Tuesday, 23 November 2010

~ 365 Cards: Day 268 ~

If you have come from Gloria's blogWELCOME! 

This is DAY THREE of the 365 Cards Vintage Love Blog Hop! Here is how it works:

Each DT Member has included one specific item, design element, or technique on her card, and you will have to visit each DT blog to find out what it is. At the end of the week, Saturday's challenge will be a Card Recipe, and you must use those 10 items on your card. You will need to blog hop all week to collect the 10 items. (There is no item for Saturday...the challenge is the recipe card.)

On Sunday you visited the 5 Sketch Team blogs and got 5 of the items. If you missed that part of the hop, go HERE at Pam's blog to begin. Starting this week, you will hop to one Challenge Team blog each day to get the rest of the items. Remember, you must leave a comment on each of the DT blogs during the week to be entered into the drawing!

There are 3 prizes to be won this week, and there are 3 different ways to win.

1) The first is the usual way - just participate in the daily challenges and earn up to 7 chances to win the random drawing. For example, on Sunday you must make a vintage card using the sketch. For today...well read below to see what you must do for today! For the rest of the week the Challenge Team will tell you the daily challenge and give you your recipe item for Saturday.

2) The second way to win is to leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs - on their blog hop posts (but read carefully, you may have to answer a specific question to qualify). Pam will choose a winner from all the comments on the blogs for the week. Some DT members may also be offering a prize! So READ CAREFULLY!

3) The third way to win is to participate in the Card Recipe challenge at the end of the week. Meaning, the Saturday challenge counts once for the Daily Challenge and once for the special Recipe Challenge!

For complete details, visit the 365 Cards Extra Blog.

Hope you have enjoyed your hops so far and have been collecting items along the way. Well, it's Tuesday and there is another item to collect. Let's see if you can guess it correctly! Here's my card:

 A special thanks to Gloria for supplying the materials of the card! Incidentally, she's on the DT of Graphic 45 and hence, these delicious goodies! I absolutely adore Graphic 45 papers and I had so much fun playing with them. But equally more fun is playing with my stamps! Did you guess it? Yup, today's item focus on 'stamping' and it has to be included in the card. 

I just had to do another card and here's the 2nd one: 

Here, the stamping is a little subtle but still there! Luv those vintage ladies which I cut out from the patterned paper. The stamped images are from Unity.

As you know, you have 3 chances to win a prize and one of them is to leave a comment here. But before  you do it, here's a question for you... what type of stamps tickle your fancy? Vintage, contemporary, cartoony etc. Feel free to name them if you want! For me, any kind!!! As long as I like the image, it doesn't matter which type. I've a fetish for stamps!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week hopping! Your next hop is Kim. Don't forget to check in on her tomorrow to see what she has to offer! TTFN!


Maiden said...

I love Bombshell´s stamps! :-) I also love your cards here - G45 is lovely to work with!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Both cards are great I like the stamp on the first one and the vintage women on the second one.

Cathrina Khoo said...

Nice vintage cards, Audrey. Love them! I fancy butterflies stamps ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

PaulaM said...

Good Morning Audrey. Your cards are fabulous. I LOVE stamps too!!! All kinds - but lately I have been using Sugar Nellie Images and Magnolia Images - they are SO fun to color!! I like sentiment stamps too and just never seem to find the RIGHT one in all my over 2000 stamps - I am sure it is at least that many!! Thanks for the challenge.

Heather said...

Love how your cards turned out Audrey. The second is my FAV...
As far as stamps...I love to carve my own...and recently purchased the TC stamp maker...so hopefully I will be able to make stamps...to color in. Otherwise I love all swirly type, vintage...and Victorian stamps! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Rose said...

fab cards girl :) love the fussy cut ladies!!!

**love the new blog look and your new pic :)

Manoli Navarro said...

Work often cutting the time ladies, I have these papers and are really small!
Audrey I have been great!
The stamps are my favorite are the funds of letters or phrases.

~amy~ said...

Great cards Audrey!

Cazro said...

