12 November 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like christmas...

I keep getting christmas songs stuck in my head recently! I can't help but sing along with my internal jukebox which annoys my colleagues no end!
I made this christmas card today using one of my new stamps from the NEC. The company is called Indigo Blu and they have a fantastic range of unusual gorgeous stamps.
The one I've used here is called Bare Forest, it stamped beautifully first time with versamark ink and I then dusted it over with silver Mica powder to bring out the image.
Recipe:
Bare Forest stamp with mica powder
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Silver and blue card.
LOTV sentiment stamp
MS Snowflake border punch and single snowflake punches.
Stickles for the falling snow
Thanks for stopping by :)
Challenges:
SATURDAY
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers -Your favourite technique
One Stop Craft - Ribbons and Lace and a DT Call
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
FRIDAY 
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - must be Christmas - use a stamp that has never seen ink Fabulous Friday - embossing
Fairy Fun Fridays - no black lines
Floweret - Christmas
Mami Doodles - Christmas
Wags 'n Whiskers - Christmas
THURSDAY
Crimbo Crackers - must be Christmas - Make It Sparkle
 Delightful Challenges - 1/1 - Snowflakes
 Paper Crafting Journey - Embossing
WEDNESDAY
Inky Impressions - glitter
TUESDAY
Partytime Tuesdays - 1/3 - Bling It On
Stamp-N-Doodle - Sparkle & Shine
Top Tip Tuesday - 1/3- Anything Christmas Goes 
MONDAY
Heart Song Inspirations - 1/1- Anything Goes
Squigglefly - NO Patterned Paper
There She Goes - Holiday Projects

 

31 comments:

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous work Gm hugs Rebekah x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful card Gemma, love the darkness of the trees.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Marg said...

Love your card Gemm. LoL at your internal Juke Box. x

Joey said...

Gemma this is so striking and so elegant, beautiful card thanks for glittering it up with us at inky impressions. Joey x

Mynnette said...

Oh, wow. This is truly stunning! FABULOUS card--so very pretty!!! TFS! :)

Pat Garvin said...

Love using Mica powders myself. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Heather said...

Very pretty card- so wintery! Thanks for joining us in the Squigglefly challenge this week.

Holly said...

Beautiful card! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Amanda said...

Lovely card Gemma and a beautiful stamp.

Amanda

bettand said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the embossed snowflakes and those threes. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

artydoll said...

just stunning

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh my--this is just beautiful! I love the image and the colors! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Firends challange!

Andrea said...

What a very nice card - so loveley design! Great! Thanks for joining SFC.
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41

Angela said...

Wow your card looks really nice.Thank you for sharing this with us at SFC.
Many greetings
Angela

Janeen said...

what a beautiful shimmering card. thanks for playing in Speedy's challenge this week.

Pam said...

How pretty & that sentiment is just great, thanks for taking part in the challenge over on Mami Doodles, good luck x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is really stylish and gorgeous Gem! :)

Love it!

xxalisonxx

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

This card is gorgeous! I really like the stamp and how you emphasized the image! Background embossing is such a nice feature! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Leanne said...

This is gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! Hope to see you again next week!

Hugs
Leanne xx

jengd said...

Wonderful card! I LOVE that tree image and it works so well with the variety of snowflakes! Beautiful! Jen, GD at Top Tip Tuesday

Teresa Jaye said...

oh Gemma, this is just gorgeous. Love the shimmer of the Mica powder and the embossing is great. What a sweet sentiment too! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

NancyD said...

Love your trees. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week for our Snowflake challenge. NancyD

Tip Top said...

This is fantastic! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Purple Crazy said...

very elegant card, love it, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful challenges.

PepPop said...

Beautiful. It's gorgeous and so stylish. Jaqui x PS you've got me singing it now LOL

Cor* said...

This is simply perfect for our NO LINES challenge at FFF! Wowzers. Way to think outside the box! Great layout. Very elegant and well done!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous image and love the embossed piece. Very stylish and elgegant design.Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss.
Lyndsey xx

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous card Gemma...thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Fridays...hope to see you next time again!
xxx Margreet

Eli said...

Beautiful card, so elegant! Great work with the embossing challenge.
Eli (Frosted Designs)

Designing with Debbie said...

Stunning card I love the snow flakes. As long as they are on paper and not the ground. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our No Black Lines challenge! Good Luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx