12 hours ago
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Hello my crafty friends! Wow, it has been a long time since I last posted. It was a busy holiday season for me. Finally starting to unwind though and looking forward to some serious crafting time in the coming new year.
I am entering my card for this post into two challenges:
Less Is More Challenge Blog - the challenge is "one word" on the front of your card.
I have been following the Less Is More challenge blog pretty much since the start of the blog but this is my first time to enter one of their challenges. I have plans to enter many more in the coming new year. If you haven't checked out Less Is More, you should. The talent and inspiration is amazing. Every Saturday I look forward to a cup of coffee and checking out the new challenge for the week. I am always amazed at the beautiful cards that are posted for the examples. Then I enjoy going back during the week several times to see all the wonderful cards that are posted for the current challenge. I hope you will take some time to check them out. Here is a link to Less Is More and you can also find a link to them on my right sidebar.
I am also entering this card into the weekly member challenge over at CardMakers on the Card Swaps forum. This week the challenge is hosted by Golda and she asked us to make a clean and simple thank you card. You can find the challenge HERE. While you are there checking out the challenge, check out the info about the upcoming crop in February. The theme is "Winter Warm Up". There will be loads of challenges, fun , inspiration, games and prizes. Oh and did I mention that the crop is being sponsored by Elmers and Spellbinders? You won't want to miss the blog hop that also will be going on during the crop. It's over a month away but time flies by fast so be sure to mark the date on your calendar, February 8 - 11th.
The details on my card:
For the exception of the flower which is cut out and pop dotted, there are no layers, just the card base. The blue flower image is Fresh Bloom by Stampendous. I colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils and used some gold Stickles on the stamen. The spray of swirls and flowers are a clear stamp by Heidi Grace and stamped with Memories Ink. The flowers are colored with Prismacolor color pencils and a yellow Basic Grey rhinestone glued in the middle of each. "Thanks" is computer generated and cardstock is by Bazzill.
I hope everyone had a happy and wonderful Christmas. Wishing you all the best for the New Year and may it be a crafty one!
Thanks for stopping by!