Friday, 6 April 2012

Wow! what a day!

I had a phone call yesterday from a dear crafting friend, Ruth, who was part of the Salt Faith Challenge blog team that I had the privilege of working with until May last year. Ruth and I were among the founder members of the blog which started in August 2007. During that time we got to know one another quite well, but had never met in real life. When Ruth got in touch yesterday she said she was in Bromley and we met up this morning - there was a Good Friday march of witness in Bromley centre and we got together there. And this afternoon, Ruth ran a Stampin' Up workshop in a friend's home in Bromley and I was invited along. I thoroughly enjoyed crafting with a lovely group of ladies, with Ruth inspiring us with her creativity and enthusiasm.

So I thought I'd show the cards that I made. This is the first one, using Stampin' Up ink pads and stamps and daubers with ink to distress edges.The middle blank square was masked with a post it note and the stamped square was raised in that space.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

The cheerful stamp pad 39: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 74: card without any embellishments
Ooh la la 102: vintage
Stamp with fun 155:: no Easter card
Anything goes 64: anything goes
Crazy amigo: free theme
Deep ocean 22: masking or use more than one stamp
Papertake: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 62: flowers
4 crafty chicks 84: flowers
Lily pad: flowers
Wags n whiskers 76: say it with flowers
Great impressions 2: lots of flowers
Art impressions 58: thinking of you
Our craft lounge 112: run for the border - use border or background images
Crafty purple frog 38: let's get distressed
Let's ink it up 22: distressing
Divas by design 29: anything goes
Papercraft star 91: anything goes
Prairie fairy Fridays 76: anything goes
Fairytale 38: everything goes
Make it Monday 83
Inspire me Fridays 53
52 card pickup 14

I'll show the other two cards tomorrow.


  1. What a nice story, glad you got to meet your long-time friend!! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. :)

  2. How brilliant that you got to meet up with Ruth. Its a fabulous card Hazel

  3. Thanks for playing with Flowers for our challenge this week. Your card is lovely, you've used two of my favourite SU sets.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer @ 4CCC

  4. Beautifully stamped card, Hazel, so glad you enjoyed your stamping, lovely design! Thanks for joining us again this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge.

  5. Super - great soft and elegant colours. Thanks for taking part at LIIU
    Tracy x

  6. Super card Hazel, thanks for joining the Diva's for the 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck
    Laurie x

  7. So nice, thanks for playing our Flowers Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC

  8. Absolutely stunning card, I love the colours, Thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT x

  9. Such pretty floral stamps and a gorgeous card created from your fun day. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star Hazel!

  10. Beautiful card. Love the stamping and colours. how fab it must have been to actually meet your friend and craft with her. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog challenges. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  11. Beautiful stamping Hazel, love the clean design. Thanks for sharing with us this month at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  12. Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the stamped image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  13. This is lovely Hazel.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  14. Another super card Hazel, thanks again for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight. Pami x

  15. Hazel - your cards are allways so amazing :-) this is a great card and is so perfect for us challenge - thank so much for playing with Lollipop crafts – hugs Joanna

  16. Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

  17. OH HAZEL, this is one of my faves from you! Gorgeous! Colors are lovely! Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

  18. Wow! Hazel, this is an amazing card sweetie, I love it to bits. I'm so glad you and Ruth had a wonderful day together, that's what blogging is all about. Thank you for joining us a Fairy Fun Friday this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  19. really pretty card thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
    hugs sara x x

  20. Hi Hazel,
    This looks lovely, I love all the stamping. Thanks for joining us at the Divas By Design Birthday Challenge.
    Andie xx

  21. WOW Hazel, a great card and I love the square masking in the centre! Thanks for joining us a LIIU this month for our Distressing Challenge!

  22. This is such a lovely elegant card Hazel! And so fab that you got an unexpected crafty catch-up day! :)
    Thanks for joining in at Ooh La La this time and good luck!
    Lizy DT x

  23. Your card is lovely, Hazel - thanks so much for sharing it with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  24. Very soft and pretty Hazel! Perfect for our lotsa flowers challenge at Great Impressions Stamps! Thanks so much for joining us!

  25. What a great card. So lovely design. I like the colors and love the CAS style design like Plastic card which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.


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