Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Your Next Stamp Challenge 4: Be Thankful!

[NB This is another scheduled post, as I have a dental appointment this morning, so fingers crossed Mr Blogger has played nice again!]

It's Wednesday again and time for a brand new sketch over at Your Next Stamp Challenges! It's YNS DT Starlet Stephanie's turn to host this challenge, and she has chosen the theme of 'Be Thankful'.

There are a few changes I need to tell you about the conditions for entry for YNS challenge 4:

- You are allowed to use ANY stamp on your challenge entry cards (not just YNS images).
- HOWEVER ... if you use a YNS image on your challenge entry, your name will be entered twice for the random winner prize.
- Everyone who participates will get one YNS limited digi stamp FREE!!  (NB if you already own all the digi’s then you will receive a $3 coupon code to use at the store instead - Karen will personalize a code for you and send this to you by email).

The prizes for challenge #4 are:

1. One randomly chosen entry will win $10 in 'YNS bucks' to spend at the store.
2. The challenge host will choose her favourite card and that person will be awarded the YNS Challenge Top Pick Blinkie to display on their blog.

For my challenge card, I chose to use my brand new 'Home Sweet Home' stamp from the 'Our First Home Set'. (You can also buy this stamp on its own by clicking here).  I wanted to use my new SU papers, so I went with the blue/kraft colour theme.  I also went a-hunting for a sketch to follow, and SCS sketch 248 seemed to work well.

I have to admit that I'm not particularly pleased with this card.  Even though my dental pain is now manageable, I've now been on penicillin for 2 weeks, and I'm feeling a little 'flat'. This seems to have been going on forever now, and I'd love to eat normally and just 'be', LOL!  Unfortunately, I have plenty more treatment to come, and so the run up to Christmas is looking a bit pants for me!  I definitely feel like my mojo has taken flight, as it's taking me ages to make the most simplest of cards, and then I'm not happy with the end result!  But I'm determined to push through, as I'm not going to let this beat me, LOL! 

Anyway, enough of the ongoing teeth saga!

So now we've opened up YNS challenge 4 to all stamps, we'd love to see you joining in!  (Challenge 4 ends on Tuesdays 1st December!)


Hugs, Sem x


  1. Sorry to hear you are so poorly hun, I hope you start to feel like "you" again soon. Loving the card - the image is gorgeous and your paper selection divine. Brilliant job. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  2. love your card, it is really gorgeous
    hugs andrea

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  4. Love the card, the new stamp is gorgeous,those papers look beautiful!! Hope you start to feel better again soon,
    hugs Angela x

  5. I feel for you Sem, just finished a week of penicilin myself and yesterday had my 1st Root Canal. Cant wait for another 45mins in the chair next week LOL. I think your card is really nice, love that image and great colours!

  6. Love that image!! and the gorgeous papers you have teamed it with! such a stylish card!

  7. Love the colours you have used on this. That image would be brilliant for new home.

  8. You poor, poor thing Simonne! I really hope you get it sorted today there is nothing worse than being dosed up on antibiotics and being pain :(
    I love this card I think it is so chic and modern so stop being harsh on yourself.
    Lana x

  9. I think that is an awesome card and it's coloring nicely with cute layered job.
    Yikes, Simonne I felt sorry for your pain, but good luck to the dental appointment and hope you will feel better soon!

  10. The color combo is so pretty, and I love that house image! You colored it beautifully as always! Gorgeous card : )

  11. I love your card Simonne! Thank you for pulling through even though your feeling 'flat' - you rock!!!
    Sending big hugs your way!

  12. Love this cute little house Simonne! Beautiful coloring and layout!

  13. What a darling house! I love your card. Hope your appointment went well!

  14. Ohhhh Sem that's so pretty! I love those colours. The image would make a great new home card.


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x