Friday 1 November 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Hand Stamped

Happy November to you all.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Country View Crafts.  The theme for November is hand stamped - one of my favourite things to do!  I was literally hooked when I started stamping.... and now my collection is huge!

Here is the first project for the challenge:

To create this card I made a Master Board.  Regular followers will have seen me create these a lot.  It is one of my favourite things to do.

I brayered PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Paints onto a sheet of card and then stencilled paint through a PaperArtsy Darcy Marshall stencil.

Once this was dry I stamped snowflakes using a Silver Encore ink pad.

Once everything was fully dry I cut the master board up and mounted them to pre-cut card blanks.

The Merry Misfits were stamped and coloured using alcohol ink pens.  I then cut them out and inked around the edges and added googly eyes.

I just love these images - they are so much fun!

I added ribbon to finish the card, along with a sentiment.

I really loved the detail on the background.  The silver sparkle from the snowflakes are perfect.  It created just enough of Christmas bling!

Thank you for joining me today.

Please make sure you pop over to the country view crafts challenge blog to see the amazing inspiration from the other design team members.  You can also join in with the challenge and be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Happy stamping!


  1. What a fun Christmas card, Miriam!!! The background is awesome!!! Happy November!!! xx

  2. By the look of the stamped Merry misfits, I'd say you are setting up for a mass production of Christmas cards... Great design with the Masterboard, and the googly eyes add that fun and special finishing touch. x

  3. Love it ! Those googly eyes are fab !
    Corrie x

  4. supercute Miriam - love the googly eyes!!! Hugs rachel x

  5. Such a fun card those eyes! Xx

  6. This is fabulous Miriam, such fun to make and it will bring a smile to the face of anyone who receives it. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. love this its so much fun, hugs Aly xx

  8. Haha, the snowman looks so funny with his googly eyes! The background is fabulous!
    Happy November!
    Evelyn xx