Sunday, 2 August 2015

August Challenge at Stamping Sensations

Good Morning! It is the first Sunday of the month and time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations. Our theme this month is Anything Goes with a Stamp and a Die. Here is my card.
 This card was made for a dear colleague who has retired after 17 years at our school. I used two dies (Spellbinders circle and Go Kreate fancy rectangle), and a mixture of stamps from Inkylicious and Hobby Art. The seaside themed novelty buttons have been in my stash for many years, but were perfect for this scene. I used my ink dusters, distress inks and memento inks along with a white gel pen and stardust stickles to create the waves.
Our sponsor this month is Tattered Lace who are very generously offering one lucky winner a £50 store voucher to spend at their on line store. The award winning Tattered Lace company needs little introduction, they are synonymous with quality products coupled with the unique style and flair of Stephanie Weightman, you will find the whole range of products on the website here as well as regular inspiration on their blog here.
Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the beautiful inspiration from my very talented teamies.Thanks for looking and I look forward to visiting to see your entries


  1. Such a gorgeous scene Sally, and today seems like the perfect day to go to the beach too. I love the buttons you've used and as you say they are perfect for the card. hope your colleague is enjoying their retirement.

    Sue xx

  2. Super scene you have made here for your friend. I love how you have used the die cut and the background of seashell so compliment. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Gorgeous scene Sally and I just love your button embellishments!
    Val x

  4. Hi Sally
    This is gorgeous, beautiful inking and I love the design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. What a gorgeous sea scene you have created here. Your sea looks so realistic, and I love all the embellishments.
    Jean x

  6. Lovely scene - I wish I was there!

  7. A wonderful card and a beautiful quote :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. Wonderful scene, so lovely.


  9. I love how you combined your usual lovely stamp art with the die and sentiment - a great card and I am sure it was appreciated.
    Lynn x

  10. What a beautiful card to receive on her retirement, love the sentiment blessing and all the detail.

  11. Lovely card Sally, you do the inky stuff so beautifully and it's a lovely scene

  12. Wine and the ocean is the perfect combination for me! I like this card. I know this Irish blessing at bit differently - it actually accompanied me through the last months of my pregnancy so long ago.

  13. A gorgeous beach scene, Sally! Hope you managed to find one like it on your hols.

  14. Stunning card Sally and I love the lovely Irish sentiment you have used. Caught some of your holiday snaps on FB, looked amazing!! Hope you had a lovely time.


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