Friday, 4 August 2017

I've got that Friday feeling ......

Happy end of the week .......

Are you ready for the weekend because it starts right here ...... mine does anyway!

It's the first Friday of the month and that means a new Craft Stamper Challenge gets underway.

The theme is Anything Goes so it's up to you what you create ...... a card, a journal spread, a 3D project. Maybe a piece of home decor.  All we ask is that there's some actual rubber stamping on your project somewhere.

Here's a little inspiration for you ......

I love this stamp from Carabelle Studio  ........ it's been sat in my New Stash Box for ages (along with a load of other stuff!) waiting for a chance to be inked.
A simple card to make ..... I did use my MISTI though, to stamp it a couple of times and get a good ink coverage.
I used Black Versafine ink onto plain white cardstock .....

I then added colour to her dress and hat using Alizarin Crimson Brusho (love this colour!)
I sprinkled a tiny bit of the pigment powder onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then used a paintbrush to apply the colour

A few dots of glitter glue on her dress, a little acetate smooshed Distress Ink (Weathered Wood) in the background and a touch of Lemon Brusho on the lamp adds a bit more interest  .......

And a few clear sequins here and there add a touch sparkle

I also stamped the design on the inside of the card too.

As always we have a fabulous challenge sponsor ....... this month it's Keep on Crafting

And the prize for the challenge winner (randomly chosen) is ..... two great stencils and two rubber stamp sets ..... see the picture below

Don't forget we also have a Design Winner .... chosen by the DT.  They will get their winning project published in the Craft Stamper magazine, a winner's profile on the Craft Stamper Blog and an invitation to be Guest Designer on a future challenge .... not bad eh!  You can find all the challenge info with the rules and guidelines on the Craft Stamper Blog along with more inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Speaking of the magazine, the latest edition hits the shelves today .....

and guess what ..... one of the lovely ladies that comes along to my workshops has had a card published!!  Congratulations to Carol ..... well deserved.  You can find her gorgeous creation in the Ready, Set, Stamp article ...... it's a full page spread!  It's so exciting ..... I think it's the first time she's been published so as you can imagine, she's very pleased.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a fabulous weekend.
We're hoping for a quiet one I think .... it's been a busy week!
I'll be back a little later on ..... with another challenge for you.  Get your festive spirit ready!

Cheerio until then ......


  1. What a striking card. Love smooshed background and that ever so cute stamp. Have a lovely weekend too x

  2. It really is a beautiful stamp and you have, as always, used it wonderfully well, she is a very elegant lady! I love how you finish off your cards with a partial image inside.

    I saw Carol's card in CS, it is beautiful, how exciting for her! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. A fabulous card and I love how you've used this stamp (I've been debating about this one and another from the same range- hmmm) love the inside too.
    Avril xx

  4. What a beautiful card, Linda! This young lady is very chic and I love the sentiment!

  5. Great card Linda, love the pink on the image and the hint of ink on the background. The inside looks great too :)
    Hugs Kaz xx


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