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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Lone Stag Christmas Card - Saturday 31st August

Good Morning Friends,

I hope you are all well this weekend and have some crafting time scheduled! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog, I really do appreciate it very much. I can't believe it's already the last day of August..yesterday I took the bus into Bath, where I met my friend Trish. We don't get to see each other that often and mostly keep in touch through Facebook and twitter, so when we do get to be ladies who do lunch, there is always  a lot to talk about! Trish keeps hens too, three really pretty little bantams.

Anyway back to crafts: because of my impending holiday and because I have the busiest craft month ever on my return, I have to prepare my two workshop cards for October and November before I go. Amy and I have decided to use two Indigo Blu stamps and this is one of them: The stag on a cliff. I first saw Kay from Indigo Blu demoing this stamp on TV and I just loved it there and then and having played with it, I love it even more. It's a simple design, but says so much.

This is just a really simple card I put together whilst's not going to be the one for the class, it was just me playing...

I simply matted and layered blue and silver mirri card, finishing with the white stamped card. The background was created first, by cutting some copy paper in wavy shapes (like mountain folds) and I also punch a circle for the moon. I then used these as masks on the card and shaded the edges with distress ink (Chipped Sapphire).

Finally I stamped the stag and tree with Vintage Sepia Versafine ink. The sentiment was from a set I had free with a magazine and can you believe it, I lost it whilst making the card! It's quite small and I think it got picked up with some paper and thrown away...dam!

The stamp also comes with a sentiment that forms part of the cliff:
Look out for more of my creations with this stamp!
Thanks for stopping by,
Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Love this card Carole and that stamp! It is gorgeous! I know what you mean about losing items, I have lost 2 dies recently which I think must have got stuck onto some paper and been thrown out my mistake, so annoying! Enjoy the weekend.x

  2. I think we are all the same at losing things. It makes me so cross when that happens. Your card is lovely Carole, a great addition to your Christmas stock. Christine x

  3. Hi Carole,
    a really great card again today. Fabulous stamp, and it makes such a great Christmas card. Thank you for reminding me of the copier paper hills.
    I too have lost stamps in the past and get very annoyed about it. I once lost the screwdriver stamp to a set of man at work stamps. I have never found it. So I most probably threw it out accidently like you.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Hi Carole, the background you created is gorgeous and the stag sits to beautifully in the scene. Love this card! I do hope you find the little stamp........ Hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole

    I hope you are well and your back is now sorted "good and proper".

    Just been having a lovely stroll over all the gorgeous creations you have been posting,

    All your tags are so lovely and the guilding flakes make for a great background to those trees .. .. but I have to say this card is stunning. I love the stamp and the mystical background you have created.

    I am good at "mis-placing" things too. They always turn up eventually though (thankfully).

    Hope you have a good weekend. Sounds like you are going to be busy ahead of your holiday.

    Love Jules xx


  6. Another lovely card Carole, I like the simpleness of it. I haven't been to Bath for years, we used to live in Devizes and enjoyed days out going round Bath, it's such a beautiful place.

    Hazel x

  7. I like this one very much Carole - what a great stamp! What a shame the sentiment has gone walkabout, this looks like one you would have probably used quite a few times!!

    Lovely card.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  8. Hi Carole,
    A lovely card, this stamp is great can be used in so many different ways,

  9. Good morning Carol,
    I love that delicate haunting, misty scene, makes a stunning card.
    Glad you had a great day out with your friend.
    It is so good to catch up and chat face to face.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  10. Hi Carole,

    Hope you are well, I'm loving this stamp (well I love all Indigoblu stamps), can't wait to have a go, although if it is for the October class I shall miss it,as all the spaces have gone.

    If you get this I have now sorted out the problem with me commenting, it was to do with google settings on cookies and script. I'm still confused about it all, but it appears to have worked.

    1. Hi Sharon, glad you got sorted...yes I'm afraid it's the October project (this stamp not this card)(See you soon, X

  11. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and get all rested up, although sometimes I feel I need a vacation from my vacation! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