Makes me smile

Much as I love winning prizes in raffles or randomly selected draws there is something extra special about winning something on merit. Over at ‘Less is More’ the challenge theme this week is ‘Makes me smile’.  I would like to share a card, tag and matching wrapping paper that I made for the Crafter’s Inspiration magazine competition last year. As I have not blogged it before I am hoping it will still be counted!  The reason it makes me smile?  Well I won runner up with it and appeared in the next issue of the magazine too!

The only rule for the  competition was that you had to make use of something that came in the free bundle of goodies that came with the magazine.  Being an avid stamper I used the lovely little dahlia flower head stamp to make my gift wrapping set.

All the items are stamped with memento rich cocoa and coloured with Derwent studio pencils.  The card and tag were made with kraft card and the wrapping paper with brown parcel paper.


the card


matching envelope


the wrapping paper


matching gift tag



the complete set

Thank you for popping in.  Take care


I would like to enter this into the ‘Less is more challenge – Makes me smile’


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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4 Responses to Makes me smile

  1. Mrs A. says:

    This is a lovely idea to have a complete set in the one package . The idea could catch on!. Belated congratulations on coming runner up in the competition. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. chrissieann says:

    This looks simply lovely!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  3. Anne Ray says:

    Beautiful set Pippa! lovely colouring too
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
    LIM Designer

  4. Beautiful set! I love the brown flowers you added to the frame, it pulls it sll together so well. -Kristal

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