10 August 2019

Card and Storm!

Hi Everyone, what a day we have had here, high winds and very heavy rain, although this afternoon the rain left us for a while, but left the winds behind. I'll add a video on what happened to our beautiful Acer, while we were having breakfast this morning, however for those not interested - a card!

I try and join the Outlawz sketch challenge as often as I can and this week I decided to join making a card for another GNiece.
paper is a candle template from PixelScrapper
 on which I added colours in Photoshop
sentiment - print and cut on Silhouette, with Quill pen on "15" with silver foil
circle die - Tonic 
bow - Lil Inkers die
flower die - Sue Wilson
button die - First Edition
silver mirror card - stash

this is the sketch I followed
from The Outlawz
EDIT - Wrong sketch, this was from the previous sketch aarrggh!

this is my inspiration for the colours

Now for my video of the storm and a few piccies too! It looks like the tree will have to be cut down as the centre had split and hubby had strapped it together, but the split is bigger and for safety sake it will be cut down, this storm saw the end of it I'm afraid. We are so sad about it as we planted it 25 years ago as a twig!

you can see the extent of the split in the lower trunk, it now goes to the root. Luckily hubby has the runner beans tied up.

I didn't get the sketch challenge, but I did get Festive Fridays


Liz said...

Super card, Faith, lovely design and a brilliant sentiment.

What a shame about your Acer, it certainly has been really windy today. xx

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the papers you used and the pretty colors!! Oh gosh, how sad you are losing the beautiful tree. Your yard looks stunning :) Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Shirley Young said...

Love the card Faith, the foiling looks great, I must make an effort to use my Foil Quill, it’s been gathering dust for a while now. Such a shame about your lovely tree. I think we missed the worst of the wind and rain xx

Mac Mable said...

Sorry about your beautiful Acer tree Faith x. Yes the winds are rain have been terrible.
Beautiful card for your GNiece and the design and colours are wonderful. The quill pen detail is so clever x.

Lisa Lynn said...

Faith, your card is gorgeous and I'm sure that your Grand niece with love it. So sorry about your trees. We had that here the other week...it's scary.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Hetty said...

Love your card, Faith, very sweet.
And that storm came here too, branches and twigs everywhere.
Sorry about your tree.

Brenda said...

Your card for your grandniece is so fun and beautiful! I love the color combo and papers. Love the big circle with the age in it and the beautiful die cut at the bottom, and of course, that sweet little bow. I know your grandniece will love it. Boy that is a lot of wind for sure. Looks like it does around my house, especially in the late fall and winter. I had a big branch taken out of a tree of mine. It always breaks my heart to see a tree go. I'm sorry you lost your tree from this wind Faith. Especially since you planted it as a baby 25 years ago. Hugs, Brenda

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Gorgeous card Faith. Love the colours but have to say the sentiment is fabulous!

So sad about your tree, more so as you and hubby planted it all those years ago


Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous card Faith! Love the colors that you used from the mood board. I'm sure your Grand Niece will love it! My folks said it had been nasty, I'm afraid we must have sent it over from the US, as I lost four beautiful Black Cherries two weeks ago! Always so sad to lose trees, especially the ones you planted.

Linby said...

Pretty card, I love the colours.
What a shame about your tree. It does look very windy on your video - luckily we didn't get anything near as bad as that.

Carol L said...

What a great card with fun colors and papers and so sweet for a 15 yr old! Such a shame about your beautiful tree - I'm sure it's been a treasure watching it grow from a twig through the years. We're getting the same heavy-hitting weather tomorrow afternoon - high winds, heavy downpours, hail, tornadoes - the whole shebang. At least no one was hurt and your home wasn't damaged, so now you can remove this and plant another tree ;)

Greta said...

Quite the storm! So sorry you'll loose the tree. What a cute card--love the colors & that darling bow!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Faith, lovely colours.
Such a shame to loose your beautiful Acer, good that your runner beans survived, ours did as well - luckily they are quite sheltered behind our garage.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Nancy said...

It's such a pretty card, Faith!
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your tree. We've lost some to bad storms over the years, and it's always sad. Especially when it's one that you've planted and watched grow for so long. It's like an old friend! :o)

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card, Faith and perfect for a teenager. Love the colour scheme and how you added the foiling. I haven't ventured into the quill yet but you have showcased it beautifully here and I'm feeling tempted!
What a shame about your poor beautiful acer tree - I bet the spring and autumn colour was amazing.
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

WOW looks like some storm and what a terrible shame to lose your beautiful Acer after all those years!!!Love the cute card and colour combination -great little bow
Carol x

Kate said...

What a pretty card! The little bow in the corner is such a lovely touch!

Your poor acer - especially that you planted it so long ago as a twig! It's such a shame that it will need to come down entirely.

Darnell said...

That's too bad about that pretty little tree, Faith, but better to be safe. That storm was viscous and I'm glad you didn't have other damage. Your yard is so pretty and so is your sweet card for your grand-niece! I love the sediment, the colors, and that adorable bow!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Dunbrook said...

such an adorable card...so pretty in the pinks!
So sorry you suffered some damage from the winds! Hope all is ok now.
x Karen

Crafting with Darcy said...

Faith, I'm so sorry what happened to your gorgeous tree. It is so sad to lose a tree to a storm. Your yard is so beautiful. How much land do you have?

I love your card! Even though it wasn't for the right Outlawz Sketch, you should post it over at Outlawz Festive Fridays. It is always five themes including Anything Goes!! I'm sure everyone would love to see it as it is gorgeous!!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the paper and the pretty bow.