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


Barb said...

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

Patricia Alvarez said...

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

Cazro said...

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

Helen said...

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

Hazel said...

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

Craftdee said...

You're right, that paper IS beautiful! 1 Mar
Di's Digis

Layer it Up
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Di's sponsoring

22 Mar (not before 6am EST)
Di's Digis

For the Girls
26 Mar
Crafty Hazelnut's

1 Apr
Di's Digis

Emboss (wet/dry or both)
9 Apr
Di's Digis

Pastel Colours
23 Apr
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1 May
Di's Digis

Flowers Everywhere
7 May
Di's Digis

For the Boys
21 May
Crafty Hazelnut's

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 ☺