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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Variations on a theme

Hi bloggers

Here I am again with another card.  So why this title?  Well it's the same stamp as yesterday but in different colours.  I've got quite a few stamps you see and some of them I've had for ages but they have never seen the light of day or ink!  So I decided that every time I stamp an image I would stamp it twice and make another card with the same image.  I'm also going to pull out my older stamps and use them before buying new ones.

I wouldn't say I'm on a stamp ban, but I'm trying to cut back the amount I buy!  Instead I'm moving onto equipment - nesties, Go-Kreate Dies, Die-namics - that sort of thing (oh and some paper pads!).

Can I also just say hello to my new followers - I can't believe I've got over 80 of you now.  Are you sure you are all feeling OK, wanting to follow my ramblings on my blog!!!  Seriously, thanks for following me and I hope you enjoy what you see.

So here is the card:
Font shot:

Detail of image:

I used:

CC Designs - Sweet November Stamps; April.  Coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Image die-cut and matted using nesties.  Touch of Stickles glitter glue on the flower on her headband.
The papers are Basic Grey - Sultry pad.
Ribbon and charm from my stuff.
Lili of the Valley sentiment, also die-cut with nesties.
Craftwork Cards card blank.

I'm entering this into:

Sketch N Stash - Challenge 72, stash is either the stamp or the paper pad (which I've had for a good year, and this is the first time I've used it!)

Make it Monday - Anything goes linky party

17 comments:

Doreen said...

I love this Sarah,such a pretty card. Love the big blue bow.xxx

Kathleen said...

Hi Sarah, just been catching up on your cards and goodies (and waffling!!(just joking lol)). I spy the new first edition papers, oooh lucky you! Good idea with the method of using stamps, ive just had a clearout and put loads on ebay to raise some pennies for going to my big craft show at the secc on the 30th oct. The only problem is not spending any between now and the 30th!!
Love and hugs
Kat xxx

Chrissy said...

Very sweet card Sarah...pretty papers and oh! so cute image.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Rebekah said...

What an adorable image Sarah. You sound so sensible re the crafting! I am dreadful for spending. I often get stamps on a whim and never ink them. If I used all of my unused stamps before I bought new ones I may not be buying any for a while!!! I really should put a curb on buying but blog hopping doesn't help! Hugs Rebekah xx

Anita said...

Adorable card Sarah! That is the cutest image and your coloring looks fabulous. I need to also cut back on buying so many stamps and ink the ones I've never used. I guess it's an addiction I don't want cured lol!

nessy said...

oh sarah this card is just adorable and so pretty ~ bet you are glad to have now inked this cutie up!!
vanessa xx

Christine L said...

Hi Sarah - another adorable card with this image - love your colouring and the shades you have chosen.
And I admire your resolve to use all the stamps you have, and wish you luck carrying it out! I, for one, could do with joining you in similar thinking!
Hugs
Christine x

Cards by Alison said...

Love this card image is so cute and the colours you have used are fab. love Alison

Wendy said...

Oh Sarah I do love this little bunny,so adorable and your papers are beautiful,I have them must get them out again and really need to stop buying and use some of what I already have,blog hopping doesn't help.Thanks for the lovely comment you left me yesterday and pleased to have you as a blogging friend too.
Wendy xx

coops said...

stunning card sarah.i love your gorgeous colours and design and this image i so adorable :D

xx coops xx

sarah-Jane said...

I really love this cute little bunny, she is just so sweet! Great papers and I love the big bow. xx

Hlora said...

Very bright job! Love this image! the card is fantastic!!! I saw your card on ‘Make it Monday’

craftymonster81 said...

So sweet, love it
Lindsay xx

Faye said...

Fab colouring my darling and I love these scrummy papers. I like where your heads at getting the new 'stuff' instead of other 'stuff. The FMs cleared Baggage Control, no problem. The pales are very pale and a couple took ages to prime, but I love 'em. xxx

Abi said...

Hi Sarah, This is so soft & lovely & good thinking with the stamps....I always stamp 2 or 3 images when I get stamps out then I've a couple of spares ready but without the hassle of getting the stamp out & cleaning it again if you see what I mean! I like your almost stamp ban too, cut back on stamps but buy other stuff instead - genius!! xx

craftybirdlisa said...

gorgeous cute bunny. Lovely card. xx

Julie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous - so cute and great colouring!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, good luck! Juliexx