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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Christmas Home Sweet Home for Fashionable Stamping

Hi Folks,

Its time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping and this week it's   Home Sweet Home. My teamies have again excelled themselves and created a wonderful variety of 'Home' themes, so please do pop over here and take a look.  We are again sponsored by the lovely Marina of Cottage Crafts who will will give our winner a €7 voucher to spend in her online shop.

For my card, I  used one of the new Christmas stamps from Stampendous. I stamped  on to a shaped card, distressed the image with Vintage Photo, masked the image and used the free stamp from this months Craft Stamper  for the Snowflake border, and stamped in Iced Spruce, which was also used for the shading. I stamped again and  coloured with Promarkers and DIs added Diamond Dust, which gives a lovely crunchy sparkle, which of course, doesn't show in the photo, and attached with 3D foam.

I don't know about you, but I do try to make all my Christmas cards, so there was a little batch of this one!

I am entering this card in:
  4 Crafty Chicks - Winter
  Everybody Art - Oval shape
  Its All about the Vintage - Snow
  Joanna Sheen - Cold & Frosty
  The Crafty Pad - Christmas

That's it for now, hope to catch up with you later- had such a hectic week I haven't managed many visits, so I need to see what you've been up to!

Avril xx


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the shape and all the other details. Great winter feeling.
Have a wonderful sunday.

brenda said...

Absolutely love it Avril, I dithered over buying that stamp weeks ago, never did and wanted it ever since !

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Avril. Love the shape and stamping on the edges and adore that postcard stamp - almost used it for mine too so just as well I changed my mind!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Linda said...

Morning Avril,
This card is stunning - I love it! The background looks fab.
I bought this stamp at the NEC and I'm going to make the family Christmas cards with it. You've definitely inspired me with your design. xx

sally said...

Makes me feel all winterish- not too difficult this morning with a thick frost! Thank goodness the sun is shining :-) love your card & not surprised that you've made more than one.



A fabulous Christmas scene Avril, and the Diamond Dust shows up beautifully when you enlarge the pic. Love the card shape and the vintage Post Card stamp.

Have a lovely day - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab layout.xxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and stamp , its a favourite of mine.

Terry said...

What a beautiful design, Avril! Love the scene you created with that wonderful stamp! The colors and frosty effects are gorgeous. The holly leaves are such a pretty touch! Have a wonderful Sunday!

crealinedance said...

Hallo mooie kaart zo gr.Nel

Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful shape and with that most gorgeous stamp in the centre, this card will stand out on any Christmas mantle.

Joan said...

Lovely card Avril, its my favourite Christmas stamp this year

Yvonne Garner said...

Such a cozy little scene and a wonderful Christmas Card that reflects the theme perfectly. Best, Yvonne

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous image, and coloured so subtly and beautifully - I love the welcoming glow from the windows! Beautiful, Avril...
Alison x

Claire said...

Beautiful card Avril, I just love the subtle colours and that little house stamp is gorgeous.
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my this is so stunning!! Love the image and gorgeous background!!HUGS :)

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Avril...love that stamp.
Hugs Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.

Christine L said...

Hi Avril

I love your gorgeous card... such a vintage feel with those images - which I may say you've coloured perfectly.... and ooooh that glitter - fabulous!!

Brenda Brown said...

I love the very traditional feel to this card Avril. The main image sits beautifully on the postcard background.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Katie K said...

Gorgeous nostalgic winter scene Avril. It gives such a cozy feeling. Have a great week.

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, this is gorgeous, love the nostalgic feel to this beautiful card. So tempted to get this stamp now as you have showcased it beautifully. Have a lovely day. xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...such a gorgeous wintery card! So very beautiful
Dot x

rachel said...

stunning work Avril - I just adore this! Thanks for sharing with us at the crafty pad and good luck xx

Tamie said...

Wow this image is stunning! I love the way you made it look like a post card but also the vintage feel of it is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card Avril. I love the snowy cottage scene and the snowflake background is gorgeous.

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, lovely image.
Thanks for joining us at Joanne Sheen Challenge.
Wendy xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, lovely image.
Thanks for joining us at Joanne Sheen Challenge.
Wendy xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Your card is stunning:)
*Hugs, Inger*