Tuesday, 30 August 2011

SCRSC58: Anything But a Card

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This week at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge we are challenging you to make Anything But a Card.

For those who are interested, I went to see my optician last week, who carried out an eye exam and various other tests.  My prescription hasn't changed and it's not my glasses that are the cause of my problems.  She was very concerned that I am getting pain in my left eye and migraines that are increasing in frequency and intensity.  Unfortunately she told me that the inward turning squint that I had in my left eye when I was child is back! Urgh! (I was 99.9% sure of this before I went to see her, as I have started to experience double vision again.) So, she has written to my GP recommending that I see a specialist at the eye hospital, and that brings me to today ... waiting for that appointment!

Soooo, now I've had a little break from crafting to rest my eyes I'm back! Although I'm trying to avoid colouring images as much as I can until I see a specialist so I can keep those headaches and blurred vision at bay.  I hope I don't forget how to colour, LOL!

For my creation I slightly tweaked the measurements of the Coffee Cup template (which you can find over at the Scor-Pal website) to make a hot chocolate gift mug filled with yummy mini marshmallows!  It was super easy to make, but I did make mine a bit bigger and taller than the original template so it would match the size of the tag.  To make the tag, all I did was stamp Street Corner Josh in Vintage Photo distress ink and cut him out and matt and layer using my circle nesties!  I attached the tag to the gift mug using some Chocolate Brown Button Twine from http://www.sewsweet.co.uk/ and also added the same twine around the bottom of the mug for a bit of decoration.  A few Prima and punched flowers, together with a teeny tiny button from the Olive Mixed Button Bag to finish, and it was done!

Sorry the photograph is not very good - I must invest in a daylight lamp for both my eyes and my photographs! :)

Here is a list of supplies I used:

Spellbinders Circle & Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (from MMSC)
Prima flowers and brown ribbon

Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen to win an adorable SCRS rubber stamp. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.

Do hop on over to the SCRS blog to see the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!



  1. I love this, such a perfect little gift for fall! I can not believe that you would forget how to colour, you do amazing stuff! Maybe one day I will be able to colour as well! :) I hope you get to see the specialist as soon as possible and get everything worked out.
    Peg xx

  2. Well I wasnt going to make my DH anything for Fathers Day (from Australia)but this is way to cute and super easy I just cant resist!
    Thanks ever so much

  3. So cute! Love how you paired the mug with the stamp!

  4. What a darling gift, Sem! LOVE it!

    Take care of yourself, hon!

  5. This is just darling! I hope your appointment goes well dearie!

  6. Hi Sem! I was dropping in to thank you for coloring up Little Frieda for Sketch Saturday... your card is ADORABLE!!! I love the soft colors and the paper piecing you did on her dress. I'm so sorry to hear about all your eye troubles. I hope the doctor is able to sort it all out for you and come up with a cure. Hang in there!

    Oh, and this coffee cup is amazing as well! I love that template! How clever!


  7. This is lovely Sem, I need to make one of these, fabulous gift idea. Thanks for sharing it.
    Donna xx


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