Thursday, 5 July 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Make It Sentimental' Challenge

Good morning all. I am finally back and what a treat it was to be able to sit and craft after what feels like an absolute age.

We are all moved into our new home now, which is fantastic for me especially as it is all on one level and I have a garden that I can actual access! That has got to be one of the things I missed most as I love being in the garden.
We have also had a fantastic holiday cruising around Italy, Spain and France, the weather was 40 degree's everyday and the sea so calm you didn't know you was on the water.

Anyhow back to the matter in hand and this week at Moving Along With The Times the lovely Deb's set us the challenge to 'Make It Sentimental' so in other words make your sentiment the focal point of your card (no images allowed). We are sponsored by Di's Digital Downloads so a great prize to be had and well worth entering for.
Oh and just so you are aware over the summer we will be having fortnightly challenges so you will have plenty of time to enter and we get some time off (like I need it), well that is what the boss ordered so who am I to argue lol.
For my card I decided to do something different for me and use white with just a hint of colour and lots of layers. I have used 5 different Spellbinder nestability dies along with this gorgeous Cheery Lynn Waltzing Matilda die which I was lucky enough to win over at Bearly Mine Challenges. I made the background by inking a mask and then running it through my cuttlebug to print it onto my card stock.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Mask - Creative Expressions
Ink - Distress Ink 'Spun Sugar'
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel in 2 Sizes
Ribbon - Stash
Dies - Nestabilities 'Classic & Scalloped Square', 'Classic & Scalloped Circle', 'Labels 1' & Cheery Lynn 'Waltzing Matilda'
Sentiment - Computer Generated.

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Cards Galore - White on White
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Ribbons & Bows
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Blogger Network - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Show & Tell - Spritz, Spray or Stencil
Whoopsi Daisy - White on White


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

YAY your back, so good to catch up yesterday hun, have missed you loads!

Gorgeous creation, love the splash of pink & the bling looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

Gorgeous WOW card Kim, I love the dimension you have created and your lovely sentiment.

Georgiana said...

Sounds like you have been enjoying yourself. Glad to see your newest card. I love to layers those nestabilities too and yours looks wonderful.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Sandra said...

What a beautiful card. The background looks amazing. What a great way to make a stenciled effect. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. Hugs, Sandra.

Lisa Jane said...

LOvely to see you back crafting .. especially with this pretty delicate card . Love the die cuts
Lisa x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Kim - love the inked and embossed background - so delicate and elegant.
Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. So pleased to hear you have settled in to your new home too :o)
Thanks for a fabulous make for my challenge.
Take care
Debs xx

cotnob said...

Hi Kim, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs as well.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOOOOOOOHHHH so nice to have you back Kim, Glad you are settled into the house and are managing to the garden. Sounds perfect for you
Love this card its so sweet, Love Hxx

DesignerDiva said...

Great to have you back Kim and what a fab card to come back with! It's really pretty and gorgeous!
Your holiday sounds fabulous and I hope the weather breaks soon so you can enjoy your garden
Hugs Laurie xx

ger76 said...

Beautiful card hun!!
thanx for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge :D

Ger x

Brodders said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for joining in with us at Papertake Weekly - Jane x

Mynn xx said...

So pretty! LOVE the gorgeous pink and white--and your die cuts are amazing! So elegant!!! :)

Claire said...

Really pretty card and just love the soft pink and white combo. Great sentiment too. Hugs, Claire x

Anna-Karin said...

That sounds like a lovely holiday! Beautiful card! The layers of white die-cuts are gorgeous and so is the background. Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Kim this is sooo pretty! Love the color scheme and love the die cuts!

Judith said...

Great to see you back Kim and really pleased that you're settling into your new home. Love your card - the sentiment is fab and those die cuts are lovely hugs Judith x

Carol said...

Beautiful card Kim. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol x

Sue B said...

Hi Kim… glad to have you back with us and really pleased that you are now settled in your new home and the garden sounds fab!!
Your card is beautiful !! so classy and elegant… I love the white on white with a touch of pink!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Jess's Crafty Things said...

love what you have done with the die cuts and layering - clean and simple and understated thanks for Joining us at Bearly Mine Designs / Challenge Blog. Hugs Jess

Unknown said...

So glad to see you back Kim, sounds you had a lovely trip and have settled in.

Beautiful card...thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom Challenge this month, Jo xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Kim. What a stunning pink and white card you have made here. It fits perfectly for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog. Thank you for taking part in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely layering of those die-cut shapes, for a really pretty, elegant card.

Angela said...

Lovely idea for the White on White challege at Cards Galore. Loved the stacked Nesties and labels. Great!

Thanks for taking part with us at Cards Galore.