Sunday, 4 November 2012

Traditional Christmas

Good morning everybody, an exciting day for us at Stamping Sensations as we launch our very first challenge under our new name. 
So today the most important thing I need to do is tell you about the prizes this month and announce our   r  November theme which is..............

******** Traditional Christmas********

We will still be having our popular Top 3 spot, plus a great prize and over the coming months we will be featuring different sponsors. It was our idea to kick that off next month, however one of our new sponsors Indigo Blue really, really wanted to get involved this month so here is what they have offered:-

Flitter Glue starter kit £17
Their new A5 special edition stamp sheet £15
Treemendous stamp £9

And here's the one we prepared earlier !!

For my card I used a Personal Impressions stamp which I love, it's so serene and when ever I use it my hubby says we'll live there one day (Awwww!).  I used two different embossing folders, the swiss dot and the mistletoe border at the bottom.  I just wanted to keep this CAS and used minimum colouring too with Promarkers.  But then lashings of glamour dust for the snow.  I heat embossed my sentiment in gold to finish off.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Dream valley - challenge 44 - Glitter & bling
2. Crafts & me - challenge 108 - Bling it up
3. Diva's by Design - challenge 59 - Festive
4. Crafty Catz - challenge # 157 - Add Texture (my texture is embossing folders)

Now onto my Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge creation, our theme is "Any Die Will Do", so get out all your dies and you can go mad with them. Our sponsors this month are:-
Penny Black, Classy Crafts, Flonz craft, and Sir Stampalot.
Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your Dies out for isn't it!!!!!!
Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules and put GDT after your name on the Linky.

For my card I used my Nesties, three layers, my sentiment is a Flonz Craft stamp and I just edged it with some gold embossing powder.  I used a Penny Black stamp from Holiday Critters transparent set. Added some Pretty Little Ribbon Shop ribbon and a bell.
Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Creative Inspirations Wednesdays - challenge 187 - Lets celebrate (I chose Christmas)
2. I ♥ Promarkers - challenge 141 - Cute
3. Fab 'N' Funky - challenge #145 - Die cuts/punches
4. Penny Black Saturday - November - Cute christmas

Thanks for popping by my blog
Happy crafting
Tracy x


brenda said...

Two really great Christmas cards Tracy, both the lovely traditional feel to them.

The scene on the first one is idyllic and love the little bell you added to the second one.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Tracy.
I love the image on the first card with all that gorgeous sparkle and the second card is so cute with wonderful papers.


scrappyjacky said...

2 lovely cards,Tracy.

Sally H said...

Two fantastic cards, Tracy! I love them both! Your colouring is excellent and that snowy village is perfectly frosty x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

So beautiful cards, Tracy!
First so cosy and the second so cute!
Lots of greetings;-))m

linda said...

beautiful christmas cards! i love the cozy feel of the first one and the very happy mouse in the second. the reds and golds are traditional and look so pretty.

Linby said...

Two great cards Tracy. I love that image on the second one, and those papers go so well with the layout.
Lynn x

Ellie said...

These are both such gorgeous cards Tracy. Love that beautiful image on the first one, and such a beautiful sketch. Love the cute little mouse on the second one, beautiful choice of designer papers, and fabulous sketch too!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy, love them both. Hope you are well and keeping wrapped up in this miserable weather x Susan x

Jules said...

Hi Tracy

Two really lovely Christmas cards

Love the little scene on your first one.

Hope all is good at your end.

Love Jules xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine said...

That's really lovely. I love those papers. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx


Hi Tracy
A fabulous and wonderful card love the scene and colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Beccy said...

Great card love the fun image - thanks for joining the Fab n Funky challenge.

Beccy x

Sarah said...

Hi Tracy, two gorgeous Christmas cards - the first is very elegant and the second awfully cute!

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Lynne K said...

Gorgeous cards, Tracy! I love that traditional village scene. Can see why your husband wants to live there! I like the way the red and gold borders match the ribbon and bow. Perfect!

Lynne x

Rina said...

Adorable card! And just FYI... I like your blog title banner!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the Diva's this week...
Rina DT member

Rebekah said...

Super cute thanks for playing at CI and Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

pinky said...

Thats a gorgeous stamp you have used Tracy, love your card. The little musical mouse one is just too cute, love the red and kraft together.

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab card, so cute. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

gorgeous card,thank you for joining the Dram Valley challenge this fortnight. Marlene

PaperDaisies said...

What a great entry for our challenge over at Crafty Catz. Just love that scene. Hugs Nina

Nathalie said...

i love traditional christmas card. Your coloring is beautiful.Thank you for joining us to Dream Valley challenges.

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Shirley said...

Your card gets top marks for cuteness from me Tracy. I love the music sheet background paper and I love the message ribbon. Just gorgeous.


coops said...

so stunning.fab sparkle and i love your wonderful winter image.
thanks for joining in my `bling it up` theme at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

kath said...

your card is so sweet tracy...thanks for joining in the fun this month at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Pauline C said...

Adorable cute Christmas card Tracy - thanks for joining in with this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
pauline x