The challenge over at LESS IS MORE for this week is ANYTHING GOES.  They’re trying to reach 1000 entries, so I thought I’d have a quick go.  Here’s my very simple offering.

The colours aren’t quite true and are lighter than they look, but I find it really difficult to get a good image of a card with lots of white space. The lines were dry embossed, then drawn with a matching Tombow pen, which is actually rust coloured.  Hey ho! No time for fiddling with colour in Photoshop right now 🙂  It’s slightly textured because it’s stamped on linen card, but I like that effect.
See you soon!

Shades of Green

The challenge over at Just for Fun is Shades of Green and here’s my entry. (Just noticed it’s not very straight – duh!  Will have to put that right….. what am I like?)
shades of green
Don’t forget, there’s still time to be entered for the Ribbon, brads and buttons blog candy – just leave a comment in the post below this one and mention the Giveaway and your name will be entered.

Flutterby and GIVEAWAY…

Just finished a card I really enjoyed making. Although I started with some ink on the background, most of the colour has been added with Prismacolor pencils and it’s a combination of some of my favourite colours (as you can probably tell from the number of times I use them, lol).
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The challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week is Flutterbies, so this WAS my entry but I’ve just been told I missed the fact that it was supposed to be pink and green – oops. My apologies, DCM – it really was an oversight and I’ve removed the title!
[PS Here’s a giggle for you.  I made this card with someone in mind and when I went to stamp the inside, I noticed I’d put the front on the WRONG WAY – duh!  The fold was at the right hand side.  Could’ve done with one of those ‘you know you’re getting old when opening a card isn’t as easy as it used to be…’ stamps, he, he.]


I don’t often use ribbons these days but the other day, I decided to sort them all out – it’s taken me THREE DAYS!  I have more ribbon than anyone could ever use in a lifetime, SO….. I’ve decided to do a GIVEAWAY!!!!
I have THREE BIG EVELOPES stuffed with ribbons, trims and all kinds and I’ll send them to three random people who leave me a comment on THIS POST before 18th of September.   There are some half and almost full rolls (most of which I’ve now shared between the bags, tho’ there are still a couple of rolls in each) and along with all the lengths you may find fibres and/or lace, along with grosgrain, satin and organza.
The DOWNSIDE is that you will probably have to unravel some of it and the bags contain a very mixed selection of sizes, colours and widths, not to mention materials.
The UPSIDE is that I’m still ‘destashing’ so I’ll be adding buttons, brads and maybe a few other things to the envelopes as the week progresses. If I don’t manage to get it all done, then I’ll do another giveaway soon because I really do NOT need all this stash I have now that I no longer run workshops or do classes!!!


Before I start YET ANOTHER major clear up in my stamping room, I thought I’d have a bit of background fun.  Yesterday, I stamped some of my newer images and cut them out, ready to use – this was the one I chose for today.  (Click to enlarge)

Here’s a close up of the words.

I was thinking of nostalgia (TMTATC) but it isn’t an ATC, so I can’t use it for that challenge 🙂  But I did use eyelets, so can enter it for the Inkurable Stampers September challenge and there are lots of WORDS (as were the previous two posts but I forgot!) so I’m entering it into Just for Fun’s Words challenge.

More simple stamping – Part 2

Part 2 of yesterday’s production – still in progress, I might add, lol.
Three of them are stamped on glossy card or paper.
Once again, I photographed the inside so that you could see the colours.  This was the image I got on glossy card, using what was left on the stamp after the first stamping on the last post.  It’s very subtle but really pretty.
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This one’s my favourite and it’s only a little scrapling.