Sunday, 18 March 2012

Challenged to Inspire, Part 2

Happy Mothering Sunday, everyone! It's a beautiful morning here, hope the sun is shining for you too. I've just watched a pair of buzzards fly past the kitchen window, and a pair of exceptionally cute baby bunnies are keeping the grass tidy at the back!

Here is the card I made from the second kit which the Stampalot DT were given for this month's "Take Inspiration" Stampalot Challenge. This kit (details of which are on the Challenge Blog) is entitled "A Krafty Affair". I loved these DPs (by My Mind's Eye), which were chosen by Janice, and they and all the items in the kit are available from Sir Stampalot. The papers are double sided, so I took photos to show each side.

I made an easel card, and turned the diecut hinges into posts to hold the bunting, which I cut with Whimsy dies.

I decided I wanted to use the celebrate sentiment, which was a Craft Stamper freebie (I masked off the border which surrounds it), and then searched through my stamps for something suitably celebratory. The only one which seemed to fit the bill was my one and only House Mouse! (Inherited from my late MIL  - as you know, I don't do cute!) The Happy Birthday is by Papermania. The scalloped borders were cut with Nestabilities, and the one around the Happy Birthday was cut by hand.

 Anyway, that's the second part of this month's Challenge. If you haven't entered yet, there's still plenty of time, and Janice has now revealed the prize, which is as stunning as usual!

And I can also let you in on the exciting news that was hinted at earlier. The 1st of April will be Stampalot Challenge's 2nd birthday! It's been a fantastic two years, and the fact that the DT has remained substantially the same since the beginning says a lot about what a great challenge it is, and I'm honoured to be part of such a fab team. However, much of our success is down to Brenda's inspirational leadership and the tremendous amount of work she puts into it. So thanks, Brenda,  and here's to many more Stampalot Challenges. We're going to be celebrating, so don't forget to look in on April 1st and join in the fun!


brenda said...

Afraid it's rain here again today Lynne, Spring seems to have evaded us since last weekend, we even had a minis two frost last night before the rain set in.

But the birds and wildlife are loving it, I've just been watching a pair of bullfinches in the garden, clearly they think it's time to nest build. The rabbits are still being a bit shy though, probably too much crass in the paddocks for them to venture down to the garden.

Loving what you did with the kit, very imaginative and inspirational use of the elements.

Hope you have a lovely Mothering Sunday.

B x

Sally H said...

A stunning card,Lynne. I love the bunting between the two posts - inspired! Keep encouraging that wildlife - we want to see them all when we visit! Might have to let Meg have her new camera a week or two before her birthday!

Tracy said...

A gorgeous use of the kit Lynne, your House Mouse is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Lynn... what cute little bunnies .. i bet you can just look out of your window for hours.
LOve your card - what a fab idea to use the hinges as posts for the bunting
Lisa x

pinky said...

Wow I just love what you did with your kit Lynne, this is gorgeous.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so sweet, thanks for sharing!
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