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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

One Stamp - Two Ways

Good morning all.

We hit lucky yesterday and seemed to miss the worst of the winds and didn't have any rain. It was certainly very windy further north of us when we went shopping.

A couple of quick Christmas cards to share today...trying to get them all finished so there's no last minute rush.

Stamp from Clearly Besotted, stamped with versamark and embossed with WOW Campari Soda EP with the trunk and star done with Blue Lagoon. Pierced rectangle die from Spellbinders. Sentiment die was a freebie from Tattered Lace at Harrogate. 

Same tree stamp stamped with versamark and heat embossed with white EP. Card was inked with Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord DI. Sentiment and snowflakes were magazine freebies and were stamped in Dusty Concord DI. Card is finished with two small gems.

Both toppers were attached with foam tape for dimension and both are finished inside.

Challenges entered:
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Merry Monday - non traditional colours (2nd card)
Simon says Stamp - anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle - anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - stars and snowflakes
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Wow Embossing Powder - same stamp different ways
City Crafter - a piece of sky


  1. These are just gorgeous Carol fabulous design and stunning details.xxx

  2. Lovely cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  3. So gorgeous, love this creation and the most gorgeous stamp used two ways, love the colours...
    My blog candy ends soon..
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  4. These are gorgeous, loving both designs. A very versatile tree stamp.
    Linda xxx

  5. Brilliant cards, love them, very effective.

    Patricia x

  6. Very lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  7. Two gorgeous cards Carol, I couldn't choose a favourite.

  8. Fabulous cards Carol, I love the tree image and your CAS layout, hugs Kate x

  9. Both gorgeous, but I do like the blue background. Michelle x

  10. Two very beautiful
    Christmas cards Carol.
    Janet xxx

  11. Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB :-)

  12. Love your little Christmas card countdown, how appropriate for joining Merry Monday and what a great card to add to your stash! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  13. Hi! Carol..thanks for popping over and leaving your sweet comment..and I'm popping right back at you.I love your 2 cards...so elegant and classy..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  14. Both are gorgeous but my fav is the purple one!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  15. What lovely cards........thank you for joining us

    Fiona DT

  16. Two gorgeous cards Carol I love the clean and simple styles that you are using and the image is lovely.
    Lorraine x

  17. Both of these are so pretty. I love how you get two completely different looks just by changing up a couple things. So glad you shared them with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  18. both of these cards are fab and I really like your idea of stamping the one word in the frame and the other underneath. hugs Mrs A.

  19. Stunning, love the purple one in particular,so effective...

    Andrea TTPH

  20. Lovely cards -both are fabulous. I especially love the embossing. TFS. Thank you for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges.

    Katya Bess

  21. Beautiful & elegant cards! Love the two different ways to showcase the pretty tree! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  22. Lovely cards, love the white embossed card with the purple sponging. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  23. These are gorgeous; You can never go wrong with stars and snowflakes; they are one of my faves...:) Thank you much for joining us at CCCB

  24. These are both so pretty! Love that you got too different looks with the same stamp. I think the first is my favorite, the layout is great and I love the stitching. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  25. These are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com!


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