Saturday, 19 December 2015

Sweet Stampin' - Merry Christmas

Hey there my lovely blog pals. Here we are at the end of the year, Christmas day just around the corner. But we have been working hard at Sweet Stampin' this year to keep the challenges rolling and we have our last challenge for Team Abi and the final challenge of the year for Sweet Stampin' starting today. So we would love you to come and join us one last time in 2015 and share your gorgeous festive creations. Our challenge theme this week is 'Merry Christmas' and we are thrilled to be sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Ribbons, so the winner is in for a truly fabulous prize.


I have been busy making some CAS style Christmas cards so I could get a few done quickly. I used some card bases that came with a craft magazine this year, which had lovely Christmas colours and themes and diecut an image to sit in the centre of the circular design on the card. I added a layer of glitter just inside the gold circle, which in reality looks really sparkly and pretty and set up the image really well. 


I've used a super cute Saturated Canary image by Krista Smith for this card and coloured it with my Promarkers. I think this is such a sweet image and it reminded me of one of Zac's little Playcentre friends who moved away earlier this year, so it's been posted to her for Christmas. I made her a little card previously with another of Krista's gorgeous images, which so looked like her, and I thought this was a cute Winter version. Though her hair isn't pink! That was just for fun. You can see the other card I made for her here.


I used a lovely sentiment from a Mulberry Wood set that was a free gift from Issue 133 of Quick Cards Magazine for this card. I used London Fog Memento Ink to stamp the sentiment directly onto the card base. I added a simple strip of self adhesive cotton lace under the image to finish the card. Just a touch of Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Diamond Sprinkles to finish the snow and fur and my card was done. Very CAS but I think quite pretty and so simple for a quick Christmas make.


Well that's my quick Christmas make for today. I hope you've still got a little time in your calendar to come and play along with us for our last challenge of the year. We've had a wonderful year of fabulous fun challenges at Sweet Stampin'. With some wonderful entries by very talented crafters. So thank you for coming and playing along with us. We've had some friends come and go on the DT, but have also had a wonderful steadfast crew of talented crafters bringing their magic and creativity to the challenges every week and I'm grateful and happy to have been part of the team this year. So that's it from me today. Enjoy your Christmas preparations and the festivities to follow. Merry Christmas to you all! Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Card Mania Challenges: #75 ~ Christmas
Crafty Cardmaker's & More: #154 ~ Snow
Deep Ocean Challenge: #119 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Just a Pinch 'of Glitter'
Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #59 ~ Diecuts for Christmas
Passion For Promarkers: #326 ~ Mega Christmas Challenge
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenges: November/December ~ Sparkle
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Die Crazy (Stitched Circle Die)
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #89 ~ Anything 'Winter' Goes
Moving Along With The Times: To A Special Person at Christmas (Zac's Little Pal)

19 comments:

creationsnz said...

I like the pink hair! Great little touches to catch the eye.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful card Wendy, a super image and lovely colours. Compliments of the season to you xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is so pretty Wends the image and the card design look superb
hugs
lorraine x

Tracey T said...

This is so sweet, Wends and I love her pink hair! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a fabulous 2016! Love and hugs, Tracey xx

Wendy L said...

Your card is lovely, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Janice said...

A super Christmas card to share with us at MAWTT, like you, I love those Saturated Canary images, she is a great artist. Thanks for joining our challenge, Jx

Chris said...

A beautiful card Wends. Gorgeous image and colouring, great idea to use a pre- designed base for speed, the lace adds a touch of luxury too!
Thanks for stopping by with your Christmas wishes, I hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family, my lovely blogger friend, and best wishes for 2016, I hope it's a happy healthy year for you and yours!
Chris
x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Wends, love the cute image and CAS design.
Wishing you and your family A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Wendy - fabulous design.
Hope you have a stress free and relaxing Christmas and very Happy Healthy New Year.
Debs xx

Sandra said...

Darling card, Wendy. Love the sweet image. So cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very sweet image and card, thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers this month.
Lorraine DT

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Wendy! I love the sweet image you've used and the little snowflakes are lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Lucy Woods said...

Oh this is stunning! I love the paper and image and the classy sentiment!
Thanks so much for joining in a Passion For Promarkers!
Lucy x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Wends, the image is so sweet, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Jenn DuBell said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and more!

Maike von maikreations said...

Super cute card and such a sweet image! Great colouring as well!!! Thank you for playing along with us over at the Crafty Cardmakers & More blog! Happy crafting and a happy New Year!

The Crafty Den said...

Super cute card Wendy. I love the image and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Don't forget to come back on 5th Jan 2016 for our new challenge and to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Hugs, Denise x

Marie said...

Very lovely and sweet card. Thanks for joining our mega challenge over at PFP.
Love n hugs
Marie

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