Posts tagged ‘Christmas Blessings’

May 30, 2015

Christmas blessings by Stampin’ Up …

Hi and welcome to my blog. With an extra Saturday in this month, we have an extra challenge for you at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown  – this time to pick a previous colour challenge. I dug deep into the colour challenges archive, and made my card using the colour scheme of challenge #9 from way back in September 2012, in brown, red and cream…

Christmas blessings stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I used baked brown sugar cardstock for the base, with layers of very vanilla cardstock and a splash of colour using red satin ribbon …

Christmas blessings stamp set by Stampin Up ribbon detail

I trimmed a section from the front of the card to reveal the dsp on the inside – something a little different …

Christmas blessings stamp set by Stampin Up peek inside the card

I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look.

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stamps: Christmas blessings;

inks: early espresso;

cardstock: baked brown sugar, very vanilla;

punches and dies: deco labels framelits;

accessories:  real red satin ribbon, mini glue dots, Trimcraft “Gilded Winter” Christmas paper;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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January 17, 2015

Bells with Christmas blessings…

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s theme week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and we’ve been set a challenge of creating a card with bells. I ended up making two cards, as I wasn’t completely happy with the first one – this is version two …

Christmas-bells

I decided the bells needed to be the main focus, so used a square die from Stampin’ Up to create an aperture in the centre of the card, then stamped the holly images to frame it …

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It took time to colour the holly, but it was quite therapeutic and very relaxing …

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I popped up the front panel so the jingle bells would have a space to hang …

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This is the first version – I felt the bells didn’t stand out enough, even with the addition of wink of stella glitter and crystal effects, and as the theme is bells I thought it best to start over. I still like it though, with the cute little mouse image from the Penny Black Jolly Follies set, another card to add to my growing collection, and it sweetly fits with the challenge over at Merry Monday for Christmas critters…

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And, as bells are our theme for this week, I thought I’d share a couple of pics from my recent Iceland trip … this is part of the pretty square where our hotel was situated … look at the size of that Christmas bell!  So pretty with all those twinkling Christmas lights …Iceland-bell

The whole square was very Christmassy and had such a wonderful atmosphere …

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I hope you like my cards for this week.  The rest of the Design Team have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you too, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to take a look. We hope you’ll join us too. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: Christmas blessings, four the holidays, Jolly Follies (by Penny Black)

inks: black stazon, stampin’ write markers in real red, certainly celery, always artichoke, crumb cake, daffodil delight, smoky slate;

cardstock: whisper white, real red;

punches and dies: square die;

accessories: blender pen, real red satin ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals, crystal effects, wink of stella clear, jingle bells, glue dots, narrow red ribbon from my ribbon box. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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