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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Whimsy/cute card thursday New Beginnings!

We are finally here, almost settled in, moving into our house this weekend! Kids are in school and settling in well thankfully! This is the first card I have managed to make since the end of May! I am a bit rusty and have very limited supplies so bear with me a little longer! Most of my crafty supplies are on a slow boat at the moment! I won't see them again for at least another month! I have a small box of supplies being delivered tomorrow which came over as air freight but it really is small and only has some essentials in it!
This card is a Whimsy DT card and also for Cute Card Thursday, the theme is
New Beginnings.....how appropriate!
This card is the prototype for my Change of Address cards but this one I made for a friend who is also moving this weekend!
I managed to make this card thanks to some Whimsy stamps that Denise held back for me and sent once we arrived here. The other materials I have bought in the last week or so from Michael's, Jo-ann's or Wal-mart! Love having these stores locally! I am so spoilt here, great craft supplies, fabulous weather and Starbucks just around the corner! What more could a girl want?
Supplies:
DP : Martha Stewart Collection from Wal-mart
Colouring : Limited Copics, few watercolour pencils and a smudge of eyeshadow (well, any port in a storm eh?)
Embellishments : Bias binding, button on sale, pack of buttons and Martha Stewart leaf punch (all Wal-mart) Twine from Michael's,
Treble Clef paperclip from Staples.

29 comments:

Vicky said...

Amazing card Deb. Can't beleive you've made it with limited supplies. What will your cards be like when all your stash arrives! LOl! Glad to hear you've settled into your new home, and I have to say I am a little jealous of you having all those wonderful craft stores right on your doorstep {probably at a fraction of the cost of over here as well!}
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

How nice to have you back!! You will need to show us piccies of your new home. Would love to see where you have settled.

Your card is great and made even more wonderful with the fact you have so little to hand. We are soon goingt o be very envious of all the wonderful craft stores you have to hand!!
Welcome back! Hugs Judy xx

Crafting Andy said...

Hey - welcome back. Hope that is you settled in now. And that the big boat arrives real soon. I know how you feel. That's one thing I miss being back in the UK. Michaels and Wal-mart. We had several real close to us in Canada. But hey - I guess we just have to make do eh. Well, that and stock up when we go back on holidays - yeah. Anyway, great to see you are crafting again - albeit limited.
Hugz Andrea.xx

Frazzled Crafts said...

Well hello Deb, so you've moved. Love the card and boy do they have great stamps there especially with Walmart nearby! Good to see you are crafting again and hope to follow you once again! Liz x

Frances said...

Hi Deb,

glad to see you are all settling and all those superstores so close sound like heaven!! Your card is fab and wouldn't be able to tell you had limited supplies! Hope you get your stuff soon. Fran x

craftyb said...

Hello you!! How wonderful to hear from you!! you wouldn't believe it but I've been thinking about you these past few days! I love your card...and just goes to show what you can do when you have to!

I know you'll hear it a million more times, but lucky girl! I'd LOVE to move to the states. Their craft stores are just the best...enjoy it all!

Great the kids are settling in...hopefully the "biggies" are loving it just as much! bx

nessy said...

how lovely to have you back and crafting!! welcome back!!
gorgeous card ~love the colour combo ~perfect with that image!!
hope your crafting bits arrive very soon ~ and you get chance to get organised!!oh and back crafting regularly
vanessa xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Welcome back Deb and welcome to your new home! I'm thrilled that you are crafting again, I've so missed your gorgeous creations. And even with limited supplies you've managed to create a stunning card! I love the earth tones and the way you've used these stamps. Beautiful coloring, as always and the details are just perfect! Hope all your crafty things arrive soon, I know you must miss them! :) HUGS

Glitter Monkey said...

Ooooh I am soooooooo jealous of all your crafty shopping stores right on your doorstep. So glad you are loving it and very jealous again of your weather - Scotland has been PANTS for weeks. Great card - really creative use of your limited supplies. If you don't get yours for another month are we taking bets on how much new stash you will have bought by then??!! Lol Lynn ♥

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Yeah!!! Welcome back hun!!! :) So glad to see you here again crafting!! I think this is just adorable Deb!! Love your use of the accessories stamps and the brilliant colors!! Hope you are getting settled in your home and enjoying yourself and ready to get back into stamping!! :) HUGS

Karen said...

Hi Deb, I was just wondering about you the other day. Glad to hear that you have arrived there safely and that you are getting settled and that the kids are happy. I have missed seeing your beautiful cards.
Take care.
Karen x

CraftyC said...

Wow Deb, whats it like being on the other side of the world? Bet its not raining LOL. This is beautful, you haven't lost your touch and let us know of any good craft shops out there. Good luck in your new home!!
Clairex

Sparkle said...

What a darling card! I'm glad you're settling in well.

Kim Piggott said...

So glad that you are now settled in and everything went well Deb! It is so great that the children are enjoying their new school too!
Your card is just wonderful!
Such beautiful colours and fantastic design and detail!
hugs
kim x

Sharon said...

Amazing card Deb. Your colouring on the images is brilliant. The papers are wonderful and I love the use of the leaf punch.
Sharon xx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Deb, I still cant believe you are in USA you are soooo blessed with all those fab craft stores :) loving your card, great to hear from you hugzz xx

craftimamma said...

Lovely to see you posting again but even better to hear that you are all settling into your new lives, especially the children.

The card you have made is fabulous. Can't wait to see what you do when you have had a few more shopping sprees and your stash arrives.

Lesley Xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Glad to hear that you have arrived and settled!

Hugs, Kelly

BananaStamper said...

Hi Deb, glad to hear you arrived safely! Your card is fabulous, I laughed when I read that you used eyeshadow! Hey whatever works eh?

Cheers,
Shanna

Michele said...

YAY welcome back hun, we missed you :0) and glad to hear that you're settling in ok. Gorgeous card, love what you've done with the image. Hugs Michele x

Anne said...

Hi Deb, great to see you back and hear that you are all settling in well! Very jealous of all the craft and other shops, and of your lovely weather - it's been absolutely awful here over the last few weeks!
Hope your move into your house goes well, hope your craft supplies arrive very soon and hope you're just going to continue to settle in well :) Take care,
Anne

PS: Your card is lovely, I'm amazed at what you've done with limited supplies!

debby4000 said...

Welcome back to the world of blogging, we've missed you.
What a stunning card and fabulous details.
luv
Debby

Andrea, said...

Good to see you back Deb and I'm glad to hear you are all settles. Your card is fab, I love the images

Annie said...

fabulous card Deb and good to know you are settling in .. .. and shopping!
hugs, annie x

Mina said...

great to see you amazing work again Deb, I hope you are all settled in now...cant wait to see what you do when your stash arrives
Mina xxx

Georgia said...

Hi Deb,
I've just stumbled across your blog and I love your cards! Also, while I'm here, I just wanted to let you know about a new challenge starting soon. It's called Crafty Calendar Challenge and there is a Design Team Call going on there at the moment, if you're interested. :)
Georgia x

raindropecho said...

You sure are coming back from your blogging break with a bang! This is fantastic :D

Rachel said...

WOW!! how gorgeous! you did a beautiful job.
hugs,
Rachel

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous, love the colour combo and design as well as all the little details.
Hugs
Desire