I received a very exciting email this week that sent me over the moon- the lovely and very talented Frances from the Crazy 4 Challenges blog asked if I would like to join their team....OKAY! I have used their challenges many times to kickstart my mojo and the ladies on the team are ones I have long admired so that fact that I am now 'hob knobbing' with this bunch of 'crazies' is amazing news! Yippeeeeeeee!!!!!
When Frances asked when I would like to jump in of course I said 'Right Away Thank you Very Much' I mean- you would have too right! I had no idea that in a few hours the horrid flu would come knocking on my door and wipe me out this week- taking ten lbs with it so I can't totally complain. Even though I probably could have gotten a pass if I had asked due to being sick- NO WAY. This girl badly needed some crafting time plus the challenge is so fun!
The Lovely Lynda is the challenge hostess for this month and she is asking us to 'Make A Scene'. Something I am very very good at. Could probably teach lessons actually. Now I have never made a scene on a card before but in real life- it is a skill ;).
My stamping bff Sarah had me try her Magnolia stamps a few months ago and I was not really into them but I stamped the shop window and Tilda with her shopping bags (under duress I might add). I coloured her hair....and was hooked. I have since purchased an alarming amount of Magnolia stamps just based on colouring her hair all the while shaking my fist in the air and yelling 'Drat you Sarah!'. Since I can apparently take full blame for her copic marker obsession I guess it fair.
I coloured in these images to match my paper and then kept the rest of the card simple so the focus was on the 'scene'. That was of course decided after I filled my desk with a mountain of various flowers and doodads to only sweep them off in a huff. I found this sweet Stamping Bella sentiment I had bought years before and using a spellbinder shape made price tag of sorts. I also added Tim Holtz rock candy stickles to the brick and her shopping bags. Honestly I had no idea what it does at the time that I added it but I can say I do like the effect when it was all dry. I also figured if Tim made it- it is probably good hee hee!
So please take a moment after muddling through my long winded post today to hop on over to the Crazy for Challenges blog and see the full deets and the AMAZING samples they have made. Seriously amazing- like I need to pull up my socks to hang with these ladies kind of amazing. Gulp. hee hee!
Alright- you deserve a nice hot cuppa after reading all that babble and extraneous use of "" symbols..Have an amazing day!