Wednesday 19 June 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #50 and Happy Birthday to us!!

A very happy Wednesday to you all,

Today at Addicted to Stamps and More we are celebrating our first Birthday! Yes, a year ago the very talented Kylie started this challenge blog and it has grown from strength to strength. She has worked so hard to make this challenge the success it is today. I feel blessed to part of her Design Team-so a very Happy Birthday to us and a big thank you to all of you for supporting us! And a huge thank you to Kylie for all the hard work she does.

Today at Addicted to Stamps and More we have this fabulous photo to inspire you:

Isn't this just gorgeous and bursting with inspiration. This is what I was inspired to make:

The subtle colours of the sky inspired me to blend various distress inks to make the long panel on my card. And I loved the contrast of this subtle sky with the strong black colour of the biggest butterfly and used die cuts to try to show this. And finally I embossed the pink card stock as a nod to the flowers in the photo. 
Quite a lot going on here for one of my cards but I did love doing the blending and the rest just seemed to come together as I looked at the photo!
Our DT have some great projects to inspire you so go ahead and take a peek here and then get stamping!
And don't forget this week you have chance to win a $10 voucher for Di's Digi Downloads.

Have fun x


  1. That embossing is beautiful! Love the butterflies and the blended panel. Just wonderful! xx

  2. Hi Sandie. Love your sponged panel ... such great colors and perfect backdrop for your pretty butterflies. Loll xx

  3. I really love the blended panel! All of the black is a nice touch with the subtle colors too. :)

  4. Hi Sandie. Great card. Love your blended panel and the way you used the black to help show off the other colours. Have a great day. Hugs Monika xxx

  5. So pretty - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  6. Gorgeous blending of the colors and lovely embossing. A very beautiful card Sandie!

  7. Get off that table!!! he he. Pleased to hear you are enjoying your holiday Sandie. Beautiful card. Love how you have used the colours of the sky on your panel. What a fab take on the challenge.
    Have a great weekend.
    Florence xx

  8. Beautiful card, Sandie! The sponged panel looks fab and you are right, the black color gives great contrast. Hugs!

  9. What a pretty card Sandie, I love the panel and butterflies

    Bev x

  10. Absolutely beautiful! Fab blending action and I love how the butterflies look like they're flying off the card. That's brilliant!