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Dec 28, 2017

A Year in Review 2017

It's hard to believe that we're in the last week of 2017. I hope everyone had a good Christmas. We received our first snow of the season just in time on Christmas Eve, which was really nice and helped put us all in the Christmas mood. I am still in "holiday mode" and enjoy having the kids home for a few more days before it's back to school. Winter break always seems to end too soon! Another week couldn't hurt! It has gotten so cold here right after Christmas, and we're expecting to start the new year with a high of around 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 Celsius). Hoping it will warm up a bit once school starts again...

This time of the year I usually take a break from card making, but at the end of the year I always like to look back at the things I created and choose some favorites. It's the perfect thing to do on this freezing cold winter's day! To make it easier I chose 1 card a month. As you can see, my Penny Black stamps were still my favorites to use, and I have a feeling that will continue in the new year as well :)
If you would like more information about any of the cards, simply click the month to go to the original post.

January - You Make My Heart Smile

February - I Carry Your Heart

March - Botanical Notes

April - When Life Gives You Lemons...

May - Where Words Fail

June - Christmas In June

July- Fancy Folds

August - Sending Love

September - You Make Me Smile

October - Halloween Greeting

November - Colors of Autumn

December - Clean And Simple

If you are doing or have done a "year in review" type post, please do let me know in the comments, so I can come check out your post too! I'd love to see your favorites!

Thank you so much for visiting,

wishing all my readers, friends, followers and blog visitors a very happy and healthy New Year!

I will be back again with a new post on Saturday, January 6th. 

Dec 23, 2017

Winter Flowers

Happy (Holiday-)weekend! Hard to believe we've arrived at the last challenge of the year at the Allsorts challenge blog! I hope you'll come join us, you have a little extra time as this challenge runs for two weeks.
Mervi is our hostess and she wants to see "Seasonal Flowers". We have two wonderful prizes this time around, sponsored by Stamp Addicts  and Sizzix

I feel like I cheated on this card. The beautiful artwork is actually a re-purposed old greeting card. I picked up a set of these at a thrift store (I love looking at cards at thrift stores because most of them are (almost) vintage and I love all things vintage). I used one of the cards to fussy cut the poinsettias (there are only two on the original card) and I placed it over one of the poinsettias using dimensionals and this way I was able to add a 3rd poinsettia to the card. I then cut around the rectable which includes the holly and pines to use on my card front. I wanted to create a vintage card front, so I stamped "A Christmas Carol" background stamp by Penny Black on white card stock, inked with tea dye distress ink and distressed the edges. The sentiment is from a set by Whimsy Stamps (Crissy Armstrong collection, but I think it's retired), and I added some gold cord to finish off the card. 

Below is a comparison photo of the two cards. Isn't that poinsettia image just beautiful!! It was almost too hard for me to cut into the card. 

 I very recently made another Christmas card and I thought I'd share it as well.

This card was super quick to make, I found this beautiful embossing folder by Darices at Joann Craft and Fabric and I knew I had to have it for quick Christmas cards. All I did was run it through my Big Shot machine using shimmery white card stock (sorry the shimmer isn't showing up in the photo), then inked the raised embossing and edges using broken china distresss ink and stamped the sentiment (from Penny Black's Season's Gifts set). I finished off the card by adding a button with some silver cord and mounted onto matching card stock. 

That is all for today, and this is probably also my last "new card post" of the year. I might do a "year in review" type post sometimes next week. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, 
wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Merry Christmas!

Dec 18, 2017

Penny Black and More - Midmonth Reminder

Today I am sharing my card for the Penny Black and More Midmonth reminder. Our theme is "Clean and Simple", perfect for this time of the year. There is still some time to join us if you haven't already or maybe you'd like to enter again! I love a Clean and Simple theme, and find CAS cards so easy to do using the beautiful stamps from Penny Black.

