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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First ATC challenge

I've made advantage of a long nap from the Bud this morning to make an ATC. I have entered it into the ATC Challenge Blog challenge which was for a vintage themed Anything Goes ATC.
I used a drying up bronze ink pad to wipe over the card first (knew there was a reason I kept it!) and then used some paper from my stash of distressed/old tatty style cardstock, and some old lace at the bottom. I stamped the quote on some cream textured paper. I have no idea where I got the stamp from, I've had it for years!The flower was cut using a die from my next catalogue, it was a photo of a vintage print style tea dress. I put mod podge over the top to stop the glare of the shiny paper. I finally added an old button from my button stash.

I've never entered a challenge before, and I will enjoy looking at the winning entries to see what they did! It was fun to challenge myself based on a given theme. 

Bit addictive this ATC malarkey!


Kat Shenton said...

This is a really nice card. I love the different textures you've used, make the card 'pop'.

Purple mad Alison said...

Lovely ATC, thanks for joining us over on the ATC Challenge Blog x x

Anonymous said...

Great ATC hun, thank you for joining us this week at ATC Challenge Blog xx

Whitney-Anne Baker said...

yes, totally addictive! This looks so sweet!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the colours in your ATC and now you've started challenges you will be hooked.

fatmonica said...

Love the ATC!

Sid said...

Great ATC, loving your delicate colours !!

Leah's crafts said...

wow stunning atc thanks for joining us at the atc challenge blog xxx