Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #40 - Photo Inspiration

Hello dear friends and blog followers hope the start of your week has gone well!  We have a new challenge for you this week at Addicted to Stamps and More - it's a photo inspiration challenge (see above). The photo inspiration challenge will now be part of our regular monthly challenges at ATS&M - we think you're going to like it! 

The fun thing about a photo inspiration challenge is that there are really no rules because you go with whatever it is about the photo that inspires you to make your creation to enter in the challenge.  It can be a part of the photo itself (the chair, the ocean, the beach, the drink, the hat), it can be a color or colors in the photo that inspired you (the blues, orange, browns, etc), it can be something else such as the texture of the hat for example (straw) or the idea that this evokes for you such as drinks with friends, relaxing, vacation, etc.  Whatever inspires you is what we want to see.  It would be fun for us when we visit to read what it is that inspired you (if it isn't obvious) and why.  

Here's my card - my inspiration was the drink and the water:
My mind immediately went to the idea of a gathering of myself and my friends enjoying some "foofoo" drinks (for those of you who don't know what that is - it would be fancy cocktails) and lots of laughs.  It would be especially wonderful if that were to take place by a beach or pool and with lots of sunshine.  It's been a long time since I've been able to enjoy that with some of my friends - maybe its about time to contact them and see what we can do?!

Here's the inside (quite simple really):
What has inspired you this week?  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Heather Ellis is the sponsor this week for the photo inspiration challenge at ATS&M. You can win a fabulous prize from her by playing along with us this week.  The other ladies on the DT have come up with some wonderful ideas and projects to share with you as well.  Please go visit them too.

Off I go now to dream some more about warm sunshine and a cold drink with  my pals.  Well... probably more realistically to see if that last load of laundry is ready to be moved to the dryer or folded - but a girl can dream - right?! Til next time... hugs and happy crafting! D  


  1. Definitely on my wavelength here Danielle! Cocktails and a sunny beach, perfect:)Great layout too.
    Val x

  2. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthdaaaaaaaaay Danielle, happy birthday to you!!!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend! Your card is wonderful and I love the elements of the photo that you took inspiration from. Great job!! cx

    1. Thank you Kylie. What a wonderful singer you are - lol! I've had a terrific day thanks to so many wonderful people in my life.

  3. Hi Danielle. LOVE your foofoo drinks!! And I love that beautiful cubic paper in the background - awesome! Cheers to you on your birthday!! Loll xx

  4. I love your card, Danielle! The colors are so pretty and I love the image and the text -something retro in the image, really cool! :) I hope you get to meet with your friends soon for cocktails and good time together, sounds just perfect!

  5. Brilliant! Why can't I think of something so simple yet so stunning? Caz

  6. I love how the paper looks like waves and those pretty drinks! Sounds like a good plan to me!

  7. Brilliant take on the sketch, Danielle and the colour scheme is lovely. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday.

  8. This looks great Danielle! I keep telling myself I don't need this set but you are changing my mind! Love the DSP you used too. It looks great on the inside too. I never think to do that!

  9. lovely card i like the layout of it !

  10. Fab post. Really enjoyed reading it. Would enjoy some foofoo drinks at the moment!! Love your interpretation of this weeks photo. Brilliant card.
    Have a great weekend.
    Florence xx


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