The cute snowman is from the old clear set "Holly Jolly". I stamped him using memento ink on xpress it blending card. Copic markers were used for some light coloring. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set "Season's Gifts", also stamped with Memento ink. I simply embellished with some frosted lace stickles glitter and some "candy dots". Mounted onto the card front and was finished. We have some great prizes to give away again this month, don't miss your chance if you'd like to win some new goodies :)

And that is all for today, I hope you have a good week and are well prepared for the holidays. My Christmas shopping is about finished. Today I plan on starting to wrap the presents. I always want to start sooner, but never seem to be able to. Baking Christmas cookies is also on this week's agenda and I am looking forward to that :) 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Dec 16, 2017

Cold and Frosty Colors at Allsorts Challenge

It's Saturday again already, that means it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts. Our theme this week - chosen by Brenda -  is Cold and Frosty colors, so blues, lilacs, silver, white etc. They are some of my favorite colors and are perfect for winter themed cards.

I started out by masking the bottom portion of my card using a piece of torn printer paper and masking tape to hold in in place. Then I splattered some masking fluid onto the background and when it was dry I inked with Stampin Up's retired Lovely Lilac ink and Distress Broken China ink. Then I rubbed off the dried masking fluid to reveal the pretty "snowy" background.  The bare trees were done using a Penny Black die set. Can you believe this is my first time ever using these dies although I've had them for over a's challenging for me to use dies, but they seemed perfect for this occasion. The sentiment (from Penny Black's Season's Gifts set) was stamped using versafine onyx ink. I love how the black sentiments stands out from the softly inked background. The whole card front was cut into a 3.75 inch square and mounted onto a 4.74 inch card base. 

This week at Allsorts we are being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons with the prize of the beautiful ribbon package below...

We would love for you to come join us in this fun challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Dec 9, 2017

Snowflakes for Allsorts Challenge

This week at Allsorts challenge our host is Helene and she wants to see Snowflakes. I hope I only see snowflakes on paper today, I have to drive out of town later this morning and we might be getting some snow. Hopefully it’ll stay north/east of us! I hate driving in it and I’m sure so does everyone else...

For my card I heat embossed "Snowy" from Penny Black and paired him with some pretty designer papers I picked up a year or two ago at Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from the set "Holiday Snippets", also by Penny Black and also heat embossed. I colored with Zig Clean color brush pens. I decided to stamp a few snowflakes onto the image panel, the snowflake stamp is part of the set "Holiday Snippets". A punched out snowflake was placed on top of Snowy's hat.

This week we are being sponsored by Marianne Design and I hope you'll come join us for a chance to win!

Have a great weekend!

Dec 5, 2017

RetroRubber Christmas Colors challenge

I recently discovered the Retro Rubber challenge blog, a blog where older stamps are being highlighted, and I played along in a few of their challenges. One of my recent cards was a favorite and the team invited me to join them as  a guest designer (thank you so much!!), so today I am sharing my card for the Retro Rubber challenge. The theme is Christmas Colors picked from the inspiration photo below. 

This stamp was another oldie I found on ebay last year from PSX,  probably around 15 or so years old, no longer in production, but it can still be found on ebay or etsy. Stamp #K2431.

I heat embossed the image on bristol vellum card stock and used  my Zig Clean color markers for coloring. The sentiment comes from an old Stampin Up Christmas set, it is also heat embossed. I used gold twine and gingham ribbon as embelliments. I even used really old designer paper I still had left over from when I was scrapbooking. Yes, that's a long time ago!

The Retro Rubber challenge  runs for 2 weeks, so if you like to play with your older stamps why not link up there! The stamps don't have to be as old as the one I have used, but at least one year old.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Dec 3, 2017

Clean and Simple at Penny Black and More

Good morning, I am back already with my card for the December Penny Black and More challenge. We're making it easy for everyone this month and have a simple theme...

Clean and Simple

My card was really quick to make. I inked up the stamp Crystal Drops using Distress markers, stamped onto Neenah linen card stock. Trimmed around the edges and then mounted onto a white layer and a white card base. Stamped the sentiment from the set Seasons Gifts, also by Penny Black to finish it off. I was going to spray some glimmer mist over the card but I was affraid the ink was going to run so I left if un-glittered. 

As always we have some fantastic prizes to give away, so if you'd like to be entered into the drawing come join us! Our rules are simple, but please do follow them so you aren't disqualified from winning. You can find out more on the challenge blog
Our wonderful sponsors this month are Penny Black, Tattered Lace and Fantastic Ribbons.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Dec 2, 2017

A Thank You Card

Happy Saturday! December already can it be!!!!! Not sure where the time went. Our weather has been pretty un-seasonal again I think, not that I am complaining, I love waking up to sunshine and enjoy temps in the 50's this time of the year! But that means I am nowhere near in Christmas mode and still have my fall decorations up, but it will come down today :) And I am just about done with Christmas shopping, which is great! 

