Monday, 11 November 2013

Merry Christmas Allover


Well Alan and I are a very proud mummy and daddy yesterday, as H was the flag bearer for his beaver's group at the Remembrance Service today and he did himself proud too, he also got a very good school report from his new teacher of 8 weeks - saying he has settled in very well and that he is up to Phase 6 in Phonics and his spellings, reading, maths and writing is above average too.

Today's card is a little different for me as it's more CAS, then i would normally do, but felt the stamp needed it (the code for this PB stamp is 1892M and was produced in 2000), firstly i stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with : Stamp Stuff - 'Crystal' embossing powder, i then distressed the sentiment with : Tim Holtz Distressed Inks - 'Bundled Sage & Salty Ocean', i used : Tim Holtz - 'Barn Door' Glitter Glue (for the holly berries), Stickles Glitter Glue - 'Star Dust' (for the stars) and 'Green' (for the holly leaves) and finished it off with Bazzill Bling and White Sheer Ribbon.

Today's Card And Challenges :

Penny Black Friends  - where November's Challenge is 'Sparkler'

Totally Papercrafts - where Challenge No: 192 is 'Use Glitter'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes - with an emphasis on Xmas'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'CAS'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Christmas Is Coming'

I'm still not happy with these photos as the colours are more blue, than green !!

the 2nd photo, shows the glitter shimmer off better

Sentiment - Penny Black - 'Merry Christmas Allover'
Embossing Powder - Stamp N Stuff - 'Crystal'
Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz - 'Bundled Sage And Salty Ocean'
Glitter Glue - Tim Holtz - 'Barn Door'
Stickles Glitter Glue - 'Green and Star Dust'
White Sheer Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x


Sue said...

Beautiful card Sam.You have every right to be proud of your Son x

tilly said...

Well done to H in his new school and flag carrying !
A super and different card from you this time and I love it, hope you are keeping well

Janice said...

Love this one Sam - what a super stamp and a brilliant card. Excellent design. Glad H coped well with flag bearing duties and that he got a good report. Still not heard back about stamps, soz! Jx

Sue said...

Hi Sam
No wonder you are so proud of your lovely son, it sounds like he is a real credit to you.
Your card is gorgeous, such a beautifully embossed sentiment stamp and I love the colours.
hugs Sue xx

brenda said...

Stunning and inspirational Sam.

B x

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
hugs and xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Cathy DT Member

Debs said...

Stunning card Sam - love the design and fabulous colours.
You are so right to be proud of H - he's doing so well :o)
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sam and you have every right to be proud of your Son too. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sam. The design and colours look fabulous - so classy.
Lorraine x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam, I like the design, the glittered holly and the ribbon.
Kevin xx said...

Sam gorgeous card it looks so delicate. Love Alison xx

kay said...

Congratulations to H,pleased he has settled so well into the new school and your card is fabulous x

Sue said...

So very elegant. Love the embossing, Sam.
Love your bragging on your son, very special!!


kay said...

Thanks for comment in my blog,have entered the challenge x

susiestacey said...

Sounds like H has settled in very well in his new school. Gorgeous card Sam x Susan x

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely stunning card Sam! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, stunning card, love it

Wishcraft said...

Ooh! Love the stamp, it's fabulous! Gorgeous card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jules said...

Wonderful proud moments .. .. so happy for you!

Loving your gorgeous card too. Great embossing.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and you're absolutely right it needs nothing else other than what you've done.

Kim said...

This is beautiful, such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

coops said...

so stunning sam.really stylish design :D

xx coops xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sam, I love the colours they are so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous love the textured look and so sparkly too
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sweet Stampin'

Gail said...

I love this. Truly a wonderful embossed creation! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail