Wednesday 4 March 2015


The other day I received my new stamps from the Chocolate Baroque Stamp Club and decided it to ink them before I put them away. So using the small stamp and Versafine Black Onyx I stamped out twice onto some smooth card stock, and coloured them in using Spectrum Noir pencils. The first I coloured using the colours from the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge and then made a background for it using Distress Inks in co-ordinating colours. Then I added a sentiment the from new Thinking Of You sentiments and a ribbon to match. This will be sent out today to a friend who has just received some very bad news.

 The second I coloured in shades of red and I made a background using Distress Inks in Lipstick Red and Abandoned Coral, I overstamped in Fired Brick Distress Ink with a swirl from the Patchwork Butterflies stamp set. This time I added a sentiment from the new Card Sentiments stamps. Both cards were made using 5x5 card Bases.

I would also like to enter the top card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge.

Just need to get the large stamp out and ink that one now.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Jacee said...

What beautiful cards Sue, these are so beautiful!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Michelle J M said...

Absolutely stunning. How different they look just by changing the colouring. Love them both but I especially like the colours and background of the first one. Michelle x

rachel said...

stunning makes Sue - just perfect - I love this stamp so very much - its amazing the different looks you can get with the different colours - beautiful xx

Liz said...

These are just beautiful! I especially love how you've used the same colours for the background on the first card as you've used for the flowers. xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards

Aquarius said...

These are lovely cards - very spring-like. Both colour versions are very effective and I might just have to glance at those new stamps!!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed creations and most gorgeous image coloured beautifully.xx
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Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Sue! I lvoe them both. The colour scheme on the first is particularly beautiful

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both cards are gorgeous with beautiful colours - I love the stamp (I'll have to order one!). I've been away and just back again with lots of catching up to do :) Take care, Shirleyxx

craftimamma said...

Hi Sue, thanks for your visits & comments on my blog! You are so kind especially when I've not managed to return the compliment recently. I do always see your lovely designs on the FB group though.

Loved these two when I saw them the other day. I particularly like the way the colours works together on the first one and your colouring is beautiful. Love these tulip stamps!

Lesley Xx

Sarn said...

Lovely stamp and pretty cards you've made. Great colouring.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dora said...

Hello Sue,
beautiful cards with the tulips. beautiful colouring!
I have downloads left so than can I stopping by on your blog.
tomorrow new downloads and that we have to safe it.
kind regards,Dora

maria's knutselplezier said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, I love your colours use, and this is one of a kind stamps!! I really love it!!!


judith@poppy cottage said...

Both beautiful cards Sue, the background on the second is very effective, and your blending on the first is lovely. Fabulous colouring of the tulips. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Barbara (C) said...

Like the effect of blocks of colour in the background on your 1st card Sue. Sits well with the block stamp and combining the colours makes it all link together...x