Friday, 22 March 2013

CCMC244 Feeling Sentimental

2013 Thursday Challenges-007
This lovely set of stamps, Feeling Sentimental, will not be available in just a few hours. Such a shame, because it has been really popular as a masculine stamp, with the Phone Box/Dr Who thingy (sorry, my Dr Who expert is out tonight!), Ferris Wheel and Penny Farthing stamps.
I am entering my card for the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary, check out the other submissions too.

I will certainly continue using my stamps, and hopefully something similar might be included in the Annual catalogue, when it is released at the end of June.

 I can't remember where I read that it is possible to emboss stamping done with the new ink pads, it was on someone's blog I think, but I went back re-reading for a couple of weeks worth today, so I could credit the person who brought it to my attention, but no luck, unfortunately. I tried it today, and of course you use the clear embossing powder so the original colour shines through. I've tilted the card this way and that, to try to pick up the glistening effect with the camera, but cannot do that either.

Next I sponged the phone box with Marina Mist, before 'lighting it up' with Daffodil Yellow, and a little Crumb Cake on the ground. I did substitute the Not Quite Navy with Midnight Muse, they are quite close really, and Midnight Muse was my new, juicy stamp pad, and it needed to be new so I could heat emboss.

The background has been done on glossy card stock, using blues and a black, and is another sample for my April class "polished stone" technique. It was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, by Rachel Tessman, Stamp your Art Out. I'm having trouble linking to her card, but this is Rachel's website

Finally, I stamped just the 'hello' part from the Oh, Hello stamp set, which is available in the 25th Anniversary mini catty till the end of June.

Hope you have a great weekend and take some time to do things you like, with those you love, that's my plan anyway!!!

Take care,


  1. Oh cute way to use that polished stone background with that stamp set...I didn't think to put those together! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I like what you did with the stamp image and your background looks a stormy sky! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  3. I just love the sponging with the challenge colors! It really is a neat effect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Haven't seen the polished stone for a while and this really looks AWESOME on your card...LOVE IT!! Love how you added the touch of yellow behind your phone booth! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. A+ on the polished stone technique!The sponging adds a great highlight to the phone booth! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!


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