Digital Stamp and a Grab Bag

My incredibly talented card making friend Sylvia has been kindly showing me the ropes around the online stamping community. Yesterday she introduced me to a group at Paper Craft Planet called Phindy’s Place. It is a friendly group of ladies and there was a card challenge. πŸ™‚ Of course I had to play.

I combined it with the Day 153 sketch from 365 Cards to make this cute, clean, and simple (for me) card.

I tried playing around with a damp paint brush and some Versacolour stamp inks to give her dress dimension. In keeping with the simple theme I didn’t go overboard with the colouring. Just a touch seemed right.

The new Grab Bag from Karen Lewis (available from the 1st of August at the DigiChick)was the perfect choice for the cute little hedgehog digital stamp from Phindy. This card should give you a little sneak peak of a tiny bit of all the wonderful and gorgeous goody’s in there.

Mojo Monday 148

I have been wanting to try out a Mojo Monday sketch for a while but been very intimidated by the wonderful work always seen on the blog there. However with things the way they have been this last week or so, especially with the news from home I am feeling the need to “try” things I have wanted to do. Compelled, if you will, to tackle some of the things I want to do or have intimidated me.

Life is too short and I need to grasp the moment.

So anyway – last night two of my friends and I started up a Paper Crafters Social group. We don’t have an LSS to go to for crops and such so we thought this would be a great opportunity, and help us get to know others in our community. We had one new lady come along. Being summer holidays here many people from our new community are away. It should get bigger after summer once everyone is back and settled in again.

After making a digital template of the sketch I printed off the papers I was using from Berry Meadow digital kit by Quirky Twerp. Took these with some hybrid digital scrapbooking paper craft necessities (here after called stash πŸ™‚ ) and made the hybrid card up while we chatted at the new social group last night.

So here it is – my first mojo monday sketch. This is for Mojo Monday 148

There are two other firsts for me on this card. Embossing with the Cuttlebug is one of them. Wow – this is amazing and I can’t believe we waited so long to get one. The Swiss dots are just perfect.

Also it is theΒ  first time using Nestabilities from Spell Binders. Must say the nestabilities are a lot of fun too. Can see me getting a lot of use from them. This time I only cut with them as I am waiting for the mats to come so they can be used in the Cuttlebug.

The butterfly and flower are popped up with 3D mounting tape. Touched them up with a bit of glitter and some gloss to them too. Then a turned up ruffle with a Martha Stewart Punch was added along with some pretty green checkered ribbon.

Last but not least the digital Sentiment Stamp “Thank You” is again my design. Look for it later in the week – I may just give it away. πŸ˜€

It may not be up to the cards on the Mojo Monday blog but it is a start. Now I have broken the ice who knows what may happen? Plus it is one more thing ticked off that list!