Saturday, 8 November 2014

Sweet Stampin' - Red for Remembrance

Ooh I do have some exciting news to share with you today. You may have noticed a new badge pop up on my blog sidebar this week, and I'm super excited to share this news with you now. I was invited last week to join the fabulous Sweet Stampin' DT. I am both honoured and a little bit in awe, as this DT is full of some of my favourite blog pals whose work I hugely admire, so you can imagine the little happy dance I did after that invitation!

This invite came right before my busiest week in recent times. With a visit from my brother over from Sydney and a huge celebration at my son's Playcentre, that I am on the organising committee for. So a huge week, topped by a huger weekend and in the middle of this all, my first card for the Sweet Stampin' DT.

The team is taking this week to remember the courageous servicemen who've fought for our countries, lived and died to protect their families and our future generations. There are lots of wonderful Poppies on the blog in honour of this.

My Grandpa's memorial follows. He lost his life in service when my mummy and her twin sister were only 1 month old.



I was limited for time this week and didn't have any poppies in my stamp collection, I opted for a gorgeous Greeting Farm stamp and a CAS style card. I made this for my gorgeous British pals birthday. She moved to New Zealand this time last year, so it was lovely to give it to her in person. Coloured up this way, it definitely resembles my beautiful sassy pal. She's every bit the glamour doll, so I think this fab Greeting Farm stamp suits her really well.

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I used a black and white spot washi tape for the trim beside the image and a sentiment tag cut with a La La Land die called Stitched Tabs. I really like the shapes in this set. Perfect for this sort of 'tucked in beside the image' layout. I was so pleased the sentiment fit just perfectly the shape of the die. I used a simple birthday sentiment on the inside to finish the card. This sentiment is from a Tina Wenke clear stamp set. 

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I coloured this funky Greeting Farm stamp with my Promarkers and added some glittery touches here and there with Stickles glitter glue. If you pop the pic up to a bigger size, you might just see these extra details.


The Sweet Stampin' Challenge is sponsored this week by Crafty Ribbons who are offering the lucky winner of the challenge a beautiful set of ribbons from their store. Do check out their gorgeous range of ribbons here.

I look forward to seeing what you make for our challenge so come on over to the Sweet Stampin' blog and join our 'Red for Remembrance' challenge this week. I know you'll enjoy visiting my Sweet Stampin' Teamies and checking out their beautiful creations this week. They're all fabulous. 

Well that's it from me today. I'll see you again soon with another crafty adventure. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Sister Act: #82 ~ Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty: Clean & Simple
Totally Gorjuss: #261 ~ Warm Colours
MilkCoffee Challenge: Hand Colour Image
Loves Rubberstamps: #125 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies: Not A Square (Rectangle Okay?)
Moving Along With the Times: Sparkle or Shine (bows and bag heart have glitter)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Thinking of You (Remembrance Week Challenge)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes with the option of Sparkle (bows and bag heart have glitter)

15 comments:

Chris said...

You are a busy girl, Wendy!! Don't know how you managed to make a card at all with the week you have had, let alone such a lovely one as this! Such a cute image, beautifully coloured, love the added sparkle! Love the striking design too!
Chris
x

Jacee said...

Fabulous design, great image, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely cas design, great image and congratulations x

jonim52 said...

Love the image, adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Shanna Shands said...

Very cute image. The card is fabulous. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Elise said...

HI Wendy! A big CONGRATULATIONS to you Sweetie! very well deserved! As for you card .. once again so BEAUTIFUL & LOVELY! And I love the mixture of colors!

Big Hugs to you,
Elise

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Congrat's on your new DT. Great memory of your Grandfather. Love this cute card. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Dawn Turley said...

delightful card Wendy. Congrats on your DT !

Loopylou. said...

just beautiful hunny and thank you for sharing your grandpa too
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Wendy! what a fab image and you've coloured her beautifully! Love the pretty washi tape… it's just perfect !!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Becca Cruger said...

Such a sweet image. Thank you for helping to pay homage to service members. I loved this week's challenge theme.

Tammy said...

Adorable card Wendy! I love that image and it's colored beautifully! Fabulous color combo too! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Tammy x

coops said...

huge congrats on your new DT wendy :D love your card, the red is so striking and fabulous sweet image and design :D

xx coops xx

Cass said...

Fab card Wendy.Welcome to Team Abi at SS
Cass xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Wends, I love the image and wonderful design.
Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
hugs Sue xx

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