This week at Allsorts challenge Brenda is our host and she wants to see "Thank You" cards. I know I never have any of those handy for when I need one, so this is a great challenge for me!

I don't know why, but this little mouse always comes to my mind when I think of 'thank you' cards. He's been heat embossed on bristol vellum card and colored with zig clean color markers. I kept the card simple and just stamped thank you right below the ink drip. Matted onto light pink and then onto designer paper. I tied some jute twine around the card front before adhering onto the kraft cardbase.

Our sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique  giving away a fun digi prize. They have lots of cute stamps to choose from, so hopefully you can come join us for a chance to win!

And that should be all for today, thanks so much for visiting. I will be back again tomorrow with my card for the December Penny Black and More challenge. Hope you'll stop by again!

Nov 25, 2017

Victorian Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, and happy Weekend. I hope those of you in the States had a good Thanksgiving. My turkey turned out great and we are still working on leftovers! Did you get out shopping? I am not a fan of crowds so I usually stay at home, but I did find some great online deals over this last two weeks.

Today is my turn to host a new challenge at Allsorts, and I would like to see creations inspired by a Christmas carol or winter themed song. I decided to make two cards, because I wanted to use both of these stamps and I couldn't decide on just one Christmas Carol.

My first card was inspired by Silent Night. It is my favorite Christmas Carol (the German version) and whenever I hear the song I picture an evening scene like this one, where people head to Church. If you are interested in the making of Silent Night read the info below...

Silent Night-What a beautiful story.

I love this stamp, it was one of the "had to have" ones from PSX that I discovered last year. I might have paid a little too much for it, but it was well worth it! As all other PSX stamps, they are only available on the secondary market now like ebay or etsy.
I heat embossed the image and used Zig clean color markers for coloring. Wink of stella was applied to the snow and I used a tiny Merry Christmas sentiment from the Penny Black set Holiday Snippets. Gold card stock was used for framing. I love this victorian scene!

My second card was inspired by "We Wish you a Merry Christmas". This stamp is also by PSX. There is just something about this old victorian style at Christmas time that I love! 
Again, embossed on bristol vellum cardstock and colored with a mix of Zig Clean color and Distress markers. The sentiment is from an old set by Whimsy Stamps used along with a matching die.

This week we are sponsored by Tattered Lace and we have a wonderful set of dies to give away.

I hope you'll come join us for a chance to win. Details can be found here on the challenge blog

I would also like to enter my cards to the current Rubber Retro challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes" but of course using older stamps. Although I've only owned these stamps for about a year, they are probably 15 - 20 years old. 

Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Nov 18, 2017

Glitter and Flowers

Good morning and happy Saturday! It's time for the new challenge at Allsorts, and I am also sharing my Penny Black and More challenge reminder card, so I have two cards to show you today. 

Our theme at Allsorts this week, chosen by Kath, is Glitter. I decided to make a Christmas card using a cute stamp by Penny Black. This is a wood mounted older stamp. It's been heat embossed and colored with Zig clean color watercolor markers. The sentiment is from the Penny Black clear set Season's Gifts, also heat embossed. Dazzling Diamonds glitter (loose glitter by Stampin Up) was applied to the lights and snow and I lined the border of the image panel using a quickie glue pen and added more dazzling diamonds glitter.  A snowflake embossing folder was used to emboss the white card stock and I inked the raised snowflakes with tumbled glass distress ink. A little tree shaped button with natural jute twine was used to finish off the card.

The card above was made for this month's Penny Black and More challenge where our theme is Flower Power. I masked the edges using washi tape and used several distress inks to ink up the paper. I love how distress ink reacts with water, so I spritzed some onto the paper to add a few speckles. One of the flowers was stamped with the mask still in place, then I removed the washi tape and stamped the second flower. I used a white Faber Castell Pitt marker to color the seed pods on the flowers. Sentiment was stamped using versafine onyx ink. The flower stamp is from the set "Sunny Wishes" Sentiment from the set "Sprinkles and Smiles" both by Penny Black. A couple of die cut flowers were added to two of the corners to finish it off. 

