Tuesday, 5 January 2010

New home

This is my card for the following challenges :

I started by masking the tree on the stamp, which is a free stamp from a Craft Stamper magazine, and then stamping it in Archival Sepia ink, and then removing the mask and stamping the centre image with black Memento ink. I then stamped it again and shaded it with Pro Markers and cut it out and mounted it on to foam pads. I sponged some Distress inks around the edge and then used a La Plume pen to add the faux detail. The papers are all My Minds Eye, which I have to say I'm rather hooked on at the moment !

The buttons are from a mixed bag I bought from a local craft shop and the sentiment is a peel off that I've shaded with a peel off pen and sponged some Shabby Shutters Distress ink around the edge.
It's been another chaotic day today with the weather. I managed to get to work but then the snow started to fall and it started to get very thick. So I came home early which was a little tricky as cars were sliding all over the place ! Just have to wait and see what it throws at us tomorrow !
Thanks for looking


  1. Wow! Love this, it is brilliant! Gorgeous colours, thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge, hugs, Jane xxx

  2. this is gorgeous!! Fab use of this stamp! I have it im my collection but I have not inked it up yet! Thanks for the inspiration!! also thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

  3. gorgeous card, I have that stamp too and have never used it - and I was looking for a house stamp to make my brother a new home card. What a twit!

    Glad you made it home safely

  4. Glad you got home safely, left my car about a mile from home a 6 mile journey from work with a short stop at Tesco Express took almost 3 hours!

    You have been making great use of your time again these last 3 cards are fabulous am lovin' what you are doin'.

  5. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  6. Lovely card, great idea with the stamp! Lisa x

  7. Love your card, such a fab image.

    Thanks for joining us at PTW this week


  8. Love what you've done with that stamp - I have it and have to confess to not using it yet. The distressing makes it really special - I love that effect - and the street of houses look so inviting. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Beryl xx

  9. This stamp is in my drawer too lol! You've made a fantastic card with it.

    Love Lynda xxx

  10. Oh this is just fabulous love this card and your idea!!

    Thanks for joining Stampin for the weekend!
    Hugs Di xxx

  11. Such a super image Sue, love your colours; really stylish!

    Keryn x

  12. This house certainly looks warm and cosy to me! Love your choice of colours and the image is fab. I just love this card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

  13. wow this is one of the best home cards i've ever seen, love all of it. Thanks for sharing with by the cute and girly. janex

  14. Gorgeous new home card, love what you've done with the image.

  15. What a lovely image! Thank you for joining the SFTW challenge this week.

  16. Such a gorgeous card, I love the layout and shape of the card! I also love the wamr colours you've used and the way you've coloured the image looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
    Georgia xx

  17. Your card is gorgeous, Sue:O) Love the shape and fabulous design. Love the great image, brilliant.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  18. This is brilliant and what a lot of work you have put in to it :D I wish I had got this stamp I might have to try and find it seeing this.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  19. Lovely unusual card,Ruth(Crafty Calendar Challenges)

  20. Gorgeous card, love the length of it and it showcases your stamp beautifully. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G

  21. Fab card...great colours and DP..thank you for joining us at SFTW..

  22. Gorgeous New Home card, love how you've 3D the one house & the buttons finish the card off perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at SFTW :)


  23. Hello Sue

    A beautifully put together card and I am with you on MME D's, still some of my favourites.

    Thanks for sharing with us at BTCG this month.

    B x

  24. Hi Sue

    What a fab card, its absolutly gorgeous!

    take care

    Sal x

  25. This is just the coolest card, Sue. Beautiful job. CONGRATS on making the top three at Stampin' for the Weekend!!!!!


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