Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy New Challenge!

Happy New Year everyone! Our first challenge of 2016 at Stamping Sensations is a nice easy one for you!


You choose the subject, we just need to see one or more diecuts and as always, as we are a stamping challenge, some stamping on your creations.

I seem to recall that one of my crafty resolutions for last year was to try and use up old stash. As you'll see from my project, I'm still trying!
Whether you're like me and have past purchases that need to be employed, or whether you received some lovely new crafty goodies for Christmas which you can't wait to try out, you could put them all to good use by entering our challenge this month! And just in case you need any further persuasion, we have an amazing prize on offer!


Our fab sponsors Tonic Studios have kindly given us the full range of their new colours of NUVO Crystal Drops (which are similar to Liquid Pearls) along with pots of glitters for the very lucky winner! Who wouldn't want to add those to their stash? I could definitely make room for them!

Anyway, on to my card. The weather has been so depressing lately that I decided to make something to remind myself that this dismal season won't last forever!

My stamp is from the "Picture Perfect 2" set, and the sentiment from the "Spring Awakening" set, both by Inkylicious. The main image was framed with Spellbinder dies, the sentiment was hand cut. I coloured the background of the image with Memento inks using Inkylicious Ink Dusters, masking each section of the image in turn.

The tree die (my new favourite die!), which I cut twice, is by Frantic Stamper (available from Once Upon A Stamp). The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I finished the design with some ribbon and some tiny leaf embellishments which have been in my stash for years!

The DT have some gorgeous inspiration for you over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog, and remember you can enter up to three times with any type of cards/projects. Good luck!


brenda said...

A lovely reminder of brighter days to come Lynn and a fav sentiment, think mine is a Sheena one.

Happy New Year to you and Yours.

B x

Joan said...

A lovely card Lynn, I really love how you have framed the scene, like the sentiment too

Joan x

Viv's Visuals said...

Like this very much Lynne!

Dora said...

Beautiful little scene, also beautiful using of dies.
Fits good together!

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it. Lets hope 2016 brings some bright frosty mornings and less rain xxx

pinky said...

Gorgeous scene and beautiful layout Lynne. I love those tree die cuts too.

Maxine D said...

Fabulous card Lynne - this absolutely stunning!! Love the double die cut frame.

Eret said...

Happy New Year, Lynne!
How gorgeous card you've made. Love the scene inside the frame and those die cut trees.

Valerie Nolan said...

A card to brighten up our grey days Lynne! Love your little scene and that tree die is on my wish list :0)
Val x