Monday 31 July 2023

On the water

 While I had some of my maritine/sailing type stamps out I thought I'd make another one for Cardsz4guyz challenge of on the water. Yet another old stamp, this one by Stampendous and a Stamping up embossing folder for the background.

Cardz4guyz - on the water

Wednesday 26 July 2023


I seem to have a bit of an obsession with my old stamps right now, the one I have used was a wood block one that I unmounted ages ago, must be over twenty year old I should think but still stamps perfectly. Embossed and stencilled background and the image mount is an old airmail envelope. I'm entering this into the

Male Room Challenge which is Travel

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Pretty papers

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "Use pretty papers"  I have an over abundance of pretty papers mostly from my scrap booking days so was a pleasure to use some.  The design team have lovely samples over on the challenge site so I do hope you will pay them a visit.  We welcome all projects, cards, art journals, atc's , anything goes as long as it follows the theme so please join in !

Monday 24 July 2023


 There seems to be quite a few challenges about at the moment with a nautical/maritime theme so thought it a chance to play with one of my nautical stamps of which I see to have quite a collection for

some reason.  This one is an old one from Stampendous and hasn't seen the light of day for some time, the background is a waves embossing folder, no idea of the make as I never keep the packaging for them.  I'd like to enter a few challenges

Creative Crafting Uncles - Maritime



Avenue613 - Nautical 

Can You Handle The Pressure - Nautical  (must use embossing folder)

Wednesday 19 July 2023


 I got these feline stamps for my birthday back in April and this is the first time they've seen ink.  Just made an inky background with distress inks and a brick stencil, all the stamps are from Visible Image

 Crazy for Cats challenge - cats

Cardz4galz - cats or kittens

Country view challenges - Four legged friend(s)

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Use three colours

 Its time for another challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it's use three colours (this does not include black ink for stamping or the colour of the base card)  We welcome all type of art, cards, ATCs ,art journal pages etc just as long as it is true to the challenge theme.  For my card my colours are blue, red and yellow plus the black stamping.  The stamp is from an Indigo Blu box set from last year or maybe the year before that and its first time of inking!  think it might be getting more use now I've sen how well it stamps and it makes a really quick card too.  

Saturday 1 July 2023

My Type

 Having another play with my favourite typewriter stamp and also another new woodware stamp with lots of number stamps. Background is distress oxides and Funky Fossil stencils.  I need to try and find some more small sentiment stamps to fit in the message space and then will fit  a lot more occasions 

Daring cards Makers - Just my type (typewriter or type font)

Seize The Birthday - number crunching