Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I missed you!

Whew, I'm back! Let me advise you, if you have the
choice of getting one of the colds going around right
now, and NOT getting a cold . . . well, you probably
know which one to pick. It's good to be back, and with
a brand new year of creative possibilities.

Speaking of creative possibilities, you might want to
peruse the latest challenges at Gingersnap Creations.
I had entirely too much fun making this piece for the
Chestnut Theme--Use a Line or Set of Stamps challenge:

If you click on the photo, it will enlarge.

The background is pieced of various scraps
of ephemera, and the sweet stamps are all from
Jo Capper-Sandon's line at Stampotique.

Stampotique is generously sponsoring the challenges
this round at Gingersnap Creations. They are also hosting
their Stampotique Designer's Challenge, which is
a Wish for the New Year.

Just look on the back of that little "wish" tag,
and you'll find one of mine . . .


More fun challenges:
Digistamps4Joy--Something old, something new
(ephemera old, stamps brand new!)
My Mum's Craft Shop--something new (stamps!)
Penny's Paper-Crafty--birds!
Simon Says Stamp--something new (the stamps!)
Anything Goes Challenge Blog--blue plus one other colour

And you can always share your makes and find other
great ideas at Dear Creatives.


Lynne Moncrieff said...

There is a real sweetness to this card and also as real sense of hope.

Pendra said...

Glad you are feeling better and love your Wish Tag... wish I could turn the little tag around!
Crafty Hugs & Happy New Year,

salamanda said...

Beautiful piece and I love the layered effects

Netty said...

Beautifully collaged piece Trisha, x

papertrails leaver said...

what an absolutely adorable card! Love your little birdy! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our bird challenge. :-) Amy

Daphne said...

Such a sweet card!

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous! I love your background, and I was soooo tempted to get exactly those stamps, too! Beautiful combination all around. :)

Jingle said...

I love this! Gorgeous!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love your background, Trisha! Glad you are better, I sympathize,

Lucy x

Debbie said...

Beautiful stamps, especially the little birdie! Fabulous background too! Feel normal soon!


Tipper said...

Love the piece-I see the cold didn't dampen your creative spirit : )

I hope you're all better now!

Shar B said...

Love those bluebirds perched on the moon! Such a great design!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous collage background to set off those great images.
Glad you are back and feeling better Trisha. take care of yourself.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sharon said...

Love your collage piece!! The background looks great!

Willy said...

Lovely and beautiful creation!

Willy said...

And.... thanks for joining SDC # 45.

Ali Manning said...

This is lovely, Trisha - glad you feel better! Ali

Anonymous said...

Love it! The beautiful papers and the moon and bird standing out by their colour. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge!

Beverly G said...

The more I see Stampotique stamps used the more I'm probably going to have to place an order--really like your card.

Marjie Kemper said...

Great piece... love the bright yellow text moon and your tag.... glad you are back in the land of the living!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colors!

Theresa said...

Happy New Year Trisha! This is super cute I love it. Thanks for linking up this week. I look forward to seeing your artwork all year long!

Jo Nevill said...

Great card, I love your design.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful piece, love the little bird sitting on the moon.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card turned out really cute. Thanks so much for entering our Bird Challenge at Penny's. I wish you luck, and hope you will join us again soon. This really is a sweet creation!
Karen - Design Team Member

Kaz said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Joanie said...

Fab collage card.Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.

Carol Q said...

great collaged background, lovely card.

Trudie said...

Loving your style. Thanks for joining us at MMCS.

Chris (catt871) said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE papers and all the details! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining us at our Digistamps 4 Joy Something old, Something new - Anything Goes" challenge.
Jen Leeflang
DS4J DT Lead

Gez Butterworth said...

Gorgeous ♥

Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.