Saturday, 20 February 2016

Anything Goes at Twofers

Today it is my turn to choose the theme for the new challenge at Twofers, and I have chosen a nice, easy one - ANYTHING GOES.  Why not pop over and share your makes with us? It can be absolutely anything at all, as long as it includes some stamping and no digis. And as always, there is a $20 Alleystamps voucher for our favourite. Don't forget, you only need to make ONE item for our challenge, although of course you are free to make more if you wish to.

Now my lovely teamies Christi and Zoe thought I was making it too easy on myself by picking Anything Goes, so they gave me an extra challenge, all of my own. They tasked me to use my very oldest stamp, which in my case is this PSX Celtic Knotwork stamp, one I've used many, many times over the years but had been lying idle for a long time.

To go with it, I chose some very old stash too. In fact, I thought I'd completely lost this paper - I bought it when we were on holiday in Bangkok, way back in about 1998, and lost it as soon as I got home. Eventually I thought I must have thrown it away with the packaging from the souvenirs, a great pity as it was one of two huge, giftwrap-sized sheets, of hand made paper. So I was delighted when my recent craft room declutter produced it, tucked down behind a rarely-moved cabinet.

The paper is so beautiful that the stamped image needed no more embellishment, anything more would have detracted from the lovely paper. So if you discount the 18 years spent trying to find the paper, this was an extremely quick card to make!


If you'd like to use YOUR oldest stamp, too, it would be great fun to see what you unearth, but there is no need to do that (it's just me being nosey and wanting to see what's lurking in your stash).

I would like to share this with:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge - February 
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Something for the Males
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

6 comments:

  1. A stunning card Jane. That paper really is special. Barbxx

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  2. Great card! I love the paper. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia

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  3. You made me laugh Jane, a quick card that took 18 yrs to find the paper. He he. A very strong and masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT

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  4. So glad you found your paper, it's gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P x

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  5. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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    What a lovely card, perfect for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Thanks for sharing it with us, hope you can join in our latest challenge starting today too Donna ☺

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