Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A tad traditional!

Hi everyone!
We have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:

Use a festive sentiment as the focal point

I've gone for a very traditional feel for my card. I don't have that many large Christmas sentiment stamps in my collection, they tend to be rather small! This stamp could easily qualify as an antique - it is from Anita's and I must have bought it at least a decade ago. It certainly hasn't seen much ink recently. I'm always a bit doubtful when I use an 'old' stamp, particularly if it is a cheaper brand as many don't stamp that well but I was pleasantly surprised with this one! I heat embossed the sentiment using versamark and Stampin' Up gold embossing powder and it came out brilliantly at the first attempt! This card does have a bit of sparkle and gloss in real life but I just couldn't get it to show up in the piccys :-(

The paper is from the Docrafts Papermania first Noel collection - another bargain from The Works. The poinsettia is made using  All Occasion dies and has been covered in Wink of Stella which gives a lovely sparkle.

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and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make! 

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
A gem of a challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Friends - Christmas in July
CHNC - Anything Christmas 
Shopping our Stash - Countdown to Christmas 
CHNCXtra - Anything Christmas
The Diva's that cut paper - Anything goes


  1. What a beautiful designed card with a fab sentiment, lovely poinsettias too.

    Hugs Babs x

  2. What a beautiful designed christmas card, lovely sentiment

  3. Great card, love the sentiment and papers. The Works is getting better and better with their craft stuff :)
    Hugs Kaz x

  4. Very pretty! That sentiment really can stand alone as the focal point and I love your beautiful poinsettia! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  5. Love this traditional take on our Sparkles Christmas Challenge. What a pretty card!

  6. So pretty is your card love all that you have done to create this as always your so creative in all that you do x

  7. Love the tartan background!
    Thanks for counting down to Christmas with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  8. Love your traditional card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxx

  9. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Your card is beautiful! I love the colors! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  11. A great card - thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  12. Great design and beautiful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  13. Hello Jacky
    It’s lovely to see you have joined in the ‘Christmas in July’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Beautiful card design using a lovely flower die... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again very soon.

    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


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