Thursday, 2 February 2017

One week to go .......

Happy Thursday .......

This time next week we will have the keys to our new home ...... fingers crossed.  And everything will start getting a little crazy around here ..... crazier than normal that is!
Before all that though there's a whole load of new challenges to get underway ..... I love the beginning of a new month.

We're starting February with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge ...... it's the usual Anything CAS Goes theme, with an optional colour twist.  This month it's  .....

(one of my favourites!)

Here's a really easy CAS design that can be used with any colour at all and will look fabulous every time. And it's a great way of using up all those small pieces of cardstock we have lying around.

My finished card measures 7 inches by 5 but you can easily change the size to whatever is your preferred card size.

I simply took a strip of white cardstcok ..... an cut off from another project ...... and stamped the pretty STAMPlorations Daisy Row from the Artsy Borders range across the card using Versamark ink.  I then heat embossed using a fine detail white embossing powder

I then swiped a Picked Raspberry Distress Ink pad onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then smooshed the card through the ink to add the colour onto the background ......

Using a paintbrush I picked up a little more of the colour and painted over the petals to make them stand out more from the background colour.

A layer of black card underneath to give a small border along one edge, a simple sentiment stamped above and the finishing touch ...... a pretty little matching gemstone.

Check out all the challenge details on the STAMPlorations Blog where you'll also find lots more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team ........ Happy stamping!

Don't forget it you love the STAMPlorations range of products and you place an order, use my special code to get a 20% discount ...... on all stamps, stencils and dies!

use code ....... STAMPGIRLLINDA

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time


  1. Your smooshing looks absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that stunning border stamp too!! I did a bit of Picked Raspberry with white embossing on mine too! :) HUGS

  2. Fabulous cas card Linda. Bold and bright. Super background. Love the simplicity. Good Luck with the moving. Hope it all runs smooooooothly for you.

  3. Gorgeous card Linda!! LOVE the bright hot pink daisies at the bottom! :)
    Suchi xx


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