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He Looks Too Good To Be True

Vintage Stamping Challenges has a Summer Days challenge theme this month which was our lovely teamie sister Claire’s choice.

This is my DT piece for the challenge a Summer Album.  The hunky man on the front is a stamp from Flonzcrafts which I gently coloured with distress markers.  I say gently because it was stamped onto a very flimsy cream paper lace doily which is from the Docrafts range.  Masked him off then added dimensional paste through a TH stencil called Burlap.  Added some Worn Lipstick ink then topped off with gilding wax called Rose Quartz.  It has given the paste such a polished lustre which you can only see in real life.  Papers used are from a Prima pad called Stationer’s Desk.

Summer Album 1Summer Album 2

My inside cover page of the album has a stamped border of roses which were inked with  Black Versafine then coloured in with Faber Castelle watercolour pencils.  The woman painter was also coloured the same way, you can find her here.  The same ink pad was used for the quote before framing and cutting out.

Six envelopes were used to make this album with the stacking binding system.  Another of Flonzcrafts stamps was used for the back of the album which is here.

Summer Album 4Summer Album 5Summer Album 3

To enter this months challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


Yum Yum Raspberry, Chocolate & Cream At FSC

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight has a colour theme which was picked by the lovely Yvonne. She would love to see Raspberry, Chocolate and Cream on your makes.

Please don’t laugh when you start reading this post … I am deadly serious.

This is the start of one of my New Year’s Resolution which is to get ahead of the game with birthday cards for my family and friends in 2014.

I am always “behind throwing” when it comes to giving cards, so let me show you my first birthday card make of 2014 for my son’s birthday on the 30th October. I can show family cards because none of them look at my blog!!!

Each time I make something I am determined that it will fit in with someone’s birthday for next year (wonder how long this will last). At the moment I am in the process of making a file folder to put them all in.

I am more comfortable with doing collages and fussy cutting when it comes to making cards and this one certainly had loads thrown at it.

Not sure how my son is going to like the colour scheme but this is the way the card went and I carried on with it. To be more truthful the uber talented Dot and I picked the same stamp for our projects so I changed course mid-stream and the other will be shown at a later date (someone else’s birthday).

My son’s name is John-Paul but it has always been shortened to JP. Used another of Tim’s stencils for the initials called Cargo. Recently bought the Darkroom Door stamps, Correspondence which takes up the majority of the card, love them to bits. The men are from Flonzcrafts.

Wow one down, will probably get another one done before the resolution goes **** [CENSORED in the interests of national security] up. Can you tell that I worked at The British Embassy in Kuwait for 6 years??


Please please pop on over for a peak at what the rest of the Fashionettes have created.