Playing around on Saturday

What, you may ask, was I doing on a beautiful spring like Saturday at my Craft Table?   Well I have a whole week off work and the need to play with Stamps & Ink, and other toys & techniques was bursting out of me.   Here then are the results.

First a card for Less is More.    This week the CAS challenge team are looking for Yellow and Green.   A hand scribbled border provided the required colours and a base.    The Sun image is from Stampendous, a new stamp from The Stamp Man.    Stamped in Nick Bantock inks (I love these bight vivid inks such a shame they are no longer made) and embossed with shabby green ep.    Adirondack Sunshine Yellow brushed over the image.   I'm also sharing this with CAS on Sunday whose theme is Colour me Pretty.

Then this celebration of Spring, an acetate tag.   The acetate is recycled from report covers at work, people there are beginning to get used to my scavenging for their 'rubbish'.   This came to me when the reports were being shredded the covers being first removed to a rubbish bin in future unless they are really badly scared they will come to my desk.   One happy crafter.

Cut the cover into 4" strips and run through my big shot in an embossing folder.    ProMarkers filled the debased areas on the 'back' of the tag.   My one and only Our Daily Bread stamp used on white card cut out and coloured with ProMarkers, the butterfly stamped and coloured again.   The colour of the butterfly is called Orchid.    Half a small doily, left over from some long forgotten project, added at the top and the glue strip used covered with a fancy strip of self adhesive pearls.   Really really pleased with how this came out suspect there might be more to come.

Sharing my tag with
All Sorts - Spring is Coming
Come and Get It - Flowers
Pile it on - Sweet/Soft (or Bold/Bright)
QKR Stampede - Anything but a Square Card
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use the colour Orchid, but my Orchid pro marker is nothing like their sample!   My acetate embossed butterflies are much closer to their colour.

As always all the challenges entered are listed on Challenges for Days, if you are part of a challenge we do not list please tell us about it.   If you would be interested in vein part of the list maintaining team please let me know we would love to have you join us.


  1. love them both Zoe, lucky having a whole week off ;-) can't wait to see what else will be coming from your craft table this week <3 Deb x

  2. Very busy bee.... love the sun stamp and card, acetate Tag is rather lovely, lucky you to have all that acetate free
    ;) Just asked DH where my saved Cardboard was - blank face,REPLY " in recycling BIN"!!! Will start again this week!!!

  3. So pretty. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything but a Square Card." Good Luck.

    Karal DT for QKR Stampede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  4. Beautiful creations Zoe and perfect for our Spring theme.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Terrific makes Zoe. Love that you drew a border in the first one and recycled in the second one that is so pretty.

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Just love your LIM card Zoe!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  7. Gorgeous tag, thanks for joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week. xxxx

  8. I love this tag! Must try this. :) Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Pile It On Challenge Blog!

  9. Wonderful tag, love flowers!
    Thanks for joining us for the CAGI Challenge, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  10. The doodled edge finishes this off really well.
    Enjoy your week off!
    Thanks for joining this week’s Less is More Challenge
    (Guest LIM commenter!)

  11. Gorgeous card, Zoe. I love the doodles and colours. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma


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