heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun valentines


This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Dec 31 – Jan 7

Wow!  This is a special week as we usher out 2017 and welcome in the New Year.  Yikes, is all I can think and say!!

Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge – it’s incredible that we’re finishing the year TODAY!  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.   I am celebrating my First Anniversary with Close To My Heart and thought it would be fun to have a special prize package.  I’ve dug around and found some really great items but then I realized with the new Seasonal Inspirations catalog going LIVE soon (and it’s really fantastic!), I decided to let the winner pick out something with their special $10 gift voucher from me!

This Week’s Inspiration

Here’s a sneak peek at one of my favorite NEW stamp sets coming in CMTH’s Seasonal Expressions 1 catty.  It’s a great way to kick off 2018!  The stamp is called Chelsea Gardens (for cardmaking) and has the most wonderful paper packet to compliment it.  I love the new color combinations in this catty!


CTMH Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set | CAS card

CTMH supplies:  Chelsea Gardens stamp set, Daisy White cardstock, Archival Black ink other: Prismacolored pencils, Happy Birthday sentiment a|s


I’ve been having a great time working through all of the cute and fun images and sentiments in CTMH’s December Stamp of the Month called A Little Bit of Pun.  I’ve been making quite a few cards in between Christmas themed cards and tag papercrafts, but I realized (belatedly) that I had failed to mention that this set is also designed for Valentine’s Day!

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun watercolored valentines

These little CAS cards are so quick  – they are perfect for children and adults alike!  I watercolored a band of color in the extra spaces in the top cards – what an easy way to “fix” any gaps you may have.  The cards below were inspired by some cards created by LisaMarieCreates – a fellow CTMH consultant.  I love her heart doodled outlines!

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun valentines

This next batch of tags, still using CTMH’s Stamp of the Month, A Little Bit of Pun (available through Dec 31st only!) is combined with a new thin cut die coming out on 1 Jan!  I was inspired by CTMH consultant Chris Robertson’s work for these cuties and I think they will be adorable tied to various valentine treat bags.

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun and Basic Circle Tags

CTMH supplies:  A Little Bit of Pun STOM stamp set, Falling for You paper pack, Cranberry cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Basic Circle Tag thin cut dies, Watercolor pencils, aquabrush, watercolor paint palette, Le Pen black fine line marker

 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!


One thought on “heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

  1. Just the sweetest cards…..love the floral BD card and the fun Valentines!! Happy New Year and thank you for all your fun challenges and inspiration!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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