Monday, December 7, 2015


Hello Blogger friends and a happy Monday to you. The weekend seemed to roll in and out so quickly. Although I did get the rest of my Christmas cards made.

I had my stamping group here on Saturday and everyone was working on their cards. Linda, one of our group members, had already finished her cards so she was working on other projects. It's always fun to stamp with other people and chat as well. We try to get together every other month and it's always such an enjoyable time.

I completed 8 cards and then yesterday squeezed in 4 more. So I think I have enough now. Once I start making Christmas cards I don't want to stop. So I have to ask myself why I don't work on them year round so there isn't this frantic rush at Christmas. Maybe I will attempt this next year.

I was thinking last night as I was finishing up that I would like to color more. I avoid it because I am not that good at it. But, with anything practice helps. So that is something else I would like to do more of next year.

Now, onto my card for today. This card is one of those ones that was a one of a kind. I made it as a sample card for the color challenge #556. Vicki was the hostess and she chose tempting turquoise, real red and primrose petals as her color combo. Optional was to use a tag on your card.

I decided to do an emboss resist on this card. My snowflakes are stamped in versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I sponged the background with tempting turquoise ink. The embossed images resist the ink and only what's not heat embossed picks up color. This is a fun technique and here is a link for a tutorial. Just in case you have never done this before. Tutorial link.

Cut my joy word in primrose petals and tempting turquoise for the offset. To complete my card, I framed it with a die from Impression Obsession. Well, that;s it for me for this Monday. Time to get the Christmas decorating started. Lots to do there.

So until next time........God bless.

card details:
Stamps: winter post (Stampin'-Up), winter wonder (Verve) 
Paper: real red, white, tempting turquoise, primrose petals 
Paper Size: A2 
Ink: tempting turquoise 
Accessories: matting basics A & B (Spellbiners), rectangle die (Impression Obsession), Joy die (Paper Trey Ink), white emobssing powder (Stampendous) 
Techniques: emboss resist

I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Calendar has a let is snow challenge.
2.  Inkspirational has a flake challenge.
3.  Crafters Cafe wants us to use either die cuts or punches.
4.  Natalie and Amy's challenge is Christmas.
5.  Crafty Catz has a let it snow challenge.


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafters Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. Awesome emboss resist background! Love the colour combo too. Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  3. A super card! I start each year saying I'm going to make two Christmas cards a week, but I never keep to it

  4. Love the embossing on this card. Really lovely. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  5. Very nice card, love the colours & that's a great technique. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck! Merry Christmas!
    hugs Jo x

  6. Sorry I'm a little late commenting. Thank you so much for supporting our challenges at The Crafter's Cafe this year.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016!
    Fiona DT x



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