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Sunday, 2 September 2012

Traditional colours

This is a very old favourite stamp that hasn't been used for a couple of years so thought it was due an outing. Simply stamped, coloured with pro markers and decoupaged, embossing folder background and done. I had meant to add some glitter to the flower centres but forgot until I saw it on here.  I'm trying to make "flat" cards this year because of the hike in postage charges! Can make the lumpy bumpies for hand delivered ones.  I've spent two days struggling to make a 60th wedding anniversary card for a lady to give to her husband, this has reminded me of why I don't do commissioned cards ! I don't know the couple concerned so its a stab in the dark, ended up going for the champagne glasses,red roses stuff, not enamoured with it !

Putting my card on a couple of challenges

Christmas Crafting - traditional Christmas colours
Creative Card Crew - Christmas

Penny Black at allsorts - Early Christmas makes


  1. Well you may not be pleased with your commission card but I hope you are with this because it is absolutely gorgeous, nothing like green and red for Christmas, in my book. I agree with you on the 'thin' cards for this year, otherwise the cost would be prohibitive - shame really. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Eine wunderschöne Weihnachtskarte mit den traditionellen Farben.
    So liebe ich Weihnachten.
    Super schön.

    Ganz liebe Grüße

  3. Loving your traditional Christmas card Joan. x

  4. Wonderful card Joan, love the Poinsettia and the embossing.
    Yvonne x

  5. Love the Poinsettia. Your card is stunning.

    DT: Creative Card Crew

  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at CCC! Ani

  7. Lovely traditional Christmas card, great image!

    Good luck with your commissioned card, I always feel pressured when I'm asked to make cards for people I don't know too.

    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


  8. It was well worth bringing out this stamp as you have made a very lovely traditional Christmas card with it. I am sure you will use it for many more years.
    love the embossed background too.
    Did you know you could enter your card into the Penny Black and More "early Christmas makes" monthly challenge.
    There are several lovely craft goodies up for grabs this and every month.


  9. The poinsettia stamp is so beautiful Joan and makes a huge statement all by itself. You coloured it beautifully and it looks stunning against the green background.

    It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  10. So beautiful! Love the stamp you used, and the traditional christmas colors were perfect to use with it. Glad you joined us at penny black and more!

  11. Hi Joan.
    I am so glad you decided to enter your card into our challenge at Penny Black and More.
    Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us next month too.


  12. What a beautiful card love the traditional feel and colours, thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month.

  13. What a great stamp and it doesn't date! I love the embossing you put behind it.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  14. What a beautiful image. Lovely card. Thank y you for joining us at Christmas Crafting.
    Hugs Debbie x


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