Cottage Garden

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Some challenge cards using retiring stamp sets.

I was hoping to have shared something over the weekend but instead I was cutting up all the cardstock for the 350 Father’s Day cards I make for my youngest daughters school. I now have it all cut, the 2nd layer adhered to the base card and now just have to stamp the images and attach that piece of card and I’ll be all done. Well I’m sure it won’t be as quick as it sounds but I’m making headway at least and will hope to finish them off by the end of Stamp camp 17th – 19th August. That will have them done 10 days earlier than they are needed.

I have created this morning and made 2 cards between 3 challenges. Unfortunately the colour combination that I was using is for a challenge that closed before I had my cards done. Oh well, I’ll still share that challenge with you.

Challenges I’ve used are the colorQ Challenge #148, Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge #77 and Sketch Frenzy Friday SFF080312.

My first card is using the colorq challenge and Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch.


Stamp set: Cottage Garden (retiring)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade (retiring)
Cardstock: Poppy Parade (retiring), Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette – Subtles Patterns Stack DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set, Wide Oval Punch, Whisper White 1/4” Grosgrain ribbon (retiring)

I wasn’t too sure about this card so decided to make a second card using the same colour challenge.

Here’s my 2nd card using the same colour challenge but changing the sketch to Friday Frenzy Challenge. This one also fits the Come and Get It Challenge of Adult birthday so I’m going to enter this one there too.


Stamp sets: Awash With Flowers, Short & Sweet (both retiring)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade (retiring)
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette – Subtles Patterns Stack DSP
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Whisper White 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring), Silver ribbon buckle (retired Silver Hodgepodge hardware)

I think I like this 2nd card better. What do you think??

Till next time….


Cottage Garden

I took along a print out of some Sketches & Colour Challenges to the Team Stamp Camp to play with but I can’t find where I’ve now put it and this card was using one of those Sketches. I’ll try and locate where the sketch was from to give credit and update when I find it. If the sketch in this card looks familiar and you know where it’s from please let me know.

I didn’t take a lot of DSP away with me but I did pack the Cottage Wall papers and of course my Cottage Garden stamp set came too along with the necessary inkpads and cardstock colours. So that’s what I decided to use on this card.

I don’t mind the card but every time I look at it I think something is missing. It’s inline with the Sketch (the one I need to find again… but I just don’t know.

Any suggestions??

Maybe some bling on the flower and the Rich Razzleberry strips?? Hmmm….. I think I’m either going to have to try something or send the card on so I don’t keep wondering.

Stamp set: Cottage Garden
Card: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Inks: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Piercing template & tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Till next time……

CPS #174 & Inkspiration Colour Challenge #30

I love the colours in Makeesha’s Colour Challenge #30 so have combined it with another Sketch for a second card. This time the Sketch is from Card Positioning Systems and is Sketch #174.

Here is the sketch provided along with those gorgeous colours again.


For my creations this time I’ve used the Cottage Garden Stamp set which is another in this month two-step into fabulous promotion.

Another ‘different’ card for me but a sketch I’m going to play with a bit more. As I was playing along with the colour challenge also I was a little limited on embellishments/accents I could use but I’m still happy with the outcome.

Stamp sets: Cottage Garden
Card: Kraft, Whisper White, Old Olive
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: 1 1/4” & 1” Circle Punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Rhinestone Brads – Ice, Paper Piercing template & tool.

Till next time…..