Friday 10 October 2014

A festive challenge & a winner!

CBS challenge
FYI: This is what happens when you run out of daylight hours in the working week to photograph your projects. Apologies for the poor quality pic - I'll get myself organised over the weekend! 

Happy Friday! The weekend starts here and we're kicking it off with a brand new Clearly Besotted Stamps challenge as well as announcing the winner from my 2nd anniversary blog hop post.

First up, the challenge. Having just celebrated one fabulous, festive release we want to see you prepare to celebrate the season with us and create a Christmas project. For my card I inked up the set, Ornamental Style. I'm usually a tradition gal when it comes to Christmas colour combinations but there's something so rich and elegant about purple, gold and cream. :)

tips and tricks

  • I created the top panel of the card by stamping various sized snowflakes in VersaMark ink and dusting them with gold Perfect Pearls.
  • To add more interest to the heat-embossed baubles, I cut out out the centres with a craft knife and backed the apertures with purple cardstock.
  • I adore the script style of the sentiment and the angle of the word 'Christmas' complements the shape of the top panel.
Now it's your turn! I hope you can ink along with us! Check out the full deets of the challenge at Clearly Besotted Stamps HQ (aka Stephanie's blogeroo!)

Before I scoot, it's time to draw a winner from the Clearly Besotted Stamps 2nd anniversary blog hop. So, the winner of a £20 e-giftcard to spend on Clearly Besotted goodies is...*drumroll please*

  • Mary who said... "Love the card! The clothespin embellishment is so cute. Thanks for a chance to win a gift card to this awesome company!"

Congrats, Mary! Please pop me an email and I'll set you up for a happy spending spree at Clearly Besotted Stamps. :)

That's all from me today, but thank you so very much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!



Marianne said...

very elegant card Amy

Marianne said...

congratulations Mary

Sue said...

WOW! This is stinning. The gold snowflakes and baubles look amazing and I love the sentiment.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous card Aimes and love all that purple. Very Classy Xmas card!
Congrats Mary. xx

Crafty Claire said...

Lovely card. Really bold and striking. Live the colour combination.

Helen F said...

A lovely card. So elegant and yet so simple. Great work!

mycreativecraftingcorner said...

Wow this is amazing and I love this Xmas Card.
Great work!
Thank you!

Tricia Coffin said...

Your card is WOWser! I'm truly impresses. Love the metallic gold and deep purple. Just beautiful.

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