I was having a break from these challenges recently as I had so much on with the new catalogue launch, but I started again last week, and am at it again today.
The challenges chance each week, last week was a Colour Challenge, this week is a sketch challenge and this is my entry:
The Sketch we were given is this:CHANGE HTML
I have not followed the lines in the strictest sense, using rows of hearts instead, but I think it still follows the brief, particularly as it is meant to be a jumping off point only. I wanted to add something along the inside edge of the card, so die cut some of the small ribbons and stuck them in a row on the right hand side.
This is the first time I have used the Ribbon of Courage Bundle, I seem to have been saving it for a special day. Today is that day, well nearly. 4th July is a celebration for many people, but for me it has a couple of very personal reasons to celebrate. Firstly, today marks 25 years since my husband and I became an ‘item’, it also marks 5 years since I received some news that changed my life.
It was 4th July 2012 that I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I can remember the meeting to this day and the feeling that my world had come to a stop, the fact that it fell on our 20th anniversary seemed to just put the tin lid on the whole event. BUT, I am still here and well. The whole of my ‘journey’ (and I really need a different word for that) has been one of looking on the positive, and there are many:
- My life was put into perspective, and although it is cliched, I did suddenly realise that there is more to life than working all the hours there are.
- We made a decision to move from West London to Oxfordshire, something we had procrastinated about for almost the whole time we have been together.
- I have taken early retirement from a stupidly stressful and serious job in The City to follow my dream of running my own Papercraft Business.
- As a result of joining Stampin’ Up! I have rekindled my creativity, met some fantastic, supportive people and been given some opportunities I would never have thought possible.
- I am happier than I have been for a very long time.
to make this fantastic card too? Hop over to my online store and get
the items you need to do so delivered to your door. During July I am running a Prize Draw to win two of the Hostess Sets, Tranquil Tulips AND Dare To Dream. These are usually only available if your order is over £150, but you can get an entry into the draw to win these for EVERY £25 you spend in my Online Store. Stampin’ Up! are also running their Bonus Days event. For every £45 you spend in my store during July, you will get a code that gives you £4.50 to spend in August! Go on, you know you want to!!!
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total value £65. The Essentials Kit includes 2 x D Blocks, Grid
Paper, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive and a Bone Folder. All in all
making this the PERFECT time to:
base – A5 folded in half to make an A6 base
– 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.5 x 9.75cm)
Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (9 x 10.25cm)