Sunday, May 12, 2013

Last Stamp of the Month for Creative Accents!

Well, I don't know if you're going to believe this, but our Seriously Creative Design Team is all a-flutter right now over the long distance romance going on between our fearless leader, Tara, and her now-fiance!  It is soooooo romantic, a real life fairy tale!  Anyway, long story short, Tara is getting married this summer and moving to the U.S. of A. and thus, Creative Accents will be closing (or selling, fingers crossed!)  Which brings me to the title of this post - no more SOTM club, sniff!  Tara has been running the SOTM club for a long while (over 10 years, I believe!) and I am honoured to be working with this last stamp, a beautiful poppy image from Magenta, a leading Canadian stamp manufacturer.  Here's what I came up with:  
First up, a card using a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!  I used a pencil eraser and 5 different colours of ink to make the background.  The other main piece was cut with my Cameo, and brayered with 3 different colours.  I thought it needed a black outline to make it pop, and although I probably could have used an ink pad, I decided to go with a Faber Castell gelato.  The "MANY THANKS" banner was also cut on the Cameo.  The sketch:

Here's my other card, featuring some beautiful new Glitz Designs paper:
At first I thought this one looked too busy, but now, seeing it on my screen, it's kind of growing on me!  Here's the sketch I used from Retro Sketches:
Hope all you moms had a lovely Mother's Day.  Mine was...interesting, let's say!  But hey, at least I got some crafty time in!  TTFN, and thanks for looking, Roxy.


  1. These are gorgeous Roxy!! I'm really jealous that you got that stamp and I didn't! Sad that she didn't order extras too!! lol I really really love the second card! Hope your move is all settled and everything!!

  2. Love the polka dots - really fun and the colour you chose! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  3. Well done Roxy.. love them both and we all have long faces around here at the thought of loosing our craft store.. Happy for Tara but.. take care..

  4. Great cards Roxy. Love the eraser polka dots!! Maybe you should move back and buy the store. :) What's another move anyway? You're an old pro at them!! :P

  5. Hey Rocky, I'm back in the world of blogging, yes, I know I have been very naughty ;) Lovely to see your beautiful work again, I have just got back into scrapbooking again, and LOVE it!!! I'd not scrapped for soooooo long, so am trying to make up for lost time :)
    I loved reading your post, as I too met my now husband through a long distance relationship. We met in Italy when I was only 15 and he was 17 when we both went on holiday there with our own families. We swapped addresses (not e-mails in those days, lol!) and as soon as we got home, mine being Dublin Ireland, his being London England we started to write to each other. Several years went by, and several visits to each other, then I decided to take the plunge and move to London, and the rest as they say is history! Suzie xxx

  6. really fab cards, Roxy- they look great on my sample board. I'm all a flutter too... feels odd to be saying goodbye to things like the SOTM program! Thanks so much for being part of the team and creating with me :)

  7. Beautiful cards love the idea of the eraser colouring, that is a must try. You are all right, total sadness to be losing our great craft store. They will be missed as a store and friends.