Thursday, 22 December 2011

New Stamps and New Beginnings!



We received our latest stamps from Creative Expressions last Friday and they are gorgeous! I've not had any Studio 490 "Wendy Vecchi" stamps before, but this Sentimental art set is fabulous. The main stamp is a lacy design and is perfect for square cards and the quotes are all very usable!

For my first DT piece I have made an easel card for one of my College friends. Her birthday is right at the end of December and I thought that as it is on the cusp of the New Year it might be nice to make her card into a little present too, namely a desk calendar. I chose the quote..."A perfect day is waking up with a purpose and retiring with a dream for tomorrow" as I thought it fitted the calendar theme perfectly. For stamping and distressing, I used Frayed Burlap Distress ink and Pumice Stone Distress Stain was used to dye the seam binding.

The flowers were made using Spellbinders rose creations (and some wrapping from some flowers that I'd kept), Spellbinders Foliage dies (grey mulberry paper) and the quote was mounted on card cut using the Spellbinders small labels die.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

"Corrosive Challenges - Anything but a Christmas card"

"One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes"

"Sparkles Forum - Anything but Christmas Card"

"The Crafty Pad - Anything but Christmas"

"Die Cut Dreams - Make a Date"

"Stamp and Create - Vintage"

"Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes"

11 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Sue, the background is gorgeous as is the colour palette. Enjoy your Christmas and Best Wishes for The New Year. Tracy x

Zoechaos said...

A lovely gift beautiful stamps are lovely XOXO Zoe

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

hazel said...

I love what you've done with the Studio 490 stamps - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Josephine said...

Such beautifully, soft, muted shades!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Debbie said...

Ooh this is just so gorgeous, I love the colours you have used. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie
Merry Christmas xx

Regan said...

Fantastic calendar! Great idea for an end of the year birthday! I'm sure your friend will love it! You did a wonderful job distressing the papers and the flower is super pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Diane said...

What a lovely idea Sue for your friend, a lovely easel card and calender !!

Thanks for playing along this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Mummylade said...

what a lovely calendar! Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at DCD and good luck!

Susie Sugar said...

Simply Stunning Darling so pretty
I love the vintage feel and all the detail
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Gabrielle said...

Such a great project! Love the idea of putting a calendar on it - you could make 12 and change them each month! x