Sunday, January 1, 2012

So Long, SNB, We'll Miss You!

Wow... I can't believe that SNB is closing it's digi doors.... the day is finally here... so you've a few hours to spoil yourself with a fabulous purchase of all the SNB images...

The Stretch'N'Bubbles blog will remain, with all our Design Team creations for you... just in case you need some inspiration with your new 564 images!

Alison, the owner/designer of Stretch'N'Bubbles, is embarking on a new adventure trail, into photopolymer stamps.... wow.... that's got to be exciting!

Along with a new adventure, comes new designs, and a new name... The Alley Way Stamps!  If you pop over to the new blog, you'll see a few sneaky previews of some of the new sets, and you can get the party started with a chance to win a freebie!

So I decided that I should make a final SNB creation to post before the shop shuts... i thought it fitting to make a card to say that we'll miss SNB, and we'll miss Alison's designs (even though they'll keep coming under The Alley Way Stamps!).  I chose  the image Owl Tree.

Ingredients: Red, White Cardstock; Decorative Papers; Stardust Glitter Pens; Marvy Le Plume Markers; Rhinestones (Round Purple, Clear Hearts); White Pearls; Gold Organza Ribbon...

I sized the image and digi-wrote a sentiment.... then printed.  After colouring with markers, and glitter pens, I mounted it to a layer of purple, and then fixed a faux bow.  I fixed this to a layer of green (with wee white dotties!) and then laid it to rest on a deep red cardbase.  I then added some purple rhinestones to the corners, and some wee white pearls to the owl's eyes (only because I ran out of black!).  Still not satisfied, I took clear rhinestone hearts and filled the tree.

Although it is essentially a 'goodbye' card as it's the end of SNB, I still feel that it's a cheery message because Alison is stepping into something that is super-exciting, and still very creative!  And because it is quite simple, and lighthearted with the bright colours on white background...

I have also entered this creation into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiment Challenges - #44 Anything Goes (3/1)
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes (4/1)
Do You Stack Up - #52 Rainbow of Colours (4/1)
If the Shoe Fits - #98 Use Your Stash (12/1)

Thanks for peepin'!

12 cared to share!:

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Pauline
Happy New Year to you - hope you are well.
It is sad that Alison is closing SNB but I am really looking forward to her new shop.
Love your card and thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Stampin D Amour said...

Happy New Year Pauline!!!

Darling card - I like the BLING accents! Perfect "goodbye" card...xo

-pamela :)

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely parting card! Bright warm colours to show you care.

Jenée said...

Pauline, your "good-bye" card is so sweet. I like how you used the gems as part of the tree. SNB was fortunate to have you as one of their DT members, but now WE have you (grin).

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project very cute, thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

WencheP said...

The tree and the little owl are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mary Jo said...

Very cute! I'm sure Alison will love it-what a nice thing to do. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Trish and Treasure said...

Such a sweet card with so much meaning. Love the owl!!!

Cammi said...

Great card! Thanks for playing with us at ITSFSI!

NickelNook said...

Beautiful card, Pauline!...Nancy :o)

Ardilla said...

Hi, Pauline!
Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I just found your blog and also became a follower :)

princesskitten said...

Love the added gems - cool

kitten - DYSU team