Saturday, 15 January 2011

Sweet Stampin' DT - Add a photo

Good morning to one and all

The week has flown by for me.  Monday was the day I was in hospital to have x-ray guided injections to help the arthritis in my hands, and since Wednesday my hands have been totally pain free - for the first time in more than six months - in fact longer than I can actually remember.   It is such a relief to be able to move my fingers again, and to find that I can do things again that for the last few months have been really difficult.  I don't know how long the effects of this are likely to last, and I am meeting the consultant in approximately two months to discuss the way forward. 

Saturday again, and for me today that is Sweet Stampin'.  The challenge this week has been chosen by Alie, and we would like to see a photograph on your challenge entry.  So, lots of opportunities for the scrappers out there.

So, on to my card.  My photo is from Art Freebies, where you will find lots of lovely photographs, posters, and bits and pieces.  I have printed it out in Greyscale only using the black cartridge, and it has given it a lovely soft finish.  The papers are from Nitwits 'With this Ring'.  I have used lace, a pink silk ribbon bow, flowers, and pearls to embellish the card.  The heart borders and heart cut outs are Martha Stewart, and the sentiment is Lili of the Valley.  The flowers and hearts have been glittered with Stickles.  Why is it that black never looks black in my photos - this time it looks like navy blue!!

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Scrapbook Sisters - Heart's Desire
Wags 'n' Whiskers - With Love
MAWTT - Make your dreams come true
Southern Girls Challenge - Totally Loved
Stamp Insanity - Let it all hang out - elements off the edge
Fheshly Brewed - Black, White and one other colour - mine is pink
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Scrap Creations - Love is in the air
Stamping Scrapping Central - Flowers
Phindy's Place Challenge - Valentine or a loved one
One Stitch at a Time - Love or Valentine
Lexi's Creations - Say it with Love
Stampavie and More - Glitter - it is there but does not show up very much
Stampin'Bs - Use a die cut

This week we have a fabby sponsor, Tiddly Inks, and they are offering the winner $10 to spend in their store, and don't forget if you enter any Sweet Stampin' challenge this month, you are in with a chance to win a prize from Whimsy Stamps.

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.



  1. Hi hunni so glad your treatment worked & that you are no longer in pain, I will keep my fingers crossed it lasts for longggggg time.
    Your creations is stunning hun it really is I love the photo & the flowers are beautiful. Take care hun & enjoy your weekend.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  2. WOW Val this is absolutely beautiful a stunning design, the colours and image, wow, it all looks wonderful.
    Lorraine x

  3. I'm with Vicky I have my fingers crossed its lasts a looooong time lol... I absolutley love this card..I never thought of using a photo like this!! Brilliant xx

  4. So sweet!
    Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

    Saskia :)

  5. So pleased the injections worked Val and I hope the affects last for ages.

    Your card is really beautiful. I'm not normally a pink person at all but this is lovely with the black (even if it does look navy) and the flower arrangement is gorgeous.

    Lesley Xx

  6. Ooh Val, I love this one, it is so pretty. I love how you've added in your photo & am off to check out the site, thanks for the link. Fingers crossed you stay pain free xx

  7. Beautiful vintage card! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT,

    Hugs, Marjo

  8. this is fab...great vintage photo and awesome flowers!!


  9. Wow, what a lovely Anniversary card! Thats such a fab image and your flower arrangement is soooo pretty!

  10. Absolutely Gorgeous Card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Debbie x

  11. Fabulous and what a wonderful keepsake
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  12. Gorgeous card Val, love the design and colours. The spray of flowers is perfect.
    Long may your pain free hands keep going.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  13. This is just so soft and lovely! Wonderful style and so much texture.

    Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

  14. Wonderful project with all those pretty hearts and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  15. Hi Val, Ah this is super, What a wonderful card. Thanks for playing along on MAWTT Hazel xox

  16. So glad it worked Val!!!

    Beautiful card, those hearts are so pretty

    See you Friday:)

  17. PS and thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

  18. What a lovely card this is. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  19. Oh Val, I am so glad you pain has improved so much. Fingers crossed it lasts. As for your project, I love it. xxx

  20. B E A Utiful, Val! What a fabulous creation! Well done! Hugs, Lesley

  21. fabulous card i love the black and white phot it looks fab,your flowers are charming too
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

  22. Gorgeous...the flowers are awesome. Glad your arthritis is better...terrible when you can't use your fingers. This is a splendid anniversary card. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's die cut challenge this week.

  23. such a beautiful the design and photo :0)...thanks for joining us at WNW...Debs x

  24. Fantastic card! Love your take on the "With Love" challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge last week. Our new challenge this week is: Fairy Special Challenge - use a Fairy or Angel. We hope you can play along again!!
    PS you might want to check the winners listed on the new challenge post!!
    Also, just wanted to let you know that we released the fairies today as digis.

  25. What a great use of a vintage photo! I love your flower arrangement! Thanks for joining us at SG!


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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