For this week' Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we would like you to create a card or project with a friendship theme for your special friend. Tell us who you’ll be sending it to and why he/she is so special to you and be entered twice into this week’s draw for our fabulous prizes of 4 images from Meljen's Designs and the same from Stamp Fairy! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing.
I had to make my card for best matey Julie of course. If you ask Julie, she will probably tell you that I started her on card crafting and it's true that I used to make Wordprocessed cards with little punched things glued on to them but it was Julie who introduced ME to stamping images and colouring them in and it was Julie who introduced ME to the wealth of craft materials out there and it was Julie who introduced ME to blogging so I can only blame Julie for the massive expense on my fabulous stash and the even more massive expense of having had to build in my attic to store it all (see here) but I am of course HUGELY grateful to her for opening the door to such great pleasure in playing with all my lovely craft toys and for vicariously introducing me to so many craft buddies. We have known each other for 38 years. We went to school together, we corresponded when I left the country. I have the great honour of being God Mother to her youngest daughter but I love her whole family and in recent years I have SO enjoyed shopping and playing together with her in pursuit of our passions for card crafting.
I used this sweet Tilda, coloured in Copics and mounted on one of my frilly nestie-cut frames with new papers from the DCWV Marioposa selection. I stroked them for a long while before actually cutting them up for my card. They are gold foiled and so rich and lush. Four ribbons from my stash all piled one on top of the other, some pretty Prima flowers with MS punched leaves, pearl brads and a swirl of black gems all add to the luxurious feel. My sentiments are both Stampin Up.
I had no choice but to use my finest "ingredients" for this finest of friends!
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday with their fabulous "sketch";
Craft Us Crazy "anything goes"; and Crafts and Me "ribbon"
All Occasion Stamps
2 hours ago