Saturday, 26 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' the blues

Happy Saturday! This week over at Sweet Stampin' Challenges our theme is 'got the blues'.
I made a Christmas card using a fabulous stamp from Inkylicious, it's a kind of negative stamp as it stamps the background and leaves the image white. I stamped it using distress inks, I love the 'snowy feel' this gives. Simple design too ( so nice and quick!. Just added a bow (recycled ribbon from some packaging) and a die cut sentiment.
I made some more cards too, using the same stamp....

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, much appreciated at this busy time of year!  I hope you can spare a few minutes to hop over here and see what the Sweeties have been up to this week. It would be lovely to see what you make for this theme too...there's a fabulous prize on offer from Live and Love Crafts, don't miss out on their closing down sale!
Have a great weekend

Challenges entered:
alphabetchallenge T for trees
4craftychicks #326 Winter Wonderland
craftrocket #29 wintertime
MAWTT Anything Christmas
addicted-to-stamps #136
Rudolph Day November Challenge


  1. Very beautiful display as always.xx {aNNie}

  2. Lovely cards Chris, the image is gorgeous, great embossed background on the first one. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

  3. WOW..fabulous cards instant background and lovely snowy all your designs and colours...awesome.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Hi Chris,
    what a wonderful array of cards.
    Their designs are really fab and those trees look super.
    I love all the wonderful different colours too.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Beautiful card and colour combinations. The image works in perfect harmony with the backgrounds too. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  6. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxxx
    And at MAWTT too,

  7. Hi Chris I love these 3 glorious festive makes the image is fabulous makes each card look delightful the scenes look lovely and Wintry perfect for Christmas.
    lorraine x

  8. Beautiful is your christmas card and the embossing background looks so pretty on it.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  9. Fabulous stamp - I think its brilliant how the "negative" impression gives a snowy look! I love the glittery areas on the white card - so wintery :) Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT, Emma (DT)

  10. Fabulous set of cards and I love the stamp and the snowy effect you get. Thanks for joining us at the Rudolph Days challenge xx

  11. This is lovely. I've not seen "background" stamps before. Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges

  12. Lots of fabulous trees Chris and love the quite simple matting and layering with the emphasis kept on the trees with nice plain colour backgrounds. Thank you for joining in with the November Rudolph Days Challenge. x

  13. Wonderful wintry cards! Thanks for sharing at 4 Crafty Chicks in our winter wonderland challenge!

    Nance, DT 4CC

  14. GORgeous card Chris..I forget just how much stamped images always seem so pretty.
    Must admit I've bought a few since I went to Birmingham. Perhaps they will come out in the new year.

  15. Something about blue for the holidays really creates a frosty inviting feel. The white trees against the dark panel is very effective and I adore that embossing pattern, looks like snow flurries in the wind! Another stunning holiday card Chris!! hugs :)

  16. Oh Chris a great collection of cards well done, lovely stamping, love the highlight variations too, well done!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  17. How absolutely beautiful! Love the tree stamp and beautiful white border! Hugs, Autumn

  18. That is one cool stamp. I like how it stamps the reverse image.
    Your ribbon is perfect here!

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

  19. Great cards - all very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x