Monday, January 2, 2023

Finally I made a card!

 Hello everyone, and welcome to a new year. I decided it was time to sit and make a card again before I forget how to do that so I pulled some snippets of silver mirror card, blue cardstock, a Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake die and a retired SU! stamp set called Endless Wishes. I stamped the tiny snowflakes with Brilliance platinum ink and Coastal Cabana ink, then embossed a snippet of silver mirror card with a retired SU! snowflake ef. I added a pre-printed SSS sentiment and finished this card in no time.

I'll share this with the following challenges:

A/G with an optional twist of "snow"

I wanted to mention this to see if anyone else had the same issue. I last checked my blogger spam folder in the comments section about 4-5 months ago and it was empty. Recently I decided to check the spam folder again. and found over 50 comments there dating from 2009 - 2014! I wonder where they were stored and hiding all those years? Many of those comments were left by people who no longer have blogs, so that came as a huge surprise! I suppose I will soon have comments in that spam folder dating from 2014-2020 next? Has this happened to anyone else?

Thanks for your patience, kindness and for staying with me after a long absence. I can't promise to post every day but I'll do my best to stay with it.

Have a happy, healthy, prosperous and crafty new year and hopefully I'll see you soon.



Aquarius said...

A super Christmas card. I've found random comments in the spam folder = some from way back, from people who no longer blog. A few strange things happen with comments from time to time and for no apparent reason. Ours not to reason why I guess.
Very best wishes for 2023

crafty-stamper said...

First of all I have had the same with comments since 2014-ridiculous!!! Best wishes for the New Year and love the card and all the snowflakes
Carol x

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful to see you making cards again! Nicely done card and I like the colors that you chose.

Yes, I have had the thing with my spam folder. Many of the comments are from people who now longer make cards.

Donna said...

Such a beautiful card Carol, lovely design with the aqua and silver. I am so glad that you are back to stamping, it is good therapy! Hugs and prayers continuing.

LeAnne said...

I don't think you'll ever forget how to make a card, and what a sweet one this is! I totally forgot about that little snowflake in that stamp set!
I did check my spam folder the other day (even after checking it several times in the past) and found some old ones there too! Weird!
Thanks for sharing your pretty card!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Yay!!! A published card from you!!! :D I'm very glad to see this sweet creation with bright colours and shining!! Love the metallic inlay on the big snowflake and your own pattern of the tiny ones. I have a lot of tiny stamps but never think to use them for my backgrounds, thanks for the inspiration. The embossing on the silver mirror card is a lovely addition to enhance the layered sentiment!
I think you never forget how making cards!! :) But so happy to see this lovely one! As you used some scraps I think you could enter it also at Pixies Snippets Playground.
I started writing an email to you this night, but don't know when I could end it, hopefully one day or two.
What happens to your spam folder (and I read comments, also to other blogger) has never happened to me. I suppose: perhaps this happens only in USA? However it's really crazy! You have been very busy approving all the 50 comments... :/
I wish you a blessed, serene, healthy and creative new year, my dear friend! See you soon!
Biggest hugs across the miles!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful card. Lovely

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy you are back in the crafty mode. The card is beautiful. I like the silver mirror inserts. It looks so elegant.

Diane said...

Beautiful winter snowflake card!! Haven't had the comment issue except with spammers so had to go back to okaying all my comments again, sigh!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons, Peace On Earth and Can you Handle The Pressure!
Diane FS POE and CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}
{Stencil Fun}

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Can You Handle the Pressure Embossing Folder Challenge.

*Vicki* said...

What a way to start off the New Year my friend! Gorgeous card with the pretty shine of that silver mirror cardstock! Love that stitched snowflake and your colors are wonderful with this! Always love seeing your snippets and what you use with your stash my friend! Thanks for the inspiration and friendship!

Lia said...

What a great card with the giant (and gorgeous!) snowflake!

Darlene said...

Oh Carol, this card is SO, SO pretty! Love the colors and your design is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

Can You Handle the Pressure

PS ... thanks for also sharing this with us over on our Four Seasons & Peace on Earth Challenges. Good Luck!

Ellibelle said...

Your card turned out so beautifully and a perfect CAS design with the gorgeous large snowflake as the focus!

Yes, I've had the same issue with the comments, noticed it a few months ago. So strange... where do they suddenly appear from!!!
Thanks so much for sharing at Four Seasons challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

LesleyG said...

Love your card, snowflakes and blue is a favourite, the silver makes it glamorous. When I remember to check, there’s often some comments unpublished. All a mystery to me xxx

Wendy said...

Such a pretty winter card, Carol!!! I adore those colors and the stitching on the snowflake! That embossing folder has always been a favorite and can you believe that I recently used it!? LOL It's so wonderful to see you back to making cards! It really is good for the soul and cheaper than a therapist! LOL Thanks for making me smile! Love ya....have a great day! Hugs~

jimlynn said...

Yes, you made a card and's beautiful! I love the silver mirror you used and that pretty snowflake. So glad to see you here.

Greta said...

What a beautiful card! I never think to emboss on metallic cardstock, but now I will! Yes, the same thing happened to me with old comments marked spam now. It went on for at least a week, but things seem back to normal now.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Ooooh, Carol, I see I have missed another card from you! Love your big snowflake and the silver embossed panel, along with the stamped snowflakes on the background, very nice! Sorry I haven't been checking out the blogs lately, but I'll have to check every now and then so I don't miss too much! So happy to see you back in your craft space, even if it's occasionally. Whenever you feel like it, I think it's a good thing to be creative. At this time I am not feeling like crafting as I want to re-organize my crafts instead. What a mess I have!

Thanks for the heads up about the blogger problems. I still don't know why they changed it the last time, a couple years ago, as there were no improvements from my point of view. I am not good with technology changes, but at least now I'm aware this is happening, so thank you! Sending hugs from Canada, my friend.

Brenda said...

Goodness, I sure missed a lot of cards from you! I love this one, such a simpe, but so effective Christmas card! And look at you, starting to add to this year's stash already! I got to get a move on! LOL I think this snowflake is one of my favorites that you use. I am glad that you got back into making cards Carol, I think it will be good for you to continue to make cards. This one is so cool, I love the embossing at the bottom! Hang in there my friend, you know I'm here for you whenever you need it! Hugs, Brenda