Monday, 2 January 2012

I'm feeling like Bambi in Blogland!

Something old - Something new

Note added 10th January 2012, a few people have been asking me about this stamp, it is a striking image isn't it?
It is a Hampton Art Stamp called Large Face Frame. It's number is 2234. It is quite old, it says 2001 on the stamp. I remember there was a smaller face too! I hope this helps :)

   I've been bouncing about like ' Bambi in Blogland!' - or, having just been out and about and seeing  the grumpy faces on many of the shoppers on Western Road, possibly  'a Tigger in a sea of Eyeore's!'...Why?...
 Well, 2 good people whose blogs I visit daily, won, in Sir Tim of Holtz's amazing 12 Tags of Christmas awards - they are both great bloggers whose generous comments have encouraged my own fledgling blog  -  and I was so happy and proud for them. Do drop by and give Sue and Anita  a wave!                   

   In the midst of all that excitement (happy emails wending their way back and forth across the pond) I checked updated posts from the blogs I follow and comments on my own site and found to my joy and amazement  the winner of a very gorgeous item  - a vintage crafting CD on a beautiful vintage blog was... ME! Huge excited, happy thank you to Julie.  (Oooh, the very word 'vintage' sends a thrill up my spine) this is the loveliest site (and there is a very cool sister site too) so, when you get back from Sue and Anita's, why not drop by?

  I made the  card at the top of this post to give to a neighbour who moved over the New Year. I managed to use up old stash (card, Papermania elements, stamp) and a new, New Years Stamp I got free in a magazine - so I am entering this card into the:- Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something Old ... Something New  Challenge. and the
I then used up more old and new scraps (another free stamp, this one from my beloved Craft Stamper magazine)  some  brads I found in a remainder bin pre Christmas and a Sizzix page die to make this  book. After crafting in all the bright colours over Christmas, it was good to use a starker colour scheme.


Evil Edna said...

striking colours scheme. Happy New Year Bambi.EE

Milliesmarvels said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your lovely comment, I haven't posted for a while on the Fiskars blog but I do love visiting for inspiration, you are so lucky to live by the sea and Hastings is one of the best places I have visited, I love Brighton too! I am dying to go back to Hastings now and look out that shop you mentioned! It will be on my list of places to go! Your card is beautiful, I love the image, it looks fab against the black with the gold accents.

Laney said...

WOW!! such a striking card!! Love it congratulations on your vintage win!!
cant wait to see what you create

Yvonne said...

Your card is gorgeous, Anna! Congrats on your win too :)

Candy C said...

Hello Anna! I enjoyed reading your blog! Congratulations on your win of the vintage crafting CD! Yay! Your cards that you've entered into Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge this week are really lovely. I like the black background and your striking embellishments on top! Nice job! Thanks for joining us at the challenge. <3 Candy

Sue said...

:::blushing::: Thank you sweet friend for your kind words.

The card you created is gorgeous. I'm sure your neighbor loved it.

Love your vintage CD win. Guess we started 2012 with a bang, huh?!

pooky said...

Congrats on your win Anna! Your card is awsome! Good luck on the challenge!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Anna you are such a sweet soul that you find so much happiness in a blogger pals happiness!!
Thank You for the sweet comment on my blog


Amanda said...

Love both but the black is absolutely stunning, i have that stamp you have inspired me to use it thanks Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet and follow you! Come and have a peek at my blog when you have a chance.

Ciao Bella!

Creative Carmelina

Vicki Fraser said...

Congratulations on your challenge win, it's always a wonderful feeling to know that someone appreciates what you do :) thanks for you lovely comments on my blog too :)

Clare said...

Hi Anna, Lovely card! Thanks for posting it on the Fiskarettes blog. I just wanted to let you know I have added you to the Fiskarettes Top bloggers, and you are the first! I would love it if you would display out blinkie on your blog? Love, Clare x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

You crazy girl...can you feel me blushing??? Thank you for the kind words! You have really turned into my cyber buddy...we need to meet in person. The card is fabulous...both of them. I really love the gold regal! Your blog is tip top as well...congrats on your deserve it!!!

Mynn xx said...

What a beautiful card! :) That card is fabulous, too! :) So glad to have found you via Fashionable Stampers! :)

Lisa Minckler said...

I just LOVE your style of crafting!! I am now beginning to try the Tim Holtz products and as soon as they arrive in the mail, I'll do even more. :D So excited!! Will most certainly be visiting your blog for inspiration in this new venue I'm attempting.
Have a WONDERFUL weekend and thank you so much for all your kind and thoughtful visits.
Lisa xx

Maria said...

These are beautiful, I love the stamp on the first card - where is is from, may I ask? Maria x

Sarah said...

Just love that stamped image - love your shading, the colours look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.