Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Stamping -My First Passion

Morning and welcome to my new follower Marie-Christine and we have a new "Spring is in the Air" challenge starting today at Daisy Chain -I have used a beautiful unused stamp which I won about three years ago!I stamped the image in distress ink and pulled out the colour with a water brush,then a very faint watery blue on raindrops.The stamp is melanthium from Stampn'Stor,the B.paper is from a pad I won last year,the plastic coated tag is from The Works,dewdrops from stash and cardstock from Papermill Direct.
not just cards-monochrome
polka doodle-ATG
creative fingers-ATG------WINNER
Morgans artworld-ATG
that's crafty-flowers and foliage
a bit more time to craft-ATG
a snowflakes promise-ATG
INTAAS-distressing(distress inks?)
ooh-la-la-layer it up
make my Monday-April showers(raindrops)
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
sunny day crafting-Spring
lemon shortbread-ATG
try it on Tuesday-Botanical
Ikes world-in the garden
stamping sensations-ATG
Penny Black at allsorts-all things Spring
unicorn challenge-petal power
Word art Wednesday-ATG
let's craft and create-Spring/April showers
Vilda stamps-ATG
Thank you for dropping by-sorry not been round last couple of days but Daughter had a health problem so things a bit haywire here at moment
Carol x x


  1. A very beautiful result Carol, lovely colour on this pretty stamp. I can see you using this more now.xx ♥[aNNie]

  2. WOOOOOOWWWWWW this is stunning :-)))))

  3. A beautiful card and a lovely image, so pleased you inked it up to share with us at TioT

  4. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our VILDA STAMPS challenge blog
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  5. So stunning Carol.Really beautiful stamp and I love your design :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Beautiful image Love the drops //////////Lis

  7. A beautiful card Carol, such a pretty image and lovely design.
    Sorry I haven't visited for a while - hubby surprised me and took me away for a few days as an early Birthday treat.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  8. such a beautifully designed card! i love the green floral image and the dew drops for texture that mimic the rain drops. thank you so much for sharing another of your lovely creations with us this month at the penny black and more challenge.

  9. Lovely card! That image is just beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge. Cheryl W, DT

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. You pulled all the elements in your card together beautifully. So glad I came to take a closer look.

  12. Wow this is just gorgeous and looks absolutely fabulous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  13. Very lovely - such a beautiful image and your hint of colour on the water droplets makes them look very realistic. Thank you for joining us at Ooh La la

  14. Its a very beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  15. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  16. That's a beautiful stamp Carol and I love how you've created this card, XOX Lucy

  17. Lovely flower, and your watercoloring is beautiful. Like what you've done with the raindrops....and the script background certainly gives this pretty card a very vintage feel. TFS & Hugs

  18. Hi Carole, thanks for commenting on my parchment.
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  19. Beautiful Carole, a really lovely composition. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  20. Beautiful card with great stamping and fab raindrops.
    Thanks for entering our VILDA challenge!
    xxx Margreet

  21. What a beautifully designed card Carol.

    Hugs Diane

  22. This is so Elegant and Beautiful! I Love it! Thank you so much for joining our challenge over on the Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog! DT Mindy

  23. Adorable and pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  24. Sorry I am so late getting here Carol, it's the story of my week !!

    A really beautiful floral creation, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  25. Marvelous creation. That is a super stamp and what a fantastic colouring job you did on it with the pulled ink technique. Fantastic ! :-)
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-)

    IKE x

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  26. Stunning Carol, I love the effect with the water brush. Great colours too.

    Dionne xx

  27. wow super card carol and love that little tag ... have not seen them in the works but love hunting around in that shop ... well done ... hope you have a great week ... thank you so much for visiting my blog ... have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  28. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

  29. Wow thats just beautiful.Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge weeks 12/13 Helen DT

  30. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  31. This is beautiful Carol..gorgeous stamp and papers and I love your card design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  32. Super card with all the elements. I love stamping over other paper for a faux, antique look. Well done! Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

  33. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  34. A lovely card, beautiful flower stamp and such a pretty colour palette

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  35. This is so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

  36. Such a lovely Card. Thank you for joining in with our Challenge this fortnight over a Morgan’s ArtWorld.
    Samantha (AngelicBadGirl) DT xx

  37. Carol, this is super pretty and I just adore the dew drops. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


    International Art & Soul DT

  38. This is stunning!!! and your colouring is fantastic, love it!
    Hugs, Lisa

  39. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. We are midway on our current challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which tells us, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." Have an awesome week.

    JO ANN

  40. Very pretty card. I like the tag on the side and the coloring! Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT