Thursday 3 October 2013


First up, the first birthday of Fresh Squeezed Stamps!
Ryann and Shannon are challenging their fans to create a NEW birthday card, and link it to their blog, for the chance to win a Sa-weet new stamp set.

As October 4th is my sister's birthday, and as my life has been pretty chaotic lately (moving kids, moving house, packing then unpacking my crafting supplies...) I haven't had the chance to make a card yet, let alone send it to the Netherlands. So, here ya go, Morag, Happy Birthday! You'll see it here, first!
I used the fabulous "On Trend 2013" stamp set, which I was lucky enough to win earlier this year.
I masked off a heart/harvest moon with Eclipse paper, and sponged on a sunset. The sequins in the set made some dandy stars. The water lines were done with Versamark pen. I LOVE that skyline with the subtle little heart...
Not to waste all that ink, I used the mask for the greeting on the inside of the card:
Off to link up to Fresh Squeezed Stamps!
If you'd like to join the Birthday Bash, you have until 6:00 pm Friday to create a birthday card to share.

Come back tomorrow, October 5th for another milestone:
I'm celebrating the second anniversary of my blog by participating in Operation Write Home's World Card Making Blog Hop. It's going to be STUPENDOUS! And you just might win a little something-something if you leave a nice comment...

Happy Crafting,

Supplies Used:
CTMH inks in Sorbet, Pear, Twilight, Outdoor Denim and Black
Versamark Inkpad and pen
Clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz sponging tool
Eclipse printable sheets
Sizzix heart die
Fresh Squeezed Stamps' "On Trend 2013" stamp set


  1. I love how you used the heart inside and out! And your sponging and blending of colors is gorgeous!

  2. How clever is THIS??? Love all the sponging and the repetition of the scene inside. I'm sure your sister will enjoy it...even if it is just in blog land rather than the Netherlands for now.

  3. Your card is simply amazing! Awesome use of color and technique - I just love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Fresh Squeezed Stamps! :)

  4. I love my card! It is a fun concept given the distance and your inking is gorgeous! I am guessing you got a little inky to do this one ;)

    Can't wait for it to arrive!!! xox, Morag

  5. fun. love the masking!


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