Friday, July 3, 2009

Travellers Inspiration Challenge {one}!!

Hello There my Lovely Blogging Buddies!!!! I'm so very sorry it's been VERY quiet around here this week. I've had a terrible week, with my two little poppets both coming down with this NASTY Gastro bug, myself getting sick, and then hubby being sick too. So the only things I've had time to do are look after my darling family and CLEAN, CLEAN and CLEAN a bit more!!!! Finally though I've managed to sit down and make a CARD.... woo hoo!!!!

Tina aka TravelingMama has just started her own challenge over at her blog, which I might say is a FABULOUS blog... I love visiting Tina and having a giggle, a smile or an "UH HUH" moment. Sooo I was very VERY excited when I found out I had another wonderful challenge to play along with.

Tina is going to give us a photograph of a place travelled as our inspiration each week, and then all we have to do is come up with something creative... anything, as long as it is creative.... sounds wonderful huh... well pop on over and visit Tina for ALL of the deets... trust me you wont be disappointed.

Soooo... here is the card I came up with for her VERY FIRST challenge:-

Here is the GORGEOUS photo we had as our inspiration:-

Isn't it GORGEOUS!!!!

So I used the BRIGHT colours as my inspiration on my card. I started with Cool Caribbean (retired) as my base and added a layers of Regal Rose and Kraft.... why Kraft you ask... well the shoes seem to be sitting on the ground, which I thought resembled Kraft.... uh huh!!!! hahaha.
I've used my Circle Circus Set to create my own background and that is stamped in Close to Cocoa. The embelishment I've made by cutting two tabs from my Round Tab punch and joining them together to create a large circle then stamped another image from Circle Circus onto some Whisper White in Regal Rose and joined them together with a Rhinestone Brad. Add a touch of Regal Rose Ribbon and pop it up on some dimensionals and all done. The sentiment is from Sweet Little Sentiments and is stamped in Regal Rose.
This card is actually a CASE of this card I made a few weeks ago. I just LOVE the layout and given my week needed something quick and easy.

Hope you like and don't forget to visit Tina over at TravelingMama!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Circle Circus, Sweet Little Sentiments (hostess)
Card:- Cool Caribbean (retired), Regal Rose, Kraft, Whisper White
Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose

Rhinestone Brads, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain, ROund Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals.


SmilynStef said...

Love that fun circle background ... fantastic card.

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome. love the colors and all of the layers

travelingmama said...

I hope you are all feeling much better! I am absolutely thrilled to have you join us for our first challenge! Yeah!! And of course I LOVE your card! Make sure to send me your mailing address either to my e-mail or through facebook so I can pop these goodies in the mail to you!
Hugs from Morocco!

Winter said...

So cute! I love all the circles! Great card!

Ann said...

Great card! I saw that photo last night--isn't it fabulous?!

Randee E said...

What a fun card!! So pretty too. Kraft is the new black wouldn't you say?? Goes with absolutely everything :0)

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! Your card is fantastic! You're done a great job with Tina's inspiration challenge!

Sam said...

Fabulous card Sarah! I think you've evoked the feeling of the challenge photo beautifully.

Best wishes,

KatieTurtle said...

I love Kraft! and I love this card! The pattern you created is awesome~

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous SJ! Love how you took advantage of adding Kraft - I reckon would have too cause I LOVE that colour! lol

Luv Karen

~amy~ said...

Love your take on the inspiration challenge...I'm a huge fan of Kraft :)

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous card!