Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas fantasy


'Fantasy' is the name of the lovely Penny Black stamp (one of my all-time favourites that can be used for so many different occasions) - I've inked with versamark and heat embossed with pirate gold powder, using some shaped card blanks that already had the lovely gold foiled pattern on them.

It's disappointing that so often the camera doesn't pick up on the shine of the embossing.

This is another batch of cards for Clare's challenge not to use square cards for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight.


These are also for:

Crafts4eternity R102: bling-tastic
Simon says: what's your favourite - technique of stamping/embossing, also one of my favourite stamp brands - Penny Black
One crazy stamper December: holiday challenge
Stempelsonne 78: anything goes with stamp
Spark your creativity now 4: anything goes
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas - no red/green
Stampin shack: let the holiday begin
Stampavie and more 183: Christmas
Penny Black and more at Allsorts December: it's your choice
Stamptacular 194: Christmas time
Sweet pea stampers December: quick and easy Christmas card
Quirky crafts 26: last minute Christmas
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Allways something creative 44: Christmas
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
The hybrid chick card caravan 33: holiday card
Everybody art 217: anything goes
Natalie and Amy December: winter wishes
A & T 19: anything goes
Cards galore December: Christmas
Jingle belles: December to remember
Clear it out: Christmas (I've had these card blanks for ages)
Use it Tuesday 45: all about Christmas
Creative Friday: Christmas is coming
Eclectic Ellapu 10: anything goes
Card and scrap 45: anything goes
Perfect sentiments 59: anything goes with Christmas
Aud sentiments 69: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 44: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
House of gilli 47: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas
Inspire me Fridays 89
52 card pickup week 50

Angel greetings


Another card using the lovely inkadinkado angel stamp, once again inked with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder. I've resorted to a peel off greeting - Christmas sentiments are the only peel offs I have left now and I've had them for years - they come in handy occasionally. A strip of Paper Cellar glitter and the card was complete.


This is for:

Friday mashup 89: time to get clean - heat embossing and clean and simple
Paper players 126: clean and simple featuring snowflakes
Sweet stamps 95: sparkle & bline

Anything but square


For today's Christmas Card Club challenge Clare asked us to make anything but a square card. I needed to make another couple of batches of cards, so I decided to use some shaped card blanks that were already gold foiled with a beautiful pattern. I used one of my favourite Clarity stamps - Joy to the world - inking with versamark and heat embossing with pirate gold. I thought I would try pirate gold this time because some embossing I recently did with detail gold (which I used to prefer) turned out very dull.

The flowers in the centres are Prima holiday celebration snow drop. So that's another five cards done.

It's a pity that it's difficult for the camera to really pick up the shine of the embossing.


These are for:

Word art 58: anything goes with scripture
Delightful: very blingy
Crafts4eternity R102: bling-tastic
Willow sketchie: quick and easy makes
Heck of a challenge 51: twelve days of Christmas - the O in JOY reminds me of a gold ring - and there are five of them
Vintage stamping 3: pocket full of posies - flowers
Simon says: what's your favourite (one of my favourite Christmas stamps)
Take time for you 82: Christmas
One crazy stamper December: holiday challenge
Stempelsonne 78: anything goes with stamp
Stamp your life 1: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 4: anything goes
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas - no red/green
Pattie's creations 58: Christmas card
Stampin shack: let the holiday begin
Stampavie and more 183: Christmas
Penny Black and more at Allsorts December: it's your choice
Sunshine creations 4: seasons greetings
Stamptacular 194: Christmas time
Sweet pea stampers December: quick and easy Christmas card
Quirky crafts 26: last minute Christmas
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Allways something creative 44: Christmas
Come and get it: anything Christmas
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
Squirrel and the fox 33: Christmas
The hybrid chick card caravan 33: holiday card
Cardmakin mamas: happy holidays
Everybody art 217: anything goes
Natalie and Amy December: winter wishes
A & T 19: anything goes
Cards galore December: Christmas
Jingle belles: December to remember
Clear it out: Christmas (I've had these card blanks for ages)
Use it Tuesday 45: all about Christmas
Creative Friday: Christmas is coming
Bearly mine 65: anything goes
Kort o mania 76: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu 10: anything goes
Card and scrap 45: anything goes
Perfect sentiments 59: anything goes with Christmas
Aud sentiments 69: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 44: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
House of gilli 47: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas
Inspire me Fridays 89
52 card pickup week 50

Deja vu?


You might think you've seen  these cards before - well, you have seen similar, but this is a new batch made at the request of a friend. The beautiful Inkadinkado angel stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder, with just some glitter strips and peel off greetings added. This time I used deep blue card blanks instead of black (the colour is quite deep irl). Sorry, picture is very poor - no chance to take another as I needed to give the cards to my friend.


These are for:

Facebook Acard a day
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 50: angels
Simon says: what's your favourite - one of my favourite techniques is stamping and heat embossing
Delightful: very blingy
Crafts4eternity R102: bling-tastic
Willow sketchie: quick and easy makes
Spark your creativity now 4: anything goes
Stampavie and more 183: Christmas
Sunday postcard art: blue and silver (these are 6" x 4")
One crazy stamper December: holiday challenge
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas - no red/green
Stampin shack: let the holiday begin
Stamptacular 194: Christmas time
Stempelsonne 78: anything goes with stamp
Stamp your life 1: anything goes
Sunshine creations 4: seasons greetings
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Bearly mine 65: anything goes
Sweet pea stampers December: quick and easy Christmas card
Allways something creative 44: Christmas
Come and get it: anything Christmas
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
Squirrel and the fox 33: Christmas
The hybrid chick card caravan 33: holiday card
Cupcake craft 222: merry Christmas
Cardmakin mamas: happy holidays
Everybody art 217: anything goes
Natalie and Amy December: winter wishes
A & T 19: anything goes
Cards galore December: Christmas
Deep ocean 40: so this is Christmas
Jingle belles: December to remember
Clear it out: Christmas (the peel offs are ancient!)
Use it Tuesday 45: all about Christmas
Creative Friday: Christmas is coming
Kort o mania 76: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu 10: anything goes
Sparkles 39: anything goes
Card and scrap 45: anything goes
Perfect sentiments 59: anything goes with Christmas
Aud sentiments 69: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 44: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
House of gilli 47: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas
Make it Monday 119
Inspire me Fridays 89
52 card pickup week 50