Tuesday 29 March 2016

Make your Mark @ ATSM

Hi and welcome to a post to announce the start of a new challenge over at ATSM.
This we we are asking you to


Here is my card for your inspiration.

For my layout I sort of used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and the challenges over at Less is More and Inkspirational were there in the back of my brain for the colours and paper!
I didn't have any sympathy cards in my stash so I thought I would make one, as you never really want to make them when you need one. 
For the embossed top panel I used an old ef, laying it flat on the base card, then cut a strip of black card. I cut away a circle from this strip and another from some black polka dot paper, stamping some tiny yellow flowers on a circle of white card then adding some free hand greenery. I decided to pop up the polka dot circle to give a little more dimension and make a frame, so cut away the middle another circle die to leave a frame and then finished up with a white embossed sentiment on the black strip.

This week we are sponsored by 

who are offering 3 digis to our winner.
QKR Stampede and Eureka Stamps was purchased by Stamp On It in 2013 and moved to its new home in Michigan! We (Stamp On It) had its humble beginnings over 25 years ago and is now a mobile (on-the-road) family owned and operated business. We travel coast to coast and attend as a vendor over 25 retail stamping and scrapping shows each year.
For all the Ts and Cs and more fab inspiration, please check out the rest of the DT here.

I'd like to join in over at -


"Less is More"
Polka Dots


  1. A lovely sympathy card; the tiny yellow flowers are ever so pretty, especially nestled in the polka-dot framing. The embossing: touch of class! An inspired and inspiring way to "make your mark'!

    1. I'm back...meant to thank you for sharing your gorgeous card in the INK gallery, too!

  2. It's so happy and springy, but still has the somberness required for the occasion. A hard balance to strike.

  3. A card for sad occasions, but beautiful and classy. I like the polka dot border which really sets off the flowers and black strip. Great LIM entry!

  4. oh Jules
    I love that tiny cute flower in the circle
    so beautiful
    and love the score pal on your white paper so elegant
    you made the photo inspiration so easy (looks like that)
    great layout and love your sweet sympathy card
    hugs and see you around teamie

  5. A lovely design Julie and perfect as a sympathy card. Love the embossed white message too xx

  6. A stunning challenge combo Julie, love the pop of yellow florals, dotty frame is exquisite and really pops too plus your super elegant embossed BG. All works a treat. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  7. Such a gorgeous card, love the layout you've gone for. Karen x

  8. I love your little circle of flowers! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  9. Nice card, very CAS! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  10. Such a beautiful sympathy card, Julie! I love how you added texture with your embossed background and your design is stunning!

  11. This is a great design, Julie! Love the texture and the pop of yellow with the black and white polka dots. Great to see you at Less Is More :)

  12. This is stunning Julie, a fabulous design, the yellow flowers look so fresh in contrast with the dotty circle!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Great design and lovely to see a sympathy card with some cheering colour.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  14. Love this design, Jules. The cut away circle looks fab and I love the pop of yellow with the black and white.
    Apologies for the late visit!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  15. This is so pretty! Love the design!
    Lilian DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  16. Congrats on your card being a Favorite this week! Your card caught my eye...I made a card several years ago that looks so similar to yours...wow..how freaky...and how cool! Just thought I'd give you a link to mine, so you can see...http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/09/thinking-of-you.html Lovely card, Jules:)!!

  17. This is so beautiful and wonderful inspiration for making sympathy cards! Thanks, Jules! And congratulations for being SHOWCASED at LIM! Hugs, Darnell


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