Sunday, 20 November 2011

I'm dreaming of a Fashionably White Christmas! - FSC #9

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow...



Welcome to another Fashionable Stamping Challenge! This time we are dreaming of a white Christmas...;).

As always our lovely sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts will have something fabulous waiting for the lucky winner!

I've recently fell in love with the kraft colour, which goes quite nicely with the idea of recycled packaging etc. which I am a big fan of ;). And I couldn't resist the combination of the natural kraft and brown shades against sparkly white..
  
And here is what I would like to share for this challenge ;).


The main image is from Vintage Christmas set by Stempelglede (oh how I loooove this set!!!) and it was stamped on glossy card using Archival Sepia ink. I sponged the edges with white paint and sprinkled it with glitter. And don't you just love this lovely image of the girls decorating the tree?


The corrugated card was also covered with white paint and glitter glue.

The background stamps are Stempelglede and Inkadinkado and were heat embossed with a home made mixture of white and holographic embossing powders ;). It gives a lovely, delicate sparkle. The sentiment is from Papermania Silent Night set.

This challenge is right up my street as this year I am going to have a "proper" white Christmas. For the last few years I have been craving for a real Christmas tree with white ornaments and this year I am finally going to have it!!! We have just bought a nice collection of new baubles and ornaments for the tree...

But as you might expect, I would not have resisted the temptation to make some hand made ornaments... and indeed I have not! lol; ) So stay tuned as very soon I will share some with you...


Until then... please join us for this challenge and let's be merry about a white Christmas!

Ps. Make sure to check the inspiration from the rest of the DT as the samples are simply mind blowing!!! And please give a big cheer for our new Fashionette Paula - we are so happy she agreed to join the team!!

Big hugs





Challenges for this card:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Women only
2 Sisters Challenge #66 - Let is sparkle
CES Challenges #62 - Snowflakes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Embossing
Crafty Catz #109 - Snowflakes
Phindy's Friday Challenge #82 - Christmas cards
Wags 'n Whiskers #67 - Christmas Themed
By the Cute & Girly Challenges Nov - Christmas Girls
Sundays with Crissy - Christmas card using non-traditional colours
Paper Pretties - Christmas, using non-traditional colours
The Artistic Stamper Nov - Backgrounds
Deep Ocean Challenge #12 - Vintage
Divas by Design #15 - Monochromatic
Moving Along with the Times #125 - Let it snow

33 comments:

bearkis said...

When I look into your creation,I"m dreaming!!!!

Claire said...

Gorgeous work Joanna, I love the colours and that stamp is beautiful
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Joanna, your white Christmas dream looks wonderful, a great vintage look.

Dots Dabbles said...

this is one of the most beautiful xmas stamps I have ever seen. I love what you do with Stempelglede stamps...you have exquisite taste...
Dot x

Doreen said...

Stunning work,your background is beautiful.xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Such an amazing card Joanna, lovely sparkle with the kraft and white and the image is glorious.
Time to get Christmassy. Can't wait to see your ornaments.
Enjoy your Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Candy C said...

Hi Joanna. Your Christmas card is so beautiful! I truly love your design. Your vintage photograph is so adorable and then the way you have showcased it with the popped sparkly snowflakes is lovely. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Suzanne C said...

Love Love that background and the image is so sweet! Beautiful Christmas card. (I had to look at what company made the santa image. It is part of a collage stamp from Inkadinkado Tin Can Mail.

Terry said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card, Joanna! Love the background and images, so gorgeous! The frosty snowflakes are a great touch!

Val said...

Joanna - this is simply stunning - just love all the embossing - an amazing piece of work.
Love
Valxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, looks like you could step into a magical dream.
Yvonne x

Ephemera said...

STUNNING!!how beautiful does that stamp look and the gorgeous stamping on the kraft card.I love this stamp set too and desperately need more stempelglade stamps. Looking forward to seeing your christmas decorations. XX

Ros said...

This is magical!! Beautifully done!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful and delightful holiday card!

Nigel said...

What a gloriously magical Christmas card.

Even I like white Christmas, so you can't go wrong ;)

Hels Sheridan said...

ooh that is sooooo pretty Jo... love it LOADS... thanks for playing along with The Artistic Stamper challenge x

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous! Love the vintage image. Beautiful embossing and love those snowflakes - really beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
Hugs Sue xx

Linda R. said...

Hello my friend.. your card looks dreamy. Such a gorgeous image.. Hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Hugs, Linda

carol said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Artyjen said...

Thanks for joining in again with another fabulous background card at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux

Ellie said...

LOVE it Joanna! Gorgeous colors, and the photographs are fab!
xxx Ellie

Pami said...

Beautiful card, love the vintage feel and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Fliss said...

Just catching up here! A stunning card Joanna and the image is gorgeous. Love the vintage colours and the beautiful background and you embellishments are fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, this is completely exquisite!!! It's so professional, my friend--I just keep staring at it! lol Beautiful!
XO
Cindy

Mynnette said...

WOW. This is beautiful!!! LOVE the subtle pop of red! And using kraft instead of white was a fabulous idea! :)

Curlybear said...

Oh my word what an adorable creation the I love the design and layout and fabulous colour theme too...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowflakes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW fantastic ink work!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

karen said...

oh this really is gorgeous, I love kraft too! thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

Shirl said...

Such an inspiration to us all with this card Joanna and I too love those kraft colours but when the white is added and the sepia it is a total wow. Adorable.

Hugs Shirley x x

Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Mona Eidhammer said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at CES this week & good luck! xx Jenny xx

Kathy said...

Stunning work, such a gorgeous elegant vintage creation. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Phindy's Place this week. Hope to see you again next week!

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