Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye…

It’s all change at Stampin Up, now that they’ve released their retiring list..

One of my absolute favourite alphabet stamps sets is retiring too  Sad smile – schoolbook serif –  so I have real mixed feelings as I know I’m going to miss it (I can’t believe how much I’ve used it on my cards!), but I also can’t wait for all the lovely new stamp sets that will be introduced in the new catalogue to be released on 1st October … I’m so excited, I can hardly wait! 

And over on the Less is More  website this week – the challenge is Metallic – so I just had to make a Barbara Gray inspired Christmas card using my favourite alphabet set … ‘cos it nearly is you know Winking smile

It was a bit difficult to show the silver embossing in the photo, so I had to angle the card to catch the light …

The large ‘o’ is from the Something Sweet stamp set, and I used the Lovely as a Tree set for the scene inside and my speedball brayer to add colour.  I really enjoyed making this one!  

Thanks for dropping by today



22 Comments to “Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye…”

  1. a miniature work of art, love it!
    Val x

  2. This is so wonderful. I love the wonderful embossing and the little scene inside the “o” is fantastic. What a great Christmas card. I just love it!

  3. This is stunning, a real beauty! I love the brayered scene, something I haven’t tried to do yet, its so serene.

  4. This is absolutely stunning!
    The design is gorgeous, the embossing is immaculate, the positioning of the letters is impeccable, the scene within the O is superb, in fact the whole card is a delight!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    “Less is More”

  5. What a great card, I love the image in the middle of the ‘O’.

  6. These are my favourite style of Barbara card. I am always mesmerised by how she does them. This is simply stunning Gill. And such a clever use of the circle from Something Sweet. Absolutely lovely ;0) xx

  7. Really love this! I have been very tempted by this stamp and seeing it just as it is on white card with the beautiful little scene inside the ‘O’ is persuading me even more 🙂


  8. Beautiful, elegant card, fantastic idea.

  9. Very pretty Christmas card. x

  10. Beautiful and delicate card.

  11. This is really lovely and love the little scene inside the letter O!

  12. Fantastic card Gill
    Perfectly crafted
    Wonderful entry!
    Thank you
    “Less is More”

  13. Fabulous. Your embossing is perfect.
    Lynne xxx

  14. Fabulous embossing and perfectly CAS. xx

  15. What a wonderful Christmas card! Very creative and elegant!

  16. Oh this is sooooo pretty, I love it :O) Viv xx

  17. Fantastic card Gill, could easily be from a luxury designer pack from that famous department store!
    Jenny x

  18. This card is amazing. Everything about it is perfect, from the silver embossing to the sponged scene inside the O. I love it! Ann

  19. Stunning! I love the scene in the “O” – perfect!

  20. This is breathtaking Gill – I really do have to try this! Vx

  21. What a beautiful card. Just love this technique. Thank you so much for keeping it simple and breathtaking! Appreciated.

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