I was having a look at one of my DT sister's blogs yesterday, she also designs for Delicious Doodles (Teri's work) and saw the challenge was Green and Brown, colours I love to work in along with blues and purples (notice no pink or orange mentioned there lol). Teri's stamps, like Stitch of StitchyBear's are just awesome and I just can't help collecting them. If you have not seen her stamps it is worth popping over to her shop to have a look - Delicious Doodles. I had a browse through my collection and found one which I thought would be perfect called The Ivy Queen.
A bit of research on the good old net turned up the symbolism of ivy in the Celtic world - strength of friendship through different paths and directions related to the intertwining, twisting and turning of ivy as it grows. Also, the ivy's ability to grow even in hostile situations which relates to a friendship standing strong during the good times as well as the bad. Perfect, this worked so well with the image and made for a lovely friendship card. Hope you like what I put together, must say, I think is is one of my favourites.
- Green Hammered card from Craft Creations
- Backing paper - ancient, from my earliest days of card making when I started off using wrapping paper as my backing paper <g>
- Digi - Delicious Doodles The Ivy Queen
- Spellbinders die - Adorning Squares-7
- Ivy and ribbon from my stash. I had forgotten about this ivy and designed my own but remembered about it in bed. Such a frustrating day at work this morning, all I wanted to do was go home and see if the ivy trails really did exist or were a figment of my imagination <g>. As you can see, they did exist!!!
- Green Stickles on the flowers of the digi.
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- QKR Stampede - Challenge #35- Punches and/ or Dies
- Stampin for the Weekend - Friendship
- Paper-Crafting Journey - Use a Sentiment!
- Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a digital image
- Whoopsi Daisy - Not A Square
- Fairies Challenges - # 5 - For a Lady...