Tuesday, 19 January 2016

New Year Resolutions

Every year I make some crafty resolutions...
but this year I really do intend to try and keep these...
  1. Make three Christmas Cards per week.
  2. Use some of the unused stuff is my stash before I buy anything else.
  3. Get Inky and use lots of different techniques and folds...

So when I saw that the Less Is More Week 259 Challenge was to use the Kissing Technique
 I decided to have a go...

Yesterday when we woke up and looked through the window this is what we saw:

I decided a nice warm drink was in order!

In my stash I found these stamps in a freebie set from Get Stamping magazine.

I arranged them on my small Fiskars Stamp Press and chose Ballet Blue and Chocolate Chip inks.
I coated all the stamps with Ballet Blue, added a dab of chocolate chip to the sentiment and used
a Darkroom Door texture stamp - Star - to kiss the mug...

These were my original trial stampings:

The first card blank I used was white pearlescent - it did not like the ink...

However I did like the effect on the mug...

I then moved on to a plain cream card base  and this time the kissing technique worked very well...

I will link this to the Less Is More Challenge

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great stamping Susan, I'm sure you'll be using this technique over and over!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. It looks fabulous Susan, it's a good feeling when it all works together well.

  3. Your first attempts are so much better than mine! Love these!

  4. Simply fantastic Susan, loving your coffee cup and got stash-envy here!
    Great work with the technique and thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Ooh, loving the mug, it looks fabulous! Great results with this technique.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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