Hi - well here I am having another great crafty weekend - should be thinking about getting washing and ironing done for our holiday but...well..other things just sort of got in the way like blog hopping and Christmas cards....
This first one was inspired by the challenge 'come fly with me' at Daring Cardmakers - and who better to have flying across the sky than Santa!! This is a new stamp for me this year from Crafty individuals and I've stamped it onto some card which I'd brayered using a Marvy Blending Block. The card base is stamped with a christmas script stamp using an Opalite ink pad.
Next I kept it simple using the colours from The Play Date Cafe inspiration photo. I love turquoise and red together and used my marvy markers to randomly colour the bauble stamp - a green sentiment and some icicles stickles finished off. The design was inspired by the One Layer Wednesday Challenge on Susan Raihala's blog Simplicity. Susan challenged us to use three images and a sentiment. I'm also entering this over at Stamptacular Sunday where the challenge is to incorporate a grid pattern which my PSX bauble stamp does nicely - more by fluke than planning!
Finally after two simple cards I moved away from Christmas to try and get an entry into the Compendium of curiosities challenge this week - I've missed the last couple but really enjoy this challenge so wanted to get back to it. I made this tag using TH mini masks (see P58) and my favourate stamps. This little fairy stamp is one of my all time favourates, though it is tricky to choose just one, I love this image so it's a strong contender...and my favourate background stamp of the moment is the Hero Arts cling Dots which you can also see in here! This favourate choosing is all in aid of the Lets Ink it up challenge - I've been trying to enter this since it started a couple of weeks ago as it focuses on my first crafty love - stamping, and finally I've managed it! Although these challenges were my main inspiration for this tag it also fits into these ones - Allsorts - Use three Punches (3x flowers) and Gingersnaps Creations Spicy Supply challenge - Punches and Tag you're it - from the Fairy Garden
Phew - that's a lot of challenges - they just kind of all fell together this week! Anyway thanks for looking, better hop off to the ironing pile!! Happy Creating...Esther xxx