Friday, 22 May 2009

Stamp Something and Ebay Puzzlement

Todays card is for the Stamp Something challenge, which I love and it's from a sketch. I actually really love the simplicity, lovely change from millions of layers. I've made it for my step-bro's birthday next week, I think he'll really like it. Was a great excuse to use this Mary Hall stamp which is just fabby from sugar nellie (did you guess they're my faves. LOL). Also got the white gel pen out after I'd coloured with my promarkers, am quite pleased how its turned out. The papers are Basic Grey and I know their challenge this week is 'your favourtie ice-cream colours', now if my fave was chocolate and pistachio it would be ideal but since it's not I'm not going to enter it! I Hate pistachio! 

Materials: 'Best Fishes' Stamp by Mary Hall for Sugar Nellie, Basic Grey Archaic Papers, Doodlebug brads, ccsr sentiments, BoBunny ribbon, Core'dinations cardstock and distress inks.

Now I know I said I was going to be back yesterday after my first post but my nesties arrived and I decided I'd have a go at decorating one of the insides of my card-well I loved it so much I had to all the cards in my posession (or make or a bloomin good start anyway) so I got quite busy doing that. Also I made a little something for hubby as it's his birthday on Monday-I will take a pic of it after I've given it to him as he does read my blog and will spy it!

Ok, so my ebay puzzlement.......have you checked out the Magnolia, or Sugar Nellie stamps on there recently? It really is quite mental....people are bidding double the price for them when they are in stock online at like funkykits or sirstampalot etc. What's it all about? There was a tilda on yesterday (the one with a baking tray of cookies), now it was used as well and I messaged the seller and asked would she do a buy it now and what price at and she said she wanted £8.00. Now come on! I've seen the gorjuss girl stamps go for crazy prices-one went for like £18! Is it people who are new to crafting and don't know where to buy them or what? It just seems all very crazy. 

Ok ebay rant over! Hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like my card!


  1. Love that image and your coloring, great male birthday card!

  2. Love the card. It is a great male card. Woo hoo on the Nesties. I bought some more on ebay just this morning. Oh and how crazy is that on ebay. LOL. Why don't you go to Magnolia's website. I buy directly from there as the postage is cheaper than buying in australia and the stamp prices are also cheaper (I have found anyway). 18pd for a Gorjuss girl. Hmmmmm Maybe I should sell mine when I get sick of them (don't think I ever will though). Happy Birthday to your hubby for monday. Mine is on tuesday. Woot woot. LOL. Have a great weekend.

  3. What a great 'man' card. I am with you on the ebay thing, sometimes it's just crazy. Wish I knew what was going to be the next hot item, we could make a fortune..............

  4. brillient card love the image layout and colours. Sue xx

  5. I saw you were a new follower of Midnight Madness and wanted to check out your work. I've been here! I love this card. I entered the Stamp Something Challenge too. You colored this beautifully and there are never enough 'man' cards! Great job!

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