Sunday, 9 April 2017


Yesterday I visited the Crafts4Crafters show where naturally there was so much to see.  I'd decided that if I saw them I would treat myself to some of the new Tim Holtz Distress ink pads and I was lucky although there only appeared to be one trader who had them on display.  I thought on the whole that it was a good show but with less paper crafting than in some earlier shows - there seems to have been a 'shift' towards more general crafts and there were lots of opportunities to see knitting, crochet, embroidery,  traditional felting, needle felting, patchwork/quilting and so on as well as fabrics of all kinds.  A very enjoyable day out.

Anyway I had a little play onto some white card with the ink pads I bought  and came up with quite an acceptable piece on which I've stamped a dandelion clock with some of the other stamps in the set.  I found  suitably coloured pieces of paper and card in one of my boxes and put this card together.  I'm sure there are lots of possibilities with these inks, including the fact that they also work on dark card and of course the experiments will continue - also I guess a few trawls around YouTube!!

Backing paper - odd piece from my stash (Chocolate Baroque) probably discontinued
Stamps - Dandelion set from Hobby Art
Ink colours - TH Distress Oxide, Fired Brick, Fossilised Amber, Broken China
Sentiment - free stamp on Stampin' Up punched shapes


  1. Lovely card Val and such gorgeous background colours I see you've used your new stamp set and very nice too


  2. This is gorgeous Val, I love the colours you've used and the stamp too. I have the oxides too but not used them yet.

    Sue xx

  3. Lovely card Val I bought some of those inks yesterday too! Beautiful Dandelion image.
    Val x

  4. Gorgeous card Val and I do love the dandelion images - that stamp set looks much nicer than mine! Am waiting for the new Oxide Distress Inks to come into Joanna Sheen so was really interested to read your experience. They look great!


    Di xx

  5. You've created a lovely background for the stamping on this card. Lovely!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. A really gorgeous card Val. The stamps look a beautiful set. I absolutely love your background. I haven't got any of the oxides yet so am very pleased to see the great background you've made using them. I didn't know they worked on dark card too. Barbxx