I trust this finds you all well and happily crafting the evening away :)
I don't think it is any secret that I like patterned paper. In fact I have amassed a huge collection over the last few years - to the point of being ridiculous! Which is why I was delighted to see that Hazel - of Crafty Hazelnut fame - has started a new monthly challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - just the thing to
So here's my first entry.
Next, I stamped the Remember to Explore sentiment (using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad) from the Life's An Adventure set from Get Stamping in the bottom right corner.
To make the topper, a scrap of white card has been stamped with Docrafts Papermania Urban Stamps Chronology - Looking Glasses - with the same ink pad as used for the sentiment. This was then matted on to a layer of buff cardstock (Papermilldirect), and then some brown string (Docrafts Papermania again) was wrapped around it several times and knotted before being attached to the card front with glue gel.
Gold card candi completes the front embellishments.
So that's two sheets down ... just a few hundred to go then! I suspect I'm going to be working my way through all my lovely stash for some time to come. Happily, Hazel's challenge will encourage me to keep it up and who knows, I might be able to start treating myself to new papers in 2015 :)
If, like me, you have an abundance of patterned paper do consider participating in Hazel's challenge too.
I'm also submitting the card to Pixies Crafty Workshop - Week 114 - that's two days on the run - the white card used for the topper came out of the snippet box.
Off to watch the next exciting episode of DCI Banks - I love a good police drama, and Stephen Tompkinson has long been one of my favourite actors.
Hope you are having a great evening too, whatever you're doing.