52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 10 January 2020

Design Team Project for "My Time To Craft Challenge" #413 (New Stash)

There is a new theme on the "My Time To Craft Challenge Blog".  The first theme for January is "New Stash" (challenge #413).

My "New Stash" used on this card is a die I purchased over the festive period when an on-line shop called "Hope and Chances" which specialised in Spellbinders dies had a closing down sale.  I have a bit of a thing for Spellbinder dies, so it seemed only natural to re-home this one with me!

The background circle of colour was produced by brayering ink onto a round gelli plate and then sprinking Brusho paint on to the plate and taking an impression.  You never know what design you're going to get and I quite often have a session making this type of backgrounds as I find I get a bit messy!

Anyway, back to this card, I used a background i'd prepared a while back and cut it down to size to a smaller square.

I used my new Spellbinders "Gilded Gate" "S3-201" die to cut some black card through my Big Shot machine.  I glued the gate and posts into postion.

Finally, using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the Hobby Arts Ltd "Welcome To Your New Home" sentiment, which is part of their "General Greetings - CS016D" clear stamp set.


  1. Very grand gates must be a fantastic new home, love the layout and colours Sam

  2. I'd love to live in a home with those gates lol
    Love this make hun, that background is just perfect

    Have a great weekend
    hugs shell xx

  3. (sorry, I leave my message as a comment because I didn't find contact form on your blog, hoping you'll see it soon.
    Please answer directly to my email address elise.amann(at)wanadoo.fr).

    Hello Sam !
    I'm writting an article for the issue 57 of the french magazine called "Passion cartes créatives".
    The subject is bunnies.
    I wish to show your card within this article.
    (seen here : https://acraftingniche.blogspot.com/2018/08/midnight-meandering-bunnies-lavinia.html)
    Would you agree with that ?
    If yes, could you please send me as soon as possible high resolution photo of your creation without watermark on it ?
    Of course, your name or pen name if you want will appear next to the image, and the address of your blog will be in the address book.
    Thank you in advance for your quick answer, even if it is negative, so that I can get organized (I have to give my paper very soon).
    Best Regards, Elise AMANN
    PS : I also have to give for tomorrow an article about disguises (costumes, masks...), so if you have cards on this theme, I would be happy to share them with our readers. ;-)

    1. Thank you for your enquiry, I have replied via the contact form on your blog. Sam x