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Monday 9 December 2019

CCM #247 Christmas

It’s our final challenge for 2019 over on the Crafty Cardmakers blog and unsurprisingly we have chosen a seasonal theme of Christmas.

I made my cards with the lovely reindeer stamp from Studiolight. I created a background with distress oxides onto a glass mad, added water and smooshed it onto the card.

I then stamped the reindeer in black archival ink, and added a sentiment from Claritystamp. I created the snow by scattering loosely some shabby white embossing powder from Stampendous.

The second picture is the same idea but obviously the colours are slightly different on this one as you cannot predict where the ink will go!

These were a part of my theme this year, and once I created the backgrounds I just lined up the stamp in my stamp press so that it would appear in the same place on each background and stamped away, likewise with the sentiment.

Rather than wasting black card to mat and layer, after trimming out the stamped background, I simply went round with a black copic pen to create a border.

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Dec: Anything Goes with a Critter
A Vintage Journey – Holly Jolly Christmas
Addicted to Stamps – #180 Cold and Frosty (sadly their last challenge)
Alphabet Challenge – S is for Snow
Corrosive Challenge – #12 Anything Goes
Creatalicious – #176 Anything Goes with Optional Winter
Just Add Ink – #485 Just Add One Layer
Lost Cost Portal – #89 In The Deep Midwinter
Merry Little Christmas – #17 Anything Christmas Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge – #107 Winter Wonderland
Sparkles Monthly – #122 It’s Begining to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas
The Artistic Stamper – Dec: Christmas is Coming
The Crafting Challenge – Dec: Christmas
Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes
Your Next Stamp – #128 Winter Warmup


  1. What a fun scene! Love the deer over the blue that way, and what fun sparkle you've added! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  2. Beautiful card Lin and it's so stylish too. Have a great Christmas. Hugs, Angela xXx

  3. That image is incredible! Love the pretty blue watercolor background with the lovely texture snow! Nicely done! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  4. Such beautiful cards! Love your background and the reindeer stamp is wonderful. Thank you for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  5. This is such a beauty Lin. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. What a gorgeous card and background, I love that reindeer stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  7. Such a lovely card, Lin. Beautiful watercolour background. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  8. Gorgeous use of techniques to create texture for your one layer card, thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink! Kelly x

  9. Beautiful and very elegant. You made a lovely background, the glittering snow has a wonderful effect. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  10. Your card is so pretty and elegant. Especially love the bulbs hanging from the antlers. Thanks so much for traveling along with us at A Vintage Journey.

  11. Elegant and fabulous! Love fabulous image and fab card design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 2 week Christmas challenge! Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  12. I love the smooched background and the gorgeous deer. Two lovely cards. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  13. Hi thanks for participating in the challenge of The Chafting Challenge make sure you are a follower of the blog Dt Manuela

  14. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional winter” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)

  15. Beauty card Lin. Love the colours. The best to you in 2020. Judy

  16. This is beautiful! Love the inked background. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  17. Fabulous cards Lin. I feel very honoured to be a recipient of one of them. This also saves me having to ask you what stamp you had used. Definitely on my wish list.
    Hope that 2020 is better for you in every way.
    Happy Christmas and New Year, with love and crafty hugs

  18. Fabulous make hun, love the sprinkle of snow!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Winter Wonderland' this month
    Hope to see you join in with us again real soon!
    Hugs Shell xx


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