At Twofers this week we have a 5th Saturday bonus for you.   A competition, list as many different ways you know of stamping (Stamp and medium) and or using a rubber/polymer stamp.   We have a pair of stamps on offer to the most inventive technique and a guest spot for the person who lists the most different techniques.   Twofers is about making pairs and using your rubber/polymer stamps, take a look at the competition and get to know us.

We are also looking for another volunteer (or 2) at
Challenges for Days, if you have an hour a week to spare please check the details on the list site.

Back to just blogging.   Yesterday was kinda momentous, Mark and I spent the afternoon together starting to catchup on 20 years.   For those who do not know Mark is my son and we have been estranged for all those years, until he recently got back in touch with me.  It was a really good meeting and I really enjoyed talking with the man, the first of many such chats and meetings.

Coming back on the train (Standing room only) there was a stunning sunset.   The sky was pink with streaks of blue, the clouds were under-lit reflecting this vibrant pink.  At the centre and just below the horizon an orange pink glow, rays of light and colour spanning out from it.   These rays might disappear behind the clouds and re-emerge above still in formation, more rays could be seen to flow toward the east.    As the train continued north this dramatic sky continued to enthral me as I tried to capture the details the colours the layers and textures to memory.

Back at Newark it was dark, driving the last 50 miles through Lincolnshire the way was lit by a almost full moon occasionally obscured or partially obscured by cloud this was a big moon at about 45 degrees to the earth in the eastern sky.   Memorable skies for a special memorable day.

Then this morning I made this card!   Less is More's challenge this week is to use your sprays.   I've not used them in a good long while, most are clogged.   Clogged is great you get blotches rather than a mist.  Some will not even blotch and have to be unscrewed the contents of the tube can then be tapped/dripped onto the surface.   Others are not blocked and will spray giving a great blast of colour great for saying blow those neat lines away this is an eruption of colour.   The silly sheep are stamped in Archival Sepia.

I'm also sharing this with Suzy Bee's Blooming challenge, where the theme is Make your own Background.   Inspirational One Layer Cards and Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, image only.


  1. Love those sheep!
    Sounds like you had a great day with your son, good luck for many more.

  2. Love your spritzed panel with that cute row of sheep. Love the different colours. Good luck for lots of future catch ups with your son.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  3. love the sheep, not sure if intentional but it looks like one had a big fart ;-) lol...well done and good luck with oyur son

    1. Thank you Hun your comment just cracked me up! Loved it

  4. Those sheep are so fun playing in their colourful line! And wow, how great that you are reconnecting with your son. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. How wonderful for you and your son to get to know each other again! So happy for you! Your card is so cute with those leaping sheep, and love the misted/splattered background! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Such a cute card, love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining Ink

  7. Sounds like your life has changed Zoe and I am pleased you have made friends with your son

    Love the sheep. It is such a fun project

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. What a fun and fabulous image there of your jumping sheep then the misty backdrop works brilliantly. You catch up with your son sounds like it went brilliantly - so happy for you. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Liked the inspiration you described for this card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Looks like you had fun with this one Zoe glad you reunion with your son was so positive!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Those sheep jumping through inky goodness is awesome. You have created a very fun image. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "Image Only" challenge!

  12. ACK!!! How adorable are those sheep??? Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "I is for Image" challenge!!

  13. Your sheep are adorable and the spraying adds such impact! Thank you for sharing your one-layer card in the Inkspirational gallery! Meeting your son: oh my! Heart-warming!!


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