Sunday, 5 July 2009

Traveler's Inspiration Challenge:{one}

One of my favourite bloggers, Tina of Travelingmama has started her own creative challenge...the Traveler's Inspiration Challenge.

First, I want to say a huge thanks to Tina because I think this is a fabulous idea. I love looking through my photos of trips is one of the reasons I've been posting those clips from allposters...I like looking up places that I have been and seeing how other people have captured their beauty/mystery/allure.

The first challenge photo is a stunning combination of colour and design...not to mention the texture of the bling!

I found it very inspiring, and as I first saw it while sitting up in bed on a Sunday morning...I immediately thought of slipping my feet into a pair of those dainty little slippers and frolicking around the house (luckily I don't have any, so the neighbours were spared that spectacle...but you, on the other have the visual firmly planted in your head...don't you? Sorry ;-).

I did eventually leap out of bed, and went hunting through my beads, microbeads, glitters, bling and In Colours...they ALL wanted to play. In the end I limited myself to glitters...but I did use LOTS ;-).

List of Ingredients (all available from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss plain cardstock and Whisper White textured cardstock
Paper: Bella Rose Designer Series paper
Accessories: Bright Delights rub-ons, Sweet sticky cuts, Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter, Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter, SNAIL adhesive and dimensionals.

I must say that I good part of today's renewed Craftin' enthusiasm comes from having attended a fun workshop last night (thanks Kim!)...but more on that later ;-).

Have a wonderful day, wherever you may be in the world!


PS. I have been meaning to say a very big thank you to everyone who left such lovely commments on my last two posts. You are all very sweet!!!

PPS. I have also been meaning to explain the lack of watermark and photoshopping of many of my more recent you may remember, my laptop expired some time ago, and now I am using my husband's. He does not have Photoshop on here, and I do not have easy access to most of my files anyway (like watermarks etc). Its getting old real quick...but what can a girl do? PLEAD for mercy, BEG forgiveness and GROVEL for a replacement powerboard? It won't be happening any time soon I'm afraid :-(.


Randee E said...

What a beautifully sparkly flower!!Love it in everyway :0) Simple yet stunning!

Debbie Pamment said...

What a lovely lot of sparkle - this must be amazing IRL! How much glitter ended up everywhere BUT on the card! If you're anything like me I have a reputation for 'sparkling' - just wish it was more for my personality that the glitter that ends up all over the place - LOL.

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! I'm lovin' all that bling! GREAT job with the challenge!

Jean said...

Sam, this card is amazing - you have done a great job of the challenge! Very pretty!

Reggae said...

I just did some travelling now and I'm going to give a friend a gift. You inspired me :D
Thanks !

Karen R said...

Sam amazing as always - the glittery images really suit the inspirational piece

travelingmama said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you joined us! I love, love, LOVE the glitter! Too cute!! I have always looked forward to seeing your cards and this one is no disappointment! Adorable!

BTW- I love the idea of your frolicking in these slippers! I have a few requests for them so let me know if you really want a pair and I can check on shipping from here. No pressure, of course! Just thought I'd offer since it looks like I'm going to be going to buy a few pairs!
Hugs from Morocco!

Donna Maria said...

Sam, I love bling...I just realised I don't have enough bling in my life!! LOVE your card too...Beautiful work...As usual! And BTW when you are frolicking be it in slippers...or not, make sure you do it to some music it makes it all the more fun!! Xx

SmilynStef said...

Love your gorgeous glittery goodness.

Leonie said...

This is so cute, I love the sparkle, thanks for mentioning the new challenge, I just may head over there myself:)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty! Love all the sparkle from the glitter!!

Winter said...

So pretty! That flower is too cute! Thanks for joining my blog too! :)

~amy~ said...

such a gorgeous glitter'licious card!