Thursday, 15 February 2018

AYLI - Ways to add a sentiment


Hello friends, another fortnight has whizzed by so I am here to encourage you to join in with the new challenge at


This is a good one!! We would like to see the way you like to add a sentiment to your project and tell us why.

I always used to stay safe and stamp on a label or banner just in case it went wrong!! However,  I bought a stamping platform and that has all changed, I am brave enough to stamp direct on my project because if you make a boo boo you can stamp again and again  without smudges...ace!!

So, here is my card and not a cute image in sight!! 


 I decided that I needed some grown up stamp sets in my stash so treated myself to this lovely Concord and 9th set, Beautiful Branches.
There you go, a grown up card!!

That's all for now, see you soon xx

Some challenges

Addicted to stamps and more #279 - CAS
Crafty girls creations #44 - Anything goes
LOVE to craft challenge blog #19 - Anything goes
Dragonfly dreams - Flowers
Stamping Sensations February - Anything with flowers

41 comments:

Jane Savage said...

Pure elegance, Sarah! xxx

Julie B said...

A very sophisticated CAS card Sarah. I must agree that stamping sentiments using a stamping platform has transformed my card making too. No more patchy stamping to ruin a design! :)

Natalia Smith said...

What a pretty card Sarah, love it. It's a great way to use stamping platform xx

brenda said...

How very pretty and delicate Sarah, could persuade me Spring is on it's way, although you would never think so looking at our sodden paddocks. It's a perfect creation for our 'Floral' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

meg said...

A stamping platform makes life so much easier, love the floral stamp and your sentiment

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sarah, so pretty and delicate.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Claire said...

I like your 'grown up' card Sarah but I also like cute and I'm probably like you... too many irrestible cute stamps and not enough sensible ones as my gran would say lol. I love the subtle pink of the flowers with the dark matt x

Chrissy said...

I enjoy doing some grown up stuff too Sarah and I'm so happy to have some new grown up stamps and I love yours too..so clean and elegant and think I need a stamping platform for a bit more courage.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

schitterende kaart
Groetjes Gerrie

Sue said...

Such a sweet card Sarah and I think I must invest in one of those stamp thingys lol huggles Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card ,love the delicate stamp----Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x

Elaine Stark said...

Love this CAS style. Beautiful. Elaine

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
yes what a super grown up card and that stamped image is so gorgeous.
Love the wonderful colouring of the flowers, and they remind me of Spring which we all hope will be soon around the corner.
I too am with you and would not have attempted a sentiment stamped straight onto my card without my stamping platform.
I sometimes stamp free hand if I am stamping backgrounds and such, and there again some stamps stamp perfectly first time and some don't and you never know unless you do a test run first.
Have a wonderful wekend and I do hope the rain keeps off not good for Surprises hooves.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Oh! Sarah that is such a beautiful card, it's just so sweet, love it.
I also bought a stamp platform and like you I am now brave enough to stamp directly on to my card.
Patricia xxx

Lynne said...

Very pretty and love the delicate flowers Sarah, very grown up! x

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Sarah, lovely design
Lorraine x

Michelle said...

Simply beautiful Sarah. Love it. Hope u r well xx

Carol S. said...

A very elegant, beautiful design Sarah. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MaryH said...

Your 'cute' images are always pure delight, but so is this one. Very elegant. Aren't the stamp positioners just great? Bravo for you in stamping directly on your pretty & delicate card (always fun to get new styles of stamps too!) TFS & Hugs

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh, yes, yes, YES! That is SO gorgeous and so grown up and elegant! LOVE what you've done with this fab stamp. The sentiment is lovely, a perfect pairing. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Brenda said...

Yes, this is an absolutely gorgeous, elegant, very grown up card. You can pull off absolutely any style my dear. A you are so right about the stamping platform. I've had mine now for several years and can't imagine life without it.

Judith said...

this is so pretty Sarah - and very grown up - I had to check I was at the right blog lol! I got myself a stamp platform a while back - but I find it doesn't help much mainly because I dont use it :))) - I need to get into the habit of using it because everyone seems to think theyre great, it needs to find a home on my desk among the devistation! - have a great weekend x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The sweet and simple stamping of the CAS design creates a gorgeous card.
Lorraine

Lynne K said...

Loving the simplicity of this gorgeous design! Thank you for sharing it with us for our floral challenge at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautifully CAS Sarah and the flowers look so pretty. I love the delicate pink that you’ve used. Sandra x

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Sarah, what a sweet card! Love those delicate flowers. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

KandA said...

Beautiful CAS card Sarah and your new stamp is gorgeous. I'm the same with stamping sentiments now I have the Misti xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous grown up card Sarah, a beautiful floral stamp. Hope you have been getting your unused inks out this week for a play. I should not have bought the sparkle and aqua markers as like you have far too much unused stash but they just jumped into my basket xx

Debra K. said...

This is just so lovely! A wonderful CAS card with such pretty coloured flowers and the sentiment is a great font. All perfectly stamped :).
You'll wonder how you survived without a stamping platform the more you use :D. Debra x

Lynne in NI said...

Congrats on your grown up card! (mine are mostly cutesy too so I know exactly where you're coming from!) LOVE the simplicity of your pretty flowers :)

Darnell said...

Those stamping platforms really have revolutionized stamping haven't they? I confess, as a CAS style person, I've always stamped direct to my card, or almost always and many, many times I've had to fill it in with a super fine tip pen! I love that you now feel comfortable with CAS, Sarah, because you have real talent for it! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

You don't need cute images to make your cards gorgeous as this one is.x[aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hey lovely. Swinging by to wish you a very very happy birthday today Sarah! Wishing you all the things you love woven into the day. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Laine said...

Such lovely soft colours Sarah!
Laine
x

Annette said...

I'm so with you on the stamping platform, it's revolutionised how I can add sentiments now without being nervous of ruining my image. Your florals are so pretty, I really love those pink petals. Gorgeous card from a talented lady! xx

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love the blossom branch and the font on the sentiment is beautiful. I don't have a stamp platform yet but I think I need one :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Sarah...think I need one of those stamp platform, love the sentiments straight onto the card.
Wendy xx

Pollard Carole said...

So pretty that platform sounds amazing Love and hugs Carole x

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

You made me smile talking about your "grown up" card. I don't feel I make many of those either! LOL!!

This one is lovely .. .. a beautiful flower branch and pretty colours too.

I think these stamping platforms are just amazing .. .. a real game changer in the world of stamping.

I hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Debbie said...

Such an elegant card Hun. Really like it. Nice clean lines too. Whatever you use to create your cards whether they are cute or another design you always create a special card. Hugs xx glad the stamping platform is working out for you, I keep wondering whether to try one.xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Sarah. Love the flower image, the soft pink is lovely. The sentiment is beautiful, such a lovely script font! hugs :)