Sunday, 4 November 2012

Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas

It's an exciting day for us all at Stamping Sensations as we launch our first challenge under our new name! I expect everyone is now well into Christmas card making, so our theme for November should certainly appeal! We'd love to see your projects celebrating a


Our fab sponsor this month is IndigoBlu, who have given us a stunning prize! A Flitter Glu starter set, containing everything you need for wonderful gilding effects, a gorgeous tree stamp, and a special edition Movember set which is really fun! We also have a little extra prize from Stamping Sensations.Have a look on the Challenge Blog for full details, and also to see some great inspiration from my fantastic teamies and this month's lovely guest designer.

I've used the IndigoBlu Bare Forest stamp as the focus for my card, stamped over a background made with Inkylicious ink dusters and Distress Inks. The holly accent is an old wood mounted stamp from Hero Arts, no longer available, although they now have the same design in a slightly larger cling stamp. The sentiment, stamped on a Nestabilities label, is one of the first stamps I ever bought, about 20 years ago! It was made by a company called Embossing Arts.

Not only are IndigoBlu giving us that fabulous prize, they are also offering everyone a 10% discount off their products until 15th December! How cool is that?! Simply go over to our Challenge Blog to get your Discount Code.

Can't wait to see all your Christmas creations this month. Good luck everyone!



Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Lynne! I love those bare branches and the wonderful sunset behind...I am being tempted by that stamp now! Beautiful work!

brenda said...

You have created such depth and atmosphere with your beautiful colour blending Lynne.

I'm just pleased that it won't be my fault this time if Sally buys that stamp !

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

B x

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous card the colours are stunning, and that is a gorgeous stamp. Elizabeth x

MaxineD said...

Lynne this is stunning - love the sunset you have created, and the sentiment is perfect for the occasion!

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Loving the colours on this beauty and that holly sprig is wonderful. What patience (and what a steady hand) to be able to cut that out so perfectly.

No doubt you are starting to prepare for Christmas concerts .. .. or do you not get involved with those at your new school?

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

I love those colours you've used, Lynne. It's definitely a Wintery sunset. I haven't seen this bare tree stamp, must check it out.
Hope you are OK.
Hugs Lisax

Tracy said...

The colours on this are amazing Lynne, a really gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

This is a real stunner Lynne, love the colours and depth you have created.

craftimamma said...

Super blending of the colours for the background Lynne and the sun filtering through the bare branches is really impressive. The holly sprig mades the perfect embellishment for this lovely card.

Lesley XX