Sweet Stampin' ~ Peace, Love & Hippie Days
Hey there crafty friends, it's Saturday and we have the loveliest new challenge lined up for you at Sweet Stampin' this week! It's International Day of Peace today! So we are keen to see all your 'Peace Themed' creations. You can create whatever you like, as long as it features a hippie, some tree hugging, or Peace-lovin' themes to help celebrate the wonderful International Day of Peace! I dug into the vault for my image. This is a sweet much older image of Sylvia Zet's from her Spesch Stamps days! She is called Meadow Girl and with her Bell Bottom jeans and lil' Peace symbol necklace, I thought she was perfect for today's challenge.
After admiring my crafty pal Sarah's creations using a Paper Boutique Christmas die. I splashed out and bought a couple of these lovely dies. It helped greatly that Hobbycraft had a half price sale on them, which covered the postage to NZ. I do miss Hobbycraft and my other fav' English crafty stores. Fab they post internationally now. I'll let you in on a little secret too, you can buy the latest range from Joanna Sheen and if you spend more than 9 pounds, it's post free! Even internationally. But this die and the other Christmas one I bought were older stock, so no longer available there.
I thought I was being very clever laying out all the little peace symbols and word 'groovy' to capture this card, but the shape made it quite hard to balance, like so it kept wobbling over! It was quite the hilarious circus act! Not helped by the fact that this part of the garden has a steep slope, so I can't rest it on a table, I have to hold the board in my left hand while snapping pics with my right! Oh the hilarious shapes I got myself into trying to capture this! Thank goodness it was a still day! Much to my sadness, the image is not in sharp focus, but I had to share a pic of my 'attempt' to capture this cutie this way! She's gone to her new home already, so I can't retake the pics sadly.
I laid the card down in the end, as it just wasn't working trying to balance it mid air snapping pics. So here's a better shot of the details. I just love this Paper Boutique die. The Autumnal frame is really pretty. I wanted a Spring one for this creation, but I think it still works!
I hope you'll come and join in our 'Peace' themed challenge this week. We can't wait to see what you're inspired to do! Zen Master, Hippie Chick, perhaps a Peace Dove for Christmas? Whatever 'Peace' means for you, we can't wait to see your creations! Head over to the blog to check out what my teamies got up to, they're a madly talented bunch and you're sure to be inspired by their creations! See you again really soon and thanks for popping in to say hi! Hugs, Wends xoxo