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Sunday, 4 November 2012

It's Musical at Fashionable Stamping

Hi Folks,

Well another two weeks have just whizzed past,  and time for another challenge at Fashionable Sstamping Challenges.  This time we would like to see Music on your cards, and if your need any inspiration, the DT have as usual surpassed themselves with creativity, so please pop over to FSC  to take a look.     Also, our sponsor - Cottage Crafts will give the winner a €7 gift certificate to spend in their online shop.
I decided I should really start my Christmas cards - so a good opportunity to use an old favourite.  My image, Santa Collage from Rubber Stampede, was stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, masked and then overstamped with a music script, Santa's face was coloured with Promarkers and I applied Glossy Accents to his glasses.  Jingle Bells is a Crafty Individuals little freebie. The background is blue cardstock stamped with a Penny Black snowflake, and heat embossed in Bright White  WOW EP. The backing is a CB Embossing Folder borrowed from my crafty friend Diane, and of course it wouldn't be Christmas without glitter, so snowflakes and Santa's beard  have a good coating of Glamour Dust.

I am entering this in:

  Delicious Doodles - Embossing
  Ladybug Crafts - Monochrome/Tonal
  Live and Love Crafts - Christmas
  WOW Embossing Powders - Christmas
  Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas
  Hooked on Crafts - Christmas - no red or green
  Divas by Design - Feeling Festive

That's it for me - must dash, I'm off to a Papercrafts at Nisssan, Sunderland this morning ,where I hope to catch up with a couple of blogging buddies.  Life has returned to normal now that the Save the you know whats are done, so I hope to catch up with what you've all been up to, later today.  Before I go, I would just like to say 'hello' to my new followers, and thank you all for your visits lately, especially when I have had so little time  to return the visit.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, I think I just might!

Avril xx


sally said...

Love your cool Santa!


Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful shades of blue, a great design and super Santa image Avril.
Enjoy your Sunday at the show.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Buttons said...

Love the colours you've used on this Avril. Have a great day at Nissan. Hugs, Buttons x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,colours and layout.xxx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Avril, love the cool blues you've used. Sue C x

butterfly said...

Lovely delicate blues, and I love your frosty, embossed snowflakes! Have a lovely Sunday...
Alison x

Christine L said...

Hi Avril.... this has to be one of my very favourite Santa stamps in my stash.... he's just as Santa should be... and has been well used! You've done him proud with your fab blues... and I love the music you've put behind him.

Hope you have a lovely day at the show... you'll no doubt say hi to Lisa who is demoing there.

And now I'm going to have to read back on your blog to find out what 'you know what's' have been being saved!

Christine x

Anonymous said...

Lovely, frosty colours on this beautiful card.
Hope you have a fun time.

Annie said...

Hi Avril. This is stunning I love the colour and layering. Hope to play along.

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Linda said...

Beautiful card Avril, I love the Santa stamp too.
Really nice colours on this card, and I love the snowflake background. Well done for making a start on your Christmas cards. I think I'm going to wait until I get back from the NEC next week before i make a start on mine. xx

Ephemera said...

Beautiful cool icy hues on your stunning musical santa, Avril. Have a lovely evening. xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Lovely card Avril, I really like the blues used for it.

Thanks for entering our embossing challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Delicious Doodles DT

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous collage Santa image, love the colour combination and embossed music.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic color scheme, Santa looks wonderful.

perfectly4med said...

Loads of layers, a cool hue, perfect for Christmas! Great card, thanks for playing along with WOW! Embossing Powder November Challenge and good luck!


Terry said...

Love the blue colors and use of music and snowflakes! The touch of color on Santa's face is gorgeous! Love this! Happy Sunday!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...love, love, love all the sparkle, and the glossy glasses is a real clever touch. Such a fun and light-hearted christmas card.
Dot x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card Avril.

Rach x said...

I love the vintage feel of your card, great embossing! Thanks for joining us at the WOW Challenge.

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Avril. Love the sweet image and the frosty blue colours. Fabulous texture and embellishing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Yvonne Garner said...

A refreshing take on Christmas in blue! Beautifully composed. Hope you are well. Yvonne

brenda said...

Another gorgeous creation Avril, that Santa image looks really good in the blue colourway.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Rebekah said...

Wow this is lovely such a nice image Thanks for playing at Divas by design this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous DT project again!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY DT project again!

Francesca said...

Beautiful card , I love the colours

thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month


Shirl said...

I can feel the cold from here Avril. Such a gorgeous frosty card whoever gets this is very lucky.

Hugs Shirley x x

Karita said...

Stunning card!
I love the Santa image and papers you´ve used!

Thank you for joining LLC´s November challenge :)


Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Avril,
Beautiful Santa image...reminds me of one I had and used for several years, but it seems to have gone missing. Gorgeous papers and sentiment. Thanks for joining LLC for our Nov challenge and sorry about my late visit.