Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Stash Inspiration

Welcome

Yes, I am back again!!  Some of my stamp class ladies wanted to go meet the Kiwistamping owners, so we arranged a visit today..... 

As you may recall, I blame them for my addiction to this craft.

I did succumb and buy some more stash, including this wee stamp, and then just had to use it when I got home.


This is one of those cards that did not turn out anything like what I had first envisaged... but it was started before I bought the stamp.


The image was coloured with pencils - I did think of blending them, but decided to simply leave it 'as was'.


I had no die that would fit the panel, so used a border die to cut both sides of the red panel.


The sentiment was stamped on scrap of handmade paper (with Lady Bug ink, another new purchase). I used the same paper on the base of the card, and all the fluffy edges were sponged with violet ink. The final details were the bow and some sequins.


And I remembered to 'finish' the inside of the card.

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Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.
  





25 comments:

  1. very pretty and lovely use of color red. thank you for playing along at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

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  2. a delightful stamp Maxine. And you've made a great card with it. The colouring looks awesome "just as it is"

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  3. Maxine, This is a very pretty card and that new stamp you used is gorgeous. I love the bow and the bling you added too...and your colouring is just great.

    Thanks for joining us this week for our Girly, Girl Challenge at Craft Your Passion. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

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  4. This is lovely card, the colouring of the poppies is wonderful! Thank you for playing along with Lunagirl Moonbeams.

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  5. Very pretty -- and I love your "finish" on the inside! Thanks for joining my Vintage Red challenge!

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  6. Very inventive with your border die. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

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  7. Total beauty!! Love that image and no blending was even necessary since it's beautiful just as is. Love your design and that wonderful handmade paper too.
    Lynn

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  8. Maxine, this is just a beautiful stamp inside and out. The card is a real beauty with the border edges. Did you get my email? Carole

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! AND it matches your blog! :) LOVE the texture and fibers you've used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

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  10. I love flowers- your coloring is so pretty you do not even need blending! Your layout is pretty and love the homemade paper the the pretty bling and ribbon!

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  11. What a pretty card - I love the floral image and the colours you have used! lovely details Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

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  12. This is lovely, inside and out.

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  13. Oh Maxine what's not to love!! I can see why you were drawn to this! It's a lovely stamp! And your card even lovelier! I love the shading you do around the petals <3
    Blessings sister!! Xxoo

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  14. This is a beautiful birthday card, Maxine!

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  15. Very nicely done Maxine. Nice coloring on the flowers.

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  16. Oh I do love poppies, and this is another beautiful poppy stamp. You have made a lovely card with it too. Mine rarely turn out as intended, but I like the way they evolve as I am making them. Kate x

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  17. Thanks for joining us at Great Impression this month with your pretty red poppy.

    Mary Anne,
    Great Impression DT

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  18. Maxine, thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your sweet comments. I appreciate that very much. What a delight to peek in and see this lovely creation. It matches your blog!! Love the bright and cheery colors.

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  19. This is lovely, Maxine. You've colored the poppies beautifully! Fabulous way to finish the inside of your card. (I generally forget to do that!)

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  20. Very pretty Maxine. Love that poppy image and you colored them beautifully.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  21. Maxine, this is beautiful!! No blending needed. I love your wee stamp. What a great purchase!!

    Blessings,
    Gemiel

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the flower image and your coloring is fab.

    Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  23. Another fab card and stamp and I really like how you finished the inside of the card.

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  24. Your project is absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for playing in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D