Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Oh no, it's a Christmas card!...

Good morning, Bloggers!  Well, as you may know, I would not call myself a stamper, but I love to have a play now and again and try new things.  So I set myself a challenge to create a card using only plain cardstock and without the use of my computer!  I do admire the many cards created, by the likes of Sue Wilson, that use their Spellbinder dies to full effect and decided to have a go myself...
...Amazingly, I created every patterned element myself...
...the base card I stamped with Stormy Sky DI and Versamark embossed with Psychedelic glitter powder, the white Swiss dot embossed layer has a Parisian Accents border frame, the lilac scalloped square is inked with Dusty Concord DI and stamped with Versamark embossed with Psychedelic glitter powder and the blue scalloped square is inked with Stormy Sky DI and stamped and embossed with MicaBoss powder, then brushed with Mica Powder...
...As I don't have a snowflake die (scandalous, I know!)  I created my own using the accent die from the Parisian Accents set (with a bit cut away) and an accent die from the Renaissance Hearts Pendant set.  I added a stamped sentiment cut with a Beaded Oval and some white satin ribbon with MFT Buckle die in silver...
 Although a very different style of card to my usual, I was amazed at what you can make from nothing, well, blank card anyway!  Sometimes it's good to challenge yourself and try new things, you never know what you might create...and you might even like it!  Why not challenge yourself to something new today?!  I hope I've inspired you and thanks for taking the time to drop by, Lisa X
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
(Happy 5th Birthday Guys!)
Make your own embellishments
Pretty Pastels
No patterned papers
Crafts and Me Challenge
My Sentiments Exactly!

10 comments:

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

Jo and Tigerlover.

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.i love the stylish design and stunning diecuts and sparkle.
thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful. I love all the layers you have created with the different colours, shapes and stamping too. A really effective design

Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week
Sue

Aunty Sue said...

Fab project and perfect for our challenge of make your own embellishments. Thanks for joining CRaft this week

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome. Love the colours and you can stamp!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Rose said...

Awww, Lisa . . . your sentiment and sparkling die cuts look fabulous on this wonderfully textured Christmas card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "My Sentiments Exactly!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

val said...

Hi lisa lovely card made a few cards from new cd they are great thanks again for all your help .xxx val

Jane said...

Hi Lisa I found your lovely blog whilst looking for house mouse stamps! Love your cards and I am your newest follower!
Jane x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Christmas Lisa, love the colours...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky & Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Shirley said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for playing along this week at Fab'n'Funky!