Sunday, 5 January 2014

Ribbons Buttons and Bows at Stamping Sensations

Hi There! It is the first Sunday of the month and time for a new Challenge at Stamping Sensations. This month our theme is Ribbons, buttons and/ or bows. We are sponsored by the wonderful Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs, and he very kindly gave us some images to use. The gorgeous set of Jessie Wilcox images appealed to me instantly as it seems so rare to see images of children reading these days! It took me back to the days of Janet and John reading books! I added some snippets of paper from some magazines and stamped the main background papers with Vintage flowers (Inkylicious) in Tea Dye DI.
My second card used stamps from Inky Doodles 'Happiness is...' set, stamped in memento inks.This gorgeous set of stamps was a Christmas present from my lovely hubby.  I used the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder and some buttons and ribbon from my stash.
Now onto the prize - Thirty-Five Pounds worth of goodies from the Nicecrane website!!! How marvellous is that? There are so many fabulous images to choose from too. Thanks, Ignacio! Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my lovely teamies. They have done themselves proud once again!
Both of my cards have gone a little way (not that you can tell!) to using up my snippets, so I am off to the snippet playground with them, where there has been a bit of wild weather. Think I will take my bucket and wellies too!
Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

Yes it certainly does bring back Janet and John memories Sal, I spent many an hour listening to those stories.

Both lovely card, have a good Sunday.

B x

Tracy Harris said...

Beautiful cards Sally I especially like the first one - I must try and get round to some crafting !!!!!!

Irene said...

Two beautiful cards Sally, I too can remember reading Janet and John books. I love the embossing on your second card and gorgeous stamps.

Tracy said...

Hi Sally
These are gorgeous, and I love the designs.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness that is some matching of the button with the pattern of the chair's upholstery! I love the way you've created the semblance of the old fashioned striped wallpaper with your background. Your cord tying the button echoes the little girl's hairband beautifully too. I can see you had great fun with the second sample - I can't get over the difference in styles of your two samples.
Paula (PEP)

Paula (PEP) said...

PS - my neighbour had Janet & John so I did see them but we had some Rainbow reading books at my school.
Good Memories.

Jean Straw said...

Two lovely cards here, my favourite is the first one, I love the vintage image and the way you have stamped the flowers in the background. Beautiful button too.
Jean x

Lynne K said...

So gorgeous, both of them! Love how all your elements tie together so beautifully in the first card, and the bright flowers in the second one. x

Faith A said...

Gosh the first card takes me back, OK maybe not that far back but near enough LOL. Love it.

You second card has a promise of Spring about it, lovely!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those snippets breed like crazy but every little bit helps. I love both cards but the ultra fancy on the top card really tickled me.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's nice to meet you over at the Playground, Sally! Both your cards are so fantastic. I love the way you've framed the two little girls reading their book and your wreath of daisies is so bright and cheerful!! Hugs, Darnell

♥Gemma♥ said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous hunni but love the brightness of the 2nd card!!
hugs and xxx

Di said...

Two beautiful cards Sally - as someone else said how wonderful to match the button to the upholstery so well. Don't those little girls look adorable :) And I love your second card too - great gift from your Hubby!

Hugs, Di xx

Eret said...

Ooh how beautiful they are. Love how the button and one of the matting paper match with a chair on the image. Truly beautiful background to show this adorable image. Love your second card as well. These bright flowers are so pretty!
Happy New Year to you and your family, Sally.
Eret x

Mrs A. said...

A fabulously nostalgic card. A lovely vintage look to the image. So well remember the Janet and John books and Milly Molly Mandy!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Petitt said...

Both are stunning, I love the vintage feel of the first and I love the bright spring colours in the second and a fab use of snippets xx

MaryH said...

Such a sweet & very nostalgic image. You had John & the USA (long ago!) we had Dick & Jane (Sally the little sis & then Spot the dog. Who ran. We'd chant "See Spot run"! as we learned to read) I'm always so pleased to see small children checking out library books when I visit. Reading well & enjoying reading, helps with all other subjects. Ahem. Now to your pretty card(s): I loved the papers you used to enhance this quaint image. Also loved all the bright color on your 2nd card. It just pops with spring feelings, which is very welcome tonight, with the single digit temp we are expecting. The sunny colors made me feel warm. TFS, Happy New Year & Hugs.

scrappymo! said...

Two lovely cards!

Elizabeth said...

Two very lovely cards Sally. The first took me straight back to my 1950s childhood :) Elizabeth xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Both cards are amazing Sally,,,,,,so vibrant colors,,,,,,love thwe way you used my image and all over your stunning flower card my friend,