Friday, 6 April 2018

I’ve been adding Ebay listings (selling some of my craft stash and clothes I just don’t use any more) and almost lost the will to live – it takes SO LONG!!!! 

So, I decided to have a real play today, using some of the images I spent a day and a half stamping and cutting out masks for… well prepared…NOT.

These are images from the pile of stamps I decided I simply must use again some time, when reorganising my Craft Room – which isn’t (of course) yet finished Sad smile

This is a pretty little girl image…made mostly with pink Distress inks and a bit of Aged Mahogany. I can’t remember where the word stamp came from but I know it was from the Port Sunlight show, around 10 years ago, so it’s probably from Stamp Camp – who no longer attend Sad smile

I think the little girl image is from either Stampinback or Lost Coast…but I may be wrong…again, bought around 8-10 years ago.

SHE TOLD HERSELF 1

I love both this stamp AND the words. Again, I’m not quite sure where the girl image came but it’s highly likely to be one of the above – I bought a lot together at one time, around 9-10 years ago.  There again, it may be Viva Las Vegas…I ordered a lot from them at the same time.

The words (both sentiments) are definitely from Stamp Camp. I loved her stamps. Not sure if she’s still around but I ordered from the US a couple of times until I realised her service was somewhat sporadic, to say the least.  Such a shame.

IF I WERE QUEEN 1

I used some background stamps I haven’t used for a while and also a new stencil, which I really like!

I also used two of my favourite colours of Distress ink – Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.

Here are a couple of closeups of the words…

IF I WERE QUEEN CAN'T BE GOOD CLOSE UP

IF I WERE QUEEN 1 CLOSEUP

This is one I made last week…using up scraps again.

ALPHA KIDS

Another scrapling… made with an old ‘Designs Ink’d’ image – now sold by I Brake for Stamps.

SCRAPLING 11

There are a few ‘Anything Goes’ challenges around, so I’ll link to the following:-

Crafting With an Attitude

Retro Rubber Challenge

Addicted to Stamps and More

Inspiration Destination

and

That’s Crafty – Going Round in Circles

That’s enough for now.. back soon!

Thanks for looking

Cath

xxx

8 very much appreciated comments:

Neet said...

Oh those Designs Ink'd stamps - they used to crack me up. Loved them and I too bought quite a few. Still have them and must bring them out - what a fabulous card.
Love the two backgrounds on both cards featuring little girls, the second one who is gun toting made me smile and I have that "Queen" stamp too.
Great cards, happy memories.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps I sent three big bin bags to the charity shop - why did I not think of ebay?

Joan said...

Fab cards, I have the wording stamp on the first card, bought it at Port Sunlight too along with several others that you have just reminded me I have.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Fab cards, love the images wherever they’re from ;)
Thank you so much for joining us at the That’s Crafty challenge blog
Hugs
Donna xx

Debbie Mageed said...

What lovely vintage cards! Love the colors you chose!! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous card's thank you for joining us over on
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
Dianne xx
DT for IDCB
http://crazycraftshed.blogspot.co.uk

Neva Cole said...

I too made purchases years ago from both these companies! Very fun card with great colors! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for AG!

LeAnne said...

These are so cool...love the eclectic feel of them, especially with those vintage images and wonderful backgrounds! Thanks for sharing these with us at Retro Rubber!

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful images - and you made amazing cards with them Cath!
Happy start of the new week ahead for you!
oxo Susi