We have some wonderful prizes to give away on both challenge blogs, so do come join us if you'd like to be entered into the drawings.

Nov 11, 2017

Colors of Autumn at Allsorts Challenge

Good morning and thanks so much for stopping by! Today I am sharing my card for the new challenge at Allsorts. This week it's Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see "Colors of Autumn". We still have plenty of colorful trees over here, which I think is a bit unusual for this area this time of the year, but I very much enjoy the colorful landscape! I was able to take some beautiful pictures at the lake earlier this week. It was freezing cold but well worth it! And I will be able to make some photo Christmas cards this year, which will be prefect since I wasn't able to make a lot of handmade Christmas cards.

For my card today I used a stamp by PSX. The company is no longer in business, but this stamp is usually listed on ebay or etsy, and it's one of their floral stamps that can be found at a better price.

I heat embossed the image on bristol vellum card stock and then colored  using Zig clean color markers. The designer paper is by basic grey I think, it's a double sided Halloween paper, but the side I used is perfect for just a fall themed card. I embellished with some natural jute twine to finish off the card.

This week we have a wonderful prize sponsored by Tattered Lace - a set of 4 embossing folders, hope you come join us for a chance to win! You can read all the details here, and see what the rest of the team made.

I recently discovered a new challenge blog - not new but new to me: Retro Rubber challenge blog, and this week the theme is Fall Colors, so I am entering this card there. The stamp I used is well over 10 - 20 years old so it fits the challenge perfectly!

Hope you have a good weekend. We're expecting another cloudy/rainy one.

Nov 5, 2017

Penny Black and More - November

Hello everyone, I am back already with another card. It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for our new challenge at Penny Black and More. This month our theme is "Flower Power". As always we have some wonderful prizes lined up, and I hope you can come join us for  a chance to win. Don't forget you can use any stamp company, our main rule is that the focal point has to be stamped, so no digis, die cuts or stencil as the focal point. The only exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. 

For today's card I used the stamp set "Sunny Wishes" by Penny Black, stamped onto xpress it blending card using Memento Ink. I colored using my Copic Markers and inked the edges using distress inks. The sentiment is from the set "Sprinkles and Smiles" also by Penny Black. 
A really simple card to make, I first stamped the sentiment, then I stamped the flower image on each side of the card stock. After coloring I inked the edges and adhered onto tempting turquoise card stock, then onto the white card base. I did make another variation of this card, but I will show it another time. 

I am entering this card to this month's Flower Challenge where the theme is CAS. It would have been more CAS if I hadn't inked the edges, but I thought it needed a little more color.

Thanks so much visiting!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! It warmed up a little bit over here, but we're expecting some thunderstorms, the worst is expected to be just south of us with hail and strong winds. We really didn't have many nice fall days this year...and soon winter will be here!

Nov 4, 2017

Blue and Brown at Allsorts Challenge

Good morning and Happy November! 
It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts, and this week Wendy wants to see "Blue and Brown". I love these two colors together, I think they especially make great Christmas or Winter cards, so that is what I made.
I decided to use an image from our sponsor Digistamp Boutique for today's card. This cute image is from the set Winter Rosie.

  I printed the digi onto Neenah linen card stock and colored with my copic markers. I do not suggest this paper for copic marker use, the copics left a few streak marks because of the texture on the paper. I had originally planned on using colored pencils, not sure how I ended up using copics, but I didn't have time to re-color another image. It's not as bad IRL as it looks in the photo though, so the card is still fine to use.
I fussy cut the image before adhering to the card front. The snowy hill was made by simply tearing white card stock. Designer paper is from a 6x6 Winter paper pack. Sentiment and snowflake stamp are from the Penny Black sentiment set Season's Gifts. Not sure if you can tell, but I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush on the snowy hill and fur trims on the images. 

As mentioned above this week we are kindly sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique, I hope you can come join us for a chance to win! Lots of gorgeous images/sets available in their shop!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Oct 28, 2017

Christmas Creatures for Allsorts 439

Hello everyone, time already for a new challenge at Allsorts. This week Tracy M. is hosting and she would like to see "Christmas Creatures". Simply include an animal or animals (or other creatures) in a Christmas surrounding to play along with us this week. We have a fantastic prize again this week, so hope you'll find some time to join in! This week our prize comes from Tattered Lace.

