Monday, 21 July 2014

Only 156 days to go ...... until Christmas!!!

Good morning everyone,

Happy Monday to you all ......  
Yes I'm back from my holidays, and just about over the jet lag!

It's the 21st of the month again and that means the launch of a brand new challenge over at IndigoBlu.

Before I give you this month's theme though, Congratulations go to .......

our winner from last month's Tag You're It! challenge. Well done Clare ..... enjoy your prize!
As always there were some fabulous entries, thanks to everyone that joined in.

I know it's only July but ..... have you started thinking about your Christmas projects yet?  Well now's your chance.  This month's challenge theme is all about ......

Ho! Ho! Ho! and all that .... it's time to get festive.  There's even some brand new IndigoBlu Christmas designs for you too, all available on the website.  I've used a couple of them on my inspiration piece for you today ......

The pretty new Snowflake Lace ...... a beautiful new background design, and the cute little Dinkie Merry Christmas Circle  (popular stamps with the rest of the Design Team too!)

I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock 5x5 inches square and added a touch of colour around the edges using a couple of shades of blue distress inks - Broken China and Stormy Sky.  I then flicked a little water over the top, let it sit for a few seconds, then mopped up the excess using kitchen roll.

I then stamped the Snowflake Lace over the top half of the card, using Majestic Blue Versafine ink, then sprinkled with a sparkly clear embossing powder

I then cut a layer of navy cardstock, and using the Snowflake Lace again, I stamped part of the design randomly around the edge using Versamark ink.  I then dusted over the image with a pearlescent white chalk

Next, I stamped the Dinkie Merry Christmas Circle onto white card, using the blue Versafine again and embossed as before

I mat this onto a larger circle of navy card, and attached it underneath the snowflakes.
I added a satin ribbon bow, and some clear crystal gemstones to give the look of a hanging bauble

A few more gems dotted here and there on the front of the card, and of course some of the design on the inside finishes everything off nicely .......

Now it's your turn ....... come on, let's get into the Christmas spirit ...... Ho! Ho! Ho!
You have until 8pm on August 20th to get your entries in ...... have fun and Good Luck!  Oh ..... and Merry Christmas (sorry .... couldn't resist!)

Thanks for popping by.  Have a great week.

Cheerio until next time



  1. That's gorgeous Linda, the new stamps are fab, Merry Christmas, Elizabeth x

  2. Great new stamps !
    You made a great card with it !

  3. Loving those snowflake stamps and your card is beautiful! Congratulations are in order today too I think - I saw your name on the Craft Stamper DT list - well done you! Anne xx

  4. Sorry, forgot to say - Merry Christmas to you too!!

  5. Just had a catch up Linda, This is a fab Christmas card with those new stamps.
    Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday in Vegas, some great photos.
    Avril xx


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