Monday, September 9, 2013

You Can Always Count on Me...

9 minutes and 12 seconds later...
Following the theme of The Pink Elephants #215 Numbers Challenge, here's a post full of them!!!  

My card for today features... you guessed it - NUMBERS!  For the 10 Minute Craft Dash #25, this card was based on Clean & Simple Sketch #256, it took 9 minutes and 12 seconds to diecut six Dienamics numbers (this was my first attempt, I cut a second sheet as the one went a bit wobbly on this one, but then mucked up the stamping, so came back to this one LOL!), stamp two Hero Arts background numbers stamps in Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight (see previous explanation ;)) and one Simon Says Stamp "You can always count on me" sentiment in Hero Arts Cup 'O Joe, cut and adhere two pieces of Fancy Pants Child's Play patterned papers, with 4 strips of double-sided tape and 7 pieces of foam pop tape.  I realised after I had pop-dotted that in my rush I had forgotten to round the corners - I think it gives it a more polished finish, but cest la vie!  I LOVE this 10 Minute Craft Dash colour combo, so hope to revisit it later this week using Lawn Fawn stamps ;)

All this talk of numbers brings me to this FABULOUS Month in Numbers idea from Julie Kirk...

How did I get here?  Well may you ask!  And who am I not to answer?

Whilst skimming the internet for some inspiration for the first FUSION challenge for September, I discovered this fabulous blog post on Five Ideas for Scrapbooking with Pages from Old Books, which had in turn been sourced from Julie Kirk's blogspot Notesonpaper.

Intrigued with her Month in Numbers post, I thought wow, I've moved interstate since I started school - I wonder how many kilometres it is between where I first started school and where I am now.  And then it dawned on me, although I did most of my schooling in Australia, I actually first started school in Belmont Massachusetts (and yes I did have to look up to see how that was spelled correctly LOL!), we moved to the USA from Australia as my Dad was offered a position at M.I.T., and we stayed there for almost two years, til just before my baby brother was born. Co-incidentally I have lived in Belmont in Australia too (but that's a whole other story!)

So from Massachusetts to Melbourne is 17014.421 km and I'd have to say - you've come a long way baby!!!



  1. Fabulous!!! You've come a long way...I have a feeling that you were always fabulous so the path seems shorter from my vantage point :)

  2. This does rock Lyndal!!! And I read this earlier today, (I giggles that you made sure to spell the state correctly!) and got sidetracked from commenting... About that time my mother talked me into watching 2 movies with her today, (after watching the Great Gatsby the NEW one a week ago - we had to see the original..And then another fave movie of mine --time was hard to get back after that!!

    Anyways...Just love the details you put in here!

  3. What a fabulous card! I love the colours and the concept.

  4. Hi Lyndal and welcome aboard the number-counting train!

    I'm always intrigued to know how 'new' people find me + my blog ... so it was really good to hear about the path you followed to find me!

    At the end of the month - when everyone's distances are in ... it'll be fun to see if your school is the furthest away and maybe mine the closest!

    I've added you to the board now:

    ... and look forward to seeing your numbers in future too.

    Happy September!

    Julie :-)

    p.s: lovely card!

  5. Great card, Lyndal! Way to combine so many challenges-- that's so fun!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  6. Lyndal love your card and what a great one to nail so many challenges! Your post was fun today too!

  7. ...and yes you`ve come a long way baby!

  8. this is fabulous Lyndal! I Love the die cut numbers! Awesome card!

  9. Oh, I love this! What a fun card - the numbers cut out turned out great! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Craft Dash!

  10. So many numbers!! I love the card - the mix of stamp and die cuts is so cute with the sentiment! And I can't believe how far you live from your first school - that just has to be the furthest!

  11. Love the diecut numbers on this, and the background stamping!!

  12. A very beautiful card again. Defenitly: I'm a big fan of your work. Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.

  13. I LOVE your card! It is the kind of project that make me wish for a die-cutting machine... I am also extremely far from my elementary school but I don't know if I can beat your number!!!

  14. Fabulous card! And you have indeed travelled some distance!! Jen x


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