Today I am delighted to be the Guest Designer for the Craft Stamper Magazine take it make it blog challenge. I love winning challenges and I won their September challenge. This was extra special to me as they choose the winner on merit not randomly. As part of my prize I was invited to feature with them today.
Below is my winning card.
made with Visible Image's "You are not alone" stamp set. If you would like to see my original post with a step by step of how I made it you can find it here
The November "Take it make it" challenge is up and running and as always the theme is anything goes so please jump right in and join us. You can use any projects as long as there is some stamping on them.
All the details are here
I decided that as we are now into November that for my GD post today I would create a Christmas card. I had a winners profile on the blog there in October and it is no secret that I adore Christmas...I really love everything about this wonderful time of the year. I also need to get my Christmas card stock made for Dotty's Teahouse in Carshalton, where I sell my cards, very soon. Instead of making a distress ink oxide background this time I used regular distress ink to create a Christmas inspired background. The stamp set I am using is called Peace, hope and Love by Visible Image stamps.
This is what I got up to;
I used some classic Christmas distress ink colours; Pine needles, Candied apple and Evergreen bough on watercolour card to create my festive background. I then stamped and white embossed the star from the stamp set.
I then embossed the "bauble" from the set in gold sparkle and some snowflakes in white. I also stamped and white embossed one of my Visible Image Christmas sentiments.
I then added a satin ribbon bow and matted and layered up my card in coordinating colours.
Here it is.
with a couple of close ups
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Simon says stamp Monday make your own background
Christmas at sweet stampin 3/3 anything goes
So yes my favourite time of the year is just around the corner and I hope that you too can believe in the magic of Christmas.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks again to Trish and her team over at Craft Stamper magazine and blog. I was thrilled to be chosen as their winner and for inviting me to Guest Design for them today. You can see mine and all the rest of the current DTs inspiration for the November challenge over on their page here. The theme is always anything goes so as long as you feature some stamping you can enter with any project. It would be great to see you join in.
Bye for now,