Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Freebie Stamps and using up old papers!

I heard there was some lovely stamps free with one of the magazines, so I went and bought it as they looked pretty darn cute!! I love the little boy, he looks so adorable and reminds me of a mixture of Sugar Nellie and Magnolia! Not sure why but I am not keen on either of these brands of stamps yet love this one! Strange huh? 



Anyway, I saw this fabulous sketch at  Sketch n Stash and decided to give it a whirl!


I dug out my trusty Basic Grey Archaic papers and had a play around until I was happy, here is the end result! 




What do you think?? of course I did make a tiny mistake and added a sentiment and card candy in each corner, which wasn't on the sketch but hopefully they will let me off for that!! I added glossy accents to the balloon and also to his shoes, cut out stars using my cuttlebug dies, and then cut a smaller star out of the excess paper and added Card candy into the centre of each star! I love it, and the card looks so much nicer in real life! 

I would like to enter it into the following challenges. 

25 comments:

Sue said...

Your card is fabulous,really sweet image and your papers are fabby,go great with this little guy:)

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash

sue
xx

Myzdamena's World said...

What a gorgeous card!

..I have those stamps too... to make it worse I get the mag delivered so i have had the stamps for yonks... eek... Must.. Do... Better lol

xx

theCook said...

Wow this paper is SO beautiful!

Marg said...

Fabulous card Tams! I love the swirly effect of the dotty paper, very creative. x

Lisa Jane said...

I got those stamps too Tams .. but not used them yet lol
Love the papers and those stars ..
with sketches i think its ok to add ..
Lisa ;)

Chocolate Orange said...

Absolutely gorgeous... Off to get the stamps this afternoon. Thanks for the text xxx

Angie said...

Fab card - love the stamp and the papers you have used!

dragonllew said...

Fab card I love the stars you have used

Vixx handmade cards said...

Brilliant card Rusty! Great image, love the papers and fab stars too :o)

Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash and good luck!!

Hugs Vicky xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous!!! Hmm might have to go and ink mine up - lol xx

Sue said...

I got this stamp set too and he is such a cutie (even in the packet!) Love your take on the sketch too, the stars are a brilliant addition :-) Sue xx

Pami said...

Yep I've got those stamps as well! Your card is fabulous. I love your take on the sketch. Pami x

Nannieflash said...

Wow a really fabulous card, love that image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

pinky said...

He is so cute, just love your card Tams. I got the stamps too but haven't had a play yet, you have inspired me:)

Anita said...

Perfect boy card Tams. Love that paper and the stars are just perfect.

Louise said...

Great card Tams and the papers are so apt. Another one here with the stamps, must give them a whirl.

Rainmac said...

Tams, this is such a fabulous card, I love the colours and the gorgeous image (I have him inked and coloured but no card made yet!). Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away for our first challenge of 2011 AND at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenges xxx

Mary J said...

Thx for the heads up - went and bought that mag! Gorgeous stamp and you've done wonders with him!!

Whimsey said...

GREAT card; I so love that paper!!! Image is adorable and colored flabulously!!

Addams said...

Lovely card, those papers look fabulous

flourgirl said...

Fabby card!! They are brilliant freebie stamps. We must have been on the same wave length, same stamp and both used basic grey papers!! xx

paperfun said...

Great Card. Any boy will love it! I love the stars.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is cute! Thanks for playing in the Totally Stampalicious Masculine Monday challenge.

Alison said...

Love that cute image and the lovely colours of your DP, fab card! Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

PepPop said...

Yep loving it. I love the stars - very clever. I really must start buying magazines - and yep you'll be getting the blame of that too :) Jaqui x