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Monday, 4 May 2009

Adrenalin Rush

I should have posted this earlier but I got all caught up in QVC's Craft Day. No idea why because it was well below par, but ho hum, if craft is on TV I just gotta stay tuned. I wore myself out and haven't gotten around to posting my great news.

Not sure if you noticed or not but I won last week's PBSC!

I only got this blog up and running last Sunday and already fate has smiled kindly on me and I have won with my first ever challenge card.

I had such an adrenalin rush I couldn't get to sleep and was completely shattered the next morning so sat watching most of craft day in a foggy daze.

I have won a gorgeous little set of stamps and am eagerly awaiting them so I can play.

Thanks to Sugarplum because it was her chatting about getting a blog started that inspired me.

I was giggling to myself earlier in the week, thinking that if I entered a challenge every day, at the end of the year I would have 365 cards to shift!

So to any of you bloggers out there reading this...... what do you do with your challenge cards after you have lovingly made them and entered them?

Is it bad form to send them to forum friends who might have already spied them on your blog, cos I don't have anywhere near enough family to send cards to?

Perhaps I should have a 'feature wall' and stick them all over it?

Answers on a postcard please....... or just in the comments box below.

Until next time

Blessed Be


PS I amazed myself at finally working out how to post things in the sidebar, whether or not I shall remember the next time I need to do it is debatable.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Stampavie Challenge

This week's Stampavie Challenge is to use Pink, Brown and (optional green). Here is my interpretation.

The image is a Rachelle Anne Miller one called Peek A Boo, coloured in with prismas and chalked around the edges cut and matted with Nesties.

The flowers are Flora Doodles and the ribbon and butterly are from my stash. They are all layered onto some K&Co paper.


Friday, 1 May 2009

Loving These Challenge Cards

Gosh I am loving these challenge cards.

This one is for A Spoonful of Sugar's challenge 49, blue and green.

I got some gorgeous DCWV stacks this week and the card has a sheet from the Blossoms & Butterflies stack cut in half and used as the base card. As soon as I saw it I thought, WOW, what a gorgeous blue/green combo. So when I spotted this challenge it called out to me!

Because the background itself is so patterned it didn't leave room for too much more embellishing. The silk flowers were from my stash, but dyed and the centres changed; and the other flower is a chipboard one sanded and repainted.

The butterfly is just a peel off over some starbust stained paper.

The image is from Rachelle Anne Miller's Lily and Milo collection and was coloured in with prismas and OMS. The brolly, boots and puddle all have judikins diamond glaze over the top, sadly not showing up here!

This has inspired me to use a lot more of this colour combination as it really has a wow factor, and to think my Mum used to say 'blue and green should never be seen'.



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