Here we are at the beginning of another month and I'm all refreshed after my holiday in Cyprus. It was great to recharge the batteries and enjoy loads of sunshine and spend some quality time with Mark as well. Fingers crossed that the good weather continues so that we can tidy up the garden as it'd got a bit out of shape whilst we've been away.
Whilst out there yesterday we had a couple of visitors, the robin was so tame that you had to be careful when moving about so that you didn't stand on it. The sparrows were tweeting away at us too because they couldn't get to the bird food.
Anyway back to business and as it's the first of the month we've got another new challenge starting today over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge. Come and join in with us and you could be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity voucher just for playing along and doing what you enjoy! You know you want to don't you?
What better inspiration could you get than to sit and watch Barbara Gray on the TV today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday). So tune into Create and Craft on Sky channel 671 between 11.00 and 13.00 today, then 09.00 and 11.00 tomorrow and again between 14.00 and 15.00 for tips, techniques and loads of samples from the design team.
The new challenge, which will run throughout June, is "MR & MRS". As it's wedding season we've dedicated this challenge to all of those happy couples who will be tying the knot. We've also expanded it to include wedding anniversaries too so that, even if you're not attending a wedding this year, you can treat your other half to a special card or maybe even your son/son-in-law or daughter/daughter-in-law.
Here's the card that I've made for the challenge which also fitted with a commission that I received from a work colleague for her parents 40th wedding anniversary, but if you want inspiration overload pop over to the challenge blog and see what the talented design team have created too.
a close up of the rose with glossy accents added
to look like dew drops on the petals
Stamp - large rose
coloured with promarkers
accented with glossy accents
Sentiment - rose verse
Stamp - large leafy swirl
Perfect pearls - perfect pearl
Stamp - letter box kit
Stamp - number set
Distress ink - worn lipstick
Adirondack - red pepper
Card candi - Saville Row
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Card Makin Mamas - rubber stamps
Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 x same letter (red, rose romance)
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Crafting For All Seasons - wedding/anniversary
Creative Moments - lots of layers
xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx