Thursday, 20 April 2017

Pretty pastels .....

Happy Thursday ......

Hope you're having a good week ..... not long until the weekend.

It's time for a little more inspiration for this month's STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge.
The theme is Anything Goes ....... anything Clean And Simple that is ...... and don't forget there's that optional colour twist which you can use.  This month it's all about pretty PASTEL shades ...... blues, pinks, lilac ..... what's your favourite pastel shade?

Here's a very quick and easy, CAS design using the really pretty ARTplorations Happy Flowers stencil (the small version)

I simply blended various shades of Distress inks through the stencil ..... starting with a very light application and building up the colour until I was happy with it ..... Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn

I added a few splatters of ink to the background and a few dots of glitter glue to add a touch of sparkle ......

And finished off by adding a strip across the bottom stamped with my greeting.  

This is a current favourite of mine ..... using strips of card to add cute little sentiments.  Not only does it make use of all those tiny greeting stamps that don't always get used but ..... it makes use of those off cuts of card that would normally end up in the bin!  You know I don't like to waste anything.

I added more stenciled flowers on the inside too ......

There's still plenty of time to play along with the challenge ........ and there's some great prizes up for grabs.

You can enter up to three CAS cards, and you don't have to use the colour twist.  You don't have to use STAMPlorations products either ..... but it would be great if you did!

The challenge winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in the STAMPlorations store and there's $5 gift certificates for each of the Top Picks.
Don't forget that if you shop for anything in the STAMPlorations store, use the following code at the checkout and receive a 20% discount on your order .......

use code ........ STAMPGIRLLINDA 

Happy stamping!

A quick reminder too ....... we have the STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party going on at the moment ..... 25 days celebrating Spring!

Check out the details on the STAMPlorations Blog

Thanks for popping by today ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'm taking a break this afternoon and doing a spot of retail therapy with Lauren and the little man ..... could prove expensive!!!

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Love the soft colours of your blended flowers Linda! xx

  2. So delicate and so pretty. Yes I'm enjoying tiny strips of text/sentiments too. I think they don't over shadow the card...especially if you've put lots of hard work into it! x

  3. Such a beautiful card Linda, the colours are so delicate and the sentiment does look lovely in a strip like that. Hope you enjoyed your retail therapy! xx


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment!
In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR - May 2018) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to anyone who visits this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose ..... Linda xx