My turn for mid month motivation at Stamping Sensations, we are asked to choose our favourite stamp, an impossible task for me as I love so many different ones but I do have a bit of an obsession with poppy stamps so I have used one on my favourite ones here. This one is Inkylicious Botantical Poppy which I have stamped onto an distress oxide background,added an embossed piece of oxide paper and a square of hessian, finished off with a hessian butterfly.
Been a funny old week so far, I've got a lot of family birthdays etc this week and next so been making quite a variety of cards. First one is for a Great Grandsons 4th birthday. Got these cute animals free with a magazine and while they are not my normal type of stamp I think I will be using them quite a lot for kiddiewinks cards.
I was thrilled to be asked to do a guest designer spot for Try It On Tuesday, a challenge I've followed for years. When I was told the theme I was in a bit of a panic about what to do but while searching around I found this little chipboard frame with the nine squares, I think from Crafty Individuals a long time ago. I used to make inchies quite a lot at one time so dug out my 1" square punch and punched out nine squares from bits of brusho papers in "The Pile" and stamped various little bits and pieces, the white embossed ones don't show up very well on here though.The orange button from my button tin seemed a perfect match, threads from box full of fancy knitting wools never used as I can't knit LOL
This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is Butterflies/fairies and fantasy. For my DT card I have used Stampendous Whisper Friends for the gnomes and flowers and Sweet Dixie stamps for the fairy door,notice,leaves and grass. I am not normally much into cute stuff but I fell in love with the gnomes at first sight and then the fairy door took my eye too! Hope to see you on our challenge this month, there is this fabulous prize for the winner
Just remember we are a stamping challenge and we must see stamping as the focal point of your entry, digis are accepted if they are hand coloured,
Time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and this month it is my choice and I have chosen snowflakes. The snowflake embossing folder was already out from making my last card so I embossed a piece of Silver white shimmer card with it. I wanted to use teal with it and this was the nearest I could find in my stash. The large snowflake die is Tonic winter snowflake which I cut in the shimmer card and the teal and slightly offset them. The sentiment is from a very old set of Hero Arts stamps. Hope you will join us in this months challenge.
My name is Joan.I am retired person who spends far too much time playing with rubber stamps and anything crafty, not particularly gifted but like to have a go at anything. I am married with one grown up daughter and live in a village in North Yorkshire