I love your cards, but the 2nd is my favourite. I love all stamps, if it stamps I want it. However I think I am probably the only girl in the world who absolutley can not see the attraction of faceless children, I am not too keen on cutsie at all.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I love to use stamps as a subtle background - I have some lace stamps that get used A LOT. 7 Gypsies Venice stamps are a particular favorite, and it seems I cannot get enough Inkadinkado too ! I don't stamp very well yet, but I am learning. Your cards are always lovely, Audrey, today tho I am going for those vintage ladies you have cut and popped up - they are wonderful !

CTgirl said...

Audrey, I like your cards! An the colours you used, almost like faded fabrics.
I also LOVE stamps - Must say, it depends on my mood and the money in my purse. But I am a sucker for alphabets. (and fonts!)

Linda said...

WOW your cards are fabulous but then they are always FABULOUS!! I do like all sorts of stamps but I think mostly I lean more to the light and fun but then I do love to mix it up often.

Scrapaddict said...

Wonderful cards, I really love the dp on your 2nd one! My favorite stamps are sentiments especially digital ones that you can resize to fit your need.

jazsutra said...

Audrey dear,lovely work with g45! you do d prettiest cards! And gosh that birdcage stamp is that yrs?so tweet!

Btw so happy that websters pages is co branding with unity. Some gorgeous stamps they have there.

I hope to pass lulu sumtg for u. Hope in time. Missing u and yr boys at all the makan!

Yes my handphone number stays the same.

Lots love


Selena said...

Awesome cards! I'm loving the vintage this week! I don't like my handwriting very much, so I use alpha or sentiment stamos every chance I can get!

Scrappin' Sista said...

What beautiful cards. I love the second card. It's classy. I'm with you about stamps. It really doesn't matter. TFS!


Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Your cards are great! I'm having fun collecting all of the recipe items for Saturday's challenge:) I love stamps and am partial to anything T!m...Tim Holtz, of course...so I'd be happy to add a T!M stamp to my card on Saturday...now off to start collecting my recipe items:)

Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura said...

These look gorgeous!!! I love that stamp!

About the stamps... I like all stamps :) but if I was to pick favourites I would say Lia Stampz digital stamps and Kaiserkraft clear stamps ...


This and that said...

Love both the cards! I guess my favorite stamps sentiments.

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh what a gorgeous card and LOVE your stamping.. I love any acrylics!!!

One4Joy said...

beautiful work, Audrey.

I love quirky images and beautiful elegant women. It's the combination that I like!

pojjo said...

Gorgeous cards you made :D love your blog. My favorit stamps are vintage post card stamps, like Tim Holtz.
Hugs Johanna

MicheleV said...

Audrey -love your cards, especially the 2nd one - georgeous!...I like any stamp - I seem to collect them more than I use them!

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh my lands! Girl, you rocked out these papers! Love both cards!

Goblinf said...

I like those little stamps that come on the end of a wooden dowel - because you can combine them into quite complicated self-decorated papers. Or not. As you see fit!

I like stamps that have solid areas too, so the colour is provided by the stamp ink (but that's only cos my colouring/shading skills with ProMarkers etc aren't very good!)

Thanks also for another ingredient I feel comfortable with for Saturday's challenge - 2 of the 7 so far... I know, I know, challenges are supposed to stretch me!

Goblinf Lois xxx

One4Joy said...

Hi, Audrey, Your cards are lovely. Especially the second one.

As for the types of stamps, I love to do collage, so using stamps from different companies is right down my alley. I love fashion most of all. How's that for an answer?

li-bee-ti said...

Beautiful card, Audrey! I love the colors and the stamps are awesome!
I think I love best flourishes and swirls stamps.
Thanks for the chance to win such generous prizes!

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

I like to say I'm an equal opportunity stamper, but I think I lean toward the cutesey images most often.


Fab cards, love your vintage style. Right now I'm digging SU! clear block stamps. The block are perfect and no sticky mess from all the stamps I unmounted! Terrific blog hop, thanks for your inspiration!