Friday, 16 September 2011

Very Exciting News!

Last week was birthday and I got some new  inks and stamps which I have been looking forward to using, but I haven't been able to as it has been a rather busy time.  Finally today I was able to make something which I will show you below.

Five days after my birthday was my son's, so last week I was busy organising his party with his friends.  He turned 7.  The party went well, but then I got sick this week with tonsillitis.  I am starting to feel better again.  The antibiotics are helping. 

Today I got some very exciting news!  I got an email to say I was the winner of the amazing blog candy at The Crafter's Cafe. Their blog is  I am new to their website, but so glad I joined.  Take a look and see all the wonderful they have to offer, tutorials, challenges, social groups etc.

Last week for the first time, one of my cards got recognised in a challenge.  I got an "honorable mention" - "the cream in our coffee" in the Play Date Challenge 97 - A splash of colour.  You can see my card here
And I have just had a look at the Simply Scrapping Crafts blog and one of my cards has been chosen as the Fab Four

Today's new card - Autumn Leaves.

Autumn leaves

The card I made today uses distress inks.  I stamped walnut stain, wild honey and fired brick onto an acrylic block and sprayed it with water and stamped it onto card.  I tried this a few times to get slightly different colourings and I have more card to use later.  When it dried I stamped it with a leaf stamp and cut it out.  I mounted this onto my card.  The background is stamped in chocolate brown ink using my new HA background word stamp (Old French Script).  And I added an embossed card strip too.

This is for the following challenges.
Lily Pad Cards - Chain Card Challenge

Simply Scrapping Crafts - Distressing

Thanks for stopping by.




  1. Awesome leave card Angela. Thanks for joining us at SSC and congrats on your Fab Four last month. Plus congrats on your Play Date Cafe shout-out and what a great win with Crafters Cafe. A great haul. Lucky you.

  2. love your card angela - great colors.

  3. Oh Wow...Angela...I love this! Stunning!!
    Thanx for commenting on my blog. Now that i know you got a blog as well, i will definitely check in here often!

  4. I never would have guessed that's how you colored the leaves. They are striking. Thanks for the inpiration.