Thursday, 20 October 2011

Take 2 stamps

Today's set of cards are some quick and easy Christmas cards. They are variations on a colourway and all use the same stamps. The colours are taken from this weeks Colour Create Challenge - Burgundy, Gold, Green and Cream. The optional extra on the challenge is to add some dimension so I popped out the trees with 3d foam pads.

The first card uses burgundy as the main colour with stamping done in Pirate Gold embossing powder. I think this one looks rather rich.

The second card has gold for the card blank on which the swirl was embossed with clear embossing powder. The background behind the trees was made with alcohol inks.

The final card is a cream base that has been embossed once again and a little bit of glitter glue was added to the middle tree.

Stamps Used:
Papermania Joyeux Noel clear stamp set
Fiscars Continuous Stamp - Elegant VineSwirl
Papermania - PMA10038 Merry Christmas

I'm entering these into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer it up
Crafting When We Can - it's Christmas almost
Stamptacular - You Choose

Please take a look at the wonderful creations that the rest of the Colour Create Design team have created.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx

Thursday, 6 October 2011

I've been a bad blogger!

........there's no excuse for it - apart from spending my time relaxing on holiday, knitting, cleaning the house and reading (amongst other things). In other words, I've allowed lots of other stuff to tear me away from card-making. Now I know that will seem really alien to most of you cardmakers, but I think I needed some time away to re-charge the mojo. Added to which, I can't actually get into my craft room very easily because we're shifting a lot of stuff around in the house since my daughter and grandchildren moved back home. Guess which room has some of the storage things in it? Yep, the craft room.

Anyway, I managed to get the brayer, a couple of stamps and some inks out so that I could make a DT card for this week's Colour Create Challenge. (To be honest, the stamps are new and didn't even make it into the craft room!) The challenge colours have been picked by Mina and they look terrific together. It's LILAC, GREY and WHITE with the optional extra of SNOWFLAKES.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Christmas Inspiration - Birds or Flowers (bird silhouetted against the moon)

Craft 4 Eternity - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with the option of something punched (snowflake on the ribbon)

Thanks for looking - and please don't forget to take a peek at the other DT creations,

Sharon xx