Thursday, 11 December 2008

ILWS challenge

I've set a new Inspiration and Themes Challenge today on In Love With Stamping - I hope you'll be able to head over there and play along!

Taking inspiration from the Christmas ornaments I came up with 2 cards. The first uses A Holly Jolly Christmas set from SU.

I embossed the tree with gold ink and clear e.p and cut it and matted it with long-rectangle nesties. The bottom half of the card is embossed with the snowflakes cuttlebug folder. I paper pierced around the top of the card, rounded the bottom corners, added gold ribbon and gold dew drops.

Stamps - A Holly Jolly Christmas (SU)
Ink - Encore gold
Card - Very Vanilla (SU)/Gold (Papertrey)
Other - Long rectangle nestabilities/Cuttlebug/gold ribbon/gold cord/gold dew drops/Crafter's Tool Kit (SU)

The second card uses a Cornish Heritage Farms image - I stamped this with a glue pad and added gold glitter for some serious sparkle!

Again I used the cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, nesties, gold ribbon and some gold pearls.

Stamps - Trumpeting Angel (CHF)
Ink - Tsukinenko glue pad
Card - Very Vanilla (SU)/Gold (Papertrey)
Other - Scalloped nestabilities/Cuttlebug/snowflakes embossing folder/gold ribbon/gold pearls

Thanks for stopping by today !


Kelley said...

Wow, Kate. Gorgeous cards! I also love your black and white cards from the previous post. Glad the craft fair went well!!

Bekka said...

What lovely cards Kate

Thanks for sharing :-)

Jo said...

Wow! Stunning!! Your photography of your cards is fabulous Kate - I can never get my cards to look that good.

Jo :)

Maggie said...

OMg I luv the cards and the colours simply gorgeous :)
We have a new challenge at
Stop by.
Merry Christmas!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous cards

Monica said...

Kate you are so talented, thise crads are stunning!! M xx

Jenny said...

what beautiful cards Kate!
How did you do the scalop edges? is it a punch or the big shot?
Anyway LOVE them!

Becky said...

Wow! These cards are beautiful Kate! So classy and designer looking! Love them!!
Love Becky xx

Ikki said...

Great cards, now I'm off to look at your challenge. x ikki

Maxine said...

These cards are stunning! So stylish

Steph said...

I love the sheer elegance of these cards Kate - & I ordered the Gold PTI card after seeing these on ILWS! xxx