Friday, 9 November 2018

Guest Designing for the November Craft Stamper take it make it challenge

Good morning.

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
Dragonfly dreams 2/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas 2/3 anything goes
That's Crafty 1/3 Winter wonderland
ABC Christmas challenge 1/3 W + X mine is W for wishes and X for Christmas 
Crimbo crackers 1/3 anything goes
CRAFT 1/2 Christmas present

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. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Well if it was on merit then I'm not surprised you won ... well done!!
    Beautiful card today too.
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

  2. Huge congratulations on your win and on your feature, you so deserve it. Love your Christmas card too. Must ring you next week for a catch up xxx

  3. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on your win, Jane! I love those 2 cards. I'm sure Dotties will be happy to have your holiday cards. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Many congratulations on your Craft Stamper GD spot. Your winning card is beautiful, and I love the GD one too... the festive reds and greens make those white snowflakes really pop - so clever.
    Alison x

  5. Congratulations! Pretty card. I'm sure you're already counting the days to Christmas :)

  6. Such a beautiful card! I love your festive background, the Christmas colours look stunning with the white embossing 😀. Yes, I believe in the magic of Christmas too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  7. Stunning card, love the mix of red with reds, looks fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. Congratulations Jane and this is such an interesting background with all those Christmas reds.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

  9. Yet more fabulous backgrounds... they look so effective on the finished cards!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

  10. Congratulations Jane! A gorgeous winning card, and I love your GD card too with its fabulous background!
    Alison xx

  11. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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