Saturday, 9 February 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all. 

It's Saturday, the boys are on holiday until Thursday so just have to decide what to do with the little darlings to keep them entertained....

So, it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and this week our theme is 

Pearls and Swirls

We're sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are also offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

Now I thought this would be easy... a coloured image, some swirls and pearls for decoration et voila... No matter what I did with the image though when I was at the Crafty Cabin, it didn't look right. 

Then, just as I was about to drop off to sleep on Thursday night I had a flash of inspiration.. AND I remembered what it was when I woke up! My friend Fiona said to me the other day "see what happens when you just switch off" and I think she's right!

It's something a little different from me but I have to say, I really love this card. I simply inked the cardstock with some DI and stamped the Indigo Blu sentiment in the middle and used the swirl from the Stampin Up Baroque Motifs set round the outside.


Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Anything Goes - Monochrome
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Sentiment - Indigo Blu
Swirls - Baroque Motifs, Stampin Up

Cardstock
Very Vanilla and Soft Suede - Stampin Up

Ink 
Brushed Corduroy DI
Antique Photo DI
Spiced Marmalade DI
Soft Suede - Stampin Up
Early Espresso - Stampin Up

Embellishments 
Pearls from stash

Remember to pop over to the Sweet Stampin' to see the what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to!

I will be back shortly with my One Stop Craft Challenge Card.

Susan xx

13 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Susan. I love the stamped swirls and the beautiful sentiment. The colours are gorgeous too.
I hope you have a good weekend

Sue xx

Shazza said...

just love this, great sentiment x

Carol said...

I really like the simplicity of this card. Lovely vintage feel and gorgeous swirl. The sentiment is one we should all live by. !! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck!1
Carol xx DT

Sandra said...

OMG!
I LURV this card. Just shows what can happen when we step outside our box.
xxx

Tracey T said...

This is stunning, Susan. The sentiment makes a fab focal point and the stamped swirls go with it perfectly. One of my faves of yours. Have a lovely weekend xx

Blankina said...

I have seen your card at the challenge blog..wow I love the sentiment and the whole style..

Thanks for sharing!

HUgs Blankina

Judy Murphy said...

A stunningly simple card. Beautiful!
Hope you'll join us at ATG again soon. Hugs Jude x

Cathy said...

I LOVE this and it is more beautiful in real life :)))
Hugs
Cathy xxxx

Wishcraft said...

Love this, what a great sentiment :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Alyce said...

oh so pretty susan! beautiful sentiment and love that font. the inking just looks beautiful :)

Wedgie said...

Fab card Susan...I think I managed to do most of those things this weekend! Wedgie xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Great CAS card! Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

Natali said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely distress and amazing idea with swirls and pearls on it.
Hugs,
Natali

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