Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sweet Stampin' - Photo Inspired

Good morning my dear friends.

Sorry for the lateness of my post - blogger and I had a bit of a falling out. For some reason my post appeared 2 days before I wrote it. It could be 'user' error but it's easier to blame Blogger. LOL Hopefully we're all sorted now. (Quick Update) Thanks to Christine who spotted my error in the 'Here's What I did' section, thanks hunnie I owe you one! Hopefully I've written everything up properly now. -- phew I've had a nightmare!!!

 Anyhoo ------- it's that time of the month ---- it's Sweet Stampin' time. Yay!!!

This week's theme is Photo Inspired - so it's all about using the gorgeous colours in this wonderful photo. 

In my little card I used lilacs, blues and greens from the photo to create a 'New home' card. To be honest I made the card for my new neighbours --- but I didn't actually give them it (oops how bad am I!!). The stamp I used is one I've had for ages, it was part of a mag and stamp kit from Polkadoodle's Pen & Paper Circle. It's the first time I've used it but it won't be the last - it stamped brilliantly and it's so sweet and wonderful to colour.

Photo to be inspired by

Here's What I did
I used a 5" x 5" white scalloped card base and matted it with pretty LOTV patterned paper. I stamped the cute little cottage onto Neenah CS and die cut it into a circle. I coloured it flat with my Copic Pens and used a little pan pastel for the sky. I punched out a border strip and die cut a scalloped circle from the same coloured cardstock and layered everything up. To finish off I die cut a few little clouds and added a touch of glitter.

Here's everything I used:
Digi Stamp: 'Cottage' by Polkadoodles
Paper/Cardstock (CS): LOTV 'Promises', Papermania CS, Neenah CS
Copics: Various (Sorry I still can't find my notebook with all my colour lists)
Dies: Spellbinders 'Circle and Scallop Circle', Joy! 'Clouds'
Other: Tonic Border Punch, Glitter, Pan Pastel

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Photo Inspired' challenge we'd love to see you. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!

This week's sponsor and prize is from Hobby House.

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Challenges entered: 


Janine x


Chris said...

It's a lovely card, Janine, and a great take on the photo! The colours are beautiful, soft and delicate, a fabulous stamp, so beautifully coloured.

Ali said...

So pretty love how you have coloured it xx Definately too nice to give to your neighbours lol xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lovely card! The house is so cute!

Sandra H said...

Blogger does sometimes have bad nice that your sorted your card is gorgeous x

Christine L said...

This is gorgeous Janine... I love the lilacs and that little house is fab!! Think the 'here's what I did' bit though is maybe referring to another card? Or is it just me going do-lally?!!

Big hugs
Christine x

coops said...

so gorgeous janine.fab image and i love your pretty paper and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Kat W said...

I want to live in this cute little house! I love the pretty pastels and the design is gorgeous :-)

Hugs, Kat x

Maire Gamber said...

I love your adorable card. The little home is so pretty and you did a great job matching the color challenge!

Bridie said...

Lovely card, I love the lilac shades

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Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Perfect card from that photo inspiration. That cottage is sooooooo cute! Love it. Hugs, Wends x