Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop

Hey lovelies, I hope you are having a great day ? 

Today I am taking part in a blog hop that highlights PTSD, for those who don’t know what this is it stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a awful, and at times debilitating psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. 

Although mostly associated in war veterans this is very much something that affects non veterans too. in the USA it affects 3-5% of the population. 

The holidays can be a traumatic time for people with PTSD. We are all taking part in this hop in the hope it will remind you to reach out to not only loved ones who may be affected by PTSD, but also Neighbours, friends and people in your community. If just one person with PTSD is remembered this holiday season then we have achieved our goal. 

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You Make Me Smile | CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Hey lovelies, I hope you’re having a great weekend ? I am sharing a card with you today that I have created for CAS-ual Friday Stamps using their  beautiful 4 Petals Fri-Dies. 

These dies are so pretty and so versatile. I was recently playing around with different Distress Ink combinations and created some different blended panels. I used one of these panels for this card. 

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I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet Distress Inks to create the panel, overlapping the blending to get a soft blend. 

I then used the dies to die cut out all the panel until none was left. I drew a circle using pencil onto the card base which is A2 sized, I did this so I had a rough circle guide. 

I arranged the petals and adhered just the centre of each one into place. 

Now I did mess up here as I stamped the sentiment totally wrong, but I fixed it by stamping it again onto a strip of card and then adhering this to some glitter card, This was a happy mistake as I think the thin border of glitter card gives that little something something. The sentiment is from the Pretty Posies stamp set

I did place some gems in the centre of the flowers but didn’t like the look so instead I took Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in clear and added s dot of sparkle to each flower centre. 

Once this was done and all dry I went around all the petals and gently lifted each one so that this gave some dimension to the card…make sure the adhesive is dry before you do this. 

This is such a pretty die set and so cheap too and is a must have for any crafter. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am hosting a giveaway on my instagram page where you can win the new Most Wonderful Stamp set, You only have one more day to enter so make sure you head on over and check it out here

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a great day.