Joyce here, from Cards-by-the-Sea, and it's my turn to host our challenge this month.
I thought it would be fun to celebrate the generosity of our wonderful crafting community. One thing that has struck me over the almost 2 years I have been stamping is how kind, giving and generous we crafters are. I have received numerous RAK's as well as gifts. From stamp sets to dies, from card kits to die cuts from dies I don't have, I've got a huge stash of goodies to work with because of the kindness of others.
The challenge this month:
Make a project using something(s) you have received from another crafter.
I have two projects to share today. It was great fun digging through my stash, pulling out things I have received as gifts.
The beautiful tulips on this card were cut and sent to me my my dear friend Kim of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim. I still have a big bag of them, for another day. The doily on this card comes either from Cathy of The Empty Nest Crafter or Tracey of In My Creative Opinion--I have resisted buying this expensive Parisian lace doily die, and they both have sent me so many die cuts, that I probably will never need to buy the die.
Cathy also sent me a stack of card stock impressed with the Chicken Wire Impression Plate, which she knew I had not bought. Thanks to her, I was able to make this cow-themed birthday card, using my new On the Farm set.
Here is a little peek at the back of the cards. I always like to use a 'handmade by' type of stamp and my initials. When I am a rich and famous card maker--a signed original will be worth a fortune. My friend Monica of Simply Sunshine sent me this stamp, when she heard that I collect 'handmade by' stamps.
That's it for now. Please see my blog for a full supply list for these cards. And, please join in the fun this month. Post a card using something you have received from another crafter, and tell us all about it.