Sunday, 7 June 2015

June Challenge at Stamping Sensations

Well, flaming June it certainly isn't up here! We have had a few sunny spells between the showers, but it's so unseasonably cold and windy. However, last month's bumper crop of flowers (well over 200 entries) for our floral challenge at Stamping Sensations certainly brightened things up! I'm confidently expecting this month's theme to be equally popular, as it is

* * * * * DIES AND PUNCHES * * * * *

You can use either just dies, just punches, or a combination of both. And of course, as we are a stamping challenge, we need to see some rubber stamping on your project as well. Making a welcome return visit to sponsor us for June is Tonic Studios, who have given us a full set of their Pretoria Alphabet Dies for the lucky winner! What a fabulous prize!


I have used a die (Celtic Circle) and a punch (Celtic Strip), both by Tonic Studios, for my card.

Other supplies used -
Celtic bird stamp: Non Sequitur
Small Celtic circle stamp: unknown
Background text stamp: Judikins
Sentiment: Innovative Stamp Creations
Background paper: Paper Cellar
I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink for all the stamping and to ink around the edge of the BP

I'm still on a mission to revisit/use up old stash, and everything on this card is at least a couple of years old, and some things many years! Had another mini clear out of my craftroom the other week, but still don't seem to have any more space on my shelves! As long as I can keep things from encroaching too much on to the floor, though, I'm happy! I think back to my old tiny craft room, where I had to step over boxes to get to my desk, on which there was never more than about a square foot clear to work in, and remember how lucky I am to have so much more lovely space in the new one.

Here's a closer view of the gorgeous Celtic bird stamp. I've always liked it, don't know why I don't use it more often!

Anyway, as ever, there's plenty of inspiration for you over on the Challenge Blog My brilliant teamies would love it if you visited their individual blogs too, and we look forward to seeing what you can do with your dies and punches.


brenda said...

I often think it's nice to visit old stash Lynne and if you are like me see things in a totally different light when re-visited. A very striking colour palette on today's card.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a fabulous card Lynne. It would be perfect for my Husband as he loves anything Celtic. I love the background pattern and colours; and the way that the white Celtic border really stands out against it. It's perfect :)

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Lynne - love your stamp, and the celtis die and punch cutouts are the perfect accent - love your background too.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab Celtic themed card Lynne!

Jean said...

Lovely Celtic die cuts and stamps, and super tartan background paper.
Jean x

Sally H said...

Totally stunning, Lynne! I LOVE it very much! Gorgeous!

Gerrina said...

What you do with old pieces looks stunning! What a great combination those stamps, shapes and DP! Love how the blue really strikes the eyes! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne,
Marvellous creation, love the image, and the die cutting is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x