Crafty Individuals have brought out these gorgeous new stamps: tremendously varied! My favourites are the flowers on the top left which will be so useful and are so pretty and delicate, and the middle one with the lighthouse. But don't you just love those adorable cheeky penguins?! The collage stamp top right is typical of the beautiful vintage collage style which drew me to Crafty Individuals many years ago, and the stamp bottom right is the first, I think, Christmas release of this year.
I am always drawn to lighthouses and the decor of our place in France has them dotted about, particularly in our bedroom where we have lamps shaped like lighthouses. It seems to be a bit of a French thing, or maybe just in Brittany. They also feature in much of Colin's photography so they are special to me for that reason too. I wanted to make a masculine card for my big brother, David's birthday on Friday and I mixed the new set of stamps with some of the older CI nautical stamp sets. It's a very, very simple card, just lots of images overlaid in different shades of ink, with the main image in black to make it stand out. Always feel very self-conscious when sending home-made cards to family!