Sunday, 8 May 2022


Come and join us at International Art and Soul with Mimi's challenge of '3 Things'. I had to rack my brain for this one. 

I didn't want to use three individual items so looked through my stamps. I eventually found this one which I bought at Ally Pally a good few years ago. It had no name on the stall but a lot of the stamps were American as I found when I checked their spelling on some. To add to the confusion they had no name on the wrapper, just a plain cellophane bag. This one of the three stark trees attracted me so it was perfect for this challenge as far as I was concerned.

I stamped it in Versamark 'Cocoa'  ink before tearing out and edging with a 'Mahogany' Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Visible Image and was stamped in the same ink and the same process as the image. The brown paper is from Costco and was matted on to bright green card by Hobbycraft before being set as the mat on the 7x7 Crafts UK card. 

The image was set to the right side of the mat and the image slightly overlapped top left. I used three large gems in the bottom left corner - job done. Two weeks before the challenge goes live so maybe I'm beginning to feel a little better.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes + option of something special about friends
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with option of floral and fauna

Thank you all for visiting and for your comments. I hope to see you again soon. 


  1. What a beautiful card and the sentiment is absolutely lovely! Great distressed paper and shiny gems are the perfect addition to this image! So happy you shared this wonderful card with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  2. Finding the stamps that worked so well together was time well spent. Love the warm browns and especially the texture your gems add. Thanks for joining Krafty Chicks.

  3. Wow! I am so impressed with this. The hand caught my eye and then it all came together. Just gorgeous. Have a wonderful day.

  4. This is so lovely with the Silver Birch's, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Such a lovely card, great image and it is so nice, thank you for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge, have a great day!

    Leanne DT Member/KCC
    Krafty Chicks Challenge

  6. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining with us at Classic Design Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  7. Great quote and lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  8. Super Cute! Thank You for Sharing with Crafts Gale Encore, Robin