Sunday, February 21, 2010


I have been experiencing serious "stamper's block" all day. I'm not even sure if that sentence is grammatically correct, but you get what I mean, right? I tried combining challenges, doing them individually....nothing seemed to be working. I keep using the excuse that I don't have all the right tools, but seriously, technology (or lack of) shouldn't get in the way of creativity. I'm still trying to find my style, and I know what I'm trying to develop. I'm just not sure how to get there. 

I've been stamping since October 2009, and the problem is that I'm in a rush to reach a level that a lot of stampers have got to after several years of being in the field. Of course, there are those whose cards are just amazing right from the get go. And then there's me, who's kind of floating around. Oh my gosh, I sound depressed!!! But I'm really not:) I'm just venting a little. 

Having gone back and forth with all the different challenges, I decided to try the ABC Challenge : O is for One Paper. I kept telling myself, "Keep it simple", and then felt inspired to use my sewing machine. I realised after the card was done, that it could be entered for 3 more challenges!! Sophisti-cat Challenge #22 and Crafty Creations Challenge #55 both required stitching. And Creative Belli Blog Challenge #85 asked for butterflies or dragonflies. Well, I decided to give them one butterfly. Hope that counts!!!

I took a close-up of the card so you can see my perfect stitching skills (Ahem!!!). And the other pic shows the front and back of the paper I used. The colours are completely different but it really is just one paper that I used!

Well, I think I'm beginning to feel a little motivated now!! Hoping to attack more challenges this evening, depending on how long it takes to clean my kitchen. I'm off...Namaste!!


  1. Lovely card gorgeous colour and the butterfly image is fab. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  2. All of your beautiful stitching is just amazing. Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge.

  3. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  4. Fab Stitching on this card, great work, thank you for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

  5. I can totally understand about the "stamper's block" :) I experience it all the time, in fact I try to avoid stamping as much as possible (I use it mostly only for sentiments). But yours came out beautiful.........and the stitching is geat (u can actually stitch around such a small circle, that's amazing!!)

  6. For someone who has been crafting for such a short time your doing a brilliant job! I love the style of your card it is very simple and done with class!! well done and don't put yourself down! hugs Samantha :0)
    Thanks for joining ABC Challenge...

    and PS if you want some inspiration for your Christmas cards stop by the ABC Christmas challenge :0) link on my bog :0)

  7. What a beautiful CAS card!!! Love your stitching and your butterfly is perfect!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!!

  8. SHEER ELEGANCE!!!!! Only gazes no words.... Real Amazing creation..... I am fan of your REAL TALENT!!!! To have made the best out of A thing.... Very Impressive..... KUDOS!!!!