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.
Although a pretty basic card I love this little caterpillar and have chosen to enter in:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Patterned Papers
- Love Bugs – Purple Onion Designs
- Doodle Branch – Purple Onion Designs
- Belinda’s Borders – Lawn Fawn
- So Much To Say – Lawn Fawn
- Yes, Please paper pad – Amy Tangerine
- Diamond Stickles – Ranger
- Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers
- Foam Tape Squares – Best Creation
- Copic Markers
Until next time,