Wednesday 18 May 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 194

Its Wednesday again, where are these weeks going!! This year is flying by so fast and its time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!! For this challenge the theme is:

Clean and simple can mean different things to people. For me its about cutting back on the embellishments and layers and having a lot of clear card stock around your image. Can't wait to see what your ideas are!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and they are giving a $15 gift voucher to the winner of this challenge!!

I got a little out of comfort zone for this one, as I wanted to try something else instead of white for my background. Not quite sure how I ended up with black but really happy with the end result:

My friend Lowri (who owns the online craft store Papervine) came to visit last week and she brought some goodies with her. She gave me a few dies to try, including this one from Poppy Stamps called 'Forest Village'. I fell in love with it and had to try it out straight away!!

I die-cut the image from some gold CS and also from the front of my card. I added a panel of black CS behind the hole to give the die-cut something to adhere too. After poking out all the millions of windows and tree pieces, I put some glue on the back and inlaid into place. I heat embossed the sentiment from my new Neat and Tangled 'Scandinavian Prints' stamp set in gold and popped up on foam tape. A few gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished it off nicely.

I have four challenges I would like to enter:

AAA Card Challenge # 64 

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 88 

Little Tangles Challenge # 68 

Happy Little Stampers - May CAS Challenge 

You have one week to link your projects to the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge. The rest of the Design Team have some gorgeous projects on the blog if you need any help with ideas and inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Well, talk about POP! That is a great way to use the die! Gold really seems to be the rage now days too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Oh my goodness! What patience you have Shona!! I am in awe, it just jumped out at me in the HLS gallery! Have a wonderful day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. Your experiment with black cardstock is a total winner. Can't imagine how tedious inserting those little pieces into the inlaid diecute but I'm tickled that you did it. Really looks spectacular. WOW!

  5. Really gorgeous card, Shona! The gold cardstock is perfect for this image, and looks amazing against the black background! So glad you also played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  6. Wow, Gorgeous! Love the black and gold combo!

  7. Wow, Shona, the black and gold is a real winning combo for this die cut. Well done for popping out all those bits and thanks for sharing over at Happy Little Stampers too xx

  8. This is beautiful, Shona! Wow! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  9. Oh wow. That gold really pops against the black. Can't believe all the little pieces you inlaid!

  10. More swooning going on here Shona. Love the black against gold. Super CAS, super intricate and super classy! Thanks for joining us and playing at AAA Cards. Sarah

  11. Ooops! and it works perfectly for our midnight challenge at ATCAS so thanks for linking up there too. Sarah x

  12. This is absolutely rich. Love the black.
    Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  13. Just gorgeous!
    Lilian ATSM DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  14. Love the impact of the gold on the black. Stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  15. That was a lot of bits to pop out here Shona...It looks really dramatic against the black!
    Thanks so much
    Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge

  16. Such an elegant and classy card, Shona! Love this design so much. Thank you for playing along with ATCAS!

  17. Wow...what a stunning card!