Sunday, 1 November 2015

It's getting nearer.....

.... and I have made hardly any Christmas cards yet! Still, at least I have made a start, with a card for our November theme at Stamping Sensations, which is


Can't really go wrong with this one - Christmas roses, holly and ivy, poinsettias, mistletoe, winter jasmine, even amaryllis, snowdrops and more! You may use any materials you choose, from any company. All we ask is that you use a stamp as the main focus of your design.

We are sponsored this month by be Creative!, who very kindly have donated a fantastic prize: a great selection (around £60 worth!) of their products, including papers, glitter glues, blending tools and refills, glue wand, tags, loads of embellishments and, to top it all, one of their fabulous totes to keep everything in!

Be Creative! are a new company, in fact so new that their website is not scheduled to go live until December, but you can check them out on their Facebook page. However, if you can't wait that long to get your hands on their stuff, you can buy it now from Once Upon A Stamp. Only some of the products are on their website, but they are all available from their shop, if you're local to them, or by telephoning your order to them on 01623 818910.

I am very impressed by the Be Creative paper pads. The paper is such good quality, and it's also double sided. I used a sheet from the "Winterland" pad for my card.

To echo the printed trees on the paper, I stamped and cut out a tree (from Stampin' Up's "Lovely As A Tree" set) and affixed it to the card with foam pads. I diecut the poinsettias (Marianne Design) from one of the "Winterland" papers and punched out the fern leaves (Leone Em) from metallic green paper (from my stash). I used a Be Creative glue wand to assemble the poinsettias and fasten them and the fern leaves in place. As the glue wand has a fine ball tip, it is very easy to apply the glue to small, delicate or fiddly items. It sticks really well too! I dotted the centres of the flowers and the stamped tree with glitter glue (also from Be Creative) and finished the design with a sentiment from Personal Impressions.

If, like me, you are still needing inspiration for your Christmas makes, you'll find plenty over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog. Please do visit my teamies' individual blogs too, they would really appreciate it. I look forward to seeing all your lovely Festive Floral creations!


brenda said...

It certainly is getting nearer Lynne, as Eret just reminded us on her blog, it's apparently seven Sundays now.

Love your card using the sponsor papers and that sentiment is such a lovely font.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

pinky said...

|I can't believe it's November already Lynne! Your card is an absolute stunner and agree with Brenda. The sentiment stamp looks amazing.

Joan said...

Love your card Lynne, the lovely as a tree stamp goes perfectly with the paper and gives great depth to your design .


Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning card, Lynne! I love it very much! That sentiment is wonderful

Maxine D said...

Lynne this card is fabulous - love how you echoed the trees from the paper by using the tree stamp (one of my favourites) and the way you have used the glitter glue on it is gorgeous. Beautiful flowers too.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely card Lynne and I like the way that you've added the tree to blend with the ones on the paper. The sentiment is fabulous with its Celtic design, I love it :)

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