For my card today I dug deep into my stamp closet and found the almost ancient Stampin Up stamp set called "Over the River". Although this set is no longer available through a demonstrator, it can still be found on Ebay or maybe Etsy. The sentiment is part of the set. 

I heat embossed both the sentiment and image and Zig Clean Color brush markers were used for coloring. It's hard to tell, but I did use a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush on the snowy parts of the image. A pine bough stamp by Just for Fun Rubber Stamps was used behind the sentiment to add a little color on the top portion of the card. Designer paper is also by Stampin up and a few years old as well. 

Thanks so much for visiting!!
 I hope you have a fun-filled weekend! The colder part of fall has arrived here in my area, it's supposed to snow just north of us, and I hope it stays there!

Oct 21, 2017

Halloween at Allsorts Challenge

Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing a Halloween card made for the new Allsorts challenge where Susan picked this fun theme! I hope you come play along with us and share your Halloween makes for a chance to win! This week we are being sponsored by Little Claire Designs.

My husband recently found this  cute pumpkin stamp at a thrift store and he thought I might like it :-) Of course I do and I decided to use it for this card. It's been heat embossed, colored with Zig Clean Color markers and then fussy cut. The stamp is by Stampassions called Mama Papa and Baby Boo and dated 1994. Some swirls and stick arms are also part of this stamp but they were left off after I fussy cut.

I thought the bare tree stamp from the Penny Black set "On the Town" was perfect for a somewhat spooky background and I used distress inks for inking. The bats were done using a Whimsy Stamps die. Image panel edges were all distressed before adhering to the designer paper and card base. I've had this designer paper for a really long time, so I have no idea who the manufacturer is. But it was picked up either at Joann's or Hobby Lobby as a single sheet.
The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up stamp set (Halloween Hedgehogs) and has been heat embossed using detail white embossing powder.

This week I am playing along in some other challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pumpkin
City Crafter Challenge  - Pumpkins
Deep Ocean Challenge  - Halloween
Fairy Tale  - Pumpkin (week 2)

Thanks so much for visiting!!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Oct 18, 2017

Penny Black and More - Midway Reminder

Hello everyone, it's time already for the October Midway reminder post at Penny Black and More. I can't believe we're already over halfway through the month!!! Not sure I am ready yet for the cold part of Fall.

Our theme this month is "Close to Nature", a really fun theme I think and lots of stamp choices here too. I decided to use the stamp set "Woodland  Friends" by Penny Black. As usual, when using watercolor methods I heat embossed the image and sentiment before coloring. 
A music note background (by Hero Arts) was used randomly on the image panel and I flicked some ink splatters onto the background as well using diluted ink from the Clean Color brush pens.  The sentiment is from an older set by Whimsy Stamps.

Check out these fabulous prizes we're giving away this month:
3 separate stamp prizes from Penny Black,
a ribbon prize package by Crafty Ribbons


 and a set of dies by Sizzix.

Our rules are simple - mainly the focal point has to be stamped (any stamp company) - this means it can't be a digi, stencil, die-cut etc. The only exception are Penny Black stickeroos, and don't forget 3 entries per person. Hope you can come join us if you haven't already or if you'd like to enter again!

Have a great day!!

Oct 14, 2017

Think Pink - Allsorts 437

Good morning, it's time already for the new challenge at Allsorts. This week Brenda is our hostess and she chose the theme of "Think Pink". As usual we have a fantastic prize to give away so come join us for a chance to win! This week we are being sponsored  by Swedish House Crafts.

I feel like it's been way too long since I used one of the cute Penny Black hedgehogs, so for today I inked up this cutie from one of Penny Black's clear sets.
I heat embossed the image and sentiment on bristol vellum cardstock before coloring with Zig clean color brush pens.

Designer paper is from my stash and I also used some striped vellum paper along with moss gingham ribbon.

A close up below...

