Saturday, 23 January 2016

I just want a millionaire ......

Hello Folks!
The new challenge is starting over at Sweet Stampin' this morning. Our new theme is ' Vintage or Shabby Chic' which I have to say took me a very long way from my comfort zone. This card is nothing like the original idea in my head and nearly ended up in the bin twice - to be really honest I'm still not liking the end result apart from the sentiment. Anyhow, here is my effort:

The stamp is a very old and from Personal Impressions, coloured with promarkers and chalks. The paper is also antique (quite appropriate!) -  MME Wild Asparagus which I believe was a magazine freebie in approx 2008.

On a positive note I did use up a lot of flowers and a piece of hoarded braid from my stash. Also played with a lot of dies, nesties, MB trellis border and Die-namics floral flourish:

and the Indigo Blu sentiment does make me smile!!

I'd like to enter a few challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Fabulous flowers
Crafting for all seasons - Ribbon and Pearls
Passion for Promarkers - Flower Power
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or lace
Penny Black and More - one for the Girls
Stamping Sensations - A/G with diecuts
The Ribbon Girls - January any Image Challenge

Saturday, 9 January 2016

A flower for you ....

Morning Folks!
I know I am a bit late but Happy New Year to you all!
I can't believe it has been so long since my last post, but I have blown the dust off my blog and am hoping that 2016 is a bit more productive - finger's crossed. Here's my first make this year, for the new 'Flowers' challenge over at Sweet Stampin', a small calendar for my craft room which originally started life as a coaster.

Here's a closer look, check out the new paper - back to basics bright spark - which 'fell' into my basket at The Range last weekend ... it was in the bargain bin so it seemed rude to leave it there!!

Details -
Stamp: Penny Black 'Delights'
Papers: Dovecraft Back to Basics Bright Spark
Die cut - Nestabilities
Embellishments from Stash
Calendar tab - Docrafts

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog xx
I'd also like to join a few challenges:
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Crafty Ribbons - Anything but a Card
Cute Card Thursday - Hey what's new? (New Year, new paper)
Fab n Funky - Something New (New Year, new paper)
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Something New (New Year, new paper)
Penny Black and More - One for the girls
(New Year, new paper)
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a die - nestie to cut image
Allsorts - Ribbon & Lace

YIPPEEE!! Edited to add:

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