Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Stamp of the week

Helllllloooooo there! Don't know what happened to the supposed heat wave we were supposed to be having this week!

I have a card that didn't turn out how I planned although I didn't really know how it was supposed to turn out if that makes sense! I belong to Unity's Stamp of the Week club so get a new rubber stamp each week so I thought it was about time to start using them!  I feel I should challenge myself to use one each week and just pick it randomly from the box - that would be  a challenge!


I recently bought my first Spellbinders Embossing folder so I used both sides on the card using Centura Pearl card.  I used a Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails die to mat the image.  The corner dies are Whimsy and the tag is Cheery Lynn Tags 2.  You do get a sentiment with the image but it was a bit too big for a tag so I used another one from an old rubber stamp don't know the make!  I used Moonglow Embossing Powder for the image, sentiment and also covered the corner dies in it.  The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make My Monday - Flowers or Trees
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons and Bows
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Anything Goes
Keep it Simple - Flowers

I am looking forward to a crafty day today!  I am also going to soak my dried fruit in brandy as I will be making my Christmas cake tomorrow! Whatever you are doing have a fabulous day! Thank you so much for looking and any comment you may leave, take care xx

37 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Susan,beautiful embossing.
Gr Elly

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning, love your colours too, hugs Pops x x x

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Susan - love the embossing and gorgeous dies.
Think I need to set myself a challenge to use the hoard of new stamps not yet seen ink - maybe even before I buy any more lol!!!
Have a fabulous crafty day.
Debs xx

aussie aNNie said...

The heat wave is coming here lol, Grandchildren here for a few days and had their first swim yesterday. Yay, here it is on the way to summer...

Great card actually love it, awesome embossing folder..luv Annie xxx

Hazel said...

A gorgeous card with beautiful embossing and I love that centre die. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Jacqueline said...

This is so pretty - thanks for sharing this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and such a beautifully embossed background.
I hope you are having a good day.
hugs Sue xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

I love the clean and simple look you've given your card, such lovely embossing and die cuts too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Janette said...

Hi Susan, well I think it's a very pretty card, hope you enjoy your day.xx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Suzie. I love the embossed card and the image us lovely.
Hugs Sharon. X

Sue B said...

Oh this is beautiful Susan! what a lovely image and the embossing looks fab! I love the pretty frame and the wonderful corners… it's a very classy and elegant card! :-)
we have the heatwave here in Manchester - it's a gorgeous day... I will try and send some sunshine over your way! ;-)
Hope you have a nice day!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

karen said...

Beautiful Susan, hugs, karenx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card ! Love the stamp

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and details.xxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Susan,
A great card I love everything about it
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Susan. Love the embossed background.

Susan

Carol said...

A beautiful card Susan, very elegant. Very muggy here tonight. Carol x

Teresa said...

How great is that having a new stamp each week, and they're gorgeous if this one's anything to go by, it's a gorgeous card Suzie, I hope you had a good crafting day and don't forget to send me some Christmas cake lol, love it yum!
hugs Teresa xx

mags said...

A lovely card Susan. Great image and love how you have showcased the image.
Mags
x

Jacquie said...

Very pretty card Suzie, one that would do for many occasions.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love the embossing and the centre image.

Hazel xx

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card Suzie, I love the embossed background and that image is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Ingrid Mason said...

Suzie, I think you and I speak the same language "definitely/maybe" and I'm thinking you definitely did a great job in creating this gorgeous card - CAS but so rich wth all the lovely embossing. I like your idea for picking your stamps at random - you could call the cards your 'pot luck' range and I'm sure they'll all be as beautiful as this one. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.beautiful embossing and stamp :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the image & the embossing is fab!

Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

This is pretty Susan, lovely embossed background and delicate image.
Pauline
x

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan...The image is beautiful as is the embossing... Good luck with the cake making... Hugs May x x x

Molecraft said...

A beautiful creation Susan!
Helen x

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty Susan!
The embossing folder is a keeper and the dies for the main image and the corners are superb.

Fandhmum said...

A beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
Rosie x

Teresa said...

Hello again Suzie,
Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance for our Dies & Punches challenge.
Hugs, Teresa

Gemma said...

Beautiful image and embossing...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card and wonderfully embossed! Love the corner dies!
hugs
Glenda

Craftychris said...

This is a stunning card! The embossing really pops and the Moonglow embossing powder is a gorgeous colour. I love that you have coloured the corners with the powder too, I would never have thought of that! Thank you for the idea! Your house will smell gorgeous when you are making your Christmas cake! xx

Fliss said...

A really lovely card. Thanks for joining in with our MMM challenge.
Fliss x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image simple but effective and I love the embossing and dies great idea covering the corner dies in embossing powder -thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

Tracey said...

Stunning card Susan! I love the embossing and the die-cuts are beautiful. Choosing an image at random is definitely a hefty challenge but is likely very interesting. Don't think I would have the courage for that kind of adventure. . Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)