Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A comeback card!!


Apologies, it's been far too long since my last blog entry. 
I have been going through an extremely sad time in my personal life which completely destroyed my crafty mojo.......

But I am determined to get it back, if for nothing else than to distract me from the sadness!

So, here is the first card I have made in weeks.

It's a birthday card for my eldest niece - teen cards are always a challenge, but this fab image from Saturated Canary fitted the bill perfectly! 

It also gave me the perfect excuse to try out all my new craft goodies...........a new Hobbycraft store has opened recently in a nearby town and so I had to go and check it out....twice!! I was lucky enough to have been given a 25% discount voucher for my first visit which I put to very good use, my best bargain being the fab mini sewing machine I bought as an early birthday pressie to myself from my little girls (!) to use in my cardmaking (I could not bring myself to use my big old faithful machine for cardmaking - that's for dressmaking alone!)

Here's the card:


Papermania Kraftstax
Prima Botanical Collection paper stack (fab freebie with Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine)
X-cut large ornate frame die
X-cut Happy Days die (ticket stubs)
X-cut Urban stamps - ticket stubs
Marianne Anja's Leaves 2 die
Tim Holtz rosette die
Tim Holtz memo pin
Cuttlebug number die
Saturated Canary image 'Catching Butterflies' coloured with ProMarkers
Frayed Burlap distress ink
Pink spotty paper and cotton lace from stash
Sewing machine

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary - Challenge 24 photo inspiration
Dies to Die for August Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking......I have lots of family birthdays over the next few weeks so will be back soon with my next card!!

Sharon x

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your new hobby store and accompanying coupon! Your vintage look is super cool. Hope your niece likes her special card!


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