Sunday, 1 November 2015


We have BE CREATIVE as our sponsors this month at Stamping Sensations and our challenge is ' Festive Florals and Foliage'. For those of you like me who are 'last minute' making Christmas cards there is no excuse not to join in this time and make a start!!!

We were given some scrummy papers from our sponsor to play with - the Winter Wonderland collection is lovely - all double sided too!
I distressed the edges and then dipped in some white embossing powder.

This stamp is one of my very fave Christmas ones, it never lets me down no matter what colour I use!
I stamped twice, once onto the DP and once again onto a piece of teal coloured card. White embossed, then cut out the centre oval from the dark card.

The poinsettias are another stamp set I use a lot, I used up the offcuts of the DP and the card for the petals and stick a little sparkly in the centre of each. Same sparklies used in the top right corner.

The sentiment is a really old wood backed stamp but it stamps beautifully on ANYTHING including vellum. Tore the vellum and then with the bits left over punched out a couple of ferny bits and ticked behind the biggest flower.

Hope you will share your Festive makes with us this challenge - and don't forget - any holly, ivy christmas tree, christmas flower is fine as long as the focal point of your project is STAMPED!!!!
Am going to pop this into the Playground as I used up every scrap of the paper - and have missed visiting the swings the last few weeks.

Other Challenges
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas
PB & More - Christmas
RubberDance - Tis the season

Thanks for visiting - I am currently in Dorset at a Presentation Lunch! Have a lovely day whatever you're doing.


brenda said...

A blue card Viv !! It's lovey and a stamp I really like although mine has not seen as much ink as it should and always enjoy as Poinsettia or two.

What fun yesterday was, clearly being Normal is preferable to being Special !! He's actually really growing on me, I wasn't sure at first but he has a certain almost shy charm and love his celebratory jump.

B x


Good Morning Viv
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the colour's
Dianne xx :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Viv ans love the colours


SARN said...

WOW - that is a really gorgeous festive make you've got going on there Viv. So delicate and pretty.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Sally H said...

A truly stunning creation, Viv! I love those stamps, and they do go beautifully with the papers!

Carole said...

Well Viv...away or at home you always rock up with a great card...this is fabulous and I too have this stamp...unfortunately it doesn't see the light of day too often and I love it. There are not enough expletives to describe this fabulous card of clever to stamp it as the background too!...note to thanks for the inspiration I adore your make! Take care. Hugs xx

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning card Viv. Totally agree, the papers are gorgeous.

Sue said...

Love your gorgeous card Viv,hugs xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful festive and traditional card. love your soft colours.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Great monochromatic card, love the colour choice and all the white embossing.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv, love it!
Wendy xx

Jackie said...

This is so gorgeous Viv, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Love your card Viv and the colour that you've used, it's a gorgeous blue. I have that stamp too and it's one of my favourites :)

Pia S said...

This vintage image is beautiful and I love your design of teal colors and use of vellum, they give this card a beautiful wintery feel with a vintage flair...

Di said...

Oh wow Viv - this is just totally stunning! I adore the stamps you used - and what a gorgeous result. Beautiful card. wonderful colours and the poinsettias finish it off perfectly!


Di xx

Ellibelle said...

Stunning creation! So beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Abi said...

I'll never get to the bottom of my crafty stash? Viv, I thought you were my friend, you're obviously one of those brutally honest types!! Because you're probably right. But I hope I get to the bottom of using the stuff that I bought years ago thinking it was wonderful and then I learnt that there was so much more to do and play with and moved on. If I can get through all that, I'll be a whole heap happier and have a lot more space in my house hee hee!

I love your soft beautiful card, good to see inspiration for vellum as I recently found a stack of that too. Plain vellum, vellum with stars, with hearts, with sparkle, thank you vellum, Birthday vellum, vellum with snowmen, roses, leaves, swirls and flowers. Erm....a LOT of vellum! Have a great day, I'm off for a lie down xx

Team Clark said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love this so much! The color is my favorite, the softness of the velum and the white embossing is just amazing! Beautiful card!

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning vintage card Viv, love those stamps and the colour is wonderful!
Val x

Pat said...

This is such a softly coloured and beautiful Christmas card Viv with the pretty added poinsettias and foliage, and the vellum sentiment is a lovely finishing touch. Hope the presentation lunch in Dorset went well. x

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Love this gorgeous creation, colours are beautiful.
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Linby said...

Ah - one of my fav stamps, in fact I just used it myself. Love this colour way and the embossing, just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Hettie said...

What a beautiful card. I have recently received a similar one recently and you have given me a great idea to use it, if i may borrow it? Love the shade of blue you used.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

What a fabulous way to use this gorgeous stamp .. .. love the soft colours too!

Sounds like you are super busy with all your travels. I hope you are enjoying yourself and am pleased you are still finding time to share some beautiful makes.

Have a good weekend .. ..wherever you may be spending it!! LOL!!

Love Jules xx

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for entering it to our challenge at Rubber Dance.
Happy Holidays! ♥

Kristiina Majuri said...

Love your card! Wishing you luck with the Rubber Dance challenge :)

Susanne Rose said...

I really love your card. Thank you for playing along with us over at the Rubber Dance Challenge. Use "susanne2015" on your next order in the Rubber Dance online store to save 15%! I wish you lovely holidays. xx Susanne.

Katy Leitch said...

Beautifully frosty feeling card - thanks for joining the challenge at Rubber Dance