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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sunday Stamper wk 318 - A Winter's Tale: Thursday 31st July 2014

Good Morning Friends,

Thanks for all your visits yesterday, both here and over at Sam's blog..the shaker card was fun to make, took ages as there was a lot of stamping and I hadn't made a shaker in a while, but I was pleased with the end result!

Yesterday on my WOYWW post I showed the little  MDF shelf unit I'd made from a kit and decorated with the Tilda papers. I don't usually say where I source things on the WOYWW post, but I'll usually say the next day on mine and a few of you asked where I got it from: well I got it in kit form from (Ali Reeve). The two lanterns I have show recently, that I am making into Halloween and Christmas projects also came from there and I am also working on a little cabinet and a clock. They are great kits, very easy to put together, designed by Ali's husband I think....need to have a word with Tom...

Talking of my lovely hubby, I am about to make a public apology...remember those wooden offcuts that had been made into pencil holders that I said his dad made? Well I stand corrected, Tom made them...ooops! Sorry Tom...I am so used to him being so not 'hands on' and it was quite a while ago, that my memory had played tricks :)

Sunday Stampers week - 318 - A Winter's Tale

I didn't get time to make anything for Sunday Stampers last week, and I do like to join in...I was very pleased with the theme of Christmas/Winter that Hels set this week, as I do need to get on with my own Christmas cards.

For anyone who doesn't know, Sunday Stampers is a weekly challenge set by Hels Sheridan..just click here for all the deets...

For this little card I used kraft card and stamps from a lovely stamp set by  Anna Marie Designs. I've been a bit of a fan of her stamps and papers for quite a few years..if you ever go  Ally Pally or any other craft event she attends, check out her stand because it is always so beautiful and she's a lovely lady too. I really like this 'Skating on Ice' set from her Christmas range (and she has some fab MDF art parts too!).

I stamped the ice skate twice on to custard Foundation card and cut them out; then I added a little colour to the checkered parts and the pine branch using promarkers. I inked the edges using Rusty Hinge distress ink and coloured the blades with a silver promarker.

I really can't remember when I last used a rectangular/oblong card shape, much preferring a square, but for the design I had in mind square wouldn't work.

The hessian was adhered to the card: I used cosmic shimmer dries clear as well as red line tape. The first boot was attached with cosmic shimmer and the second using Scrapbook Adhesives 3D sticky squares to give depth.

Finally I stamped the greeting (from the same stamp set) and added twine, a rusty bell, berries, a cone and a button. I inked the edges of the card with rusty hinge. I also dusted with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels for a little sparkle

The scroll I used inside also comes with the stamp set, but the snowflakes and Christmas Wishes came from a set amongst  my Christmas stamps that has no packaging, so I'm thinking it came with a magazine!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits...that's the last Christmas card this week!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Morning Carole.
    A great card, love sepia effect.

  2. Woe Carole, this looks awesome, love the way you made the skates...xx♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  3. Such a beautiful card Carole. I love the way the skates pop off your card. I love a square card too. I LOL at your comments about Tom..I have had a similar experience with Sam this week..getting involved in my crafting..not sure if I like it or not! Cx

  4. Oh wow Carole, this is one beauty of a card, I love how you did the skates and the hessian makes a wonderful backdrop for your beautiful embellishments too. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Ooooooo...Carole.. .. this is beautiful - inside and out!! Love it!!

    That rustic looking Christmas embellishments is gorgeous too. I would love a Christmas tree covered in just those and white fairy lights!

    I hope you have had a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, its been a hectic week & still trying to get back into things after our holiday. Love this card Carole, its really effective & I love those Sepia tones. We have a lady that comes in the shop who loves anything to do with ice skating but finds it difficult to find anything with them on. This would be her dream card!!
    Have a good weekend
    Amy x

  7. I really love your elegant vintage(y) looking card! It is almost dreamy as is a frosty winter day. Winter will be upon us so soon - not sure if I am ready for that! heehee but I am turning my heart toward making some soft snowy themed cards. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration today!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  8. Hi Carole and thanks for the visit. Love this Christmas card. The skating die is fabulous, love how you've made them up and the hessian background.

    Have a super weekend.
    Love Erika. X

  9. Hi your Christmas card!! It really caught my the skates and the buttons and bling, it looks fantastic! Vikki x

  10. What a gorgeous card Carole, love the skates and the embellies are perfect... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  11. Gorgeous card, I just love the skates too! ~Diane

  12. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the skates and hessian and your embellishments look stunning!