A couple of quick and easy cards

There are one or Challenges around just now that really appealed.  The first is Fashionable Stamping, whose challenge this time is Past Times.

When I first saw this Stamps Happen Stamp it screamed Bob Fosse to me.   To a young girl (I was then) Coffee houses filled with smart, glamours, young people, who smoked and talked and drank (cheap) coffee long into the night, seemed very grown up mysterious and wonderful.   I imagined that they all moved with the clipped exaggerated moves of a Bob Fosse dance and looked like the girl in this stamp.

Casual Fridays have a challenge for a CAS tag thought I'd enter the matching tag with this cool stamp.
Cupcake Inspirations have a picture of a cake this week decorated with the '60's style squares I used on my card, in fact in my hunt for 60's style it was this picture that gave me the idea I needed.

 Then there is the Tanda Teaser, using traditional Christmas colours of Red and Green.

Could not resist giving this a little twist with Tanda's Penguin set.   Using the offcut from the DL card above this was very quick and simple to make.

This stamp set is one of many you can find at Craft-Room online shop.

Creative Craft Challenge have gone Minimalistic this time, hope this is minimal enough for them.


  1. What fabulous cards--that penguin is too cute!!! Fantastic! :)

  2. Absolutely love your tag and card for the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! Best, Yvonne

  3. Great stamp, Zoe - you made me giggle with your idea of coffee houses, lol. Not like that now, if it ever really was.

  4. Both cards are beautiful, and so different! Valerie

  5. ooh those ladies are fabulous .. i love the pose!
    Lisa x

  6. Great cards Zoe, I love the image on the first one.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Great Card and Tag. Love the image you have used and the retro look to the card.
    Thanks for joining us a Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Hope to see you next time.

  8. Hi Zoe , blogger didn't want me to comment on this post for some reason have been trying all day ! I am not one to be thwarted though ! The stamp on the first tag is amazing ! Oh and you took me right back with the mention of Mr Fosse the colours are just perfect for it. Your little penguin is ....dare I say it .....cute oops but it is .


  9. Beautiful cards! nice image and colors. TFS with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Zulma DT

  10. I LOVE your cards and tag! Love the '60s feel to them! Fabulous!

  11. I love your card and tag Zoe! Very cool image and your penguin is definitely cute! Maria x

  12. Just covert that stamp Zoe such a cool hip chick I want to be her rofl nice touch with the squares :)
    Von xxx

  13. What wonderful projects!! I adore the image in the tag and matching card - it is really fun and interesting!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  14. simply beautiful...thanks for joining us ta cupcake inspirations photo challenge this week


  15. Love how you used the squares for inspiration! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week.


  16. Great job on this week's challenge. Your images are super too.

  17. Fantastic cards. The first one is so stylish and I love the cute penguin. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  18. Love the stamps, brings back some memories, great projects. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC. Caz

  19. Lol, Zoe fun card for the Tanda Teaser! But even better...

    so love that retro...coffe shop image...great execution!


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