Hello, I hope you all had a Happy Monday. I've been busy all day tidying up my crafting area (would love a craft room but it's not on the cards just yet ).
I enjoyed the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop yesterday to celebrate the launch of their new Christmas stamps. The DT's cards were simply stunning and although I stopped and entered all of the blog candy draws I couldn't leave having these stamps to chance, so I went over to the site and ordered quite a number of them, lol. I can't wait for them to arrive. Well, Christmas is coming and this is a present to . . . me!!
The hop is running for a few days longer I think so if you haven't taken part yet get yourself over to the start at Bev Rochester's blog at All the things I love
I'm entering a couple of challenges with my card today. The Crafty Cardmaker's Spotlight Challenge - Oriental and Just Magnolias Challenge Week 75 - Anything Goes.
When I saw the Oriental themed Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, I thought perfect.
I got out the Copics and she came to life and once I had glittered her liberally with Stickles Star Dust . . . I fell in love, lol. She is stunning (all attributable to the image not me, lol!!)
I did write down the markers I used on a piece of paper but somehow during the make they got lost. I must have thrown them in the bin with some of the scraps. Silly thing to do . . . I'll have a go at guesstimating them later and if I think I have a close match I'll come back and post them. The piece of paper will turn up with a little bit of luck !!
The designer background paper is from Dovecraft Oriental Dreams. I layered white cardstock and gold cardstock under the main paper.
I used a contrasting strip of paper backed with gold paper to roll around a bamboo skewer to make a scroll detail in the corner. The money token is from Hong Kong and I've threaded ribbon through the centre and secured it with a piece of bamboo skewer ( my take on oriental decoration, lol).
The rest of the card is decorated with a number of black oriental themed peel offs, Kanban oriental sentiment stickers and gold Promaker pen.
This photo is a little blurred but it was the best I could do tonight. The camera I use is digital but it's a really old one.
My lovely husband has bought me a new camera with a much higher resolution but I can't work out how to use it. Don't dare let him know that I took these photos with the old one, lol.
I will read the instructions when I have time and I'm sure it will be much better than the old camera.
Anyway I'm going to get linking these to the appropriate challenge blogs so I will say goodnight until tomorrow when I have a card to enter into a couple more challenges, lol.
Thanks for reading,