Challenge Winning cards

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stamping Success!

Today's creation was made using one of my new crafty Christmas pressies - Tim Holtz's Stamping Platform and a very old stamp I have had for a number of years - a much loved Uptown Girls stamp from Stampin' Bella (Victoria and Juliette's Night Out - don't know if this is still available?)

It was so easy to use the platform - I felt as though I had much more control over the placement of the stamp and the pressure applied. I made a mask by stamping the image on thin photocopy paper and cutting out one of the girls (Victoria). I stamped the image again over the mask so that only the curly-haired girl (Juliette) was on my card. There were a couple of gaps in the image where Victoria's arm had been which I filled with a fineliner black pen but this doesn't affect the overall look - it's a sketchy sort of stamp image anyway.

I used a fancy star die cut 8 times to make the border around the image and the backing papers are from my stash. There's bling in the form of black shiny gems and the greeting was created in Microsoft Publisher.

This card is a lot smaller than I usually make - it's only about  4.5x4.5 inches but I thought I'd start small. My friend requested this to use more as a card to put some money in rather than an actual birthday card so it's an ideal size.

I can see where most of my money is going to go this year - on stamps and inks!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Stamping Sensations - fabulously feminine
Sparkles Challenge #112 - new year new stash
Try It On Tuesday - something old, something new
Die Cuttin' Divas #403 - birthday
Crafty Friends Challenge #101 - new beginnings (my new adventures with stamps)

Thanks for visiting



  1. Just perfect in the pretty colours for our 'Fabulously Feminine' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. A prefect card! WOW! Thank you very much for joining Try It On Tuesday! oxo Susi

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. A gorgeous card with a lovely design. Perfect for our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Thanks for joining. Marlies

  5. A nice card.

    Thank you so much for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  6. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.


  7. A wonderful card for a special birthday. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays,

  8. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "new beginnings” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

  9. Gorgeous! Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at stamping Sensations this month.