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 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 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 ...


  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

  2. Aw thats awesome!!!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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

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

  7. Hi Jan

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

    B x

  8. 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

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