Tuesday 17 December 2013

One layer Christmas card - and some winners!

I have an exciting announcement to make today so scroll right down to the end of the post for that. Meanwhile, I have a card to show you - probably my favourite Christmas card I've designed this year in fact! Come and see:

I love this flowing sentiment from Delightful Dozen. I stamped it in Early Espresso ink onto Stampin' Up's ready-made note cards - these are the perfect weight for one layer cards, are made of beautifully smooth, quality card stock and come with their own envelopes to make life even easier!

Here's a close up of the stamping and you can see that I made my spray of foliage fit the shape of the sentiment. The stamps were chosen from three different stamp sets because it's always fun to put different stamps together and you always come up with something unique - why  not try it?!

I'm going to link this card up with Make My Monday where the theme is a Clean and Simple Christmas card; and 52 {Christmas} card throwdown where we're picking a previous challenge (I've chosen the July colour palette of dark red, dark brown, dark green and ivory.)

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Joyful Christmas, Bright Blossoms, Delightful Dozen (sentiment)
Ink: Gumball Green, Early Espresso plus markers
Card stock: Notecards and envelopes
Other: Stamp-a-majig

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Can you hear a drum roll?! Yes, it's time to make that exciting announcement...

My Christmas prize draw winners
As a special thank you to my customers, I laid on a special prize draw at the end of last month and everyone who placed an order with me between 25th November - 15th December was automatically entered.

I have used a Random Selector to choose the winners and they are:

Ann Rosie from Fife wins 1st prize, a cling mount Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Stephanie Brown from County Down wins 2nd Prize, a cling mount Oh Goodie stamp set
Irene Dunn from Tyne & Wear wins 3rd prize, a Tag-a-Bag accessories set

Congratulations ladies, I'm delighted for you all! Your prizes will soon be winging their way to you through the post.

I've been out Christmas shopping with each of my children and have found that some have been more prepared than others... Yesterday evening was the turn of my youngest son and suffice it to say that eventually I found a bench in the shopping centre, sat down with him and said we weren't moving from it until he'd thought of a great gift for each of the people he was getting presents for! It all happened quite quickly after that!

I'll be back tomorrow with more of my Christmas makes. Hope to see you then.



  1. Beautifully stamped Vicky, I love the mix of different stamps.

  2. Love your berry festive card!

    CONGRATS to your lucky winners.


  3. Thank you so much for the chance to win Vicky, I'm delighted!

    Another lovely card from you today too. You spoil us.


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