted background is unique. Thanks for joining us at Inkspiraitonal!
    - Shauna

  7. Your richly-coloured flowers are just wonderful against the black & white accents! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  8. Angie, I love these large bold blooms and the contrasting black and white splattered background! Great for fall. Thank you for joining up with our challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Crystal

  9. Lovely vivid colored flowers! Nice depth.

  10. This is s show stopper! Love it so very much! Uou have such an eye for colors! All is well here now! ;)

  11. Such a beautiful card! I love the rich colors of the flowers and the black splatters on the base card look so fun and artsy. I really love splatters! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  12. Those flowers are gorgeous! Such beautiful rich hues and I love your choice for the sentiment.

  13. I love how colorful this is instead of being so somber. It would definitely lift someone's spirits! Love all the black and white that sets off the color. Very pretty!

  14. The black and white stripe accents your beautiful bright flowers perfectly, Angie. Hugs are always good.