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Friday, 14 October 2016

Autumn Colours for Christmas

I am so in love with the Festive Christmas soup kit and think I have used it on every Christmas card I have made so far. So versatile and allows you to get all inky and creative ... Here's my latest project for the PolkaDoodles Challenge "Anything Goes" ...


I have used the "O Christmas Tree" stamp set to create my background and the wonderful poinsettia.


There is the most cute script stamp that when continually used creates a detailed background. I've used distress inks and that helps create a vintage/shabby chic (sort of) background.


I stamped the poinsettia leaves and embossed with gold powder, colouring them also with distress inks. After cutting them out, I made my huge flower, finishing with a glass gem. I also coloured the lace to match the leaves and tie all the elements in.

I now need to find a way to make some quicker Christmas cards using these stamps but oh I do so struggle with CAS cards. Who knows .... one day ...

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
Brown Sugar - handmade flowers
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Just add ink - "just add G"
PDE Link party - cards
Simply Papercrafts - anything goes

19 comments:

Jane Savage said...

Wow this is stunning, Lou! Such a striking design and that poinsettia is awesome!
Have a good weekend! xxx

Anjie said...

Wow, this is stunning Lou!
Hugs
Anj
xx

Alysha Sheridan said...

As always a fabulous project Lou this is really lush, hugs Aly xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely Lou xx

Michelle Windsor said...

This is just beautiful :)

Karon said...

This is stunning! WOW!

CornishKat said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours in your flower xx

trulyjewellery said...

Stunning such a beautiful colour combo :)

Helen Haines said...

Stunning colours and love all the sparkle xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Lou, love the papers and gorgeous poinsettia.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar. We hope to see you next time.
Hugs
Linda xxx
Brown Sugar DT

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful use of distress inks, and gold embossing, Lou. Thanks for entering your gorgeous card in our Just Add Ink challenge this week!

Claudia Rogier said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

Hugs
Claudia
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Bev said...

An absolute stunner Lou. I love the colour scheme x

Dori Shelton said...

A beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges. We hope to see you again soon!

tanya miller said...

Loving the shiny shimmering colour xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Absolutely gorgeous - the shimmer on the flower really shows so well. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jane Knudsen said...

Stunning! The colors are phenomenal! I love the layout and the pure elegance of this card! Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar!

Lisa said...

Hi Lou,
I just fell onto your blog & happened to see this gorgeous stunning design of yours. The colours & the layout is absolutely stunning. I agree with you that the distress inks really do give it that vintage look on the background. Its very effective & such an elegant design especially with the lace that you coloured.

I totally understand how you feel with struggling with CAS cards. I'm a more of a detail & bulk kinda girl but I think you have pulled this off beautifully. A wonderful job. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lisa
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