1 September 2013


I hope your all having a fab weekend & the weather is being good for you. We popped out yesterday to one of the local craft shops & I got a few essentials....I was stamping the other day using my Archival (which is one of the first things I got when I started stamping ohhhh about 8yrs ago now) I noticed it was stamping out very well so decided I needed a new one....can't believe its lasted that long & I do use it all the time!! 

It's the start of a fab new challenge over at 'Sparkles Christmas' today.
This month we want you to use


so no red, green & gold! Remember its a Christmas challenge!

I needed to design a quick card that I could batch make. After a few weeks of faffing this is what I came up with! I am going to spend a few days next month just making loads of these, using up old papers & things. Then they will be bagged up & sent to the 'Greyhound Rescue' & our local wildlife centre for them to sell & make a few pennies to help them out!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Alphabet Challenge- one word sentiment
Jingle Belles- fab sketch
Happy Campers- use a stamp
Christmas At Sweet Stamping- winter animals
Crafty Boots- Christmas!

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'reindeer' from the stamp set our of 'Vintage Christmas' magazine by HOTP
Image & Sentiment stamped using 'rich cocoa' Memento ink from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP, ribbon, twine, button & sentiment all from the 'Vintage Christmas' magazine by HOTP
My stash brown card
'Star Dust' Stickles from Natalie & Amy's

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
My Stash bracket shaped card blank

This month we are sponsored by the fab LOTV! 

The winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in store!

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the main blog & check out what fab 'none traditional colours' the DT have used on this months creations!
Hugs xx


Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab Christmas card, lovely design and very elegant image.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Shell. I love the image, colours and fabulous layout.
hugs Sue xx

Judith said...

I nearly didn't leave a comment in protest - Christmas! - that word should not be spoken lol - great design for a whole batch of cards - need to get mine sorted when I get home - have a great weekend hugs Judith xx

Kim H said...

Beautiful card Shell. How lovely to be making them for the greyhound rescue and wildlife centre - I'm sure they won't have any trouble selling them!! Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge this month. Kim xxx

SmilynStef said...

Love the sparkle on your pretty reindeer ... and great take on the sketch layout ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Debbie said...

Stunning card Shell.Love these colours.Fantastic idea to do a batch for charity - very thoughtful.Hugs x

Claire said...

Love your card Shell, fab colour combo too - one of my favourites. Hugs, Claire x

Jo said...

Beautiful card Shell, gorgeous colour combo & love the image and for a great cause too!
hugs Jo x

coops said...

so stunning and stylish shell.fabulous image and i love your colours ;D

xx coops xx

MagsB said...

Wow, Shell, what an elegant card! I love the soft colours! so beautiful!

love Mags B x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous and beautiful Christmas card.

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card Missus and even more amazing you were early lol

Luvs ya xx

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Shell.. I love the scrummy colour combo and the sparkles! the reindeer stamp and sentiment are fab and I love the layout with the ribbon/button… it's a beautiful design!!
Hope you are keeping well hun
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Lesley said...

Lovely card Shell, that deer stamp is fab! xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Shell, I love that beautiful image and colors! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Tracey T said...

A really elegant card, Shell. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, loving the stamp and the word Magical is brilliant. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

JayBe said...

A beautiful card and great sentiment - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Marie B. said...

Hi Shell, your card is great! I love those colors together! :)

lauren bergold said...

love*LOVE*love that beautiful reindeer! AWESOME! great take on our JINGLE BELLES sketch! ♥