heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes


This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Feb 11 –  18

Rain, rain go away!  It’s strange to have 2 days of heavy rain during the winter – I think I’d welcome snow instead.  Either way, it’s a good reason to stay home and get inky!  I hope that you have some time to join in on this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge!  We’re a great place to get and share some card making ideas for your rubber stamped cards.

If this is your first visit here, there are normally weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.   February’s prize winner will receive this package of beautiful Chelsea Gardens dots from CTMH.

This Week’s Inspiration

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and look at this stunning card Cyndi created.  I love how she embossed the large image and then die cut it out.  This stamp is now retired but it’s called Grateful Heart and it’s from CTMH.  By using just this rich red and black, the card is so elegant!

CTMH Grateful Heart | Handmade Valenine

CTMH supplies:  Grateful Heart stamp set


I too have a Valentine to share … this one is cute for kids and adults!  It features another CTMH stamp set that is now retired called Some Kinda Wonderful.  I love that CTMH has begun offering thin cut dies for many of their stamp sets so if you hate to fussy cut, it makes things a lot easier!  This sky was so easy to sponge and it a great technique for you to try if you haven’t already.  A die cut or torn scrap of thin copy paper is all you need and a nice light blue of ink.

CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful Valentine

CTMH supplies:  Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set, Willow and Glacier ink, Ruby cardstock


With all of the rain I wasn’t able to get a really bright photo but I love the soft colors of CTMH’s Basics Fundamentals paper pack combined with their color of the year – Bashful.  By the way, all of CTMH’s pinks are 25% off this month for their Pretty in Pink sale! The sentiment and flowers are from CTMH’s Stamp of the Month called Sunny Thoughts…which has been getting me through this dreary spell we’re in!  This is a great card sketch for using up scraps of paper and is loosely based off of one in CTMH’s Make it From Your Heart volume 4 how-to book filled with 24 card patterns.  Do you spot those cute little cork shapes?  They are in CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions 1 catty and are in the Gimme Some Sugar line.  Sweet!!

CTMH Sunny Thoughts Stamp of the Month (SOTM) | Birthday card | great layout for using scraps

CTMH supplies:  Sunny Thoughts SOTM stamp set, Heather and Bashful ink, Bashful and Daisy White cardstock, Basics Fundamentals paper pack, Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes

I hope you join us!

Looking for past winners?  Check out this link here.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit per week
  • any stamp manufacturer is allowed
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

3 responses to “heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

  1. nice work on the 3 cards – like the sentiment for the grateful heart very much – the fox is super duper cute and like the green at the bottom of the last card – thank you for the new challenge – have a blessed week

  2. Beautiful cards, Chris! I love the different designs and styles that you employ-and they are all amazing!! Thanks so much!!

  3. Oh, my goodness…..Cyndi’s card is a show-stopper!!! I also love your fox and that wonderfully soft Birthday Wishes card. Beautiful!!

    Thank you for this fun challenge!!
    <3 J

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