Saturday, 21 August 2010

Back in Blogland!

I kind of feel like the caption to this post ought to be backed with an AC/DC soundrack given how monumental it feels for me to be back. Studying for specialisation has been a tough slog and my little pea brain has been smoking from the effort! Thank you to all of you who wished me well... will let you know how goes late October/early November!

One of the fabulous things thats happened of late was the Helping Hudson Website. For any of you you haven't heard about it, seriously, take 10 min to head on over and check it out. Such a worthy cause and flooded with talent! (Let's face it, who of us ever needed much prompting to browse a little more about scrapbooking and cardmaking??) hehe

To celebrate getting back to blogging, I thought I'd take part in a challenge on the Helping Hudson website. (Excuse the dull image, it's about 10 pm and the lighting is leaving a lot to be desired)...

Pea brain strikes again! (As it turns out, it's an old challenge that since has closed) so it won't be linked to the website, but another donation can't hurt the cause!

This base card is Chocolate Chip, and the backround is WW that has been run through the big shot with the polka dot embossing folder.

The stamp set you would have seen before on my blog and is from the SU mostly flowers set. I havce used baja breeze and choc chip ink on WW which have been individually punched out with the 1 3/8 square punch and then stuck onto choc chip CS and mounted with dimensionals on the background.

The So Saffron grosgrain ribbon lifts this card and it was a wonderful colour challenge as i would never have thought to contrast those two colours with the pale yellow of SU So Saffron. (and because I'm still crap at bows, and I wanted something more special than a knot, I finally tried out this fancy but idiot-proof bow).

I hope you like it!

Will be back very soon with some more cards (especially in September when the new SU catalogue comes out and I've been saving my pennies for a haul of goodies!)

Till then, take care... :)