Friday, 1 April 2011

Happy Birthday Sir Stampalot!

It's the first of the month again and a bit of a special day for us here at Stampalot Challenge because it's our Birthday.........woohoooooooooo..........we are one year old today.
And what a fabulous year it had been, the support from all of you peeps out in blogland has been phenomenal and of course it's you who have made our challenge such a success. Thank you one and all.
Now as well as our Birthday it's April Fools Day !! So this means not only a brand new challenge, but we've also got something a bit special lined up with a twist or two.

But let me tell you about the April challenge first. The theme has been selected by our very own Lady (Janice) Stampalot who has chosen:

"Ladies and Fashion"
I wonder what you will come up with for this one? I can see so many possibilities and am so looking forward to seeing all your entries. For one lucky winner, this is the prize on offer from Sir Stampalot
Fabulous isn't it?
My DT card for this month is a little soft and floaty lilac number...
The top and skirt are stamps from a clear set by Art Impressions. The set includes  flowers, footwear, a handbag and a rather lovely jacket too. I stamped onto patterned vellum and cut them out, adding ribbon and punched flowers. The punched square was made with a Martha Stewart round the page set, and  I added faux stitching to the edge of the base card with a quicky glue pen and glitter.
My roses were my first attempt at this sort of flower (You've already seen my second!) and I have to say they were very quick and easy. 
Now, onto the fun and games over on the Sir Stampalot challenge blog. There are a whole bunch of very cute little girls over there and you need to try and guess who is who. There is the added clue of a card that is in each DT member's particular style. There are three prizes on offer for the first three correct entries drawn. More details can be found on the challenge blog along with some exquisite cards, so do pop over and have a guess. Can't wait to see what you come up with for your cards this month too!
I'm entering this in the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge where the theme is handmade flowers


Lisa Jane said...

ooh what a pretty card sally.. i love the dress.
The roses are gorgeous too especially in those lilac colours
Lisa x
ps over at Ladybug crafts ink we have a handmade flowers challenge

brenda said...

Love the colour Sally, love that dress and 'need' that punch !

B x

Teri said...

Gorgeous hun! Love the purple colour and those flowers - I have yet to try making these. . .

lisa said...

If these flowers were your first attempt, Sally, they are brilliant. I love the lilac theme and your dress is beautiful. I tried doing this for my friend's birthday but it didn't look half as good as yours.
Hope you have a relaxing weekend.
hugs Lisax

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Sally. Your dress is so much better than mine! I love your flowers too.
Hugs, Clare x

Sandra P said...

Ahhhh I love this! So soft and beautiful :)

Thank you so much for having me on the team this month. Looking forward to all of the beautiful creations!

Sandra P

pinky said...

Thats so pretty and elegant Sally. Love the gorgeous papers and colours.

Francesca said...

Very elegant card Sally


chris said...

Sally this is so very gorgeous, and special just like you.
hope you are ok love Chris xx

Pami said...

Lovely card Sally, my favourite colour! And the flowers look fab! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week, good luck, Pami x

Lynne K said...

Fabulous dress! It looks so pretty against the background. Gorgeous colour too. Thanks for showing me how to make the flowers! xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Sally, love your really pretty card, soft lilac mmmmmmmm, gorgeous:0) Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment:0) xxx

Kerry said...

Such a pretty card Sally...that dress is gorgeous and the flowers really compliment it. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

Jules said...

Hi Sal

A gorgeous card.

Love your colours and the flowers are lush!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Tracy said...

Hi Sally,
I have the same stamp, looks like something Olivia Newton John would wear in grease. Your creation is totally gorgeous and your flowers are fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

A really pretty card Sally. I love the colour and those flowers are great both to make and to use. The patterned vellum is lovely.

Lesley x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Sally, love your elegant card, fabby! Ruby x