Finding time

The image for this month’s Stamp Of The Month Challenge at From The Heart Stamps features a pocket watch and flowers. I was not entirely certain how to use it at first then decided to go for a more vintage look but still keep some vibrant colours in the flowers.

Materials used: SAM_2845(watermarked)
From the Heart Stamps – Time To Bloom
Adirondack ink pads – Latte and Mushroom
Clarity Stamps – Letterbox Kit
Clarity Stamps – Word Chain 3
acrylic pocket watch stamp
A4 kraft card
designer paper from stash
oval die set
Copic pens
X-Press It card

I have used two copies of the image and selected parts to decoupage for dimension on the flowers and the butterfly.

The kraft card has been folded to make the card base.

The image was cut with a scalloped edged oval die and the background inked using a brush while still in the die to get the white border.

SAM_2846(watermarked)The insert is made using multiple stamping of the pocket watch acrylic stamp and then the paper toned down from the white by brushing it with ink.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.





I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
From The Heart Stamp of the Month – April
Crafting From The Heart #108 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #308 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #31 – April
Our Crafty Corner #8 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #13 – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #338 – Text Me! (text in background paper as well as greeting)
Create and Inspire #44 – Anything Goes




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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7 Responses to Finding time

  1. Angela J says:

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
    I hope you can join us again.
    Angie DT

  2. JanR says:

    Great card! That paper is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  3. Florence says:

    Beautiful card Pippa. Hope your weekend is going well.
    Flo x

  4. Patricia van Mierlo says:

    Hi Pippa, thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire. Beautiful paper ! hugs Patricia

  5. Michelle H says:

    Great DP! It goes perfectly w/this image. And your coloring is great as well.

    Thank you for joining us at From The Heart Stamps for our Stamp of the Month Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon 🙂

  6. laurigami says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  7. Bettina says:

    This is pretty. Love the designs and colours. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT xx

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