Monday, 15 July 2013


Hello everyone, hoping you all had a good weekend and enjoyed some of the current very warm and sunny weather.
We have a new challenge for you today over at Make My Monday with a theme chosen by Caz which is to create something with A Non Inked Stamp by which she means either a new stamp or one in your collection that has never been inked up (I'm sure we all have a few of those!) or if you're not a stamper, A New Decoupage Sheet.
I'm sure you can also guess which option I went for so here's my creation:

I recently acquired this gorgeous Windsong stamp by Paperbag Studios which has been on my wish list for ages.
I stamped the image on thick cartridge paper with Archival coffee ink and then simply trimmed out the panel with some deckle scissors to echo the torn fabric style edge.
I made a patchwork background with some scraps of paper from my bits box in warm shades of yellow and orange with a touch of lime green and sepia. I cut these into squares and added faux stitching with the TIm Holtz Idea-ology ruler and a fine brown pen.
Using another scrap of paper, I die cut most of a doily from it with a Papermania die (as part is hidden behind the image panel, it didn't need to be the whole shape) and inked the edges with some Umber ink for added contrast.
I stamped the dream text (Time To Dream by Stamp-It from Crafters Companion) with the coffee ink on a scrap of cartridge paper and trimmed around it.
I assembled the card as you see on a kraft card blank.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Citrus Colours


  1. Beautiful card, lovely stamp! Valerie

  2. Wow, Fliss! That is stunning! I love it! Gorgeous sunny colour combo and I can see why you needed that stamp!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, love it
    Rosie x

  4. Lovely card and great stamp Fliss, hugs Annette x

  5. Fabulous card Fliss. Love the gorgeous image, great background.
    Suzi B xx

  6. Great idea to use the patchwork background style and I can see why you wanted this stamp - it is lovely.

  7. Fantastic card, Fliss - I love the vintage feel to it and your stamp evokes so many childhood memories. Simply beautiful.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  8. Love your patchwork background, and the stitching looks great... what a beautiful image too.
    Alison x

  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Joanna Sheen challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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Fliss xx