Sunday, 6 January 2013

A few challenges to kickstart the mojo

I've been busy making wedding invitation samples, I haven't really had any mojo to make anything else! So I decided today that I would check out some challenges out in blogland (I found heaps!), and break open some of the purchases that arrived in the mail from Simon Says Stamp a couple of days ago (Yay!).  Anyway, here's what I came up with.
 The window has some printed vellum that I've had in my stash for years - I originally made the card with an empty window, but I just wanted to add that little something extra - not overpowering, just enough.
The background in stamped with my brand new Hero Arts Looped Flower Pattern Cling stamp, and then clear embossed. The sentiment (from a Stampin' Up set)  is stamped onto my new Small Folded Banners die from Simon Says Stamp.

 I'll be submitting to quite a number of challenges!
The Play Date Cafe colour challenge
 Simon Says Stamp "New Something" challenge
 Retro Sketches #45
 A Blog Named Hero - Try Something New
 CASology - New

 And CASual Fridays - Thank you

Have a great day!

8 comments:

  1. Love the cool layers and the criss cross stamp!

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  2. I really like the layout of your card and the subtle background stamping adds such a nice touch! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

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  3. Gorgeous card! Love the window! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

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  4. Love the pretty, soft colours and I think that the vellum in the window is perfect - just enough to soften the writing that would appear behind it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Michelle!

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  5. Really sweet soft colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  6. Lovely and understated, Michelle; I like your use of the patterned vellum in the window! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  7. This is gorgeous, Michelle! Love all the little details on it and I must get my hands on that SSS folded banner die! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  8. Great card...I hope you will link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week! http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-22.html?m=1

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