Thursday 27 October 2022


Welcome back to another Color Dare challenge with our popular Tic Tac Toe colour chart.  I chosen to do the right hand vertical column of Scarlet, Pine, Toffee.  It must be my camera as the colours don't look this pale in real life. 

I started with 3d leaf embossing folder and then smooshed the toffee ink over it.  The image is from Stampin Up from an old set called Country Home which I loved for the milk churn and the jug in this set.  It comes with the two bunches of foliage and I added one to the churn and inked another one and cut it out for the bottom of the piece.  The churn was coloured in with SU Stampin Blends in Light Granite Grey - the perfect colour I thought for the milk churn. 

Tuesday 18 October 2022


Welcome back to another challenge here at Hand Stamped Sentiments and we are continuing the theme of Autumn/Fall and its gorgeous colours, textures and hopefully inspiration.  It really does seem to be such a great season for us crafters and it is my favourite time of year.

I started off my card by using some Tim Holtz Distress inks over a leaf stencil from my stash. I blended three colours of Fossilized Amber, Crackling Campfire and Aged Mahogany to get the colours I was happy with.  My tree is from a Visible Image stamp set called Tree of Life and I used the same inks for the leaves.

I cut out the Hello die sentiment three times and layered it - the Autumn is from Tracy Evans set Seasons and I used the word Oct (October) as a background stamp inked in Versafine Acorn ink.

I'm adding this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Fall/Autumn plus Sentiment 
Tic Tac Toe - Die Cut - Layers, Autumn Colours
Cardz 4 Guyz - Autumn Colours

Monday 17 October 2022


I'm playing along with the challenge at Inkspirational which this week is a key word Imagine.  Rummaging among my stamps I remembered I had this Visible Image set called Free Your Imagination which I haven't used in a while.  I love the book in it.  I had seen somewhere where someone had added words to the book pages so I grabbed an old book I use for mixed media and stamped the book on to it then cut out the pages and added them.

The background was one I had made in my stash from some ink blending a few days ago with some Tim Holtz inks.  I always keep whatever I make - you just never know when it will come in handy.  I added the feather and the ink to make it look as though the writing had come from the feather.

I think I got a bit carried away with the extra birds from another Visible Image set though.

I'm also adding this into the following
Daring Cardmakers - big on background 
The Sisterhood of Crafters - one for the boys 
Retro Rubber - these stamps are from a few years ago 

Thursday 13 October 2022


Welcome back to another colour challenge at Color Dare.  Such soft colours but I still thought of an autumn nature card.  I started off by using a tree stencil from my stash using a neutral colour of Antique Linen.  The toadstools are from Visible Image stamps called Totally Toadstools. The Nature sentiment is from Tracy Evans set and the remainder is from the Visible Image set.  I added a butterfly which I embossed with copper embossing powder and an embellishment from my stash. 

Wednesday 5 October 2022


Welcome back to another challenge at The Male Room challenge.  I always find CAS cards very difficult as I’m definitely a collage type of crafter.  But this image from Visible Image is just perfect for creating a CAS card.  I kept it simple with the colours too - using one of their stencils and inking it in Tim Holtz Fossilized Amber and adding extra colour behind the car and on the head lights.  The sentiment is from the same set.

I'm adding this into the following:
Allsorts  - AG 
Inkspirational - Use Stencil 
Krafty Chicks - use a stamp
Addicted to Stamps - Any Occasion

Tuesday 4 October 2022


Welcome back to another colour challenge here at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For my background I started with a leaf stencil from Visible Image and used Pumpkin Pie and a touch of Pool Party for the leaves.  I then used an SU embossing folder - one of my favourites - Painted Texture 3D. It gives the paper such a great texture.  I added some Starry Sky ink to the edges and also added some splatters with the same ink.  

The tag and leaves are from an old favourite SU Set called Faith In Nature.  I added the pear to the tag and coloured it in.  I smooshed some of the blue inks with water on some paper and then stamped the leaves and cut them out and added them behind the tag.  A touch of twine and some sequins from my stash completed the card.

I'm also adding this into the following challenges:

The Outlawz Challenge - Rhyme - colours 
Dare 2B Artzy - Favourite Colours - autumn colours are my favourite 
We Love Stamping - Autumn 
Lets Create - Autumn 
Addicted to CAS - Autumn - not sure if this is CAS enough though 
Alphabet Challenge - N is for Nature 

Saturday 1 October 2022


Welcome back to another month's Watercolour Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  As usual our theme is Anything Goes as long as it's watercoloured.

I used some Tim Holtz Watercolour card stock for my card as I knew I wanted to add a lot of water to my background.  I smooshed the cardstock first with some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and then used the brick stencil from Visible Image.

I stamped over this with Versafine Clair Ink in Nocturne using a Tracy Evans stamp and left the flower plain.  I added another of Tracy's stamps in the butterfly and fussy cut this out and coloured it in with the same colour Distress Oxides.  The sentiments are also from Tracy Evans. 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

The Outlawz Challenge - inspired by the line - The month is Amber, Gold and Brown 
Sunday Stamps - Colour Challenge - brown, orange, black 
Dare 2B Artzy - Favourite Colours - these are my favourite colours as Autumn is my favourite season
Stamping Sensations - All Things Autumn 
We love 2 Create - AG Mixed Media 
The Paper Players - Changing Seasons 
Allsorts - Gardeners Delight - Butterflies are a delight and I would love to see hares in my garden!
Inkspirational - Stencils


Welcome back to another challenge at Once Upon a Time.  This is a book I'm not familiar with as Sesame Street didn't figure large in my children's childhood.  I think I may have gone a bit whacky with this one lol!  I started off by using some Kraft paper and adding some embossing paste through a stencil. I coloured the paste first with some Tim Holtz ink to get the red colour.  

The die cut lamp is one I've had in my stash and never used - I knew it would come in handy one day.  I actually have one of these style lamps in my garden as an old family heirloom.  I added the Hello as this is used in the image.

I added a Tim  Holtz die cut as the flowers on the left hand side.  Now to the stamp!  Isn't it just weird? lol!  It's a stamp from Woodware Collection called Mr Vintage and here it is in full.  I just cut out a circle part of it with the eye in it for the monster look.