Monday, 29 October 2012

On the way to recovery...?

After a reasonable night's sleep last night, I woke this morning with the design for my card in my head so I'm guessing I am at last on the road to recovery.  Still deaf in both ears and coughing but hope the nasty germies are on their way out now.

I used the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Autumn Blueprint set of stamps, I just love these images and couldn't wait to play with them once they'd come to live with me.  My crafting pal Kathy bought them during one of our fun days out in Florida recently, when we visited 'Whim-So-Doodle' in St Petersburgh.  I'm not sure if I just missed them on the display or if Kathy picked up the last one, but I managed not to put a set in my basket that day - how could that happen !  After seeing her set when we got home, I knew I had to get a set for myself.

I've followed the sketch on this week's Simple Less is More challenge for the design, although I have turned it and moved the squares slightly, so I'll be entering my card.  I stamped part of three of the images from the stamp set using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on to white card which I then distressed with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  The image layers were matted on to a layer of khaki coloured cardstock and I used a Dark Room Door sentiment stamp for the sentiment, again stamped in Rich Cocoa.  The tiny leaves at the end of the sentiment line were stamped with a peg stamp by Judith.

Well that's the last of my energy used up writing this post, so I'll be taking a rest now and hope to have another creation to share with you soon. 


Mistys Mum said...

a beautiful card - I love the happy birthday stamp x

Kathyk said...

I just KNEW that you would rectify that oversight .... and soon!!! What a smashing card you turned it in to too - fabby, love the muted colours too.

Happy Monday - feel better soon


Chrissie said...

I would like a set of these stamps to come and live with me too Wynneth!
I think they are simply fab!
Great stuff.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Debs M said...

great stamps and colour the sentiment and the leaves at the end! x

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Wynneth and I can see why you needed that set too! Hope you will soon be germ free and feeling soooooo much better soon x

Sue said...

Super card, Wynneth!

Louise said...

Hope those germs are still on the way out and that you get to see Andy this week.
Super card- love the colours and the layout. Very seasonal x

Annie said...

a stunning card Wynneth - no wonder you had to have those stamps! Mark rang to say he'd picked up my bits from you, and I will get them later in the week when he's back this way. Hopefully you will soon be feeling much better and if you see your Dad, give him my best wishes and a hug!
love, annie x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card wynneth, hope you continue to get better.

Elaine said...

Great card - love the way you've used part images!!

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous card Wynneth, love the subtle shading and the fabulous sentiment with the added leaves.
I would like a set of these stamps living at my house
Suzi B :)

Judith said...

Beautiful card.

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous! xx