Wednesday, 13 March 2019


A funny thing happened on my blog the other day!
When I first set up my blog many moons ago, I added a gadget on my sidebar called Crafty Blogs. It gives you an idea of the amount of traffic visiting your blog. (lots of people visit to have a look  but don't leave comments, so you don't actually know they've been around.
It appears that my blog is usually fairly well visited and the number appearing on the gadget is usually between about 60 and 90. (Number 1 being the most popular of all) Not bad considering the number of blogs there are around!
The other day however the number was 287 or something like that! I find it really hard to understand how that drastic fall in popularity could happen overnight. Since then the number has been gradually climbing until it is now round about back to where it historically had  been.
Has anyone else had something similar happen?
What would be even better is if visitors could drop me a comment to say they have been and what they think of my cards!!
Anyway to get back to this one.
I based it on the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches
I used the Ghosting technique with a Stamplorations Stencil on the pennant, adding a die cut  and water coloured foliage spray from Sizzix. The sentiment is from Personal impressions. The two pennants were cut with MFT pierced dies.

I guess that quite a lot of the earth is coloured with various greens!
Sunday Stamps


  1. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

  2. Always love your work - this is elegant.

  3. Gorgeous ghosting technique, Chrissie! I love the foliage and how you added texture to the background...a really beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Stencil Challenge!

  4. Oh my gosh, so many elements I love about this card! The texture of your card base is beautiful, I love that stem, and the stitched banner is awesome! Beautiful little details, in soft cool colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  5. Pretty card. I like the layers of green! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  6. I love your simple leaves there so simple and so adorable
    love the texture on your cardstock too
    beautiful excecution of the sketch
    Adorable CAS Card Miss Chrissie
    Many thanks for using my sketch on our 200th Birthday Callenge at Sunday Stamps.
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  7. Fabulous CAS card. Thank you for joining us for this week's CC&S challenge.

  8. Hi Chrissie, A fabulous card, love the greens and the ghosting from the stencil, something to try out when I get myself a new stash of baby wipes. Have you tried looking at your stats in Blogger for more information on your visitors. I know that some of the links that are offered as referring blogs are shall we say of an adult nature which my security system blocks access to due to the content and risk to my pc. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  9. Wonderfully, earthy card Chrissie! Your textured background is really fantastic. Love the strip with the ghosted leaf stenciling, and your beautiful watercoloured leafy sprig. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil. I don't use the same counter, so don't know about it ... sorry!

  10. Beautiful banner panel with lovely watercolor look. I love the variation in color, as well as the subtle background texture of your card. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  11. Beautiful card Chrissie, love the inky panel with the ghosting. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Stencil challenge xx

  12. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at our 200th challenge celebration at Sunday Stamps!

  13. What a lovely ghosting on your green panel Chrissie! The lighter green stem layered over it is so pretty. Great design with the two die cut banners and wonderful texture on your card base! Thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil! xx

  14. Such a gorgeous take on the sketch. I also love the texture of the wihte cardstock. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work at CC&S challenge.


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