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.

Suzie's photos day 97: pastel

The first thing I thought of for day 97: pastel was my tins of Caran d'Ache pastels, so here they are

It looks as if I'm copying my lovely friend Gez, but I'd already taken the photo when I saw hers - great minds think alike!