Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fabulous freebies!!

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends! EDIT Oh Cr*p, I've just realized it's actually Thursday, so apologies if I've confused any of you!!
The sun is still shining here in Dorset and it's going to be a good day, I can feel it (or perhaps it's just the feeling of the approaching autumn in the air)!!
Anyway I have been playing with the free Tiddly Inks stamps that accompanied my current Quick Cards Made Easy magazine and wow I am so impressed with them. I know I won't be alone in saying that, although usually very pretty, the free stamps can generally be a bit on the squishy side and difficult to get a good impression from. Well not in this case!! 

I had a jolly good delve into my Christmas hamper and found a long forgotten paper pad which suited the sketch I used ( LOTV #18). I also rediscovered a great stamp set, one of which I used to stamp into triple embossed  seafoam white embossing powder to created this little seal effect disc.

While armed with the heat gun I also added a sprinkling of frantage too.

I am playing at these challenges

Creative Card Crew #68 - Embossing (wet or dry)
CHNC #190 - Favourite things (Paper, promarkers & stamps)
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in August
Love to Create #129 - Polka dots and pearls
The Crafter's Cafe #77 - Square cards only
Penny's Paper crafty challenge #191 - 3 C's (Used them all!!)

That's it from me for now folks, I'd better go and do something "useful" !! xx


Gerrie's kaarten said...

Goedemorgen wat een lief kerstkaartje

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I am avoiding buying it but now mmmmmm you have tempted me, so cute and I adore the seal you made

Jane Savage said...

Ooooh I got these freebies too, Sarah and they are fab! Love your gorgeous colouring and those papers are scrummy! That triple embossed sentiment look amazing! You’re too clever by half lady!!! xx

Sammy said...

Oh that's fab Sarah! I know what you mean about the freebies not usually being brilliant. Glad to hear this one is! x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh I have these too, just not inked them up yet..
Gorgeous card as always
Hugs Kelly

Squirrel x said...

Super gorgeous hun! Love this, and I am in awe of your sentiment debossing, wow. Hugs xx

Laine said...

Fabulous festive creation Sarah. Love the image and stunning papers.

Veerle said...

Fabulous colouring Sarah and I love the seal.
Veerle xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,fab

cass said...

Wonderfully designed square card, thansk fro joining uys at the Crafters Cafe this week

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome, love it...sadly we won't get this magazine in Australia until around October, then I can purchase it...looks♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Annette said...

I got these too, but it took me about half an hour to remove them from the backing plastic! Were your superglued on too? Anyway, your card is adorable. I do love Tiddly Inks images and you've created a masterpiece with yours.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So very pretty Sarah. Love that squishy stamped sentiment. Very clever. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Cathy DT Member

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! I love that stamp I may have to visit the shops again LOL gorgeous card love it!! huggles Sue xxx

Lorraine said...

She looks fabulous Sarah. A gorgeous card.
Lorraine x

Chana said...

Very nicely done! Nice choice of dps. Thanks so much for accepting the challenge here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
Chana, DT Coordinator

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning this is a great freebie looks gorgeous love your design and that seal idea is amazing Love and Hugs Carole x

Sue said...

I adore you card Sarah,pity I don't get this mag.
Sue xx

Lisa M said...

Well that is just fabulous! We're both just flanking people with the upcoming holidays :) Your card is incredibly crafted. I truly love the puffy wonderful seal you've created Sarah! Glad to hear the weather is good in your parts and I CANNOT wait for Fall...WOO HOO!!
hugs to you,

Wedgie said...

Fab festive card, love your image and layout.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Carol S. said...

You had me worried for a moment there, saying Wednesday!! Pretty card and love the design. I bought this mag, so nice to see the stamps at work. Haven't read it yet, saving it for the weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Fern Dunsmore said...

Lovely card Sarah, great to hear the freebie stamps for once are nice quality. The triple embossing looks great too, I never think to do that! Have a great BH wekend. Fern x

Chrissy said...

She is gorgeous Sarah...fabulous stamp and colouring..I only have to wait 6 months and the magazine should be in our in time for next Christmas.Love your Christmas seal...fabulous card.


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. I love the cute image and beautiful papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Whisper said...

Aaah what a little sweetie and am loving those fabby DP's and triple embossed (never tried this technique) seal, luv Sam x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 190 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
my this is such a lovely card.
Love your super stamped image, and your colouring of it.
Now that triple embossed sentiment is superb. I thought till I read about it that it was a bought one.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, just perfect. I treated myself to the same magazine, not got round to colouring her in yet. Have a lovely bank holiday cheers Sue N x

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh these are fab stamps so pretty and lovely colouring! Great embossing too!
Lucy x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card.

Jennifer said...

Wow Sarah, your card is absolutely gorgeous! The sentiment 'seal' is lovely.

I bought that magazine yesterday (in Australia of course). However, after seeing your fabulous colouring of the cute image, I don't know if I could do it justice. LOVE it!!

Jennifer. x

Michelle said...

Oh Sarah - how gorgeous - I got these stamps while on holiday and you have done a lovely job with yours - I'm glad to hear that they are good to use, as usually these free stamps are a bit naff. Can't wait to get started with mine - Michelle x

Michelle said...

Hiya Sarah - its me again with my DT Hat on lol - This is a gorgeous card with lovely colours and layout. Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Caz s said...

This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

Caz xx PPC DT

Amanda Phillips said...

I love your holiday inspiration! Thank you for joining us over at Love to Create Challenges this week!
Amanda LTCDT

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful holiday card! Thank you for joining our "Polka Dots and Pearls" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous card with beautiful papers and such a cute image. And wow! your sentiment looks absolutely incredible - what a fantastic technique!