Challenges 1

January 20, 2011 | 3 comments

I’ve finally sat down to stamp again. School holidays really throws out your routine but I’m all done now with ‘back to school’ stuff, just need to cover books and wait for the day… My cars also ‘sprung a leak’ so until my mechanic is back from holidays, hopefully on Monday, we’re stuck at home and I hope to get more stamping done.

Yesterday I managed to make 4 cards using 4 sketches from Clean & Simple and to challenge myself a little more, they are all ‘Male’ themed. I don’t often make cards for the male species and find it quite a challenge. I’m going to spread the card postings out so you’ll need to come back over the next few days to check them out. I’d really appreciate some comments on them. I wanted these cards to be ‘simple’ with not too much cutting out or ‘fiddling’ on them. I also used stamp sets that hadn’t seen ink yet or not in quite some time.

Todays card is using FTL103 and the colours are from the Colour Coach.

Challenge card using Ocean Commotion stamp set

In the FTL103 Sketch they have used ribbon but I decided to use a piece of cardstock instead.

Stamp sets: Ocean Commotion, Occasional Quotes, On Your Birthday (for insert)
Card: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze

My aim was to make these cards that I’ll share with you over the next few days, suitable for Stamp-A-Stacks.

Any comments????

Till next time…..


  1. Di Barnes

    Hi Nikki
    I think this is a great card for a SAS. Easy to do, limited supplies & of course looks good. Also really flexible, so it could be made more girly, for different occasions or stepped up too. Nice one! Inky wishes, Di

  2. Gemma

    I agree male themed cards are tricky – however love the card you have made here!! Can’t wait to see the others.

  3. Sonia G

    These are gorgeous! I think Ocean Commotion is a commonly forgotten about stamp set – yet it is so beautiful!
    Love your colours! The colour coach is a great tool!


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