Since I started this blog it seems my luck has shifted...the gods are smiling down on me or my stars are aligned...or maybe just good old fashioned luck is finally coming my way.
I have been blessed with winning several lovely blog candy prizes, have had random thingy chose my card in challenges, have received some wonderful RAK's and have had lovely parcels arrive in the mail from bloggy friends...just because!!! I am a firm believer in karma so of course I try to reciprocate and to RAK people as well.
I am going to make more of an effort to put my NBUS (never before used stash) to use. After all, I don't want the givers to think I am the type to have sold the presents off !!! teehee
Lately, I realized that I have been subconsciously avoiding using these "new" supplies and I think it is a bit of self doubt creeping in.. I don't want the sender to be disappointed...sounds weird I know!!! So expect to see posts still featuring VOS (very old stash) and NBUS (never before used stash) and when applicable I will mention which NBUS items were actually winnings!
First up is a card made from a stamp set I won at Marks Finest Papers. They have a lot of challenges...one for every day of the week. Prizes are always stamps and I have been lucky and won a few there. I made 2 cards with this stamp.
The second is similar but I coloured this one with Prisma Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I am showing both versions and if you look carefully you will see that the sentiment is in a slightly different place in the second card. Too bad I didn't think to take a photo of them together.
********These are cards 45 and 46 of my 50 cards/projects that use my stash during my self imposed consumables spending freeze. (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight cardstock are exempt)
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations - two favourite colours (Card 45 - lately I have been loving the simplicity of black and white)
3. Marks Finest Papers Inspirational - Card 46 I was inspired by the water views on the first and the third photo