Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Things with Wings at Top Tip Tuesday

Hey all its Tuesday again and we have a new challenge for you!
at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and its a lovely theme hosted by Annette this time, she has chosen the theme Things with Wings
and she has also got an AWESOME tutorial for you too!

For my card I am having Printer problems so I have reverted to playing with distress inks and ink techniques

I have squished 3 colours of ink onto my messy mat
Then squashed my stamp into it then stamped it 2 times.
On the 1st layer I have left plain just the image and on the 2nd one I stamped the sentiment, I think cut the sentiment out and embossed the edges.

I have then cut the papers and embossed them also, added faux stitching, added some ribbon tabs and gems and a button with twine, Here's the back with my scraps

Here are some challenges I am playing along with:

Stamp man - butterflies/Birds/bees 
Amusing Challenges – Twine 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges – shades of Autumn/fall 
Gingerloft - Stitching (Real or Faux) +DT Call 
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Down in the Garden 
Sketchy Colors - Colours: Orange, Brown, White 
Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspiration

Have a great day and hope you can stay dry and warm 
and don't forget to come and join us at 

hugs me x


  1. This is gorgeous hun, love the background and that birdie is just so wonderful - great technique with the sentiment (might steal that idea) - fabulous! Hugs Sxx

  2. Terrific pattern choice on your card Samantha. The colors and layout really pulled my eyes in and that DI stamped image with ribbon tabs and button, awesome!! Love the way you created the banner sentiment too. Beautiful card. :D
    Lisa xx

  3. This is stunning. I love the image and the way you have added the sentiment. Those colours are gorgeous together.

    hugs Sue

  4. Great way to add your sentiment to this gorgeous creation, thanks for visiting my blog.
    Yep Guinea pigs are such wonderful pets.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity. Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. they are simply awesome :)

  7. What a sweet card, and the design is so pretty. Love the colours too.
    Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS this week. I hope you will join in again.
    Hugs 'n Smiles
    Chris x

  8. That is very very beautiful, Samantha. Great stamping and I LOVE the colours. Love, Wilma

  9. Gorgeous Samantha, Love the patchwork.

  10. really gorgeous, love the image
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  11. This looks absolutely gorgeous Samantha. Love what you've done with that bird and what a great design with the sentiment and faux stitching too. Have a lovely evening. Big hugs Bettina xx

  12. so stunning samantha.gorgeous colours and i love the bird :D

    xx coops xx

  13. What stunning cards - love that bird that looks like a watercolor painting -- too pretty in the fall colors. Thanks so very much for joining us this month at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  14. A true crafter will find a way to craft around all sorts of problems LOL! Beautiful card, and a great use of your inks! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

  15. A festive and colorful patchwork of autumnal color Samantha. Great use of the pretty strips to decorate the back of the card too!

  16. I love the way you have stamped this pretty image and how you added the sentiment. A lovely card. Jean x

  17. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at sketchy colors this time, hope to see you next time too :)
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

  18. Wow sweetie this is gorgeous. Great colours and awesome layout.


  19. Hi
    Great use of inks and stamp to form your focal on this pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  20. Great use of paper scrapes for the eye-catching background. I also like the back of your card. The faux stitching looks great!

  21. Beautiful autumnal colours Samantha and great effects with the sentiment. I love the button and twine too.
    Thanks for sharing this at FSC, shades of Autumn.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  22. Phew! I finally made it over to visit your blog and tell you thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges last week! Thanks so much.

    PS. Your image is perfection - I just love the way the colors came out. Mine never works that nicely!! :)

  23. Beautiful watercolor effect! Love the design and lovely Autumn colors! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

  24. Squishing? Lol! That's a new one on me - but your card turned out fantastic - I really like the faux stitching! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  25. I really love inchies. I love the watercolor stamping technique. It is fun too. Great colors for fall. Thanks for playing over at Great Impressions.


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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