Sunday, 19 January 2014

Wish Big

Yesterday was fun!  Along with a couple of friends I spent the day (10am - 10pm) at Craftanoon, an all day scrapbooking/papercraft event.  This was the first time I'd gone along, having only recently found out about it but it was such fun.  It's held every 2 months and I think I definitely would like to go along again.  There was about 30 ladies and most were working on layouts for their scrapbooks.  Me (?), I rarely scrapbook anymore so I took along a project, some papers and cardstock, a few stamps AND my list of what challenges are on this week.  There was lots of chatting, yummy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and finished with a variety of pizzas for dinner.   Thanks, ladies, for a fabulous day!

I made this card with two challenges in mind, the first being Stampotique and the other Sunday Sketch and Stamp.   Unfortunately I'm too late for Sunday Sketch but it was good having a sketch to work with nevertheless.

I started by blending 'vintage photo' and 'black soot' Distress Inks together and randomly overstamping with a Tim Holtz script stamp.  A square of Graphic 45 'Happy Hauntings' edged with 'black soot' was added followed by a strip of black cardstock.

The circle was also blended with Distress Inks and overstamped with a stamp from JOFY, and edged with 'black soot'.  Two little 'monsters' from Stampotique 'Line Up'  were very happy to be the centre of attention and to wish (big) upon a star!

I'm entering this card in the "Stars" challenge at Stampotique this week.

Happy crafting!


  1. Love the two little monsters Helen and the stars look so pretty. The stamped frame is fabulous also.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon x

  2. Those monsters are so cute! Great card Helen!
    Alison x

  3. That sounds like a perfect way to spend the day. Love the card. Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.

  4. Great way to spend a day, Helen. I love your card, those two look great on it.
    Corrie x

  5. Sounds like a fun day, Helen...wish I could go with! ;-) Fun card that you are sharing here for the Stampotique challenge. I have the Line Up, but not used it yet. The two you chose to use on your card are perfect. Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Star Challenge this week!

  6. Helen, I so love this card,thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  7. Helen this is gorgeous, these guys look wonderful with the Graphic 45 paper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampotique this week. Sue xx

  8. It's so lovely Helen! The cats are so sweet <3
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC

    xx Arwen

  9. Your card is so cute and reminds me of the owl and the pussy cat. Love it!


Any messages (so long as they are positive [hehehe!] ) gratefully received!