Saturday, November 29, 2008

Midnight Madness #5

Paula is running another Midnight Madness challenge this week and it's an inspiration challenge.I had lots of ideas for this one, but just couldn't seem to make them come together! So after lots of fussing, stamping and discarding of bits that didn't work, this is what I came up with:
I've used one of the new sets that's in the Summer mini starting Monday, called (appropriately enough) *Embrace Life*, as well as some of the Flower Fusion felt flowers & Rose Red double stitched ribbon, both in the new mini too.

The colours are Rose Red & Taken with Teal, the branch is stamped in Chocolate Chip and the white brads came from Anna's Craft cupboard...but I don't know the manufacturer as I threw the packaging away...ooops! I've also used the large oval and designer label punches.

Thanks for the responses to yesterday's post about why we craft. It was all very thought provoking :) I've been thinking about it a bit and for me it's really pretty simple....all day long I have to think logically and intellectually and it's a nice change to use the other side of my brain and be creative. I think for many of us the creative outlet is the most important thing. We all have to be so practical in our day to day lives that it's nice to be able to *play* with arty a way it's a bit like letting our inner child out. Also, from a lot of the posts I've read over the past few days talking about things that people are thankful for, one of the things that jumped out at me is that it gives us time for ourselves....quiet time to indulge in a passion, to escape from our daily responsibilities, and time to recharge through an almost meditative experience. But I shall continue to think about it....I definitely think there's more to it and it deserves some attention.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend,


Kristy said...

This looks great Kristie! I have not even started my card, and fear it may be too late!! Bugger, will try and squeeze it in.

Lydia said...

I shrieked a little when I saw this, I'm not gonna lie!! I love this card!!

June Houck said...

WOW! Very nice take on the challenge! Fantastic, Miss Kristie :)

Shirley said...

Your card is wonderful~ It was worth your fussing too! I love 6those flowers and the way you did your words and ribbon!


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