Tuesday 26 March 2019

Messing about with stamps

Morning all.  I'm way out of my comfort zone with the new challenge at Cardz4guyz.  The theme is 'Let's get messy' which is really not me at all.  Yes, of course my craft room is a tip and my desk is somewhere under a pile of miscellaneous rubbish but I hate to get my hands dirty.  When my sisters were busy making mud pies I would probably have had my nose in a book.  Don't like anything yukky!  Which gave me a bit of a problem for this challenge.  What was I going to create?  Inspiration came from my other half, although in an annoying kind of way.  He is totally addicted to coffee.  It's his one and only vice.  He's got a coffee ninja in the kitchen and I am forever mopping up splashes of the stuff.  So I went looking for a coffee splash stamp.  I eventually found this one from Altenew.  I was leaving it a bit late but Tara at Seven Hills Crafts is fabulous and I received it within 24 hours.  So I inked up a square with antique linen distress ink and then stamped it, rather ironically, in tea dye distress ink.  Here is my very messy card.

I did splash a little brown watercolour paint on just to get in the spirit of the challenge but I was very careful where I splashed it.  Now I'm off to wash my hands!

Please nip over and join in the fun.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. A fabulous card Dawn, you sound just like me - I don't like getting my hands dirty either.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Fabulous card Dawn, I love how your background turned out and what an awesome sentiment!
    Hugs, Tammy

  3. Perfect card for a coffee fan. Being a baker im use to 'messy' hands. You did a fabulous job with this one. Emmax

  4. Love it! The sentiment is perfect.