Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

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Sep 8, 2011

Steampunk Airship Digital Stamp


Well, we've had a few hot days (37C yesterday), so I've been hiding inside. Well, not really hiding - I've had lots of company and that's been fun!

I'm Dutch, and I have an old friend who is Dutch as well. So we got together one day and had some Beschuitjes (Rusks) with Gouda Cheese, and a bowl of yogurt with peaches for dessert. My covered balcony was the perfect place to relax, eat and chat!

Lunches are hard for me because I never know what to make. Not a big fan of sandwiches, and don't want to spend a bunch of time putting together a salad.

I don't think I ever recovered from having 4 little boys running around...I'm still eating on the run - and that's not good -- Chocolate is not lunch food! REPEAT...Chocolate is NOT lunch food!!

Anyway, I have another steampunk inspired image. Somehow, steampunk to me means it doesn't have to make sense...so I hope you're not a stickler for 'sensibles'...;)

 I have a few Sentiment Freebies that some of you suggested to go with the bike, which can be found HERE. May as well plop them on here too...

 I made a Butterfly Flying Ship Digital Stamp a while back that can be found HERE. I really hid that Digi in amongst a bunch of other images.. some of you may have missed it, so here it is again:
This next FREEBIE sentiment, done two different ways, would go great with it!
Okay, that's definitely it for this week.
As always, if you use my digi's, send me the link and I'll post them with the Digi Stamp you used!

Val from Canonbury Creations used the Steampunk Airship in this card below! I love it!!

Val also used some of my other Digi's in this card!
The Sundial can be found HERE
The Penny Farthing can be found HERE

Jessica from Jessica's Craft Shaque used the sentiment above, and one of my other Penny Farthing images in the card below. Check out her awesome blog!

Here's another card by Jessica as well using one of my sentiments and vintage clock images!

Hope all of you are enjoying the changes September brings. I love the Fall!!
Have a good weekend!



  1. woohoo....fantastic images, Carmen!! Thank you so much...I love 'em!

  2. Love the airship Carmen, I wish it had been last week as I have just entered 2 ATCs for a steampunk theme on Make My Monday:)I may have to make another! I also used the butterfly ship which is beautiful on another challenge. Can't remember whether I linked you to it? Anyway you can find it here:
    Val x

  3. Thank you so much, this is wonderful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Hi Carmen,
    I didn't know you where Dutch, do you still speak the language? If so I will comment in Dutch for I am Dutch too :).

    Thanks for the freebies and I repeat after you: Chocolate is not lunch food (smiling).

    Hugs Yolanda

  5. Thanks Valerie, I've linked up to you on the original Butterfly Flying Ship Digital Stamp. It's awesome!
    Yes, Yolanda, I can still speak dutch and write some dutch. I was just 6 when we immigrated here. :)

  6. Thank you for sharing. My daughter loves steampunk, so I know I will be using it on a card for her.

  7. WOWEEEEE!!! It feels like Christmas getting all these goodies! They are all fantastic.....TFS

  8. Here I always thought chocolate was a vegetable. Live and learn.

    Our September has been hot! I can only hope it cools down.

    Thank you for today's images.

  9. Thank you for your gifts. They nicely done.

  10. Thank you for sharing these fabulous images and sentiments!!!!

  11. The vintage steampunk ride is sooo cool! I also love all these sentiments! Thank you so much...

  12. These are such awesome images and great sentiments to go with them--thank you so much!

  13. Chocolate isn't a lunch food? Say it ain't so!
    Love your images, thank you.

  14. Thanks for the steampunk ship!

  15. Lunch sounded good, chocolate sounds even better! Lovin the steampunk, thank you very much

  16. For some reason I got a total around the world in 80 days feel out of the airship lol. That butterfly ship is so awesome, thanks for everything!

  17. Chocolate is NOT lunch food, next you'll be telling me Father Christmas isn't real lol! Love the airship, thanks so much. Fab sentiment too (wind/sails) xx

  18. Thank you so much.

  19. you are on a roll, girlfriend! i am just loving your steampunk!

    hugs :)

  20. thanks for the freebie!

  21. Thanks so much for sharing these digi's... I am not a sandwich fan either and I DO think chocolate is it's own food group... suitable for any situation..LOL

  22. thank you for the beautiful creations
    I appreciate you being so kind and sharing with us.
    Bless you, your time, hard work and your amazing talent
    I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!
    hope you have a marvelous weekend
    hugs snowbird

  23. Oh, these are fantastic...thanks so much.
    My Niece will love the butterfly boat!


  24. Love the sentiments!
    Thanks very much!!

  25. I used this sentiment on a card...

  26. I used the HB sentiment this time. I hope you don't mind that I trimmed it down the middle....it wouldn't fit on the card (I made an off size 4x9 tall card for a challenge).
    I also used a vintage stop watch of yours, too!
    Thank you so much for bring me joy in creating with your images!!!


Thanks for the comments!