ATSM Challenge 98

Hi Everybody, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #98 – Holiday!!! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor. 

and the winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

Here it is my DT piece for our Holiday Challenge …



I used one of Kathryne’s images called ‘Alannah and Snowman’ and went for a girly pink & green Christmas theme.

I simply sized, printed and coloured Alannah using my promarkers. layered it onto a piece of green card, some pink DSP and my white base card before adding a frost border die cut (Memory Box) and finishing off by adding some sequins and glitter glue.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Holiday’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!

Fairy Christmas

Hello Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

Back again with another Lavinia Stamps Fairy card. This time I made a Christmas card. I also used a colour scheme you might have seen before. I love its ethereal feel and thought it was perfect for my card.

Here it is:

Fairy Christmas

… and this is the side view …

Fairy Christmas Side View

I shall enter this card into the Lavinia Stamps Blog Challenge, where it is anything goes this month. As you can see it is a slightly different take on the shape of lasts month’s entry, and this time I have prepared a tutorial with step by step photographs which can be found on my TinkerCards Blog, simply click this link to go there.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Nicecrane Vintage Merry Christmas

Hello Everybody,

Today I have five very quick Christmas Cards. As you well know we crafters start making our Christmas cards early. Given that a lot of people were doing them in July, I must be late … hence the quick ones … 🙂

I am using the Vintage Merry Christmas digi images by Nicecrane Designs.



For this card, I simply used a snowflake stamp to stamp the background, blended the edges with red ink, matt and layered onto red card and assembled as shown. I then highlighted bits of the image with glitter glue and added a cream coloured organza ribbon.



For this card I stamped an ornament 3x in blue, without re-inking the stamp in between, towards one side of natural ivory card and blended the edges using red and blue ink. I then matt and layered as shown before finishing off by adding a blue organza ribbon, glitter glue highlights and some light blue gems.



For this card I embossed some white pearlized card, added my image and some gems. I then added my ribbon across one corner as shown and attached it all to my base card using 3-D foam pads before finishing off by adding some glitter glue highlights.



For this card’s background, I used a tree stamp and stamped it once in a darkish green and several times in a very pale green. I then blended the edges in, layered it on red card and attached my image and sentiment before adhering it to my base card and adding gems to finish.



The background for this card is an embossed piece of pearlized card layered on red card and attached to my base card. I then adhered the image slightly off centre and added my ribbon before finishing off with die-cuts and gems.

… and here we are 5 cards later …..

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

For more inspiration using Nicecrane Designs and to find out what’s hot and new, click here visit their blog.

All inks used were from Stampin’Up (so were the stamps used to create the backgrounds), die-cut border is a Memory Box Die called Frosty Border and all the ribbons are from Fantastic Ribbons, Embossing Folders used are Snowman ones (not sure who makes them, was a competition win)