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Sunday, 27 November 2011

winter morning

Just back from a few days in the Cotswolds and after a day of laundry etc thought it was time I got back to the stamps and inks, whole week with no stamping gives me withdrawal symptoms!  I wanted to do a card for Fashionable Stampings challenge which is winter wonderland. I loved doing the resist background, one of my favourite techniques and also used it on the tag background, added some stencilling with viva gold paint to tone things down a bit. The little girl is not as pink as she looks on here, she was stamped with quite a dark red (Stampin up's Cherry Cobbler) but I think its the background red which is making it look pink.The  stamps on the tag are Oxford Impressions and the background stamps are Butterfly Kisses.

Fashionable Stamping - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - vintage/distressed
Just For Fun - favourite shape  ( tag )


  1. I love the composition of this card and the materials you've used - it's beautiful - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 48 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. Love that little girl stamp! Great colours and details! Beautiful!

  3. Your card looks fabulous, love the Oxford images. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

  4. Welcome home! Fabulous card love the richness of colour. Tags are great to work with are't they, thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  5. Love your card, its a fabulous vintage style, so detailed. The little girl is so sweet.
    Yvonne x

  6. Tags are so versital :) nice to see you sharing with us again Joan and thank you for joining us this week at Just for Fun
    Von xxx

  7. Yay Joan, hope you had a wonderful time away, good to have you back.
    I love this vintage card, your resist background is perfect and the little girl image is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining the Stampettes at FSC for our white Christmas challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. How lovely to be in the Cotswolds at this time of the year. As you say 'nice to get back to stamping after a holiday break' and what a lovely card you made. Love the resist on the tag which could have been in my favourite technique swap the other week, never mind it made it for the shape one. Thanks for joining us again at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

  9. Stunning card Joan. That O.I. set is my favourite Christmas set of stamps, love it.
    Gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us once again at FSC.

  10. If I had to choose between laundry and stamps, I think laundry would be put on hold! This is a stunning Christmas card! Love that sweet little face! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  11. Gorgeous card Joan. The background stamping & the unusual colour combination works beautifully and has created a stunning card. Thanks for joining the FSC. XXX

  12. A really gorgeous card Joan and your stamping is just beautiful.
    Thanks so much for joining in with our FSC challenge and lovely to see you again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


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