I am SUPER EXCITED!!!! I popped over to JAI last night to find that I got a “TOP 3 PICK” for my ANZAC card!!! I was so tickled … because this card was the first I had done after a bit of a “lay off” after Dad had his heart attack … and I was feeling very low in MOJO! So … it was particularly thrilling to get this award! 😀 It is always lovely to have the acknowledgement from such a wonderfully talented group of stampers such as those on the Design Team at JAI! Thanks so much girls … you certainly put a smile on my face … after a stressful few weeks.
I finally had the chance to have another play yesterday afternoon … after visiting Dad at the nursing home. And … I remembered that I had downloaded a few digi images recently from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps site. (Click blinkie to visit site.) They have been sitting unused on my computer for about a month! I discovered this site via a fav blog … and because I admire Denise’s creations so much … I thought I would just try a couple of images. I chose a few Cocoa the mouse images … and this is my first ever Cocoa card!
This image is called Lilacs for Cocoa … and I thought it would be perfect for a sweet mother’s day card.Here is the sketch for this challenge … click on this pic to visit the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog … and see some stunning Design Team samples! You will love them all!!! I don’t have an oval cutter or dies … but I think the image is kinda an oval shape … so I hope it is okay!????
Now I have both mother’s day cards ready … so a big √ for me! How organised! 😉 My m-i-l loves lavender and lilac … so this will be for her for sure! I don’t have the Copics (ooooh … there’s a thought for mother’s day! … must drop some hints!!!) … so I pulled out my watercolour pencils that I haven’t used in absolutely aaaagggeeesss!!! I was kinda pleased with the results … although I am still very envious of those Copics!!! It was so easy to print out the image and use it … but for some reason I think I prefer to use real stamps. (Note: These Cocoa digi images are available in clear stamps as well as digi images!) The little flowers are punched using the new Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack (3 pack of punches) + the Trio Flower punch (now retired by SU!).
I just had to add this card (above) … cos it is soooo delicious! Jess sent me this RAK to congratulate me on the birth of little Bree. How sweet! I love the flowers on this card. They are white embossed and coloured with markers onto the Crumb Cake card. Very striking and pretty IRL. Thanks so much Jess for your lovely wishes … and for popping some happy mail into my mail box! 😀
Well … I am keen to try the new JAI challenge … hopefully I will find the time today. Thanks for stopping by … and thanks for all the lovely comments that have been filling my comment box recently. You are all wonderful friends! Hugs xxaxx