Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Before I show you today's card I was thrilled and delighted to have won 
 at CASology with this card from yesterday...
I  have been lucky enough to have been selected as the Honourable Mention several times 
but never a win, so it's made my day and I thank the team for all the wonderful inspiration x
Anyway.....Today's card.....
I started by die cutting the geometric die out of foam as I wanted to use it as a stamp.
I hadn't done this before and I was super excited that it worked really well.
I used re-positionable spray on the foam and 
then stamped with versa mark and white embossing powder.
I had a fun time using my Gansai water-colours in rainbow colours.
I cut the flower die and used this as a stencil and scraped through black embossing paste.
The flower was die cut out of more water coloured card and popped on top of the black paste.
Some of the sentiments have been die cut and layered with foam 
or popped straight onto the card or stamped and raised onto foam.
I enjoyed mixing the sentiments and how they where used on the card.
I also enjoyed using a die as a stamp.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
Seven Hills - Geometric Challenge
All the manufacturers of the dies, water-colours and Stamps are stocked by the store
City Crafter Challenge - It's All About.....'You'
I was struggling with a sentiment so the challenge helped me focus with one
Update...Spotlight Artist...Thank you so very much xx
Casual Fridays - Time to Color
Creative With Stamps Challenge 5- Geometric
Update....Honorable Mention...Thank you very much x
I have used rainbow colours


  1. WOW! Another beauty here Mac! As for yesterdays, I'm not surprised it was chosen as the winner, it was certainly a winner in my eyes! This is bright, cheerful and very innovative! I have used die cuts before as stamps, but never thought to use a cover die as one! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. Clever techniques and it looks stunning!

  3. Congrats on your Casology win! Love how you created a stamp from the die and clever. It looks wonderful as the background to your bold sentiment! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Gorgeous on your experimentation -- everything look great! Congrats too!

  5. Super awesome techniques-- I love your card even more after reading how you made it! The colors are the raddest!

  6. Wow - what a stunning card - love this Mac, and thanks for sharing how you made it.

  7. Congratulations and so well deserved!! This is another masterpiece... How clever to use the foam as a stamp! The result is terrific!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  8. Hi Mac, what a fabulous card, gorgeous image and fantastic colours. Congratulations on your win too.
    Just wondering what area you're in in Scotland, gorgeous day here today, Kate x

  9. Wow Mac, stunning!! I don't normally go in for the geometrics but this is freaking gorgeous!! Genius technique with the foam, and your rainbow of colours made my jaw drop! Beautiful contrast, unique design, love love love! hugs :)

  10. Oh wow, love the bold contrast between the background and the black flower – awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our Seven Hills Crafts challenge this month – I hope we'll seen you again with your creations next month!


  11. Clever!! You keep coming up with one masterpiece after the other! I wanna be just like you when I grow up! : )


  12. Absolutely so clever as I thought for sure that you have used a stencil until I started reading your post!! Really colorful and fun background!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful art! HUGS :)

  13. Fabulous, I really love that gorgeous background!

  14. Beautifully colored in Ombre using the watercolors, a very striking card!

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  17. Love the bright colours and a brilliant way to use a die for stamping. You got value for money there. Hugs Mrs A.

  18. Hi, Norm here. I 'm very pleased with all my polishing though The Doc is a hard task master and kept finding spots I'd missed. The neighbours said we kept them awake the other night so we won't be allowed any more parties . Hugs Norm.

    1. Now that's a shame no parties...Maybe you could come here??? x

  19. Oh, this is so beautifully color-blended. Love how your used the geometric die to create the background. Congrats on your well deserved win!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative With Stamps this month :-)

  20. What a great card! It is fun to use a die as a stamp once in awhile--I just feel a little guilty because of my huge stamp collection--haha! Your card is amazing & beautiful--love how you used the black embossing paste under the die cut!

  21. This is such a clever idea and you've made a beautiful card!

  22. I love watercolor background. Great you painted the flower, it looks really wonderful. Really beautiful inspiration. Thank you for a short tutorial.

  23. Such a happy and beautiful card, love the mix of colours and how you have been so creative with everything with a fabulous result.
    PS Congratulations on your WELL DESERVED win with your card.

  24. fab card! great teachnique idea too! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  25. Love this card! So pretty! Love the foam stamp!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  26. Lovely card, Mac. Now I want to try this. Want type of foam did you use to make your "stamp". Thanks for sharing this. Beautiful results. Thanks for playing along at The Mixed Media Card Challenge for August.

  27. Congrats on your win; you deserved to win. Enjoy! My oh my you really did an amazing job. I LOVE this card; it's stunning! Fab watercolouring and you made your own stamp? I'm impressed! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB! Always good to see you!

  28. Love your self-made stamp. I think I really need to get that die :)
    Love the contrast between the bright and bold background and the black sentiment text. All the elements just work so perfectly together! ♥
    Thank you for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in September!

  29. Great background and colors!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card @ Creative with Stamps

  30. I have always wanted one of these fun dies, but I am so lazy and would doubtfully put in the work to reassemble! ;0 LOL! This is amazing and a much simpler use. Love it! Hugs, Autumn

  31. Congrats on you win at casology- that card is beautiful! ! Love the technique you have used here!! Water coloring looks fab too!! :)

  32. The black embossing paste looks fantastic. You are so talented. X


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