*** Crafting and General Life from Becky and her little sidekick Dylan ***

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

My Time to Craft Challenge

Oops... I'm a day late posting my card for the My Time to Craft Challenge... the challenge this week is black, white and 1 other colour... here is my card...

These stamps were an absolute bargain! They were 10p each at the NEC... well... I know they were only 99p to start off but still a bargain! They are last year's Trim Craft Christmas stamps. When I first saw them I didn't think I would use them as I don't tend to use small stamps... but I knew they would look good together... so that's what I did here.

This was a very quick card to make... I just did a slight blue wash with water colours and then just a bit of mating and layering... I'm thinking of making more of these for Christmas cards as I know not everyone appreciates 'cute' cards!!

In other news... I've been so naughty lately and have been filling up the credit card a bit. I can't believe all the bargains that are out there at the minute! I bought some lovely stuff direct from Docrafts, they had some wonderful scrapbook and stamp deals (and delivery was so fast!) Then I treated myself to the new Scrapbooking bumper box from Arty Miss as you always get loads of good stuff in these boxes! I also added a few other bits and bobs to my order... including some LLB ribbon trims... then saw that orders which contained his products were going to take 2 weeks to arrive! So I'm still waiting for that!! And then yesterday I ordered the new Daisy and Dandelion stamps from the Glitter Pot... they also have an exclusive Birthday set which I also had to have! Oh, and a set of the Penny Black clear frog stamps as I fancied making some green cards! Had a phone conversation today with a lady from The Glitter Pot as some flowers I had ordered had sold out. I don't know what she thought as Dylan was shouting "No Mummy, you can't talk on the phone" repeatedly in my ear hole!! I know who rules the roost in my house!!

So yes... been very naughty but I did have my Easter money saved up and I do work very hard at work so I thought I deserved a little treat!

Wow... that was a very long post! Congratulations if you managed to read it all lol!!

Love Becky xx


Rach said...

a beautiful card Becky. love the touch of blue. hugs rachxx

Lia said...

great card becky I love the colors
hugs lia

Riet said...

Wowww Becky,what a beautiful card,l love the stamps.

Hugs Riet.x

cats whiskers said...

Wow Becky this card is stunning especilly when you think how much those delish stamps cost. Well done you for spoiling youself, I always spend too much but then I don't buy many clothes
Have a great evening hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Debbie said...

A gorgoeus card Becky, I love the vintage images and just that touch of blue is perfect.
You spoil yourself...like you say you deserve it...thats what I keep telling myself too! lol. Debbie x

PS I love the new pic of you & the boss (Dylan)! ;)

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful card Becky!
Love those images and your gorgeous design!
Sounds like you have been enjoying yourself on your spending spree!
kim x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Becky
Wendy x

Jac said...

Lovely card Becky, I love that there is just a hint of blue going on. Certaibly sounds like you had a fab spending spree. Doesnt it feel good to spend money on the fun things for yourself every now and again! I know I felt good after I ordered the Annie stamp collection and nesties, now I have to see if I have enough left for the new Daisy & Dandelion ones too, its just not fair that all these lovely new stamps keep coming out! lol xx

Sandra said...

Hi Becky....i'm loving this card,the stamps work so well together and what a bargain you had,didn't make it to the NEC ;0(,
Pleased to hear i'm not on my own with the spending...there's been too much temptation lately,but if the price is right it would be rude not to buy...lol,
Take care
San x

Julie said...

Great card Becky, I saw those stamps, I wish I had bought them now. You go away and treat yourself.

Good luck in the challenge

Julie x

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Well done on treating yourself to so much stash! You really do deserve a treat now and again!

I love this card and the lovely wintry feel that the blue gives it! Super! xx

LOUISE said...

Great card becky, good job on getting such a bargain. Don't talk about spending.... you are right, there are just too many good deals out there, way too many bargains... not enough money (lol). Hope you have a great day. Lou x

jem said...

what a bargin and an absolutely gorgeous card, well done you. janex

mueppi said...

Hi Becky
your card with that touch of blue is wonderful!
Hugs Gisela

Sue said...

Hi Becky,your card is gorgeous and such fab colour combo:)

Wow you have been spending,doesn't it feel good every now and then to have a blast with the credit card...Enjoy your new goodies:)


crafting diva said...

Hi Becky wonderful card great ideas they look really well togther and what a great prize you got them at. Don't tell anyone I ahve ordered some more craft goodies too, just have to wait for postman now!!! Would love to see picture of the goodies you brought have a great bank hoilday

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeoues card Becky realy stunning ,hugs Dawnxxx

darcy48 said...

Lovely card becky i have some of those stamps love mammy arlinexx ps my daughter has told me to tell you to stop buying stuff as its your birthday soon!!lol!

crafting diva said...

Hi Becky thanks for visting my blog Just to say keep an eye out for your postman!!!!!

Jill said...

gorgeous christmas card Becky I love the soft colours hugs Jill xx