My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

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

Monday, 30 January 2012

Two challenges in one!

I don't support St Luke's Charity Card Challenge as often as I should and I'm late in the day for this month's.  There will be a new one for next month so go along and take part and support this worthwhile cause.  All you need to do is make a card following the challenge and if you can send your card with an envelope in a cello bag to the address on the challenge blog.  The card will then be sold in aid of St Luke's Hospice.  "Simples"  as the Meerkats say!!!
This month the challenge is all about recycling, using something that you might have thrown away. I've recycled a very pretty image topper that was on a gift box I received as a swap from my lovely friend Elaine in Scotland.  Unfortunately the box got damaged and I managed to salvage the beautiful topper she had made.  I've added some rich razzleberry cardstock, crumb cake seam binding and a flower brad with pearl.  The background stamping uses one of the gorgeous Sale-a-bration sets we have on offer at the moment;  Fresh Vintage and a little texturing using my colour spritzer, sponge daubers and marker pens.
I'm also entering the So Shelli Creative Challenge where the challenge is on for a Simply Stunning Creative Card.   Shelli talks about making our lives easier and sometimes although it's  lovely to share elaborate designs we sometimes need something that looks stunning, but is simply put together.  I've cheated a little with my ready made topper, but otherwise I think this fits the demands of the challenge and it will help a good cause too!

Do visit again and thanks for your lovely comments.

Hugs Zx

stamp sets - growing green, fresh vintage both Stampin' Up!
card stock - very vanilla, crumb cake, rich razzleberry, watercolour card
inks - crumb cake, soft suede, old olive, rich razzlebery,
accessories - colour spritzer, basic pearls, flower brads, crumb cake seam binding, blender pens


  1. Lovley card Zoe, the colours are fab xxx

  2. Fabulous card Zoe - great bit of recycling too - that topper is far too lovely to have ended up in the bin.
    Thanks for your support of our challenge - we do appreciate it :-)
    Tara x

  3. Thanks ladies for you kind comments. So glad to have brightened your day.

  4. hi Zoe
    Fabulous card for this recycling Challenge ...this month....thanks for supporting ST.Lukes this month ....
    Hugs sylvie

  5. Very pretty card Zoe and a great bit of recycling...thank you for supporting us over at St Lukes


  6. What a wonderful colour combo & so lovely you were able to salvage something from your box

    Hugs x

  7. And I'm very late commenting on your lovely card. You're right - the topper is far to pretty to end up in the bin - so it's lovely to see your card. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity card challenge!


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