Sweet Stampin' ~ Wheels

Hey there lovelies, flying in for a quick visit tonight, as I'm due at my brother's for dinner in an hour or so and still need to mix up the chocolate self saucing pudding! But very importantly, we are kicking off a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' tonight. We have a fab challenge theme ~ Wheels ~ so find all your gorgeous stamps that have wheels on them. Anything Goes (as long as there are wheels!).

Our fantastic sponsor this challenge is the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts, who have a super gorgeous treat in store for our lucky winner, so come join the fun for a chance to win this gorgeous prize. Theirs were the first paper flowers I discovered early in my crafting adventure and are still my favourites. Go check out their gorgeous selection of blooms, gems and other gorgeous crafty embellishments.

I have had a busy week with the kiddos on Winter break which for the most part has been gorgeous fun, but was punctuated by a couple of sad days, with a family funeral and the 16th Anniversary of my precious daddy's death. The funeral the day before brought it all home for me rather heartbreakingly, but I pulled myself together today, put on my big girl panties and managed to make a very quick but rather sweet (I think) CAS card for our wheels challenge. 

I found this fabulous hessian card base (already made up this way) in a bargain bin at a local papercraft store, there was no price on them, so I was hoping for a few cents only, when I got it to the counter, they couldn't make up their mind what to charge me, so gave them to me for free! Whoop whoop!! Best crafty bargain I've ever got! So it was fun to pull one out this morning and put together this quick make for tonight's challenge (it's night here in NZ!)

Both the image and the sentiment are from Unity Stamps. I have become utterly obsessed with their stamps lately.  They have many fabulous Sentiments and gorgeous images that can be coloured and many that are silhouettes. So super fabulous for those quick makes! I watered down some Distress Ink on a plastic palette and then watercoloured the sky. I tried to create a hill effect with the green ink and then had a go at putting a little crop of flowers with my Distress Markers, in the bottom left corner. This went horribly wrong once I added a few drops of water, but I guess that comes with this style. (Just nod your head, I'll figure it out eventually! LOL)

I decided to use a couple of woodchip elements to finish the card and added some Wink of Stella to the sunshine for the bit of necessary sparkle. A quick and simple card otherwise. Right, I better get to creating tonights pudding. So I'll leave you all with an encouragement to go check out what my madly talented teamies have been up to, no seriously, check them out! There are some FANTASTIC creations on the blog this challenge (as always). Come and have some fun with us too this challenge, it's sure to be 'wheely' awesome! Sorry, couldn't resist. I can't stand punny sentiments, but occasionally the mood just takes me! Big hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Crafter's Cafe: #153 ~ CAS
4 Crafty Chicks: #307 ~ Flowers
Fantasy Stampers: #67 ~ Clean & Simple
Fairytale Challenge: #146 ~ Summer Special
Moving Along With The Times: No Designer Paper
Crafty Creations Challenge: #319 ~ Clean & Simple
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge: Create A Scene
Creative Inspirations: #255 ~ Extended Summer Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Flora & Fauna (Just flora on this one)
Mod Squad Challenge: Distress Ink Challenge (I have painted Distress Ink on, and lifted and flicked the ink with water to shift and create the colour tone changes.

Update: Woohoo, I entered the Unity Challenge on Facebook and have won! What a gorgeous surprise. I'm utterly delighted. A little goodie bag of gorgeous Unity Stamps will be winging its way to me very soon. Sooo excited!!


Pamellia said…
Gorgeous card Wendy! I just love that stamped image, how sweet, takes me right back to childhood. Love the hessian base and the little wooden sun, such great textiles for an outdoorsie, summery card! have a great weekend. hugs :)
Fikreta said…
love this!
Sarah said…
An amazing card Wendy despite the need for speed after your sad days. xx
Tina Z. said…
great background and the sentiment is so true!

have a great weekend.
Chris said…
Beautiful card Wends, that silhouette is gorgeous, lovely design, colours and sentiment...looks great framed by the hessian background.
Hope you're feeling better now, sending you a big hug!
Oh what a fabulous and rather whimsical card Wends - love it!!
{{{{{hugs}}}} for your sad days - they can be heartbreaking.
wow - wonderful and great!
I like the colours and I also like the saying.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale-Challenge!
Ilse (thera)
Wishcraft said…
Such a fab stamp, I love silhouettes... lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x
Unknown said…
I think your flowers look very artsy in this manner. Lovely scene, pretty, pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.
MRS DUCK said…
Hi Wendy
Great card that reminded me of the ET bike silhouette lol!
Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
Best wishes.
Stunning cad Wendy. I love the hessian card base (and a fab bargain too), it adds texture to your card.
Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.
Crafty hugs
Wow this is fabulous, real Summer day look to it. What a bargain that card base was
Kat W said…
That card base was the best crafty bargain ever! It's the perfect backdrop for your cute rustic design...the inky background and silhouette stamping look gorgeous framed by the hessian :-)
It's nice to hear you have been having fun with the kids on their break..ha ha, 'Winter' break sound so odd to me while it's Summer here, and right now it's actually really hot and feeling like Summer as well!
Big hugs, Kat xx
Leanne said…
Gorgeous, love the details, and of course the flowers, thanks very much for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT/4CC
Karen K said…
Terrific card, love the woodchip elements. Well done! thanks for joining us over at The Crafter's Café!
Julie B said…
Love your use of hessian as a background!
TFS at Fantasy Stampers. :)

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