Saturday, 5 February 2011

Lose yourself in a book

I've been teaching today (quilting not cardmaking) and feel pretty tired out, but this is a quick posting I want to do before I sit down with a large glass of wine...    I have new stamps to play with, but I haven't broken my stash diet, they were a prize for winning the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, who were sponsored by Rogue Redhead Designs.  Vicki posted my stamps last Saturday from the US and they arrived here on Thursday, which was a really nice surprise.

As an only child, I have always loved to read and to lose myself in a book, so this stamp (one of the 3) is right up my street and I made a quick card with it.  It's based on the sketch at Truly Scrumptious, I've coloured with Copics and added some cardstock embossed with script as well as some Crafty Individuals DP and a Craftwork Cards sentiment. Thank you to Vicki at Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge and thank you to Sharon at Rogue Redhead Designs!
My card is for the following challenges:
Sew Many Cards - anything goes
Charisma Cards - no embellies
Paperplay - stamp it out


  1. Lovely Anne.Like you I love books and have perfected the habit of 'shutting out the world' when I get my nose into a book! Maybe it's an only child thing?!

  2. Hi Anne, great card and congratulations on winning some stamps. I love reading also, always have. Even if it's midnight or turned when I go to bed I still have to have a read. Then I wonder why I'm tired when I up at 6.30. I don't want to put one down when get into it. Love your card just the right image for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend . Hugs x ChrisB

  3. That's a lovely card Anne, and made with a prize too! We're 5 days into our diet and now we've both got new stash without breaking it. Way to go!

    Enjoy your glass of wine.

    Jo xx

  4. Yep, I'll second the only child bookworm thing. Lovely card Anne - enjoy that glass of wine tonight!

  5. Anne I love your card and I am sure Shar will too. Thanks for sharing. Drop by and take part of the "Be My Valentine" which is now running unto Sunday evening.

    Don't forget to come back!!!

  6. Hi Anne, This is such a lovely card, the image is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Charisma this week. Good Luck.
    xx Vee

  7. Delightful card- love the colors- great image and story.

  8. Hi Anne, Such a delightful card and love the soft muted colours.
    Great image and you didn't have to break your stash diet!

  9. Hi Anne, such an amazing card even without the usual embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. gorgeous! i LOVE how well you've matched the colouring with your paper - it looks like they were MEANT to go together! thanks for sharing this lovely creation with us at Charisma this week! :D

  11. Always love a good book. Great card. thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.

  12. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it.


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