Saturday, 2 April 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 1

Okay, I am immensely excited to finally show you the first challenge, and what I created from the this week's sketch! Below is the sketch followed by my creation. To see what the other lovely talented DT members created, and to enter the challenge yourself, check out the simply stampin' challenge site!

Get Well Wishes

Stamp Set: En Francais, Fun and Fast Notes, Greenhouse Garden
Ink: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Extras: Corner Chomper, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, White Gel Pen, Dinensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

For my workshops next week I was asked to show how to use the stamp-a-ma-jig so as I had it out to work on some samples I thought I'd use it for this project too! The 1 3/8" punched hole works perfectly with the medium sized flower in the Greenhouse Garden stamp set. I'm really loving the Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery colour combo at the moment, these two colours are just totally gorgeous! I used the En Francais stamp to add a bit of light texture to the celery background. I finished off the card with a little bit of ribbon, some rhinestones and a bit of white gel pen dot and dash line! 

I hope you enjoyed this first week's entry, leave a comment, and please don't forget to head over to the simply stampin' challenge blog and enter for your chance to win a special prize! 

Take care! 

Amanda xoxo


  1. This is beautiful Amanda. I have yet to mount my Greenhouse Garden stamps (oops!) but I really should as the flowers are gorgeous.I love how you have added doodling with the gel pen to make things pop out.

  2. Love this card Amanda, I haven't used my Greenhouse set for ages, this totally inspires me to get it out and play :-) Great tip on the circle size too,
    Hugs, Sarah-Jane xx

  3. This is the 3rd time I have attempted to write a comment for this card... hopefully it will work now!
    I love this card Amanda, and the mock stitching with the white pen is just that perfect detail to finish it off. The colour combo really works as well. How do you get such lovely photographs? Interesting backgrounds without distracting from the project itself. Bx

  4. Aw, not having much luck? Least you persisted! :)
    Thanks so much, looking at the other DT cards, I don't think mine looks so good...maybe that's just too much of the critic in me!?! I am really loving this colour combo atm though!
    Photographs are simple, I take them outside in the sunshine (natural light really helps the quality of the image) on my decking, lying down flat so my camera and myself are the same level as the card and photograph it using my macro setting! Try not to zoom in too much as this can affect the image, its better to photograph without zoom and them crop (something I learnt at uni!)