Loads of thanks!

This card comes to you from back in November last year when we were forced to purchase a new car due to the sudden and untimely demise of the previous one.

The purchase of big ticket items always make me incredibly nervous and assume that I am going to get ripped off, but happily, the private sale that saw us take ownership of our zippy little two door couldn't have been further from it, so lovely was the lady that we dealt with.

Naturally, a hand made card was in order...


For this card, I used my oldest stamp set - one that I got in my demonstrator starter kit - and it's still current after six years!

We didn't actually buy a truck, but seeing as I don't have any stamps with a Toyota Yaris (or any other car) on them, the fact that this had wheels was good enough for me ;-)

I spent quite a lot of time watercolouring the image (you can find a tutorial of how I like to watercolour ->HERE<-), and I was happy with the depth and colour that I managed to get :-)  Other than that, I kept it quite simple so that the truck was the hero of the card (I think I've been watching too many reality shows....)

What's your oldest stamp set, and do you still use it and love it as much as ever...?!

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Stamps: Loads of Love, Trendy Trees (sentiment) Paper: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Watercolour Paper, Neutrals Pattern Stack Ink: StazOn jet Black, Early Espresso, Various for watercolouring, Accessories: Hemp twine, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

A truck for Tay's day!

A sweet little fellow belonging to dear friends of ours celebrated his 3rd birthday recently and lacking in a vast range of  'blokey' stamps as I am, I decided to dust off my long neglected Loads of Love set and watercolour me a truck!


I had forgotten how much I love to colour in this fella and had a lovely time doing so!

Here you can see the truck in a tad more detail:


So my challenge to you is to reach in to the recesses of your stampin' storage, dig out a stamp set that hasn't seen ink in a while and ink that baby up!

I'm sure you'll be glad you did :)

Tayen's 3rd Birthday Truck Stamps: Loads of Love, Tidy Numbers (retired) Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Kraft, Watercolour Paper, Good Morning Sunshine DSP Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana Accessories: Watercolour Wonder Crayons (Black for the wheels), Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain, Aquapainter, Stampin' Dimensionals