There seem to be lots and lots of "Flower" and "Rose" challenges around at the moment, and I hope you'll forgive me if I link a couple of cards to lots of them in an attempt to catch up after my travels (and get ahead before the next ones - who said retirement was a chance to relax?).
For this card I've used a set of stamps from an old Kanban kit, it was one of the last things I bought from QVC so it would have been about the time that Dawn Bibby moved to Create and Craft - which Google tells me was in May 2011 making the stamps 6 years old. I stamped them onto cream card and coloured with Promarkers.
I have teamed it with papers that were a magazine freebie some years ago and lots of embellishments from my stash.
Have you ever had any trouble with clear stamps "melting" - not when subjected to heat, but when they are safely stored away in a cool dark place? It's happened to several of mine, including the large rose stamp here. The affected area was in the bottom right hand corner of the image and by careful colouring and fussy cutting of the leaves I think I've managed to hide the damage.
Before I go, I'd like to share a totally irrelevant photo with you as I'm so thrilled about it. The day we got home from France, a gorgeous competition prize was delivered to me, a really beautiful canteen of cutlery.
Isn't it amazing? I think I'm going to bring the cutlery into use right away, because that box would make wonderful storage for wood mounted stamps!
Right, on with the challenges I'm playing along with.
Make my Monday - May Flowers - although our roses are still in bud, I'm beginning to see the first flowers in some sunnier gardens
Sweet Stampin - Shabby Chic
Country View Crafts - Flower Power
Creative With Stamps - Flowers
Retro Rubber - Hello Spring
Allsorts - Ring a Ring O'Roses