Friday, 2 January 2009

Am I a Scrap Addict? - Sketch #9

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a fun New Year. I have a nice quiet one with year but it was so lovely, I'm gutted all the fun is now over!

Unfortunately, as things got a bit hectic here, I has to miss sketch 8 of Am I a Scrap Addict. I felt really bad so I was very relieved that I was able to join in with sketch 9..... even though it was a real tricky one! As the 2nd January (today!) is my Dad's birthday, I decided to make a card for him to the sketch that Deanne provided....

I inked the edges of some Basic Grey 'Offbeat' paper (an absolute STEAL from The Glitter Pot at the mo!) and mounted this on to a side opening A6 card. I mounted on to this a Nestie circle and an owl coloured with Promarkers. I embellished the card using Poppicrafts ribbon and Hobbycraft adhesive gems. Finally, I used Doodlebug Simply Sweet rub-ons to create the sentiment which, as Dad turned 65 this year, seemed very appropriate! I'm dead chuffed with this card actually as, for the first time ever, I managed not to get in a horrible inky mess whilst distressing my papers! I'm hoping this means that I have 'cracked' this technique!

Right, I'm off to go play with the new stash I got for Christmas - you can expect to see some 'My Favorite Things' inspired cards shortly!

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10 comments:

~amy~ said...

Hey Stacey!!!! Love your owl card..the sentiment is hilarious and I'm sure that your Dad will "appreciate" that..lol. I don't think that I ever thanked you for the magnifcent card!!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Stacey and love the image and fab papers, Happy New Year, Hugs, Nikki x

Janet said...

Fabulous work as always! Wishing you a happy 2009 chuck!X

Sandra said...

Great card Stacey,bet your dad loved it.Gorgeous papers,really love Basic Grey at the moment,and as you say brilliant price at the Glitterpot...i've stocked up...lol,
pleased to hear you had a lovely Christmas and i would like to wish you "A HAPPY NEW YEAR",
Have a lovely weekend,
Take care
Sandra x

Sam said...

Great card, I am sure your Dad loved it!
Thanks for the tip off re the Glitter Pot, just had to visit the site and ordered some goodies - like I needed to!!
Happy New Year
Sam x

LuLu said...

Love this card and what a brilliant sentiment. I've also been to the Glitter Pot to stock up as well ! ! !

Glad you had a great Christmas and here's to a wonderful New Year.

Nessie said...

Hi Stacey,

Its ness from the image swap here, I love your blog, your cards are stunning.

;)

Vicky said...

Great card Stacey! Love this owl image and the sentmient matches it perfectly! I have invested in some of these bargain BG papers from the glitter pot as well!
Happy new year!
Hugs, Vicky x

Pink Sunshine said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the fabby papers, I am addicted to the glitter pot too!!!!!!!! poor bank balance. lol x

Nikki said...

fab card Hun!