Sunday, 11 July 2010

The oldest thing in your stash


The Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight, set by our ex-teamie Gini, is a bit tricky, she wants you to use the oldest thing in your craft stash to make a card, an ATC or a scapbook layout.

When I first started getting into making cards I made a friend via a craft forum who was an American girl married to a Scot and she lived close enough for us to get together on a few occasions. After I'd known her for a couple of months though she decided it was time to go home to Arizona and she asked if I wanted to buy some of her Stampin Up sets - she had had them shipped over along with all her craft stash (which was substantial) after coming to Scotland five years earlier but didn't want the expense of shipping the whole lot back again. I bought what I could afford at the time which started me off on rubber stamping which is now my favourite craft so thankyou Carrie!

The old stamp I have used on this card is the lace border and although it must have been in my possession for ten years now I still use it on cards and LO's fairly often. The image I have chosen for the card is Cuthbert - For You , a digi stamp from Pollycraft. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and a little touch of Sakura Stardust for some subtle sparkle on the flowers. The designer paper is Basic Grey and the backing paper I made myself with Distress Inks, glossy card and a spritz of a mix of water and Pearl Pigments from Blonde Moments.

I based the card on this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday and finished it with some gingham ribbon and a sentiment which I die cut using one of my Nellie Snellen dies.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Basic Grey - Gingham
Just us Girls - Ink, spray & smash technique
One Stop Craft - Monochromatic
Creative Card Crew - To die for
Stamp Something - Recipe 1 designer paper, 1 ribbon & 1 image

19 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute! Love how you used all the challenges!

Tara said...

So lovely to have you playing alonh with us this week at Basic Grey Jenni..... the gingham ribbon is perfect and your card is so very pretty!!!!
Hugs Tara xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful card, love the blues! Am especially loving the ribbon Jenni, its just gorgeous! hugs Heidi xx

Val said...

Beautiful card. Lovely colours and such a cute bear. Thanks so much for joining OSCC this week. I hope you join us again next week.

Hugs
Valxx

Cheryl said...

this is one cute image,hun love the coulrs you have used too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Cor* said...

I love the different DP in the middle! Fab coloring on a fab image! Must have been a good haul for scrap stuff she sent you! Lucky girl.

Stampin' Pam said...

Super cute image and great job with the ink, spray smash technique - love the colors you chose. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Rica said...

Gorgeous card, love the different techniques you've used and that super 'cool' image. Fabulous details, love the little buttons.
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey,
hugs Heather xx

Erin... said...

Super cute!! great little stamp! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week!

Andrea M said...

Lovely background - great job with the technique. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week :) We sure appreciate your support!

Suzi said...

Hi Jenni, that was a lovely story, are you still in touch with her. This is just adorable, love the SU image. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week with your lovely creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh how adorable I so love that image and your colour choice is so vibrant quite beautiful thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Maria Levine said...

Oh so lovely! Love that image! Thanks so much for playing along with Jugs this week.

Shelley said...

I love the bright colours and the image so cute. Thanks for joining in this weeks oscc. Hugs Shelley xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Fabulous card. love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.
mwah
Trace

Spicey Cat Chick said...

Great monochromatic card! Thanks for playing at OSCC.

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