Monday, 9 November 2009

Winter Wonderland Challenge....


Hi Guys...This is my entry for this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge..this time its a sketch and/or a Pantomine theme....This is the first time I have entered this challenge..I just couldnt resist the fab sketch...do go and check out the DT creations...truly FAB!!

Now I have to tell you about the image I used...When I first started cardmaking..I used all sorts of things mainly silk flowers that I bought by the bunch from the £1 shop and pulled them apart and stuck them on cards with other embellishments..funny how things dont change!!!..Anyway..I used to have weekend stall at a craft market at Merton Abbey Mills, Colliers Wood..South London..(I think its still there)..thats where I first started selling my cards...then one week, a chap came long and was selling strange rubber stamps..these had pictures on and not just for names and addresses!!!! I was totally smitten and this image was one of the first I bought..Its Hero Arts called 'Holiday Geese'. Over the years I changed styles and then discovered 'Sizzix Die Cuts'... had a brain storm and cleared all my rubber stamps out..I have to say they werent like the ones we can buy today and I was getting rather fed up with the limited use..(totally unlike today)..yes I actually threw them away..oh the shame..but I hung on to this one (and another Christmas one... I'll show you that one another time). Well I was sorting out my craft room the other day..(now cant find a thing!!!) and came across this in a box of stash. I inked it up yesterday and had a little play and this is the result. But check out the pic below as this really got me..

I bought this stamp in 1989..which makes it 20yrs old!!! nearly an Antique!!! OMG!!!..I have been cardmaking for over 20 years!!!!..and the thing is..and I just hate to think about it....how much money I have spent over the past 20yrs on crafting stash!!!..I could be rich !!! lol..
...back to the card....
The DP's are by Fancy Pants - Christmas Magic..I think...Craftwork Flowers..lots and lots of crystals for OTT bling!!! a little ribbon and Craftworks sentiment ...
Hugs...

9 comments:

  1. Whooooooo Jan I would hate to tally up the cost of my crafting for the past 4 and a bit years let alone 20! think I would be begging forgiveness for the next 20 lol.

    Your card is gorgeous, its a fab stamp, thanks for joingin us at ww

    Joey.xxx

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  2. Great card! Love the image. I always tell my DH when he start asking how much I spent whenever I come home with a box... honey...the shrink is more expensive and the therapy only last one hour per week LOL!

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  3. What a timeless image you bought 20 years ago Jan. This card is really beautiful. xo Jackie

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  4. Jan ... this is beautiful ... absolutely gorgeous! I love th image and your take on our sketch. The colours and papers .... just perfect!

    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Teri xxx

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  5. Fabulous card hun! Loving it!
    Thanks for sharing at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  6. Hi Jan

    What a great card, I love this stamp as well. You have drawn everything together really well.

    B x

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  7. Hi Jan this just goes to show that we don't have to keep going out and buying new stash - the old stuff is just as good if not better. This is absolutely gorgeous and the image is a beauty. I'm so glad you joined in with Winter Wonderland and you've done a beautiful job with Anne's Sketch.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  8. Great card Jan! I can see why you love that stamp, it's so cute!

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