Wednesday, 16 October 2013

First Double Challenge Entry

Good afternoon, I hope you are having a great day!
Today's card is a bit of a milestone for me - the first card entered in TWO challenges!! Now I know some people do this all the time.....but I am new to the world of challenges and it came about by accident really - but a happy accident!
Since Friday I had been struggling with coming up with an idea for the Photo challenge over at Just Add Ink this week  - such a gorgeous wreath but I wasn't sure what I could do as I don't own a wreath stamp yet...

Until I saw the Colour Challenge this week at The Paper Players!!

Then I KNEW what stamp set I could use - another new favourite, (aren't they all favourites when they are new? :-) )Wonderful Blessing!! Whilst not quite a wreath, this stamp is a circle :-)

This beautiful stamp is inked in Midnight Muse and then some Dazzling Diamonds glitter is added with a Glue Pen to the angels and stars hanging from the stable and then cut out with the Circle Framelits. Of course further Bling was required :-) so added a Basic Rhinestone to the star. I just  love how this stamp comes with an image and a greeting all in one making it a quick and easy choice for Christmas multiples!!

Card stock: Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper :Winter Frost Specialty
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Rhinestones, Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Glue dots, Dimensionals

On a slightly different note...some of you may know that I enjoy a wee spot of gardening - especially growing veggies. Though  I am a complete novice and am learning more by trial and lots of errors - any success is usually unexpected and greatly celebrated :-) This year I put in my first ever crop of carrots and parsnips and this week it was time to harvest as I wanted to make room in my small patch for summer vegetables. I was quite surprised at the result but i did learn something : the value of "thinning" out the plants as seedlings. Something I more than obviously didn't get around to doing as they look like something out of an Alien movie!!!

However, all cleaned up they did roast well even if some needed a little "beheading" first :-). 

At least the silver beet  that also was harvested came out looking as it should ( first time for planting that too!! ) and tasted fabulous when paired with the roast chicken....YUM!! A happy day of firsts!
Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Fabulous Christmas card. You're right that the image is perfect on it's own. Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.

  2. Thank you so much Tina :-)

  3. That is such a lovely stamp to use as a focal image on a card. Beautiful card, Jan! Thank you for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Thank you Christine! Yes, I think this stamp will get pulled out every year :-)

  5. Lovely to see this stamp in action Jan, you've done a lovely job! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  6. I think the circle stamp is a perfect take on the inspiration photo. I love the colours too, they remind me of wedgewood china patterns.

  7. Thank you so much Rhonda, you're right about the Wedgewood now I think about it :-)

  8. What a beautiful card, Jan! I love the touch of sparkle! Your veggie pictures are a hoot! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you Ann! Yes indeed, the veggies are one of a kind!!