Sunday, 11 January 2015

"Something New" starts the Challenges at FSC

Hi Everyone
I hope that you aren't all being too battered about with the current gales that we are experiencing at the moment across a lot of the UK. There has never been a better time to just stay in and craft!!!
There is an even better a reason, it's the first challenge of the year over at
And our theme to start this year off is
Now that could be some new stash,a new technique you've been dying to try or a new years resolution, infact anything that's new to you.
We are a stamping challenge so stamping should be the main focus of your project and our lucky winner will win $20 to spend online at Flonzcraft our wonderful sponsor.
For my DT piece I have used some new stamps
The new stamps I have used are from Carabelle Studio and are:-
'Des reves plein les yeux' and 'Suives les fleches'
I have also used Tim Holtz circles from 'Bitty Grunge' set.
The colour added to the background has been added by smearing distress ink on a small acrylic block, misting with water and then just stamping it onto the card. To finish the card off I have added a little bling to the centre of the circles and some torn washi tape. My sentiment
"Release your inner Hippy wear a feather in your hair" has been typed out on my vintage typewriter.
Please visit Here to see what my fabulous teamies have made to inspire you and I hope you will join in with us this fortnight.
I would also like to enter this into this months Challenge at
 Country View Challenges the theme there is "Use something new to you"
Craft Stamper Take it,Make it challenge - Theme is stamping
thanks for stopping by
Amanda x


  1. Beautiful combination of elements. Very pretty!

  2. This is gorgeous,fab colours and

  3. Came across these wonderfull card on FB and the fashionable stamping blog and hopped over. I brouwsed here and there are so many things that I like here that I couldn't resist becomming a follower...What a joy to look around here and what a joy to see that there are jet more stampers like me that don't hang in one style, but make what they feel like...! Inky greetings, Gerrina

  4. Great balance in the use of colours and stamps Amanda...gorgeous make!
    greetings, Alie

  5. Beautiful creation!
    Groetjes Karin

  6. Adore this card .... love just everything about it. Lou x

  7. Another wonderfully created card Amanda,love those stamps. Of course if you were to choose a new stamp you could do one a day for the next year quite easily I'm guessing ;))

    Big windy hugs
    Donna xxx

  8. Wow those new stamps are fab and I love your background too Amanda
    Claire xx

  9. Fabulous combination of stamps, a great design.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Hello Amanda,
    Wonderful composition and design on this piece, loving the way you have incorporated the stamps to enhance the design.
    Thank you for joining us at CVC this month.

  11. Love those colours, images and the smidges of washi tape

  12. Fantastic use of colors and stamps! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  13. I love your new stamps .... great combination of colours too. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ....... good luck! Linda xx

  14. The stamped image looks amazing on your background Amanda. She has such a haughty taughty look about her, very regal indeed..

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  15. Love how you have incorporated the bits of washi tape. Thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazines blog

  16. this is a great card! love those new stamps of yours - off to go check them out! Debi x

  17. Great new stamps and I love how you've used them. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It challenge. Elizabeth x

  18. Fabulous card - love the colours and composition of those stamps..Esther xx

  19. I think your inner hippy has been dancing with abandon through the projects I've been catching up with! This is another fabulous piece of colour and composition... thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

  20. So beautiful, loving the new stamps happy you joined in at Craft Stampers Take it, Make it challenge xoxo

  21. Love the gorgeous use of white space - makes the bold stamped elements really stand out!
    Thanks for joining us at Take It, Make It challenge! Hoping to see you with us again in February!


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