Tuesday, June 18, 2013

LIFE... Enjoy the Journey


Love this piece of October Afternoon Thriftshop Map of London paper I had been hoarding saving for a special occasion, and thought it would be perfect for this weeks CASual Fridays Mapquest Challenge.  I printed LIFE in 190pt Showcard Gothic, onto a sheet of white cardstock, then hand cut the letters (I hope this counts for this fortnights Keep It Simple Negative Diecutting Challenge!)  I brought this stamp way back when I was only doing scrapbooking, as part of my travel stash - it has long since lost its packaging, so I don't even know what brand it was, but it's easily the stamp I've had the longest, for the Shopping Our Stash Oldest Stamp Challenge, and I thought I'd play along with the Sweet Stamp Shop: Use What You Have Challenge too.  Added a Studio Calico wood veneer bike to make the journey more enjoyable, and for playing along with Simon Says Stamp Transport Challenge!

24 comments:

  1. Okay, seriously, I'm not even going to play in CFC! This is SUCH a winner to me, Lyndal!! I'm pinning and bowing to you!

    And hey, I've never heard of "Use What You Have" challenge - another way to feature those NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff)! Thank you for this info on this company.

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  2. Fantastic! And FYI...you are not the only one who cuts by hand. I do too! And I love your card even more because it was handcut. Awesome!

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  3. so cool- love the map detail and the sentiment is perfect for this! So glad you joined us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

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  4. Wonderful! Love the negative cut and that little bike is perfect.

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  5. Way to hand cut those letters! I love how that little bicycle fits in the "E" and woohoo to all the challenges!

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  6. hi lyndal,
    this card is amazing! i love it. thanks for sharing all these challenges I didn't know them all. But I will try.
    and thanks for the comment on my blog.
    biggie

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  7. A fabulous card, I love the cut out background paper and such a lovely sentiment!!

    Thanks so much to joining in Simon Says Stamp challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  8. Amazing card! Fabulous design! Love how you used the negative space with the wording..and fit the little bicycle inside! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  9. so cool! fabulous use of the die cut negative! super card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  10. Perfect use of a saved item from your stash. Love the card!

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  11. Wow! I just love cutting things up... so I think this fabulously done... and that with a craft knife!!!

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  12. just a big WOW! It really says it all. Love it!

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  13. This card is so much fun! The giant letters are very cool...I can't believe you hand-cut them! Love the little bike, too. Your cards are fantastic--I'm a new follower. :) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  14. LYNDAL, love this!! So very graphic, and the tiny wood veneer bike in the E is just perfect. What a fabulous, CAS, travel card, just as it should be! So glad to see you at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  15. LOVE THIS. Lurveeee this!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  16. I can't believe you hand cut the letters - fabulous font you created here! I love the entire card. The little bike in the E adds such a nice touch!

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  17. Oh man! What a fabulous card, Lyndal. Everything about it is perfect - the font, the PP, the teensy bike. LOVE it. Shoulda been the big winner at CFC IMHO!

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  18. I am delighted to pop back and say congratulations on the Contender win from CFC, Lyndal, but I was SO sure this would have been number one! Still, it's a lot of competition and I'm glad to see I was right about what a winner this is!!

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