I'd like to wish all my friends ,followers and fellow Teamies a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. The card above is from an oil painting by my very talented daughter who only started to paint in March this year and is already turning out some amazing paintings.
The December challenge at Stamping Sensations is Winter Sparkle. There is a lot of sparkle on my card but not sure it shows up on here. The church is one of my oldest stamps and as I'm sticking to using old stash this Christmas I thought I would try and incorporate it into a scene this time, the trees behind the church are part of the same stamps, the added fir trees and little people are from a Cardio set and the sentiment is a magazine freebie that I have used a lot this year. There is still plenty of time to join in our challenge but do make sure that there is stamping as the main focal point.
Last challenge of this year at Try It On Tuesday and this time we want to see some Santa projects, thr team have some lovely samples if you pop over to the challenge blog and have a look. I have always loved vintage cards so took the opportunity to use this Stampendous St Nick stamp that I have had for a long time, the DP is an old piece of Kay & co scrapbook paper and the die cuts are all from box of ready cut Christmas die cuts,I added some frantage white embossing powder but it got a bit clumpy in parts. must have been a very heavy snowfall !
The December challenge at Stamping Sensations is sponsored by Be Creative this month and the challenge is "Winter Sparkle". For my card I have used Inkylicious stamps, the scene one is new to me and it's the first time I've used it. The deer are die cuts. We are a stamping challenge and must see stamping as the main focal part of your entry, any that do not follow the rules will not be considered for the prize or top four.
It's the last challenge of the year over at Sparkles Christmas and this time it's Jane's choice and she has asked for fancy folds. Must admit my heart sank when I saw the subject as I'm not really a fan of fancy cards and also I had packed most of my Christmas stash away but then I remembered seeing a folded paper star so off to Pinterest and found the tutorial, very quick to make although I must admit I did have to faddle about a bit to get it all lined up properly,measuring is not my strong point. I used double sided 12 x 12 scrapbook paper ( yeah, another sheet used up !) I don't remember why I got this paper but I still have several sheets of it left, might make some more stars to use it up, they can be used for gift card or money gifts too. The Merry Christmas is only glued at one edge so I can still open the star.. Hope to see you on our challenge.
My name is Joan.I am retired person who spends far too much time playing with rubber stamps and anything crafty, not particularly gifted but like to have a go at anything. I am married with one grown up daughter and live in a village in North Yorkshire