Products used:
Wonderful, Sprinkles and Smiles (both stamp sets by Penny Black)
Versamark ink, Black embossing powder, Zig Clean Color brush pens
Designer papers from stash, gingham ribbon by Stampin Up
Bristol Vellum Card stock, Linen card stock by Neenah

Thank you for visiting and have a fabulous weekend! Stormy weather in today's forecast so I am looking forward to a lazy Saturday :)

Oct 7, 2017

Trees and Leaves

Happy Saturday! It's time for the new challenge over at the Allsorts challenge blog and Mervi would like to see "Trees and/or Leaves". Come play along, we have a great prize to give away by Marianne Design

I got this stamp when it was first released by Penny Black (a year or so ago) but this is my first time using it. Not sure what kept me away from it...I do love this scene! 
Well, I thought it was perfect for today's challenge so I inked it up and created an autumnal birthday card with it. The little red birds are from another set also by Penny Black.

 Products used:
Hidden Lane, Woodland Wonder, Sprinkles and Smiles (all by Penny Black)
Mix of Distress Inks and Markers
Versamark ink and black embossing powder
Stampin Up and Neenah card stocks

Hope you have a good weekend!
Thanks for visiting!

Oct 1, 2017

Close to Nature

It's a new month already - can't believe it's October!!! - and it's time for a new  challenge at Penny Black and More. This month our theme is "Close to Nature".
I knew I wanted to create another scene for this challenge, but I also wanted to use one of Penny Black's cute animal stamps, and I thought this cute fox would be perfect for the nature theme.
I started out by heat embossing the fox on bristol vellum cardstock. Then I stamped the fox again on a post-it note and fussy cut to use as a mask. I also used some torn paper to mask the hill. Distress ink was used to ink up the hill. Next I stamped the pine trees using an old SU ink pad (forest foliage). I didn't really plan on a watercolor look, but my stamp didn't leave a solid impression (I need a misti!!!) so in order to not waste the card I decided to go with a watercolor look on the trees by inking up the stamp then spritzing with water before stamping. I did this right on top of the partially stamped tree, and stamped it again without re-inking to add a few more trees.
After removing the fox mask I colored him with zig clean color brush pens and inked the sky with distress ink. The sentiment and fox are both part of the set "Smile All Day". The pine tree is from the set "Woodland Beauty", both by Penny Black.

This month we are being sponsored by Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons and Sizzix so we have some wonderful prizes to be won. I hope you'll come join us for this fun theme!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hope it's a nice and sunny one!

Sep 30, 2017

Sentiment in Focus at Allsorts Challenge

Good morning and happy Saturday! Time already for a new challenge at Allsorts. This week Helene is our hostess and she'd like to see a sentiment as the focal point. I decided to use an image from our sponsor Digistamp Boutique. 

The set I used is called Christmas Word Art and includes the one I used as well as 2 others, and they come uncolored and pre-colored. At a fantastic price as well!
Copic colors were used for coloring. The designer paper is from a 12x12 Winter Designer Paper pack that I've had for a while. I embellished with die cut snowflakes (Whimsy Stamps die) and snowflake brads. A Wink of Stella clear glitter brush was used on the word art. 

We have two wonderful prizes to give away this week, a gift certificate to Digistamp Boutique and a die from Tattered Lace. Hope you can play along and good luck to everyone!

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you have a good weekend! Nice and sunny over here, finally a little more autumn- like with temps in the low 70's! Love this kind of weather!

Sep 23, 2017

Things with Wings at Allsorts Challenge

Hello and thanks so much for visiting! It's time already for a new challenge at Allsorts, this week our theme, chosen by Brenda, is "Things with Wings". This is always such a fun theme as there are so many stamps I could choose from, but I went with a floral/butterfly stamp by PSX. It's a really old stamps, but newer to me. I bought it last year but I think this is actually my first time using it. 

The stamp almost fills all of the card front, so I made a simple card to keep the focus on image. I heat embossed using black embossing powder and then colored using distress inks. The edges were distressed and to finish off the card I used a clear wink of stella glitter brush on the image. 
The colors were inspired by a fall color pallet but I'm affraid the blue is a little bit too summery. Still loving this color combo though! 

This week we have two wonderful prizes:


 Come join us for a chance to win!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! It's summery hot over here - in the low 90's (that's over 30 in Celsius). Definitely looking forward to some cooler weather!