Saturday 5 March 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #129 - Desired Things

Hey there everyone!  I hope you've all had a good week and you're looking forward to a lovely weekend.  We are meeting with friends in Windsor. We might even pop in to see Auntie Elizabeth (the Queen) for afternoon tea at the Castle lol

It's time for our Etsy Inspired Challenge. I wanted to make a little CAS card this week so that I could try out my new WPlus9 'Ever After' stamps.  Ooh, I do love these stamps!  They are really nice to use and stamp perfectly every time.  The only extra I added was Papertrey Ink's Dotty Biscotti Paper, a Martha Stewart punch and a Prima Pearl for the centre of the flower.  Simples!

This week our shop is Desired Things;

'Desiredthings is full of quirky jewellery and abstract art, made using a variety of different techniques. Each piece is unique. I like to use beads, polymer clay, resin, paper, fabric, paints and wire... the list is endless. You may see faces included in some shape or form in many of the pieces, I like face'

There is lots of inspiration in this little shop and I wasn't sure what I wanted to make at first but I was inspired by these images.  The first one made me think of dots/circles..

This next one made me want to make something in purple which isn't a colour I use that often but I do really like it.

Other things I love are..

Especialy that last mixed media one, what FAB colours together!

There is a £10 prize (around $16) prize up for grabs this week from Desired Things, so make sure you join in for your chance to win.

Our second prize is sponsored by Sparkle Creations. They have a Birthday Josh rubber stamp up for grabs, see here.

Don't forget to pop on over to check out what the rest of the DT made and then check our main blog for any bits of information that I may have missed!  Libby Hickson is our guest designer this month, she is on the Play Date Cafe DT with me and I can assure you that you will love her work, it's an inspiration!!!

Ashley N. Newell
Angi Barrs
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Virginia Lu

Deadline for entries is Friday 11th March at noon PST. If posting to an online gallery please use EIC#129.

Ciao for now!  Back soon with my very first project for the CMC Challenge, yikes!


  1. Very cute card Ruby....I really like the bottom trim you used!

  2. I love your CAS card, Ruby!! So very pretty! And thanks for the sweet words! xoxoxo Have a nice time with Auntie Elizabeth! :-D

  3. This is fabulous! I love the pretty flower!

  4. Say hello to the Queen for me. :)
    Love your pretty flower and scallop trim. :)

  5. LOVELY LOVELY card!! The flower image is BEAUTIFUL!!! OOooh tea at Windsor!!! OH MY!!! I didn't know that you could do that!! SOOOOO much fun!! Take pictures and post!!!

  6. Third time trying to post... blogger does NOT want to cooperate!

    This is SO pretty! Love the colors and that big flower is AMAZING!

  7. What a lovely floral image and pretty font for the sentiment too! And that lace, scalloped piece is the perfect accent.

  8. Gorgeous flower card, Ruby!! I love the sophisticated color combo! If you do see Auntie Liz (aka the Queen), please tell her that I love her HATS :)

  9. Lovely!! I've not heard of WPlus9 stamps before, but I quite like the one you've used.

  10. OHHHH! I love love love this card--love that beautiful big flower! SOOOOOOOO pretty! You are so amazing! LOOOOOOOVE you! Can't wait to skype! I will be on Tuesday night!!


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