Good Morning Ladies,
Firstly today please join me in wishing our Dear Friend Janet a Very Happy Birthday, followed by a year of good health and happiness xxxx
Your Next Challenge
For this weeks challenge I would like you all to have a go at making cards/projects that feature something 'Old' and something 'New' . Karen inspired me to set this challenge, so let's do her proud !
The 'Old' can be stamps, dies, embossing folders, papers etc, so you can get your old Sue Wilson Dies out or any of you that used to watch Sue on Create & Craft back in the day that Spellbinders were the biggest Die and only one of a couple of companies that were making dies, Sue used to put collections together and they used to sell out in minutes, looking back on my collections a lot of them were the same, but they were 'all the rage' back then!! Mind you I will say that some of Sara Davies new dies look VERY similar to some of the ornate rectangle Spellbinders so they may be coming back into popularity. We all have old paper pads and stamp sets too, so it will be fun to get them out and blow the dust off.
The 'New' can be anything that you have bought in recent months, I am not going to put a time on it, if you consider it to be 'new' thats fine by me!
As always I can't wait to see your cards xxx
I made today's card for this Challenge, so for the 'Old' I used SW Lattice Background die, and SW Double Stitched Rectangles to make the frame. The paper that I used for the background and for the flowers is a really Old Creative Expressions 8 x 8 pad that I bought for £1 in a bargain bin, I think that it was the first paper pad that Sue Wilson designed.
I had to cut the lattice background twice to make it big enough to fill the frame I had cut, so I cut my piece of patterned paper, place the die cut lattice over it, (I added foam pads for depth), I then cut myself a base card to fit my background and adhered them together, I added foam pads to my die cut frame and placed that over the lattice, so my card was complete apart from the embellishing.
So for the 'New' I used the Fern die that is featured on the latest edition of 'Simply cards and Papercraft' magazine, the one that Michele featured on her magazine review last Saturday. I loved it as soon as I saw it, so when Lucy asked me to go to Asda with her on Wednesday that was the first thing on my shopping list. As soon as we got home I was in my craft room and it kind of gave me the inspiration for this card.
So I die cut 4 fern leaves in 2 shades of green card and arranged them to one side of my card base, I then die cut some flowers out of the same paper as I used for the background, I shaped them in my Heartfelt Creations shape tool and added them to my card with a crystal in the centre, to add my sentiment I used another 'old' banner die, which is used to stamp my sentiment on. I cut a slightly larger mat for the banner to tie it in to the background etc.
I hope you like my card, I also hope that you enjoy this weeks challenge.
Thank you so much Karen for the idea for this weeks challenge, I have an inspiration card from Karen that I will share with you on Tuesday. xxx
I hope that Storm Jorge doesn't cause any major problems for any of you this coming weekend, it's bringing more wind and rain I believe !
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs for all,