Tuesday 30 May 2023

D is for dragonfly

 I seem to be having a bit of nostalgia at the moment when it comes to stamping as I keep going back to my older stamps, I have had this Stampendous one a long time and its not had much use . For this card I simply stamped the background with inkylicious splats and splatters stamp inked with distress ink and spritzed and stamped the dragobfly over it with versamark ink and gold embossed, just added a little extra colour to the wings, The card I stamped on is white glimmer which has gold in it and I added some sparkle to the wings too which doesn't show on here

I'd like to enter my card into Alphabet challenge which is D for dragonfly

Make It Masculine

 Its time again for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking you to Make It Masculine. As always we welcome all kinds of projects, cards, art journal pages, atc's etc as long as it follows the challenge theme.  For my card I have used a large background stamp by Studio Light on a piece of distress ink coloured card. The ship and nautical bits are Stampin Up .no idea where the die came from. A fairly quick card to make once I had stopped dithering about what to do. I actually enjoy making male cards , usually try and keep them fairly simple though.  The design team have some lovely samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.

also adding my card to Make my monday challenge which is Masculine

Sunday 28 May 2023

The Reading List

 I was happy to see that the The Library Challenge had started up again. I have not read this book so only have the cover to go by so I have chosen to use the cat on the window sill.  For my card I have used an old Penny Black stamp that I've always loved so was pleased to give it another inking, I think the brick stencil is a Funky Fossil one but not sure.

also like to enter Retro Rubber Challenge - anything goes,  My stamp is probably eight or nine years old, maybe older!

Saturday 20 May 2023


 I've been trying to catch up on family birthday cards this week, this one is for an adult Grandson, I usually make him a golfing card but I've run out of stamps I've already used on his card so used this Visible Image car stamp instead. The background stencil is a Gina Kay and there is also a bit of a gear and cog stencil that I have no idea where it came from but I've had it for years,

Sweet Stamping -      Masculine
TGIF -                       Your The man

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Things with wings

 I've had this Studio Light stamp for a while but just got round to using it, it's a big stamp,only just fits on this DL card.I stamped and clear embossed it and put a wishy,washy watercolour wash all over it, then water coloured the flowers and stalks. I had stamped the butterfly images onto another piece of card ,painted them,cut them out and 3D d them onto the card, I really love this stamp and will be using a lot in different colourwise !  

Sparkles Monthly challenge - Things with wings

Creative Crafting Uncles - Butterflies

dd-tripleb.blogspot.com - Birds,blooms, butterflies 

Tuesday 16 May 2023

Keep it simple

 Another two weeks flown by and it's time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday. this time the theme is "Keep it simple" We welcome all kinds projects, cards. journal pages, atc's , mixed media etc as long as the project follows the challenge theme.  For my simple card I lightly stencilled the background with an alphabet stencil and stamped the typewriter and birthday message with black versafine, just added a strip of washi tape to finish it off. The stamp is a new one by Woodware and I really like it, reminds me of my working days back in the 50's and 60's rattling away on an old manual typewriter(not quite as old a model as this one!)  never felt the same when the electric ones and then the word processors came in !  The design team have lots of lovely samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay thm a visit.

Tuesday 2 May 2023

Use a stencil

 Its time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we want to see some stencils used. Any kind of art is welcomed as long as it follows the challenge theme.  For my card I tried for the first time using water on a stencil and I really loved the soft effect produced.  My focal stamp is from Visible Image and ,at the moment, one of my favourite stamps.  The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge site so I hope you will pay them a visit.