Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Bingo Challenge #3

Happy Wednesday friends ~

Gorgeous Kid and I had a lovely time in New Zealand visiting lots of family, eating lots of yummy food and generally having a relaxing time.  I took a few photos in Christchurch that I'm sure most of you will find interesting - when GK shows me how to download from the ipad lol.  I didn't manage to find ANY marmite ANYWHERE - so sad!  BUT one hardcore marmite fan family member got a jar on 'trade me' for $NZ50 so I had it for brekky one morning.  Yummo, you really don't know what you'll miss till it's gone!

Anyway ... it's Bingo challenge time over at Addicted to Stamps this week.  Here is the card for you:

I chose the centre line down - yellow, free (flowers) and ribbon.

I wanted a fairly clean card as this was for a friend who isn't fussy at all.  She was very good to me a few weeks back when I was sick, and even made some yummy chicken soup and delivered it.  How lucky am I to have such caring and kind friends?

This is a square card, with a Whisper White base and some matching satin ribbon (how am I going to live without the gorgeous SU satin ribbons?).  The dsp is So Saffron.  I used Blossom and Circle Nestabilities and a sentiment from PTI.  I tied the little roses with silver cord and made a bow underneath, adding a few gem stones for balance.  The card was spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Mist...of course!

So what's your favourite Addicted to Stamps challenge?  I think mine are the Make your Mark challenges.  I really enjoy colouring cute images, and there are just so many out there.  If you're bored with what's in your stash, go online and grab a digi - there are also lots of freebies around.

We hope you join our Bingo challenge this week.  Head over to ATS and see what the lovely design team have provided as inspiration this week.  I look forward to checking out your entries.


  1. Your friend is going to love it! Sounds like you had a wonderful time over in NZ. I would love to go one day. Your card is so stylish and beautifully put together xx

  2. Glad you had a wonderful time in New Zealand, the break would have done you so good after being sick, I love your card, as usual(smile), and am sure your friend will love it, and I too will miss the satin ribbon, I ordered a stack of white before it retired, at least I can dye it - what were they thinking lol. As for the marmite - yuk! you can keep that lol. Wow its like an essay best go now, Have a great week xx

  3. take II....
    I maintain that you P are the QUEEN of CAS. I love this and it will be so well received I am sure. It made me smile broadly.
    Wrapped that you made it back safe and sound fm NZ. ooxx

  4. I love this card Patrice - it's so fresh and I'm sure your kind friend is going to be over the moon to receive it.

    Karen x

  5. Great to have you safely back in OZ lovely girl and glad you and GK had a great break. Goodness $50 for Marmite? l would have happily sent you some...:0)
    Your card is as usual stunning, beautifully put together in your lovely CAS

  6. Glad you had a great trip, lovely card, very CAS - just stunning - Jacqueline xx

  7. Hi Patrice, your card is beautiful. That is such a gorgeous shade of yellow and looks fab with the white. My favourite ATS challenge is Bingo, sketch is second but they are all good. Sue x

  8. I'm not surprised you love the markers challenge best cos your work is always exceptional and it shows,thats not to say that this beauty is not amazing as it is. Totally stylish, beautiful crafted and ever so elegant Glad to hear you had a wonderful time back home but I just don't know how you can eat marmite YUK !!! takes all sorts though. One of the advantages of being an apple househould is that when you take photo's with the ipad, iphone etc they automatically go to all of your devices !! Thank goodness as i am technically challenged and dont have a clue !


  9. Fabulous card Patrice, love the colour and the gorgeous roses! I love marmite and as a child my favorite sandwich was marmite and chopped spring onion(scallion)!
    Val x

  10. Its beautifully elegant P! and so bright and happy in yellow - just perfect to make someone smile :)

  11. We have marmite addicts in our family too - so pleased you were able to get your fix! Love the card with that lovely CAS layout and those gorgeous warm colours. Everyone needs at least one friend who will make chicken soup when you're ill! Vicky x


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