Monday, 25 June 2012

Beautiful Season

A few weeks ago I was promoted to Bronze 2, the next level up as a SU demo, and I was also lucky enough to win £50 worth of SU goodies in a prize draw!  One of the stamp sets I chose was Beautiful Season, a stunning Christmas stamp set with a gorgeous bird in a holly bush, a tag and two sentiments.

I wanted a Christmas stamp set so I could join in with a few Christmas challenges, but my heart sank when I read that this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge was glitter.  I hate glitter!  It goes everywhere and totally stresses me out.  However, I can just about cope with Stickles so I hope that's enough!  And I also wanted to join in my new blogland friend Sandra's Rudolph Day challenge... and then I read that she wants us to make SIX cards this time!  Fortunately I don't have to make them standing on my head though, which was a relief!  So after a few hours in the crafting corner this afternoon, here are my creations:

The images were all done in the same way.  I coloured in the stamp with my marker pens, stamped and then added a little more colour to the leaves and bird with my aqua painter.  I added red glitter to the berries and a little clear glitter to the leaves.  Add some beautiful Cherry Cobbler seam binding, a sentiment, a little bit of layering and voilà six cards were born.  There are two of each type.

Just to prove I made six or Sandra will tell me off:

Stamps: Beautiful Season
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, marker pens in Early Espresso, Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Card: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Other: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, stamp-a-ma-jig, Simply Scored board, Stickles glitter (non-SU)

As always, if any of these supplies have caught your eye, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone on 07977 141605 or email.  I will be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and place a SU order for you.

Do make sure you pop back to visit tomorrow as it's our wedding anniversary, one of the three annual occasions my husband makes a card, so it will be fun to see what he's made me!

Thank you so much for your support on my SU venture thus far - and thanks for stopping by today,


  1. Wow, every one is beautiful, but the one with the red paper behind really pops for me....and what a gorgeous stamp! I know what you mean about glitter....I love the look, but then walk around wearing it for the rest of the day...haaa! Sparkly Mod Podge works better for me....paste it on, and it dries quickly and without mess...easy-peasy!
    It's my wedding anniversary on Thursday....June brides rule!!

  2. Gorgeous set of cards Victoria, love the stamps you've used. Well done on your win :o) Hugs, Lisa x

    1. Totally brilliant set of card Victoria - I've been out all day and just discovered the challenge set by that naughty Sandra. Yikes, bit of work to do here - yours are fabulous! Di xx

  3. Very beautiful Victoria - you are light years ahead of me!!!! love visiting your blog sweet lady!

  4. really beautiful cards Victoria. i really must get back to making some xmas cards but i just can't face them for some reason right now! i've loads loose glitter but, like you, hate the mess it makes! me and my dog sparkle for days after i've used it Karen x

  5. Beautiful cards, Victoria! I'm with you. I ADORE Stickles, but hate using glitter. I end up wearing it all day & that is always when the cat decides to swish his tail over whatever I've just glittered so we BOTH end up wearing it! Boy cats with glitter are not "cool" cats! Beautiful stamp too!

  6. Great cards! Wishing you a happy anniversary tomorrow!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Victoria! LOVE the traditional colors, and you've stamped them so perfectly!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  8. Gorgeous cards Victoria and of course Stickles count! Thanks for joining in our Glitter challenge at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  9. WOOT WOOT . . . a beautiful set of six cards with your lovely new prize! Congrats.

    I love them all, but particularly like the first two on the red card base.

    Completely with you on the glitter front . . . I'm a stickles girl all the way!

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs, Sarn xx

  10. WOW, very nice the image and the presentation...♥

  11. Oh Victoria, these are beautiful, your colouring is lovely. xx

  12. Fabulous set of cards, love the different takes with the same lovely image.

    Kath x

  13. These are gorgeous Victoria. Very christmassy! Congratulations on your promotion and win. x

  14. What a lovely design. All the cards are great but I like the first one best- The sentiment stands out so well. I like it set against the red background I think... then again I like the print layering on the others. All great!

  15. Oh my these are just wonderful! I love the clean look of them. Very classy!

  16. Beautiful cards love the red ribbon on them really makes them pop and look 6 cards all ready and waiting for the big day.
    Margaret M

  17. For someone who doesn't like glitter, you did a great job with this beautiful set Victoria! Isn't it lovely to get all these stamps for free?! Vicky x

  18. Victoria, what a lovely set of Christmas cards - just beautiful! Stickles certainly counts as glitter and you did a great job of adding seasonal sparkle to your lovely cards!
    Congrats on your promotion and win - how fabby to win stampy goodies!
    Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week! Ruth x

  19. This is one of my favorite Christmas stamps, Victoria! I love all of these and especially the ones on the red card. And now you have 6 cards ready for sending at Christmas time.

  20. Just checking out the Rudolph day cards...yours are beautiful.I love that stamp too.

  21. Oh these are so beautiful Victoria, really love that bright red ribbon you've used.



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