Sunday, 11 August 2013

Sorry to mention the "C" word.

I would like to apologise for mentioning the "C" word in August, but I really fancied a play with these stamps after I bought them yesterday on a wee jaunt to the craft shop. They have a fantastic sale on with a lot of their wooden stamps and Christmas goodies with 50% off, I may have got a few things and enabled a fellow crafter to buy some of her favourite Penny Black stamps by sending piccies to her via FB...but in my defence they were half price ;)

I used a Papermania 6x6" Background stamp(hubby kindly donated an A4 sheet of perspex for me to use as an acrylic block as my largest one is 5x7" eek) and stamped onto plain white card, I then distressed with Vintage Photo DI. I stamped out the new Christmas Tree stamp I got and fussy cut it, jeez my fingers were sore after that, I had scalpel cramps lol.  I used 1mm foam pads to give the card some dimension. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple, so added a ticket sentiment, some ribbon and some card candi.

Papermania Background & Tree stamps
Tim Holtz Ticket Die
Memento and Distress Ink Pads
Card Candi
Ribbon and card from stash

I have also ordered loads of gorgeous new Christmas stamps from Stampin Up and will share cards with you once they arrive and I get creative. If you would like an Autumn/Christmas catty, please let me know and I shall post one out to you.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card;
Deep Ocean Challenges - Christmas in July
ABC Challenges - Monochromatic


  1. Stunning!! I love this card!! You did a super job! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :)

  2. Ha....ha...I had to think a minute what the 'C' word was and then it hit me- Christmas...LOL

    I love the beautiful tree image and pretty papers too! It's never too early to work on Christmas cards!

    Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges. Hope you'll play along with us again!


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