10 Apr 2014

At the Lakes

Firstly thank you all so much for the congratulations and comments on my Big Bird March Tag 2014, which has had a whopping 395 hits...wow.   I was and still am beyond thrilled that Tim picked it as a winner, I clicked the link 3 times before I believed it was me!!!! lol.

My latest make is an Anniversary card and it fits in well with the April challenge at Craft a Scene Hills and Mountains. Also a few other challenges I have listed below and with some hints in italics as you read on.  
Stamps used are Sheena Douglass from the range A Little Bit Sketchy, this has to be one of my favourites from that range  as I love the little boats, also this scene reminds me of the new beginnings of Summer, with hopefully those lazy hazy crazy days of summer (song by Nat King Cole) to follow.

I have used 2 stamps and placed them with enough space to form a Lake.  Stamped in Archival Ink coffee and water coloured  with distress inks which I mixed together in some cases making my own shades, I've listed them all below.  The sky I embossed with a cloud embossing folder which I had in my stash, I like the textured effect this gave.  Finished scene was mounted onto cream card and then dark brown.

I would also like to play at
Country View Challenges - New Beginnings (new season)

The Artistic Stamper - embossing and texture (clouds in  sky)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - pick a stamp
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #70 favourite technique (Stamping and Watercolour together)
Allsorts challenge blog - No Flowers

Thank you for looking
'till next time

Distress inks used: vintage photo, walnut stain, weathered wood, stormy sky, peeled paint, crushed olive, dried marigold.
Stampin' Up: Sentiment stamp, Card: cream and chocolate chip
Nena super smooth card Crafters Companion


  1. This is beautiful. Your stamping and coloring are flawless.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  2. It's such a lovely serene scene, Maggie - a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper, and at Our Creative Corner. I'm so sad to say we can't include it in the prize draw at OCC as the challenge requires that the song title or lyrics are visible on the project itself... sorry!
    Alison xx

    1. Silly me didn't see that I will remove it asap

  3. You have married the two scenes up perfectly. The lake in-between looks fab as does that sky embossed with thee cloud EF. Just went and had a look at your bird tag too Cqn see why it won.! hugs Mrs A.

  4. Lovely card for our no flowers challenge thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  5. What a creative use of stamps! And beautifully colored, too! Thanks for joining Challenge #5 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp!

  6. A beautiful scene with just the right colours. Love the way the clouds stand out

    Chrissie x

  7. You have created such a serene scene with your stamps and your coloring is just perfect! thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Look how smart you are! That turned out super! Great coloring! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Beautiful, love the stamped and colored scene...Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  10. Lovely card, love how you embossed the clouds in the sky. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  11. hi Maggie, wow what a beautiful tranquil scene, your watercolouring is fabulous. Love the texture from the embossing too. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft a Scene and Fashionable Stamping Challenges too
    Claire xx

  12. You have created a wonderful scene with these 2 stamps, love the soft colours, really does remind you of a hazy summer day.
    Thanks for sharing your with us at FSC
    Avril x

  13. Congrats on your big win!! Lovely piece you've pulled together this week! Thanks for stamping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  14. beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  15. Such a fun and creative card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play along soon. Hugs Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

  16. This is my most favourite Sheena stamp. We used to go to somewhere that just looked like the beach with the boats and I love using this stamp again and again!
    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog Maggie - very sweet of you.
    Huge congrats on the Tim win too, will go have a looky! Karen x

  17. This gorgeous scene makes a wonderful Anniversary card Maggie. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue xx

  18. Very beautiful card and I really love those images! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!!

  19. Great imagery and fab colour work - I can imagine being there! Thank you for adding your inspiration to our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  20. Love the way you've used this image Maggie. Jenny x

  21. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month :)!


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