Friday 8 August 2014

Christmas in August ...

Plan ahead seems to be the mantra for producing Christmas cards!

I'm in Bruges at the moment on a short break with my daughter so I have scheduled this post - so if all goes according to plan it should be mid morning on Friday!

If you follow my blog or the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog you may remember that I won the June Take It, Make It challenge, something I am very proud of as the card represented a departure from my usual style.  As a winner I was invited to be on the Guest Designer Team for the August challenge.  The challenge was launched at the start of the month and the idea is to create a card using any technique that has featured in the Craft Stamper magazine since the start of the year.

My first problem was which technique should I use!  I have been toying with an idea for my Christmas cards and the more I thought about it the more I realised that the concept was ideal for this opportunity - so out came the stamps and the inks.  I chose the Repeat Stamping Technique as showcased by Lydia Brooke Evans in the March Issue.  As I will be making a number of these cards I have tried them out in different colours - you should be able to see a black and white version on the Craft Stamper Blog.  These are the second and third versions:

I used

Clearly Besotted Stamps
Simon Says Stamps
Distress Inks
Stampin Up Inks

This is the card that I won the original challenge with:



  1. Wow, what a wonderful way to kick off the xmas cards! I love what you have designed with this technique!
    Dot x

  2. Hi Elaine.... you've got your Christmas cards off to a good start! Love these, and the black and white one on the CS blog looks fab. Great technique choice and a great job! Enjoy the weekend ...... Linda xx


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