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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sunday Challenge

Clare set the challenge of three of a kind and I had been wanting to use this stamp for ages. The image is a Lavinia stamp which has been sat in its packaging for a couple of months! The background distressing is with memento inks danube blue and paris dusk and santa is stamped in tuxedo black. Sentiment is from a popcorn and friends christmas and birthday kit.

I used low tack masking tape to tape a section and then faced my arch nemesis - DISTRESSING! No matter how many times I do it I always forget and go straight to the card/paper, hopefully it just likes like a mix of midnight colours!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Crazy Christmas Challenge - no red or green
Use it Tuesday - uninked stamp (santa)
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - sky
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - q for quick and simple
Secret Crafter Saturday - one layer card
Cutie Sunday - christmas cards


Vicky said...

They are gorgeous Debbie...and love the colour too hun...

have a super afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Kathyk said...

These are fab Debs ....... I sat and looked at them and wondered what they would look like embossed in white too - now I'm wishing I HAD THAT SET!


Louise said...

These are amazing. You should be very pleased with the results!

Hippywitch said...

They look brilliant! The blue against the white card is great :-)

Allison said...

thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Wishcraft said...

Ooh these are fabulous Debs! Gorgeous colour and LOVE that stamp :o) Lisa x

Lauren Hatwell said...

They look very sophisticated to me Debs. Love the colour. Lx

coops said...

stunning cards debs,i love the fab silhoutte image ;D

xx coops xx

Mags said...

Oh verrry nice! What gorgeous deep colours, and what a lovely silhouette stamp!

Thank you so much for notifying me that there were loads of backlinks on a post - hopefully I've sorted it!

luv, Mags x

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Anonymous said...

Those are very effective cards Debs, they could be easily replicated in lots of different colours, looks like you've got Christmas sorted, lol!


CraftyLoops said...

These are beautiful cards, I love the dark blue is so effective. Lee xx

clare said...

i really love these debs. x

Sonya said...

What a great start to your holiday cards! Glad you joined us at UIT this week and inked up that great stamp!

louise said...

Gorgeous cards love the colours you have used
Hugs louise xx

Sheena said...

That's very effective - and there's nothing better than a quick Christmas card!
Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!


downrightcrafty said...

I do so envy you, with your great talent for CAS, adore this fabulous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

NGCARDS said...

Wow a gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week! xxx

Ute85 said...

What a lovely creation with adorable details. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Ute85

Curlybear said...

Oh wowzers this is one very Classy collection of cards Gorgeous Image,they are just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You so for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 152 One Layer Card
I hope you join us again next week,

I have some new calorie free candy if you are interested
Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Gemma said...

these are gorgeous creations Debbie!! thanks for joining in this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

crazyribbonlady said...

these are great! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week!
Emma x

Anonymous said...

OO i likey! Love the cool blue!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.Good luck!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "One layer card" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….
Hugs Michi

Helen said...

Fabulous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x