Sunday, 1 April 2018

Stamping Sensations April Challenge

Our challenge at Stamping Sensations for April is 'One for the Girls'.

We are sponsored by Be Creative who are offering a whopping £25 prize to spend in their store - but remember you MUST follow our challenge rules to be eligible for the prize!
Although the challenge theme sounds simple, we do have some basic rules that we ask you to follow. This makes it fair to everyone who submits an entry! Please read our rules over on the blog.

I opted for a CAS card this month, done on a linen textured card base and using up some small pieces for the flowers.
(A visit to the Playground beckons!)

I love this layering set from Altenew called Peony Bouquet, although I didn't use all the layers for this card.

Treated myself to a set of 4 Hero Arts inks in lovely shades of green -  not a colour I use a lot of normally but I really like how this turned out.

The outline stamp was inked in 'Antigua'.
Then used two more of the layering stamps in 'Tide Pool' and 'Mint Julep'.
All fussy cut (not rich enough to buy the dies!).

Happily I managed to find a scrap of paper which matched perfectly so used that as a mat behind the stitched rectangle die.

Sentiment from Technique Tuesday inked in 'Tide Pool' and a couple of Dew Drops.

Please see what my teamies have delivered up this month to inspire you!

Crafty  Creations - A/Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring
Crafty Gals - A/Goes
Happy Crafting!


brenda said...

Loving your choice of colours Viv and the design with the focal panel.

Also very taken with the baubles in the post below, need to give that a try.

Happy Easter and can you order me one of those T Shirts as well please.

B x

Linby said...

Wow this is stunning just love it. I think those sets of inks do pay off maybe I will get some if I could get results like this.

Sally H said...

I absolutely love this! A gorgeous creation, Viv! That colour works so well. Beautiful stamping xxx

aussie aNNie said...

This stamp set from Altenew has to be my most used and I just love how you used it in this colour alone.
I can't enter the challenge as my image is digi not a stamp, I will before the challenge ends though as I have some in the making and already stamped....hugs.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Carole said...

Super!! Love those green inks and of course my all time Altenew flower. Happy Easter xx

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Spring Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Dora said...


Joan said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the colours you have used, I have that stamp set but never really got to grips with it, you have inspired me to have another try !


Kathleen said...

Totally gorgeous card, fabulous colour and your fussy cutting is brilliant. Love the card.

Kath x

MaryH said...

The Altenew layered flowers are always so lovely, and this set is just breath-taking in the shades of spring green. Looks awesome with the dimension you've given the flowers over the linen paper. Very elegant, very classy. TFS & have a good week.

TK said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colors! I'm just always so impressed that people can actually do those multi layer stamps -- I cannot line them up... Your colors are perfect!

Loll said...

Your flowers are so beautiful done in shades of green, Viv! Beautiful design! xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I don’t actually own any layering stamps myself but they look amazing here are and I love the colours that you’ve used x

Unknown said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations! Ciao, Lisa

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A beautiful card .. .. love the colour very much. Your backing card is the perfect match for your stamping.

Fabby image and sentiment too.

Many thanks for your well wishes for my Mum. She is doing much better now thank you .. .. she has definitely had us all worried!!

Hope you have had a good Easter.

Love Jules xx

Pia S said...

This looks so delicate in shades of green and I love the texture of the paper too. Beautiful card.

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous tones of the green and the flowers look stunning. Glorious card x

Di said...

Really super card Viv! I love the CAS look with those wonderful flowers - and the green inks you bought are absolutely luscious!


Di xx

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, my! This card is just stunning! I love the color you chose! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon.

Tracy said...

This is beautiful Viv, very crisp and elegant.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carole Pollard said...

So classy that's a beautiful colour Love and hugs Carole x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Viv and love the monochrome look with these shades of green and the beautiful peony and love the stitched and then complementary green mat behind..such an elegant card. x

Barb said...

What a lovely card this is Viv and I love the colour you chose. Barbxx

rachel said...

A beautiful use of colour Viv - really wonderful!!! Big hugs rachel x

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT