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“Flowers”

“Flowers”
is the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
The stamping must be the focal point of your creation…and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!
It is shocking weather in my part of the world at the moment,
surging seas, wild winds, hail and rain…even a little snow a couple of hours up the road.  
That’s as close as it gets to us as we live by the sea.  
But like I always say, if I have to freeze my … off, then I hope it is snowing somewhere!
So it was great to sit down and think of Spring flowers.
This is another one layer card with some tiny punched butterflies added on.
I have used the ripping technique (a solid favourite with me)
in pink (yes, I am still working on the ‘pink’ in me).
When I look at this card I think it is the total opposite
 to what is happening outside.
The flower stamps are from Darkroom Door
 and the butterfly is from Stampers Anonymous.
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

p.s.  I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world!

Enjoy!

I would love to enter this in the following challenges ~
~ Ruby’s Rainbow – Stamping

“Love Birds”

Ribbons and Bows
is the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenge
for the month of May.
These may not be actual love birds on this Flonz stamp (found here), but they are snuggling up
so I am imagining that that is what they are.
And with Spring coming out up North 
it seemed like a nice romantic, cuddly
Spring thing to stamp.
I bought myself a brayer last year…which I have only used once (shame, and shaking my head)
~ so on a whim I thought it might be nice to play with it.
I love the textured look that some of the rolling produced
and was really surprised by how easy it was.
Why haven’t I got into this before???
Keeping with the theme of romance, that was stuck in my head, 
I thought pinks were a pretty colour to use.
For the ribbon part of the challenge I have made a junk bow and placed a flower on it.
If you use your imagination, the junk bow is almost
like a nest!
I hope you take the time to pop over to 
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occasional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!

“Vintage Girl”

“Anything Goes”
is the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.
Everyone loves an anything goes challenge! I sure do.
For this one I made a card with lots of ink and one of my 
all-time favourite Flonz stamps.
The background is the wrinkle-free technique using distress inks,
which was stamped with the Japanese blossom stamp, with a little bleach added to white out the blossom.
Some over-stamping using writing and crackles…
a little embossing which was sanded and inked up…
and a heart stencil placed behind the girl were all used to make this main panel.
Some layers, distressing, ribbon and lace finished it all off.
The one thing that I absolutely love about VSC 
is that I get to play at “pretty” and vintage cards. 
You don’t have to do this though, 
to join in you just have to have fun
and do what ever you like this time around.
I hope you take the time to pop over to 
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occasional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!

Tag It!

“Tag It”
Is the theme this fortnight at
We invite you to join in the fun and see what you can make with a tag…or two…
Some of you might know that I have only ever made a tag 
when I am asked to for the challenges…up to three now!
I don’t know why I struggle with it at the time
but end up enjoying the whole process.
I’ve been on holidays from my main work
 (but filling in at a second job) for the last month or so,
tutoring and whaleboat training for the championships coming up in a few weeks time…
oh, and a little freelance designing and another card has been accepted by 
The Craft Stamper (2 submissions and 2 publications. – that just blows me away!)
But nowhere near enough play time with inks!!!
I have used a tag base from Darkroom Door
which measures around 6 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
I am still trying to come to grips with layering up my work,
as I really like to do the one layer type of card.
But I have been taking part in the
Creative Jumpstart 2014 program
for January and have found some really inspirational ideas and techniques.
I highly recommend having some fun with the on-line classes out there
~ especially when distance is such a problem ( like for me.)
This tag is based on 
It was something new to try (for me anyway).
It involves a lot masking tape, ink and layers…perfect for this challenge!
Back to work (main job) on Tuesday so maybe I can get into more of a routine.
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.
Enjoy!

“A Cold and Frosty Xmas”

Cold and Frosty Colours
is the theme this month at Vintage Stamping Challenges
This challenge runs until the new year so it is up to you whether
you make a Christmas card 
or just take a little break from the festive season and play with the colours.
It can be relaxing to just do something totally different after the big day…
However, I’ve gone with a xmas card as I am soooo far behind with these
and added heaps and heaps of sparkle.
A one layer card.

This ripped technique I first saw done by our DT sister Brenda here
and it has quickly become a favourite of mine.
I have used the cold colours of Distress Inks,
used a snowflake stencil, 
the glitter technique is from TH (Day 5 of CC102)…I love the sparkle that it adds.
~ then I’ve finished off with dripping some Fresco Finish paint and addiing a little
rock candy glitter while it was still wet.
The main stamp is from Flonz
and is found here.
My discovery while playing this time is that
when you stamp onto shiny paper with Brilliance black ink
and then over stamp with the same image ~ no masking is necessary as the ink moves aside
and makes it look like you have done the masking anyway!
I hope you take the time to pop over to Vintage Stamping Challenges
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occassional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!