Friday, 19 August 2011

Flashback to October 2010

Moving Along With The Times are having a wonderful 'Flashback' Challenge, where you re-post (no back-linking) an old card or project that you are proud of or one that means something special to you. Sounds lots of fun to me!

I thought I would go way back to the beginning and choose a card that most people won't have seen. So this is from when I first started Blogging and Stamping. It was my 3rd Blog Post, and my 2nd attempt at a Challenge on October 2010.

What amazes me is that I did an Easel Card!!!  I really was 'winging it' and learning on the job here. I had a handful of Promarkers and only three stamps!!! I had bought Lili of The Valley's 'Dropping theShopping', 'Skating Along' and 'Christmas Candle' 

I was so naive that after buying these three rubber stamps in August, I bought a huge ink pad and thought that was it!! I took the unmounted rubber stamp and plunged it headlong into the ink pad and wondered why all I got was a dreadful mess !!!!!!! rofl ….. oh dear, memories! 

Anyway, after a lot of googling and looking at other peoples websites, I figured out what I needed. There was this strange Crafting Language that I didn't understand. What on earth was DCWV and WOC and Blog Hops?? LOL Sandy's Stamping Scene was the first Cardmaking Site that I ever came across and I was really blown away by her cards. They weren't just Greeting Cards, they were Works of Art!!! and it was where I first saw the Challenges!

Anyway, as I only had three Christmas Stamps, when some Autumn Challenges came up I had to be inventive and turn the snow into leaves !!! I remember hand cutting those leaves with bits of scrap paper!

I can't believe how my colouring has changed in a year! This looks very basic, no shading. 

Anyway, hope you have enjoyed this blast from the past! Some of my commenters for this card were Pat, Brenda, Clare, Andrea, Pinky, Tracy. I didn't really know you all back then but you, and my Followers to come, were all so supportive as I was starting out. So thanks for that! and hope you enjoyed a little trip down memory lane!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenge:

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge 112 - 'Flashback' (ends 23rd August 2011)

Take Care!
Love n Hugs
Sue xxx


Teresa said...

Oh Sue, what a lovely read that was - so nice to hear about your third post and I remember what a nerve racking time that was for me last year too! It did make me smile when I read about your stamp and the ink pad (I did that too!) - I tell you what though - this is a fab card and it didn't need shading, or anything extra as it has a uniqueness and a load of charm and I love your leaves! Hugs, Teresa x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Der Herbst ist meine Jahreszeit und die farbliche Gestaltung spricht mich total an, eine ganz wundervolle Karte, dickes Kompliment!!!!

Liebe Grüße von Andrea

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow .. its co cute Sue - and i just love the autumnal colours .. isn't it fun to look back and see how our styles/techniques have changed and how much we have learnt
Thanks for embracing the flashback challenge this week at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Sue...and I so enjoyed reading your post hun...such an wonderful journey into blogging and stamping and many of us were the

Anyway...your card was gorgeous sweetie....

have a lovely evening....hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! Rich Autumn colours! LOve it. This is one cute stamp!
Thanks for your memories Sue! Like you say soooo much to learn even the language it different in blogland.....But oh! so much fun!

Sussie said...

I really enjoyed reading this! It made me remember my own struggle to learn how to do all this kind of art. My first ATC was a total catastrophy and big as a Postcard. Fortunately the lady who received it teached me all about ATC´s and didnt become dissapointed because she received such a misery card...
I hoarded scrapbookingmaterial for abt two years before I started to use them... Then suddenly I just felt "This is it!" "This is what I want to do!" :)
I guess you felt the same way.

Your card to your mother is so beautiful! I still don´t know how to make an easel-card and you made it as one of your first one´s! Great job!

Happy weekend! Hugs!

Pami said...

Hi Sue, I loved reading your post! I love your little card with those gorgeous autumnal colours! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at MAWTT this week! Good luck, Pami x

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, thanks so much for sharing with us how you started out, I remember thinking the same things over WOC and lot's of other things that I didn't understand ( and sometimes still don't lol ). Your card is gorgeous, so much work has gone into it and I can see why you would be proud of this one. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Cheryl

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww, this is a really lovely card Sue, glad you decided to re-show this.

I LOVE how you have added autumn leaves and picked the colours - brilliant how you made an xmas image, not xmas! :)



Anonymous said...

Oh a trip down memory lane! This card is gorgeous, no need for shading. I must admit i don't remember it so it's good of you to show it again. I must also admit that i still don't know what WOC or DCWV means!! Shame on me!
Anyway, i am glad you are showing this card, i love it but i can see that you have improved so much in one year.
Have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun super flash back,this is really one beautiful card hun not seen this one,before,and can see how you have changed in one year,brilliant work hun hugs cherylxxxx

Caroline said...

Lovely to see you walking on memory lane. Don't we all underestimate how much we need (want) when you like this hobby :)
Never tried an easal card... might give it a try. Good luck with your challenge entry.

Delphine said...

Oh, thank you for sharing your memories, and they do ring a bell for me too:-)! I was thinking, WOW, 3rd post and she made an easel card, very impressive! It is a gorgeous card with wonderful colours and the way you adapted it to the season is simply brilliant! I love it all! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

stunning card sue.the autumnal colours and image are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
I'm happy that I've been an inspiration to you. Thank you sooo much for all your visits to my blog; I love reading your comments; they always put a smile on my face. As for this card...can't believe you made an Easel card as one of your first ones; well done you! Very creative with the leaves. My mum's birthday is also in fall, so these are the colors I usually use for her birthday cards. :-)

I think it took me about a year or so until I dared to try something different than a squared card. :-) I also started out with just a few stamps and heat embossing was my first thing. I remember buying powder after powder in different colors; I still have loads of them, but then there was Copics and the rest is as they say history... :-)

Take care,

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super and WOW such a great card for just beginning blogging. Love it, thanks for sharing on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sue, gosh I'm away a couple of days and I miss so much!

I love this little card and you are right its great to see some of your early work that I haven't seen. Your colouring may have changed but this is still a fantastic card, I love all the autumn colours and leaves - you have more patience than me hand cutting them!!

I also love to read your posts you make them really interesting, I'm so pleased we got to know each other, I have a lot to thank blogging for

Hugs Laurie xx