Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Year, New Stash

Happy New Year folks and hoping that 2012 is a fabulous year for you all with good health and time to do all the things you want to.
We have a new challenge for you today over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the theme for the fortnight is New Year, New Stash. A perfect opportunity to have a play with some of those new crafting goodies you hopefully received for Christmas.

My card is made using a favourite technique of mine to make the background paper, my Distress Ink Grunge Background Technique which you can find a tutorial for by clicking HERE. I used Distress inks in Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint then stamped with Forest Moss. The stamps used are from the Papermania Urban botanical print set.
I cut a panel out of the paper with my new Nestabilities die set then made a frame with 2 sizes in the set and some green card which I embossed with a Sissix Tim Holtz Texture Fades folder.
I stamped my new Magenta cling butterfly panel with Olympic Green VersaFine on a white square card blank and coloured first with DIs then added detail with Prisma pencils. I stuck the aperture paper on the card to leave the butterfly panel showing in the frame.
I added a cut out butterfly (Kaisercraft C5794 Bonjour) with VersaFine Smokey Gray and coloured with Prisma pencils and finished with a sentiment from the same set inked to tone in.

The Design Team have made some fabulous creations to inspire you and we hope to see you there.

Challenges for my card:
4 Crafty Chicks - Something New
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Your Favourite Things (Butterflies and making my own papers)
Fabulous Friday - Something New
Glitter Geeks - Brand Spanking New
The Squirrel & The Fox - Something New (All the stamps & the Nestabilities die set)

Thanks for looking.
Hugs, Fliss xx


  1. Beautifully designed, Fliss! I love your handmade designer papers. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Happy New Year!

  2. WOW your colours are always so striking...I love it!!! I have seen your tut before, and it was fun and so inspiring to go back and see it again. This type of fun and creativity is what stamping is all about. Happy New Year Fliss
    Dot x

  3. wow what a stunning piece, just loving the bright colours
    hugs and happy new year

  4. Happy New Year to you and yours! Valerie

  5. Such a beautiful creation Fliss. Your backgrounds are designer pieces in themselves and this is no exception and I love the butterflies (of course!).
    My very best wishes to you and your family, for a year full of love, health, peace and happiness.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. Happy New year Fliss - I got those stamps for Christmas too - love what you have done with them - Jacqueline xx

  7. Love your stamping technique Fliss
    Sandra x

  8. Beautiful card, the background is fantastic as well.
    Happy New Year.
    Yvonne/Meggymay x

  9. Beautiful card Fliss, love the stamping and the colours. Your background is gorgeous, right up my street ! Happy New Year to you ! Sue C x

  10. beautifully done and love the colours too!...Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and a Happy New Year to you, Nelly X

  11. Hi Fliss, sounds like you had a good night out LOL. Gorgeous colours so springlike and fresh and the background is amazing. Happy New Year. XX

  12. Love the colours you've used for your card, it all looks so wonderful! You've inspired me to try your distress inks paper tutorial as well! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week and Happy New Year, Paula :))

  13. This is beautiful Fliss, the combination of colours makes a fabulous background for the butterflies.
    Hope 2012 is a good year for you and your family.
    Avril xx

  14. A beautiful vintage themed card, super inking! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  15. Fliss
    Are you trying to confuse me or have you posted twice today?
    Beautiful, fresh, zingy colours, a tonic at this time of the year.

  16. Just beautiful Fliss, gorgeous card and the colours are stunning. I love that background and your new stamps are fab. Happy New Year
    Claire xx

  17. Happy New Year, Fliss. A great card, love the fresh colors, reminds me of summer :)

  18. Fliss, I so love the vibrant feel of this creation, which is just what I need this AM! The butterflies are beautiful! Happy New Year! Hugs!

  19. Super Card!!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

  20. Abolutely gorgeous Fliss - thank you so much for sharing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Happy New Year!

  21. Happy New Year Fliss and what a gorgeous card to start the New year with. Full of vibrancy and zing with such a lovely lot of inking and stamping adorable butterflies.

    Thank you for another superb DT creation at FSC.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  22. Gorgeous card Fliss - love your background paper - stunning!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this time & good luck.
    Debs xx

  23. Beautiful card Fliss - love it-
    Wish you a Happy New Year. May all your wishes come true
    Doreen xx

    oh....and many thank for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week

  24. Beautiful piece, Lynn!! Love your choice of stamps and the colors are gorgeous!
    Happy New Year!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  25. This is a gorgeous card, Fliss! Love the colours and the stamps. I recently bought this set but haven't used it yet - must try soon! Happy New Year, hugs, Joanna xx

  26. Love the inking and distressing technique on your card and that fabulous green color!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

  27. Gorgeous card, love the colours youve used too. Thanks for joining us at the Glitter Geeks this week, Nicky X

  28. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!


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Fliss xx