Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Altenew Weekend Doodles and Neat and Tangled Bloom Where You are Planted general card

Hello friends and welcome to the first Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge of the new year. Sadly, we have said goodbye to some great team members who are moving on to new things and I wish them great success in their new ventures. After having technical gremlins at the end of last year, our lovely leader, Kylie, has managed to sort things out and hopefully things will run smoothly from now on.

For this challenge we want you to 'make your mark' in any way you choose. In case you are new to the challenge, the rules say

Make your Mark - your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

so that gives you plenty of scope.

I came up with this general encouragement card that can be used for many occasions depending on what I stamp inside

I used one of the flower stamps from my newAltenew Weekend Doodles set 
and stamped multiple times around the edge of a card panel to create a frame. I coloured with Copics and then cut the centre out with scissors to create the frame.

I chose some coordinating card for the background and embossed the sentiment from the Neat and Tangled Bloom stamp set in white.

To finish off I added a few clear sequins which are very useful because you can put them on any colour of card and see through to the base colour, and I winked the centre of the flowers for some subtle sparkle.

We have several new team members who have inspiration cards to show you over on the ATSM blog and it would be great if you give them a nice welcome.

I'd like to play along at

Allsorts Challenge #554 - say it with flowers

Dream Valley Challenges #216 - something new (flower stamp)

Path of Positivity Challenge #76 - I did not go for the optional twist character traits

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. A beautiful card Carol, such a pretty floral design and lovely colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. A really delightful design with the flowers framing the sentiment, sure it was time consuming but worth the time.

    Lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge, thank you so much for sharing your pretty creation.

    B x

  3. Love this bright and cheerful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  4. I love how you perfectly stamped those flowers into a frame around your card, Carol! They go so well with that beautiful sentiment!

  5. Hi, Carol! The colorful frame in your beautiful floral masterpiece is wonderful! I love that you cut it out to feature the sentiment interiorly! Beautifully done! hugs, de

  6. Absolutely love your bright and cheerful card. Your flowers are so sweet.

  7. What great cutting to do the frame Carol and love the vibrant colours and the contemporary doodle flowers on your wonderful and eye catching card x.

  8. That is one gorgeous card. I love the coloring and color choices you used for it.

  9. Oh wow! Such a beauty, Carol! Love this bright and spring like card, that flowery frame is gorgeous.

  10. Gosh Carol, what a fantastic card, love the beautiful floral frame and have to applaud your perfect scissor work xx

  11. Absolutely Beautiful, love the flower edge and the fab sentiment. A Great design too.
    Faith x

  12. Gorgeous card Teamie, love the beautiful flowers you used...happy to be on the team with your talent...following you now..x

  13. Oh my, that was a lot of work, but well worth it Carol. Beautiful card. I signed up for an Altnew class starting late January. I don't have many of their stamps, as I find them kind of scary. Hopefully, they will be less so after the class.

  14. Beautiful!!! I'm loving all the pink!

  15. Absolutely brilliant design & so beautiful! Love this, Carol!

  16. many coloring job here
    and I adore your coloring that flowers
    sooo in love Carol
    Happy New Year and many thanks for your lovely words on my card
    biig hugs from Germany

  17. Oh Carol this card is so brightly coloured and beautifully bold. WOW! Love the big sentiment. Nice to be back with the family again this year.

  18. This is absolutely amazing Carol! First the colouring is brilliant - the 'shine' on those flower petals is incredible! Also the fact that you created that gorgeous frame from scratch - no stamp and die-cut here! You are very talented and have created something unique which looks totally professional. Am doffing my cap to you! Vicky x

  19. It's very pretty and cheerful with the pink and flowers. It's one of those cards you can't help but love at first sight!

  20. Wow!! I am amazed at the way you cut that beautiful frame Carol! The flowers are beautifully coloured but the fussy cut unique frame steals the show! Well done!

  21. Oh Carol, this genius how low-tech yet effective and pretty. Also would make into a fab shaker card using your idea to fussy cut the center out/off. Love this card! xoxo

  22. Very pretty card, and very effective making the border and cutting away the middle. Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

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Carol x


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