15 Nov 2008


It's time for the Inspiration Challenge and since it is the 15th of the month it is also the Little Paper Shop Challenge!

This Little Paper Shop challenge was issued by Elyssa and we had to

- use (2) Little Paper Shop stamp sets,
- use an image that we could colour and
- add some glitter!! LUV glitter!!

For the Inspiration Challenge I chose this scarf and was inspired by the leaves and the theme which is why I also chose to use the Beauty of Nature stamp set!!

First of all - so sorry this is late - our hydro went out about 10:30 am - it is now 4:53 pm and it just came back on....ugh! Of course, if I had have posted it before the hydro went out then all would have been well!!

And, by now, you have probably already seen all the other Design Team's creations 10 times over by now, but if you haven't, (and why not?!) hop on over and see what they came up with!

The layout for this card was from a card that Alli Miles did ages ago, and I thought it would work for this card . Thanks Alli!

The first stamp set I used was
"Beauty of Nature" and has such pretty birds and sentiments to work with. I actually paper pieced this pretty bird's body with Memory Box Daffodil paper - well, anything that is yellow was paper pieced, BUT I did colour everything else!

The card base is Prism paper with Basic Grey Perhaps as the designer paper background - which I Cuttlebugged with the Leafy Branch embossing folder!

Then I made a frill out of the Daffodil paper and stamped with my second stamp set, Flourished Dove, by using the swirl border only. I inked up the swirls with three different colours of versa ink and stamped it onto the yellow frill-y paper.

The bottom border of paper is from the Memory Box set Sparkle and it is actually a piece I had laying around on my table. (But I hope it doesn't look like it is just a spare piece!) I ran it through the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder and glued it to the Basic Grey paper.

Then I started sponging distress ink on anything that wasn't glued down to make it seem a little vintage-y looking! and layered stuff on top of each other. A few little buttons and ribbon and it was done!

Thanks for coming around........!


  1. So pretty, Bonnie! I love the scrappy look of it!

  2. Bonnie this is so pretty, lovely job on both challenges.

  3. Beautiful! I love the depth and richness of these colors and the pretty shabby chic look. SO pretty!

  4. WOW! love all the layers and the beautiful buttons!!

  5. Get OUT! This is beautiful!

  6. I love all the elements on this card! That birdie is so sweet! Really pretty!

  7. LOve the vintage collagey look! Gorgeous. (and you think you were late. I was 2 days late and didn't even know it. My head is SO foggy lately, sigh....) LOVE this little dude in yellow & brown by the by. He's Ultra sweetness! :O)


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