Thursday, May 5, 2011


Things have been a bit quiet around here lately, haven't they?!  I've had a pretty full-on week, working full-time and attempting to juggle all the usual after-school commitments of the kids; the usual stuff we do to keep our families going.  I just don't like not being around for the boys after school - I miss them.  Thankfully, today was my last day of work for a few days, so I relaxed tonight by making a card.  It's been almost a week since I stamped, and I've missed my creative outlet!!

I am scraping in for this week's ColorLab Challenge #39, to use the following colours together:

I have just purchased Stampin' Up!'s Cottage Garden stamp set (on special this week, for only $19.77 for 7 wood mounted stamps, or a mere $14.97 for clear mount).  My mission tonight was to use it on the card for this challenge.

Here is what I made .... night time, indoor, amateurish photography and all!

Stamps: Cottage Garden, Silhouette Sentiments
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive
DSP: Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive stampin' pads
Other: 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop circle punch, Circles #2 Bigz die, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Brights brads, Word Window punch, Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon, Top Note die, Mat Pack & paper piercing tool, mini glue dots, corner rounder punch

It's now only one week until Stampin' Up! Convention for us Aussies and Kiwis.  I can hardly wait!!  I will try to have more cards to share with you before then, but things are getting a little hectic in the lead-up to Convention, so I won't make any promises.  I'll be back to share more as soon as I can :)


  1. Oh Christine, I love your card with the edge of a top note peeking out behind your ribbon....I can feel that element being cased in my future~...LOL Cheers, Kasey ~ in OZ

  2. This is so elegant! I love the rich razzleberry top note peeking out from behind the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab!

  3. Love the layout, and of corse you have produced yet another beautiful card!

  4. I love your card. It is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab

  5. What a beautiful layout and colour combo Christine, very striking. Whoohoo...only 6 days till Convention!!

  6. Hello Stranger! This is gorgeous Christine - I love how you have used Pumpkin as the main colour, with just a dash of Razzleberry & a hint of Olive - it packs so much visual punch! Fantastic layout too! Hope you have a quieter week & get some stamping time in before Convention. Hugs :)

  7. Oh how pretty is this Christine! That top not peeking out the top is a fantastic addition to it!

    I'm trying to find the mojo to make my hubbys mother a mothers day card. Think I might have to CASE someone cause I can't be bothered being original today! lol


  8. Why full time? Hope just a one off? No fun working so much and not having lots of craft time. Mind you I can't talk - no mojo at all for ages now! So sad.

    Nice card, love the top note peaking above the ribbon. Pumpkin Pie is a favourite of mine and I just received my Sweet & Sour dsp yesterday so hopefully I can muddle enough to use it later.


  9. Oh how beautiful!!! This is a gorgeous card!! Well done, might just have to CASE this one :)!!