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“To Die For”
 is the challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
This one is all about using your die cut machines…or punches!

 The Stampettes have had heaps of fun coming up with some awesome projects to share and inspire you,
so grab a cuppa and pop on over to FSC and
see what everyone has been up to!

I have chosen hearts for my dies.
I have die cut patterned paper, some double-sided paper and added glitter, embossed some…
and then I added lots of sparkle to absolutely everything!
We have a teacher from work due to have a baby soon, and I am guessing a girl.
(I’m going with the old saying of 
“high for a girl, low for a boy”)
We’ll see if the saying is right this time lol….

I hope you enjoy the awesomeness of the girls at FSC and
are inspired to join in the fun!
The theme is open – all you need is a machine or a punch.

We are a stamping challenge so we do need to see some form of stamping on your project,
also no digi stamps are allowed.


The stork stamp is one from Stampin Up and it is the only stamp used this time around.
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

Let it Snow!

Let It Snow…
I have made another simple little Christmas card to share.
I decided to keep everything simple this year, 
so that if I wanted to make a few then I could without too much fuss.
This one is inspired by Claire from a couple of months ago.
Thanks Claire, your background is awesome!!!
 I have put my own vintage twist on it though with this gorgeous santa.
The snowflake stamps are from a xmas Chocolate Baroque set that I have,
The Santa is an old favourite from Stampers Anonymous
The inks are Distress blues and Adirondack denim
And the snowflakes are just punches and the blue ones have some pearl spray for a little glitz
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges –

Wild Horses

Wild Horses
 is inspired by stormy skies and wild weather 
and the unbridled rawness of horses running free.
The technique here is wrinkle free distress and I have used black soot and dusty concord 
and blended over with mustard seed and wild honey.
 This is one of my all time favourite ways to ink a background.
The horses are masked, die cut and the edge sponged with black soot.
I have kept the embellishments simple because I really wanted the drama of the wildness 
of the horses and the weather
to show through 
~ so a simple flourish and rhinestones were enough.
I am entering this card into the following challenges –



Woohoo…we are up and running!!!
 Hi and welcome to the start of a new challenge blog!
“Vintage Stamping Challenges”

We have a fabulous company called Flonzcraft who will be sponsoring us each and every month.
The winner of each monthly challenge will receive a voucher for Leo’s store for $20.

For our very first challenge we have picked one for everyone
Anything Goes

I had sooo much fun making this card…

The Gibson Girl is masked and the roses stamped behind her
and cut with a nestibility using the out-of-the-box technique.

I then stamped the rose again and deconstructed it 

so that I could add to and extend the leaves,
as well as 3D-ing the rose itself.
The background is made with distress inks in pinks and blues
using the splodging method. 
Texture paste was added through a stencil 
and coloured with victorian velvet and aged mahogany inks.
Then I got carried away…
and added more texture paste into the corners
and coloured with my new Viva metallic inks.
Gold rub and buff was finally added as a highlight.


Flonz Stamps used:
Gibson Girl 01
Rose Engraving
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~
~ Sweet Stmapin’ Challenge Blog – Vintage

“Floral Fantasy”

Handmade/Floral Challenge at FSC
To know me is to know that I shudder at the thought of making handmade flowers.
For this challenge it isn’t necessary to make your own,
but how would that be challenging myself?
(sometimes I wonder about myself)
Thanks Fliss for this challenge…it really was fun!
I had treated myself to the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die set recently
and found that there is a small one in the set which looks great,
so I made 3 flowers in some of my favourite colours.
Then I had to come up with a card!
I am also taking part in the Claudine Hellmuth Collage for Composition course this month
so I have tried to incorporate some of the things I am learning into this card.
And toilet paper!
Yes, the gorgeous blue and yellow background is toilet paper.
Rolled through my cuttlebug and sprayed with dylusional inks
 and a little Perfect Pearls Mist.
(thanks Shirl, our industrious leader, for that idea)
I am really liking the flakey, natural look of it.
Other details for those following are the memory box die that I have used as a flourish and heat embossed, with black embossing powder, to give an overall lushness to this piece. The three black birds were facing the other way, so I cut them out..turned them over…and black embossed them.  (It is just one little stamp).  The fairy is stamped onto some scrap alcohol ink cardstock which I lighted a little in the middle, with blending solution, to give a highlight to the image.
I love that you can go back at any time and still keep working with these inks!
One of the hardest things about this making this card
was knowing when enough was enough…

And that’s about it
Just a little alcoholic ink, some dylusionals, toilet paper and hey presto!

Please pop over to FSC and check out the other incredible creations from the Stampettes.

Be inspired.
And join in the fun!

You’ll have a chance at winning an on-line voucher
 from Marina’s Cottage Crafts shop

I am entering this card into the following challenges –