I’ve never done this before!

Ok, so what have I never done before, you  may well ask. Nothing as remarkable as ski down the Mattehorn but still a significant happening in my life! (I really do need to get out more!) I have made a’card’ for a specific challenge that is not a progressive freebie one!

Materials used: SAM_2666(watermarked)
Sarn’s Sarntangle Rubber Stamp Set (these were a limited edition that have now sold out but you can get some digi ones from her blog: Stamping For Pleasure.)
X-Press It card cut to ATC size
Copic pens
Copic multiliner
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad

The stamp starts (or ends if you turn it around the other way) with the swirl which I have used as the ‘p’ in Spring. I added the other letters with the multiliner pen trying to make it look like the swirls in the original stamp.

The leaves and swirls are coloured with the Copics in spring colours (although when I Googled Spring colours it came up with just about every colour in the rainbow and more!)

The black border is added freehand using the multiliner pen.

Now if I am being honest, the reason I have never made anything for a specific challenge, other than progressive freebies, is that I am never organised enough but I was determined to do this one maily so I can plug Sarn’s stamps and her fantastic blog, which is well worth a visit, but also so I can feel the ink and rubber again after all the digi stamping I have been doing.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.



I would like to enter my ATC into the following challenges:
CASology #189 – Doodle
Lemon Shortbread #11 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #77 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #16 – Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks #8 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #63 – Show Me Some Green
Sweet Stamps March – Anything But A Card



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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11 Responses to I’ve never done this before!

  1. ~DEANNE~ says:

    So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  2. Florence says:

    That is such clever use of the stamp. It’s also really pretty!! So is skiing down the Matterhorn on your “to do list”? 🙂
    Flo x

    • Pippa says:

      Well Florence, it would be if I were a good enough skier, a couple of decades younger and the cardiologist pronounced a miracle cure of a congenital heart problem!! 😉

  3. jmhave44 says:

    Sarn’s Tangles are wonderfully designed, and I always enjoy seeing these on cards (my tangling never turns out well, so I really should buy some of the digis. Missed out on the ‘real’ because of the international shipping charges). You’ve used this one splendidly, and the turquoise and soft lemon colors work so pretty together for a fresh look. Thanks for the heads up on the digi availability. I’ve never snow ski’d, and not waterski’d either, though I lived over 40 yrs in Fla. Just not something on my bucket list! But always looks fun & exciting, and I love to watch the skiing when it’s in the Olympics. TFS & Have a wonderful week.

  4. amy cohen says:

    Gorgeous “Springy” card! Love it- thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  5. Sarn says:

    Hi Pippa . . . WOW that is SUCH a great way to use the Sarntangle stamp. I LOVE it.

    Would you be OK with me adding this to my gallery page on my blog????

    Hugs, Sarn xxx
    PS: Thanks for the shout out too! Mwah, mwah.

  6. Isnt it fun to try something new? Love your doodles. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  7. Joyce M. says:

    Very fun doodling on this card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  8. lacrom2 says:

    Wow! Stunning image and great card! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks! 🙂

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