Sunday 24 February 2013

Fashionable Stamping - Red, Black and Brown.

Hi lovely bloggers - sorry I haven't been around for a couple of weeks - a rather nasty chest infection has left me with very little energy, or the inclination to create. The antibiotics have more or less worked their magic now, and it's great to be crafting again.

 My card is for the challenge at Fashionable Stamping. and the talented DT would like us to use Red, Black and Brown - not a combination I have ever used before, but it's good to try something new!

Stamps - 
New York Diva from Hampton Art,
Postcard, Sentiment, and Background Text from Crafty Individuals.
All stamps inked with Archival Coffee.

Black cardstock and SU Real Red cardstock.
Distress Inks - Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Copic Markers
Machine stitching
TH Ideology metal corner
Black lace from stash.
Distressing on Postcard and edges of main image.

Thanks for popping by, and a happy hello to my new followers!

Hubby and I will be setting off somewhere warm in a couple of days, so I
promise to visit my lovely blogging friends when I return. 
Update - 12th March - just returned from holiday to a very 
pleasant surprise - my card is in the Top 3 at Fashionable Stamping -
thank you so much to the DT ladies!

Love to all ~

Thursday 7 February 2013


Hi lovely bloggers, friends, and followers - I'm sure you all know that Valentine's Day is almost here! 
Our challenge at In The Pink this fortnight is - you guessed it - PINK VALENTINE!
 In order to have a chance to be chosen as a Perfect Pinkie, please remember to use lots of PINK on your creation, plus the required challenge element. 
You can find out who our "Distressed" Perfect Pinkies are if you pop over to the blog!

For my card I used SU Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstock.
The Nestie die is Fleur de Lis Squares (a lovely gift from Santa!), attached with 3-d pop-ups.
PSX stamp - Victorian Filigree Heart, inked with black Archival.
SU "Full Heart" punch, pin-pricked around the edges, curved slightly, then attached with silicone glue. 
Sentiment - two separate stamps from Anna Griffin.
My card is entered into the following challenges ~
Addicted to CAS - Code Word "heart"
Lexi's  Creations  - Valentine/Love.

Thank you for popping by, and a warm welcome to my new followers, Sylvia and Hetty.

Love and hugs ~