Thanks to Australia Day on Thursday, I managed to score myself a five day weekend from work! Gotta love that ;) So when my husband and eldest daughter headed off to the movies, I took advantage of my baby's nap-time (which ended up being three and a half hours - SCORE!), grabbed a handful of craft goodies and jumped to it!
Today's card is actually for my Stampers group meeting tomorrow in Canberra - ACTSA. A great group of ladies who get together once a month and craft, chat, eat, drink and be merry! Each year we have a theme for creating cards and Artist Trading Cards, and this year's theme is "My Favourite Things". January's theme is "My Favourite Drink". I have to say, of all beverages besides water, my favourite would have to be a good old-fashioned homemade iced coffee! Which came in handy because I just happened to have the Hot Off The Press "Fancy A Cuppa" stamp set that I've never used.
Here is my card:
The inspiration for this card came from several challenges, Just Add Ink, Challenge 102 - CASE-ing Kathy Tanner I used a sketch that Kathy has used on three cards. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone, as I usually dislike panelling. This is the first time I've looked at Kathy's blog, and it is wonderful! As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it's always nice to find a blog where the main supplies (if not all) are Stampin' Up! as it gives me inspiration (and an ever-increasing wishlist).
The second challenge that I used was Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 201, You're A Gem It wouldn't be one of my cards if it didn't have some form of bling, and in this case, surprise, it's liquid pearls ;)
The final challenge is Craft Your Days Away Challenge 37 - Distressing Another favourite challenge blog of mine! And an excuse to use my favourite technique, distressing!!
So right about now an ingredients list would help! ;)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! chocolate chip & river rock
DSP: Kaisercraft vintage timeless
Stamp Set: HOTP Fancy A Cuppa
Punch: scalloped edge oval punch (I trimmed the second die-cut so it looked like a plain oval)
Ink: Stampin' Up! early espresso & Tim Holtz DI brushed corduroy
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! chocolate chip scalloped edge grosgrain ribbon (I used the other side, without the spots)
Here is the direct links again for the three challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - 201 - You're A Gem
Just Add Ink - 102 - CASE Kathy Tanner
Craft Your Days Away - 37 - Distressing
Finally (Sorry for the really long post!) here is a sneaky peak of my ATC offering! Hope you like! (The splodge on the bottom is only a reflection of the flash off the DM, it's not actually on the ATC)
Thanks so much for stopping by!