A New Little Bundle

What greater joy is there than hearing the news that a dearest friend has brought a beautiful baby boy into the world! Also an exciting opportunity to bring out the Little Bundle stamp set from Lawn Fawn that I have been too busy to use since it arrived in the postbox. I loved this stamp set from the moment I saw it and knew I had to have it.

Although I am never truly happy with any finished card, my hope is that one day I will be able to complete something without making a clumsy mistake… which is usually the reason I am never truly happy. I am a perfectionist through and through. Today’s stupid mistake involved sitting my card against some stray ink when I turned it upside down to add the foam tape, resulting in black ink on the front of my card. Although it wasn’t much and I managed to cover this with a bit of white pencil and diamond stickles, I am still kicking myself. Maybe one day I will learn.

This brings me to my new baby card to welcome this little one into the world.

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IMG_5703.JPGThis week I am entering my card into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add some shimmer

Lawnscaping Challenge: Distress maniacs

Happy Little Stampers Challenge: Anything goes with dies

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by!

‘Til next time,

Holly

Entering the Blog World: Day 1

In 2011, while looking for something I can no longer remember, I happened upon a gorgeous hand made card created by Britta Swiderski. I was so inspired it was not long before I placed an order with the online craft store Simon Says Stamp where Britta mentioned she sourced her supplies. Since I am in Australia and Simon Says Stamp is in America, I had to pay a small fortune for shipping and probably went overboard on the amount I spent on my purchase… but hey, I had to make the most of that shipping cost! From the moment my package arrived full of wonderful crafty goodies, I was hooked.

Since then, like so many craft aficionados, I have watched numerous YouTube videos, saved countless Pins and drooled over the most recent releases from stamp suppliers. (An honorable mention to Lawn Fawn where my true addiction to good quality stamps officially began.)

During this time, I have marveled at the talented card-makers around the world who continue to produce incredible creations and participate in regular card making challenges. Because what’s the point of making something awesome if no one sees it, right?

So instead of stuffing another card into a box full of unloved mini-masterpieces (in my eyes at least), I have decided it is time to step out of the sidelines, take card making to the next level and have a crack at a challenge myself.

IMG_5685.JPGAlthough a pretty basic card I love this little caterpillar and have chosen to enter in:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Patterned Papers
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
Supply list:

 

Until next time,

Holly