Added Thursday 23rd: Oooh! Oooh! I just scraped in as the final entry for the JAI challenge with this card … and I was so thrilled when Sandra let me know I got a TOP PICK for the week!!!! 😀 😀 Now … that has certainly brightened my day! Thanks to all the JAI girls … you have no idea how this has cheered me up today! 😀
I am off to visit my mum this afternoon … so I wanted to take the time to create something special for her. My brand new stamp set was sitting unmounted on my desk … and I was itching to play with it … so I just had to stop and put that together. I managed to do something that is sooooo mum! She does love a cuppa! 😀 I think some flowers will brighten her day … and make her smile, too!
I was keen to try stamping directly onto the Bashful Blue … even though I knew it wasn’t the best card for watercolouring. There is a tiny bit of “pilling” but I think I managed to keep it to a minimum … and it isn’t too obvious. Now … these are not colours that I use that often … but I am really taken with the Bashful Blue / Real Red combo … and think I will probably use this more frequently. Sometimes a combo just “grabs” you … doesn’t it! I imagine it might be a nice combo for a male card. (Tuck that away in my little brain!) 😉 I know mum will love these colours … she is a “blue” girl! The phrase tag is punched using the Decorative Label punch … glued to Real Red card … and then I carefully cut around to create the red border. This is a little tricky … getting all the curves even! 🙂
This card was a combo of two challenges … that I have been seeing around on my favourite blogs. The Just Add Ink Challenge is to “Just Add some Colouring In” … and the Paper Players Challenge was a Clean & Simple Sketch. I JUST HAD to play along! 😀 Make sure you pop by the challenge blogs to see the gorgeous Design Team samples! I also have to acknowledge a little help with the layout of the stamped images from Heather Klump. I am sure that others have done the same … but Heather’s was one that caught my eye over at Splitcoaststampers. It isn’t a direct CASE … but I always like to give credit where credit is due!
Now … before I go … I just HAVE TO share this amazing card that arrived in the mail yesterday. I saw this on Amy’s blog recently … little did I know it would be winging its way across the Tasman to me!!! 😯 I was so touched and so thrilled to receive such a gorgeous creation. Thanks Amy for your sweet thoughts & your lovely friendship!
Well … back to the grind … places to go … people to see … things to do!!! Hugs xxaxx