16 March 2012

The Greeting Farm Retro Spring Cleaning!

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So, recently I was the lucky winner of the March releases from The Greeting Farm. I was super excited (and still am!)  They haven't arrived in the mail yet, but I can't wait to have a play!  Anyway, that lucky win inspired me to ink up some of my TGF stamps that haven't been inked yet.  TGF stamps were the very first ones I bought and I still love them!  I just haven't had time to use them lately with all my DT commitments.  That and my mojo has been missing, so it has been taking me HOURS to complete one card lately.  I must shamefully admit that I have loads of un-inked TGF stamps.  I am planning on remedying that shortly, so watch this space!

Here's a card I made recently using Simply Anya:

She's so cute, how could I not have inked her up before?!  The little apple charm has also just been sitting there in my stash waiting and waiting to be used... ditto for the yellow staples.  

I have used this month's sketch from I{heart}2Stamp which looks like this:

The papers are a mixture from my stash.  The blue one I have had for AGES and not used... it has a neat beach scene on the other side that could be very cool for Oliver and Amelia - Summer Fun or Surfer Anya or Ian...  I think the yellow one is from Crate Paper and the Argyle is from My Mind's Eye.  I keep cutting the Argyle one up to use and then leaving it off my projects in the end, so I was determined to use it on this one.  

The ribbon and twine are both from The Ribbon Girl.  The crochet flower is one of mine and the button is a Doodlebug button.  The sentiment is a rub on from Pebbles.

Here's a close-up:

And here are the copics I used:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I{heart}2Stamp: March Sketch
TGF Farm Fresh Challenge: Spring Cleaning's Gone Retro (use old stuff from your stash)

Have a lovely Friday!

Arabella Chickie


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Aww she's a cutie Arabella! Love your colouring and the gorgeous papers :)

Maria Therese said...

Oh this is so gorgeous ♥♥

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Maria Therese said...

Oh this is so gorgeous ♥♥

No idea about google reader..I use the blog roll in my blog to follow blogs (even though I sign up as follower I find that easer)

Unknown said...

Hi Arabella, love this card, like the retro look of the card a lot! Have a great weekend, hugs Frea

Leah's Crafty Life said...

Your card is so pretty! I absolutely love your coloring of Anya, her hair is gorgeous!!! I'm a new follower! :)

Beate said...

GORGEOUS coloring! Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles

Danni said...

What a sweet card!! and lucky girl to win some TGF stamps! Can't wait to see what you create with them! You are so talented!

Céline said...

fab fab card Arabella!
love the colorful! amazing coloring hair!

Blankina said...

What a great card...what you have lots of stamps not used yet??
I am a complete stamp addict as soon as I have a new stamp I have to use it within 24 hours....
Anyway it was nice to visit your blog.
Ciao Blankina

Lynsey said...

This is such a great card! Your colouring looks lovely!
Hugs Lynsey x

Anita said...

Beautiful card Arabella. Doesn't look like your mojo is missing at all :)

angelwhispers said...

So beautiful and perfect papers just look fab with this gorgeous little lady! Chanelle xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Arabella, another brilliant card - love how you've coloured her hair.

I have a big soft spot for TGF as well, tho my favs are the Miss Anyas. They look at little more grown up to my eye.

Wonderful combination of papers.


gobeagirl said...

Hi Arabella. First let me just say that I can see why you are on so many design teams. Omword, you are very very talented and I just love your coloring. I think that you have made little Anya just just wonderful and I love the papers that you have put her with. I am very glad that you decided to join us this month for our Retro Fresh challenge. Hugs, Lisa G