Hey, I’m back! and The Artful Stampers Challenge #54

Hello again, and welcome.  Thanks for hopping on from Jane’s blog.

Those talented, experienced stampers of The Artful Stampers must really, I mean REALLY, love their stamping, and believe me, they don’t take their challenges lightly!

When I saw the banner for this week’s challenge – aye, aye, aye – how’s a newbie supposed to keep up with that?  I have barely started my journey with Stampin’ Up! and none of these four colours – yes that’s right, FOUR COLOURS  have made it into my collection.


But, I will not be defeated!!!

By swapping out these four colours for the closest I have in my small collection: Tip Top Taupe, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, and Watermelon Wonder; I am proud to show you what I’ve created this week (insert puffed chest and happy smile here).  I do hope you like it.

The Artful Stampers Challenge #54

Even though I have only been with Stampin’ Up! for a short while, I have been paper-crafting and card-making for many, many years.  One thing that I have always done over those years, is to complete the inside of a card with paper for hand writing messages to the recipient; more often than not, including a computer generated greeting/verse – what I like to call “Hallmarking” my creations (you know, just like how all those expensive Hallmark cards have fancy pancy papers inside them).  Here is a little peak of the inside of this week’s card.


Supplies used:

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics, Guy Greeting, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Happy Birthday Everyone (hostess set)

Card and Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White

Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder

Accessories: Computer/Copy Paper


Well, I can hardly believe you came back to visit with me again.  Please hop on over to see what Alison has been up to with this week’s challenging colours.  And don’t forget to come back again soon!




  1. Tamsin Adams

    wow, that is fantastic. love it…

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      Manda Post author

      Thanks Tamsin

  2. Annette Sullivan

    What a beautiful way to use these colours on a masculine card. It looks great.

    1. mm

      Manda Post author

      Thanks Annette

  3. Alison

    Great card! I love how it is ALL stamping! Beautiful!

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      Manda Post author

      Thanks Alison.

  4. Jane Riches

    Well done on your colour substitution. I think you have completed a challenge within a challenge. 😉
    You have made a fabulous masculine card. I love it.

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      Manda Post author

      Thanks Jane, I don’t know why so many people are afraid of or have trouble making masculine cards. Maybe its because I grew up with only two brothers and only have two sons myself, that I don’t find masculine cards that troublesome.

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