Saturday, 29 November 2014

Decking the Halls

Hi everyone. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend with plenty of crafting time to look forward too.  :-)

I have been busy with my Cardio Stamps and spent a happy afternoon a couple of weeks ago stamping out lots of images to make up in to some clean and simple cards.

The thing I like about this style of stamping is that you don't have to be precise and fading and irregularity all adds to the overall effect…in other words you really can't go wrong! It is really quite liberating to just let yourself go and just stamp away without having to worry about smudging or colouring something in wrong.

Here's one of the cards that i made using a couple of packs of stamps that I have. The owner of Card-io has inspired me with her use of black ink as a main colour this year as it really seems to tick a box in terms of cards that you could give to a man…something that I often stubble with (although why they don't like cute little bears, and whimsical little girls and boys, I really can't imagine!!)

If I am honest, this card probably took about 5 minutes to stamp out….instant gratification. Probably the longest part of the process was the matting and layering part, but I had a kind of manufacturing process for that and sat sticking together a bunch of cards together whilst watching something on TV, so the whole process was very relaxing.

I thought I would go ahead and enter a few challenges with this card, and here they are:

Thanks for stopping by today.   :-)

Sharon x


  1. Lovely card and baubles, thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  2. A gorgeous card Sharon. Fabulous stamp and cas design
    Lorraine x

  3. Gorgeous design Sharon. Love the colours and a pretty card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Your card is fabulous, I love your garland and pretty baubles - it sounds like you really enjoyed making it as well.

  5. love your card clean and beautiful
    Thanks for joining us at SAAC this week
    Fanny SAAC DT

  6. This is such a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  7. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  8. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Aything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon