Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Brand New Challenge Blog.

I've been away for a few days - my Mum hasn't been very well this last week so I went to see her and stayed for Mother's Day. It didn't matter me being away that day as my children didn't bother to do anything for me.
Anyway I'm home now and I have made a card for a new challenge blog - Simply Stampin' Challenge. Click here and you will be magically transported there!
The first challenge is a sketch:
And here is my card:

I used a 5" x 5" cream card blank and stamped directly onto it with Old Olive ink and the grass stamp from Inspired by Nature. That is a retired set from Stampin' Up - borrowed from my friend Bev. Using some Stampin' Up scraps I created the border. The main panel was made with Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stock. The flower was punched with a Paperartsy Grunge Flower die and the small flower from Inspired by Nature was stamped into the aperture with Ruby Red ink. The sentiment is from the same set also stamped with Ruby Red ink.
Isn't it good now - I'm sat in my craft room and it's still light, shame it isn't warmer!! See you soon - Jacqueline xx.


  1. Thank you for joining us for the first Simply Stampin' Challenge. I love the way you have created such a beautiful frame for the very vibrant flower. It's a lovely card. Good luck with the challenge, and I'll hope you join us again. x

  2. Hi you, great card ( what a lovely stamp set!!!!) I hope all is well with the world now you are back in your craft room again creating such masterpieces as this.I like the new site you've found aswell,lots of ideas and inspiration. Bev.x

  3. Aww, poor you nobody doing anything for mothers day for you :-( Anyways, I love the card you created, great colours andd a lovely clean look about it, thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge,
    Hugs xx

  4. Children are funny Jacqueline - when you least expect it they give you the moon on a stick and when it's mothers' day and you are expecting it - zilch! Don't take it personally - you know they love you to bits! What a lovely card - I really love that grass stamp!

  5. Sorry to hear your mum is poorly, hope she is on the mend now.

    kids who would have them lolol.

    Lovely card, really like the colour combo.

  6. Lovely card - the frame looks great with the flower.
    Thanks for joining in with the first Simply Stampin Challenge.

    Ps Sorry to hear that your mum is poorly. Hope she is better soon....x

  7. Sorry to hear about your mum, I hope she is better now? It is lovely to see a retired set being used, adds a nice bit of variety to the mix! Thanks for entering the Simply Stampin' Challenge.

  8. would have never have thought of using the left over from a cut out portion as a fram! great idea!
    Kelly xx

  9. really eyecatching - love the cut out window for the flower.

  10. Great card, I love the frame. Thank you for joining us at the Simply Stampin' Challenge, Niki x