Saturday, 31 March 2012

Kneeling Willow

Good afternoon ladies.

It's amazing how a little sun and warmth suddenly brings out all the nasty bugs which make our lives a misery. I have been feeling under the weather for a few days - nothing specific but yesterday I was poorly. I have really not been feeling like crafting and even forgot my DT post for Dilly Beans yesterday :(. I feel bad about that as I hate letting people down. Will have to make it up to Megan next week - somehow.

So, I have been thinking lately about my crafting, stamps and the fact that I seem to collect a lot of both rubber and digis but most of them hardly ever gets used. Feel really bad about that as there was a reason why a specific stamp was bought in the first place. So I have now started to catalogue all my stamps (both rubber and digi - and no I didn't realise what I let myself in for lol) and I am finding a better storage system for my rubber (putting them in random boxes on my shelves is not the best way to "spotting" a neglected stamp). I am hoping this will make me use my older stamps more - especially while cataloguing them. You know the moment ... "Oh yes - I remember buying this stamp :)". So you will be seeing a revival of old and neglected stamps - and yes, I know I have said that before but this time I mean business (WILLPOWER .... WILLPOWER .... exhausted)

So, my card for today ....



..... features an old stamp from Whiff of Joy. Given her som fresh spring colours and she's as good as new again :).

MATERIALS USED

Kneeling Willow @ Whiff of Joy
White and Kraft CS
Echo Parks designer paper
Twine from Sew Sweet
Button from Sew Sweet
Prima gems

CHALLENGES

Whiff of Joy challenge - Spring is in the air
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp it
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Shades of Spring

Thank you so much for visiting and hope you have a lovely day. Hugs, Mette

7 comments:

Amy said...

I hope you begin to feel better soon Mette!
Love the sunshiney card today, can you believe it was trying to snow here this morning! She is so cute and I love how you've colored her, so pretty!
I'm happy with my rubber stamp storage but I need to come up with something better for my digis...they really get neglected! I'll be waiting to see what you come up with! :)

Danni said...

I think all of us stampers run into the same problem from time to time. I tend to go in spells..digi's for a while and then all rubber for a while.
Very sweet card! Feel better!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a sweet image and love the colour combo and design. Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
Diane xx

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Stamp it challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop! Gemma :)

Rica said...

A beautiful card, I love the design, fabulous colours and your WOJ image is adorable.

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challange
hugs
Heather xx

Karina said...

Such a sweet card, Mette. Love the colour choice you used, and you coloured the image so lovely. The twine and button are a great addition. Thank you so much for joining us at Whiff of Joy challenges. Hope to see you again next time.
Hugs, Karina

Colleen B. said...

What a fabulous idea to catalogue and use your older stamps! She is lovely and looks gorgeous on your card. Thank you for joining us at WOJ Challenges :)