Saturday, 6 November 2010

Another new purchase

This elegant creature was stamped with my new purchase from Penny Black... part of my haul from the NEC on Thursday. It's for Itzuvit's 'Embossing' challenge from One Stop Cards and Crafts this week. The embossing here was made with a Tim Holtz tree bark  folder on some rather grainy brown card.
The stamp itself doesn't have a sentiment, so I began by adding one which was a partially masked clear stamp from Papermania. In fact the stamp didn't have the umlaut, but there was a tiny dash of ink from where the stamp was masked, so I added the umlaut with the tip of an embossing tool to disguise it. I then realised however that it was over the wrong letter... it should be over the 'e'. So that went in the bin and I started again deciding to choose a different stamp altogether for the sentiment. I should have tried to get them side by side for a spot the difference test!
Thank you everyone who entered the Blog Hop last week, it was lovely to be visited by so many lovely people... the results of all the winners and  DT's candy draws will be announced later today. So do check back on the challenge blog for details.
Any kind of embossing will qualify for this challenge, so triple embossing, dry embossing, heat embossing, brass templates, scored lines and shapes, any of these will be great. So do join in and let's see your creations!
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Christmas card ... non-traditional colours


  1. Chrissie what a wonderful card. I think I prefer the second version.
    I bet you had a wonderful time at the NEC. One of these days I will get to one of these shows. They never seem to be on when I am over there.


  2. Both absolutely stunning!
    i LOVE reindeers
    I have a similar stamp to this with a stream of snowflakes and star from it. Have to say I prefer yours!

    mandi x

  3. Gorgeous image Chrissie, love the Tim holtz background too, very effective!

  4. Hi Chrissie - i really do like this stamp and can see this being versatile just by being stamped in different colours and choosing different backgrounds. Also love the colour of either the ink or embossing powder - whichever gave it the brown colour.

    Looks like the TH 'bark' folder will be versatile too.

    Hope you had a good time at the NEC...

    Paula x x x

  5. Chrissie, absolutely gorgeous. What wonderful stamps these are! Your examples are so beautiful.

  6. These are beautifully elegant designs Chrissie. If I had to pick a favourite it would be the top one because the sentiment goes so well with the overall design of the card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's again and helping us to celebrate our first birthday. Good luck in the draws.
    Ann x

  7. Both are gorgeous, classy cards, Chrissie.
    Love the colour and the stamp is beautiful - the TH folder is perfect for this design
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's first anniversary celebration challenge


  8. Love your card with all the wonderful textures. I have all of what you have sorta (haha) with a reindeer sorta close...can I possibly make something as beautiful as yours. Thank you for sharing and leaving me with some inspiration!


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