Hi folks. Once again I have not posted since the last challenge but I have the excuse that I was away in UK for two weeks. While there I managed to get all my cards for UK stamped and left them with my son to post later, but now I am home I find I still need about forty cards for local friends, so I have been busy making some simple 'runs'. But the cards I am showing today are some I made just before I went away, using the boxed magazine set - Stamps by Chloe, Christmas Collection.
This magazine came with two dies and a set of 11 stamps to coordinate with one of them, a very pretty embossing folder and lots of papers, toppers etc. The magazine was full of examples and techniques, and although I was careful not to copy any of them exactly, they did give me lots of ideas, including using colour combos that I might not have considered otherwise.So here are three of the cards I made.
The papers and embossed background (dotted with stickles for a sparkle effect), are from the set, as are the poinsettia panels, decoupaged with flowers from the toppers sheets.
The top one has a large flower corner made using an Altenew stamp and die set, and Tim Holtz and Joanna Sheen signature dies for foliage.
Both sentiments are made with Cut & Make mini dies.
I shall try to get some more cards made with this versatile kit, this week.
In the meanwhile I will link up with the Rudolph Day Challenge on Scraps of life by Scrappy Mo, and try and catch up on my other blog!