Wednesday 6 January 2010

First card this year (at last)

I don't know what happened to time, mojo and good intentions, but this is the first card I've made this year, in fact, the first card for over a week. I did make my resolution job box last week, but perhaps the least said about that the better - I finally took out the first paper a couple of days ago, got all set to do the stated job ... and then a friend turned up for a coffee and a chat and I never did get the job done - hopefully, I might do it today. I really needed to get on with this card earlier because I wanted to send it before we get towards the end of January! But now that the snow is really set in again I won't be going out to the post yet anyway.

I stamped up a few images yesterday afternoon, using a couple of new stamps I had for Christmas, but I didn't get any further than that - was looking for a sketch to motivate me ... finally, I found the one that Tamara has given for her challenge 101, which is actually for a LO, but was just right for a card to accommodate the labels I'd already prepared. So this is the LO sketch:For my card I used my lovely new Penny Black Fantasy stamp (Santa really did take notice of my list), stamped with Elzybells sugar candy pigment (I would highly recommend this) and embossed with clear detail. The words were done on my dymo letratag. The striped paper is old from a DCWV pad. I ripped the edges and stamped over them with one of my HOTP stitch stamp.

There are a few other challenges around atm that this card fits:

Pile it on 30: 'crystal clear' - I hope the detail clear EP counts!
Ann's creative nook 72: ' it's a brand new year' - use any new item (the stamp)
Fiskarettes: 'new year resolutions'
Dollies elements challenge: 'resolutions'
Crazy Amigo: 'brand new start'
Charisma cardz: 'celebrations!' (New Year)
3 clovers 45: 'celebrations!'
Dancing Pajamas TCP challenge: 'something new' - not just a 'new year' card, but using a new stamp
Papertake 32: 'new beginnings' - new year and new stamp
Lili of the valley 43: 'new year card'
PaperPlay 46: ;new beginnings' - anything for 'new' - new year card and new stamp
Rainbow lady: 'new' (card and stamp)
Cards for men 2: 'new'
Crafty Ann 5: 'new year, new inspiration'
Daring cardmakers: 'new beginnings'
Frosted designs: 'new year card'
Fussy & fancy 1: 'new'
No time to stamp? 120: 'new things'
Stamp something: 'new somethings' (new stamp)
Stampin' for the weekend: 'new beginnings
Penny Black 82: 'Happy New Year'
Secret crafter Saturday 64: 'new beginnings'
By the cute and girly: 'something new'
The craft garden January challenge: 'new'
Lucy's cards 3: 'monochromatic'
Kelly Jo: colour chef 33: monochromatic
Artful inkables think ink Tuesday 11: 'monochromatic'
Tuesday taggers: 'black and white'
Humble pie: 'black tie event' - black and white
Everybody art 72: 'favourite colour combo' - I still absolutely love just black and white together
ABC: 'L for layering'
Fab n Funky: 'make anything you want for any occasion'
Gingersnap GC37: 'chestnut theme challenge: time'
Your next stamp 7: 'embossing' (heat embossing)
Creative card crew 42: 'distressing' (torn paper edges)
Mixed media Monday: 'leftovers' - the Paper Cellar snowflakes - and also the striped DCWV paper
One stop craft 61: 'something beginning with B' - black
Sophisticat 16: 'fancy borders'
Stamping vacation: 'it's all about the theme': 'monochromatic', so my three things to compliment are the background paper, the embossed image and the borders
Created by hand: 'it's a freebie' - anything

WOYWW today?

WOYWW today? The answer is: 'not a lot'! Not much crafting activity yet this year. As you can see from the scattered bits and pieces, I inked up and embossed a few images yesterday afternoon, using a couple of my new stamps from Christmas ... but as yet nothing more has developed. You can even see the card blank, still blank, waiting to be used ... hopefully I'll feel like doing something with these later. I think just the sight of the snow must be numbing my brain and my mojo!

If you haven't yet discovered WOYWW, then why not visit Julia's blog and then you can have a nosey at everyone else's workspace.