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Monday, 28 November 2011

CCM #57 Heat Embossing

Over at Crafty Cardmakers our challenge to you this time is to use heat embossing on your creation. As our hostess Josephine described it ‘Any technique using heat embossing - stamping or ultra-thick embossing powder or something else I haven't thought of!

CCM 57 1 We have a fabulous prize on offer from The Stamp Man of some Starburst Stains Pots - Holiday Wreath  STARBURST-STAINS-holiday-wreath I am also extending the Design Team call for another fortnight as last time’s challenge was a little bit more specialised and I wanted to give everyone a chance to enter even if recycling had not been there ‘thing’ Please pop by the blog if you are interested, and, of course, to enter the challenge.

So onto my card. I printed out a couple of sheets from the Artylicious Seasons’ Greetings CD in two different sizes and on the smaller one I stamped the gorgeous Baroque Christmas Tree from IndigoBlu, and embossed it with white detail powder. I wonder if anyone makes a truly WHITE powder as this one, in my opinion is more cream than white, especially when compared to the white mat I have under the first layer of paper.

I added a few little presents diecuts that have been in my stash since Adam was a lad! Guilty as charged MeLud, I purchase stuff and hoard it! The oh so lush snowflakes are cut from glitter card with a Memory Box die. I am fast falling in love with these dies, and I bought mine from a seller on Ebay US so got an excellent deal on them.

I’m sitting here nursing a bad back, everyone say Ahhhhh!, which happened when I had to rescue my little Poppikins from a huge brute of a dog that was chasing her down across the park. My back just went pop. About ten minutes later I was chatting to an elderly lady, bemoaning my lot when the monster dog reappeared. She was like Supergran. She bent down and scooped Poppy into the safety of her arms and then starting yelling at Dogzilla and swatting at him ‘go away you brute, leave her alone’. Big up Supergran, thanks for rescuing us because at that stage there was NO WAY I could bend over to grab my dog.

Right back to the business at hand.

I am entering this into the following:-

4 Crafty Chicks - #65 Snowflakes

Addicted To Stamps - #18 Christmas Card

Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days - #22 Winter Wonderland

Charisma Cardz - #46 Snowflakes

Fashionable Stamping - #9 I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Fun with Shapes and More – #97 Cold as Ice

Our Creative Corner – Oh Christmas Tree

Paper Sundaes - #97 Winter Wonderland

Scrapbook Sisters - #61 Christmas Time

Stampotique Designers Challenge - #43 Non Traditional Christmas

Stamptacular - #140 Anything Christmas

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  1. Oh this is gorgeous! Really beautiful :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  2. Very beautiful card,Lin!The Xmas tree is so gorgeous and I love the snowflakes!
    thanks for joining us at ATSC!

  3. Your embossed tree is gorgeous! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week! Hope you are on the mend.

  4. This is gorgeous Lynne. I love the papers, I love the stamp, I love the little presents, and I really, really, really, really (getting it?) love the die cuts.
    Hope your back gets better really soon.
    and hugs to Poppikins

  5. Hi,

    Beautiful card.Very worked effect.Original project. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges this week.

    Hugs from France.

  6. This is really lovely! It's a beautiful image - so swirly, and it's embossed so well. Gorgeous card!

  7. Lovely card, Lin! That tree is soooooo pretty!

    Beth. xxx

  8. What a beautiful tree, love the little presents too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative corner in the Christmas tree challenge.

  9. I love that tree! Awesome creation, Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  10. Beautiful card, its a super tree stamp. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

  11. What a beautiful tree and like your background! Wonder how you've made that.....also like your blog lay-out very much, great colours! greetz Miranda

  12. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  13. Gorgeous tree, gorgeous card! Those memory box dies are lovely aren't they, I have a few that I can't use as yet, very frustrating.
    Susan xxx

  14. what a stunning card ,love the embossing and pretty colours
    thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck

  15. Wow, what an amazing tree! Your background is fab! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  16. Gorgeous card, beautiful colors. Hope you will join us at Stampotique on the 2nd Wednesday of the month where you can use any stamps.

  17. Super cute, love this card, great job! Thanks for playing our snowflakes challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  18. Aww lin
    I love this! The colours are beautiful and so striking!!
    Hope your back feels better soon!
    Hugs M xxx

  19. Such a fantastic card, love this Christmas tree and the background. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  20. WOW!! How beautiful is this!! Love the tree!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge at the "Anything Christmas - Challenge" Hope to see you again!

    Hugs from Tine

  21. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  22. This is such a beautiful card, your embossing is perfect and beautifully crafted.


  23. Great card and great post ! Not so great about your back though ! Do hope you are on the mend soon and hope you have seen the last of Dogzilla ! I have two pesky mutts and know how daunting it can be ! Fabulos card and beautiful embossing tat tree sure is gorgeous.


  24. Seems I ave commented twice in your card this maes three now ! Well I always say you can never have too any comens lol !


  25. Yep me again this makes four !!!! No am not a stalker !! ( The things people will do to get on a design team ) Having read my last comment on your blog just wanted to apologise for the spelling ( note to self must wear glasses when commenting ! )It also seems that spell check does not work on the weekends ! Thank you for your lovely words they are much appreciated, am off for a nose around your blog now so don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere . Enjoy your Sunday


  26. Gorgeous card, love the colours and that stamp is fab. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Claire xx

  27. A really stunning looking card Lin. The tree looks amazing on that background.
    Thanks so much for joining in with our FSC challenge and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Fliss x

  28. I love the tree so pretty, hope your back is better now! I have a Dogzilla dog who likes to chase other dogs but all wants to do is play, although I do sympathise with you and I watch him carefully and call him away if the other dog or the owner don't look happy :)


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