Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Welcome Home!

Hi everyone,

I know I'm pretty much a once-a-week blogger but I saw this gorgeous digi-stamp from '' and just HAD to make something with it!
And this stamp is FREE for the month of December!

Let me just tell you little bit about DigiSparkle before I continue - they are a lovely digi-stamp company that sell SETS of digi-stamps for just £0.99 (around $1.49).
There are some really cute stamps, and they have a wonderful points-reward scheme, where you can redeem the points you earn on your purchases, on even more stamps!
And the stamps are great value - as I said, you receive a whole set for £0.99.
Each month there are new releases, and there is also a free stamp every month. And I received a voucher a couple of months ago as a 'thank you' for being a valued customer, which I spent on some more pretty stamps!!! ;-D

One last thing - you get a lovely personalised service, and Heather, who owns the site and whose illustrations make up the stamps, is very nice too!

So go check out the site (check out their blinkie on the right-hand-side of my page).

Okay, so... back to my card. Here it is:

And may I just say how LOOOOOOOOOONG it took me to make this card! Looks clean and simple, right? Well a LOT of thought and effort goes into that look!!!
I was sat there staring at the image and a blank white card-blank for about half an hour.
Yup. Half and hour.

Oh well, got there in the end! And I just LOVE the lace stamp from Hero Arts.

After colouring the image in my Crayolas (and blending some of the colours using a white watercolour pencil, which has a softer lead - that front door is supposed to be a muted grey-colour, you know, like from the Georgian period?), I stamped the sentiment and distressed the bottom part with Antique Linen distress ink.
I tried a spritzing-technique on the bottom of the image, but it didn't quite work as the cardstock I'm using is a linen-texture, and it absorbed the water rather than resisting it. But it looks okay, anyway.

Stamped the Lace stamp in Antique Linen again, and then distressed the outer edges in the same colour - I love the way it reinforces the colour of the stamped image.

I thought this card would be especially great for someone coming out of hospital, but it'd also work as a moving-card.

Well, enjoy!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. DigiSparkle - DigiSparkle projects
2. ACLP - Anything Goes
3. Mark's Finest Papers - Bows
4. EBTKS - Textures


  1. How pretty Tasha! I can see all of your hard work. The bricks must of taken forever to color. It was worth it, the card is great. I like the colors too.

  2. Hi Tasha! I ditto Stacey and I want to say tha I also love that string wrapped around the middle layer. So nice to have a bit of texture!

  3. Very pretty. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

  4. Isn't it frustrating when the finished look SHOULD HAVE taken less time~ been there~ End result is fabulous Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  5. So warm and welcoming, I love this.
    Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  6. Love the card, so welcoming. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for sharing your creation with us at the DigiSparkle Challenge. Your freebie is winging it's way to you as I speak. Heather :)

  7. Love this sweet little card! Thanks for playing with us EBTKS girls! :D

  8. Lovely card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place this week!!
    Sheri-ACLP DT

  9. It may have been a lot of work but it surely is a lovely card. I adore those little topiary trees. Too cute. Thanks for sharing this with us at A Crafty Little Place.

    Gwen DTC@ACLP

  10. Cute card! Thanks for joining us in the EBTKS challenge! :)


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