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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 24 July 2009

Time for challenges at last!

After last week's sad news it always seems slightly odd that the world carries on as normal. Of course it does and the moment passes although the memories linger.... You find yourself contemplating your own position in life and reassess what is really important, but in the melee of school finishing, booking holidays, catching up with chores etc. life goes on more rapidly than we might sometimes like and time for reflection is limited. We will say our farewells and give our support to Ann-marie on Monday. Hopefully all the family and friends around her will help her to get through this nightmare.
The opportunity to pursue card making and relaxing sessions in my craft hideout have been limited since term ended. However I have finally managed to find a few minutes to put together a card which I hope satisfies two challenges this week. One is over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog and the other at Stamp with us. SWUS have a colour challenge based on the picture below

Whereas The Corrosive Challenge is a sketch shown below.
My recipe for my card includes
bashful blue, pumpkin pie, real red and whisper white cardstock
summer picnic designer series paper
boho blossoms, 1/4'' circle, corner rounder punches
Garden Whimsy, Basic Phrases and Live Your Dream stamp sets
old olive brads
gel pen
dazzling diamonds
I don't have nesties and so I cut two ovals one slightly larger and used my corner rounder with the guard off to achieve the scallop edge. I'm really pleased with my card and found it fun to do. I've got a hankering to craft a bit more now so maybe be back with more soon.
Thanks for visiting.
Zoë x


  1. such a fantastic card! i love it! thanks for playing:)

  2. Zoe this is jaw dropplingly gorgeous. That top 5 spot is guranteed :D

  3. Sorry about your friend's lost, but hopefully making such beautiful cards as these help make the days go by faster till it doesn't hurt as much. Beautiful card :)
    - Ann

  4. Zoe! This is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!

    Teri xx

  5. Great colours, love this one, Thinking of your poor friend and yes it does make you stop and think,
    Take Care, Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

  6. This card is so cute - I love the colours [and the butterfly]
    Take Care and have a great weekend.
    Julie xx

  7. this is so sweet - love the butterfly & all the flowers - real pretty!!

  8. Butterflies are my fave! Gorgeous card Zoe and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

  9. Love this, so fresh and fun. Perfect for summer and this challenge. Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something. ~Denise :)


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