20 January 2014

Well, we are Midway!

Hello Everbody - I hope you are all keeping cool or warm (depending on where you currently reside!) as it seems to be a story of extremes out there at the moment.  Keep safe too - with fires and floods and possibly famine!

We are into the third week now on our Challenge #31 - New Beginnings, and have some more inspiration to share with you.  Remember you are making something that does not have stamps in its creation and fits the theme of New Beginnings!

The TWIST for this month (if you accept the challenge) is to tell us why your creation is about a new beginning in your blog story.

Now, for the inspiration:

Firstly from Tracey

She says "I must admit that for the last week or so I've had Valentine's Day on the brain, so decided to go with the theme of "New Love".  I'm sure if we all reminisce, we remember that first Valentine's Day with our "new love"...the thrill and the excitement of finding the perfect gift, planning the perfect evening.  Well, this theme also allowed me to use some new items in my stash...they include the cute little teddy bear cupid who is a print and cut file for my Silhouette Cameo, as well as two new Memory Box dies...the love script and the hanging hearts!  I kept this card pretty simple...but I hope you will enjoy and find some inspiration in it!"

OK - its a New Year's card BUT the new products are Basic Grey 25th and Pine supplies. 

My new goodies are the flowers and bird die
The New Beginning here is the card is made for a friend who is retiring  - she loves her garden and reading. The Secret Garden was  a favorite book of mine from childhood and when I saw the 12 x 12 page from Graphic 45 I had to have it. The image is from that page as is the quote. 

Merry has made a big effort with this card as she decided to use the felt strip up from her stash, but found it was not willing to be unpeeled from it's backing and ended up sticking her fingers together! She eventually had enough left to complete this lovely piece! A wedding card!

Merry says "I made an envelope to go with the card using my new Envelope Punch Board which I purchased the end of last year and is my new favourite crafting item.  I have had the paper in my stash for ages and it was nice to put it to good use." Notice that the words "I Do" are on the envelope - isn't she clever!


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. The Design Team really appreciate it. Have fun with the challenge.