Saturday, 10 August 2013

Lift the person before you

While I was checking around blogland (like you do) I came across an interesting challenge over at Cleary iStamp.  The challenge goes like this ... 'What you do is leave a comment in the comment section stating you will play and your blog address. Then you look at the person who left a comment right before you and that is who you will lift.  You will go to their blog and find a project that you want to "lift". "Lift" means you take something from the project (colors, theme, image, layout, element, etc) and base your card on that.  (In your post if you can state who you lifted and what project...and if you can post their project on your blog that would be awesome! Like I did below.)'

So here goes ...

I lifted this card from nancyparker55 at Colouring Within the lines (she has some fabulous projects!)

And here is my card, I used some Papermania Christmas stamps (old ones) and black and white cs.  I embossed the sentiments and corners then added more white ink with some cottonwool for that wiped over blackboard effect and finished off with some white organza ribbon.  Felt really strange getting my black card smudgy, usually try so very hard not to get marks and smudges on it!  Love the blackboard effect so thanks Nancy for the nudge in the right direction.

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
Clearly iStamp #4 ~ Lift the person before you
The Crazy Challenge #151 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #154 ~ Black & White


  1. OMG I love it!! I love that you learned something new. Love that it is a black and white Christmas card!! Thanks so much for trying something new with us at Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge.

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #4 - Lift the Person Before You. Hope you come back and see what the person lifting you did.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT / Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator

  2. Hi Jac! Nancy here. Love what you did with the Clearly I Stamp challenge and my card! Wonderful! You have some pretty awesome work here on your blog and I've just become you most recent follower. Wasn't this a fun challenge, something a little different from the norm. Anyway blessings on your day and hugs from Canada coming your way.

  3. A beautiful card! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  4. Very pretty in black and white! Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp "Lift the person before you" Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  5. LOVE this! I've been wanting to try my hand at the chalkboard trend. You've given me the courage to go for it! Super glad you link up at Clearly iStamp's Lift the Person Before You Challenge! You totally rocked it!

  6. Wonderful blackboard effect! I love how it looks for a Christmas card too. Just might have to try this out myself. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  7. Nicely done, thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  9. Beautiful card!!! The chalkboard look is so "in" now and your card came out so great!! Love the black and white and it really looks like chalkboard art. Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  10. This is stunning! I love the chalkboard feel with the embossing! Very elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs!-Katy DT :)

  11. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

  12. Congratulations!! Check out Clearly iStamp Blog!!

  13. Congrats on being featured. Love your card. I've been meaning to try the chalkboard look myself. I think I may be lifting/CASEing your card next...


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