Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Christmas in July with Addicted to Stamps

It's a theme challenge at Addicted to Stamps this week where we're asking you to show us your Christmas cards!  Now that's not too tricky, is it?!  So we look forward to seeing all your festive makes!

For mine *shock* I used vellum... by choice!

I stamped the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree in different shades of green on a piece of vellum.  I added the greeting from Beautiful Season, which I coloured in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  I love my SU markers for this!  I added rhinestones to the tops of the trees and secured the vellum to the Night of Navy backdrop with some tiny brads.

Stamps: Beautiful Season, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Old Olive, markers in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler
Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Paper: paper vellum
Other: stamp-a-ma-jig, brads, rhinestones

As always, if these or any other SU goodies have caught your eye, please do not hesitate to drop me anemail or give me a ring on 07977 141605.  I will be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and to place an SU order for you.  Remember that all orders of £45 or more qualify for free organdie ribbon and Everyday Enchantment brads!  Click here for details.

Another cat picture as promised:

Thanks as always for visiting - and I look forward to seeing your Christmas cards!


  1. Beautiful card! I should use vellum more, but shy away from it for some reason. You did a lovely job with it! And the cat photo is hysterical. Cats are just the best entertainment you can ever find!

  2. Vellum!! Love it! Great inspiration for this week's challenge. This is a beautiful card xx

  3. I am laughing out loud at your cat pic - it's so true however Louis would be sitting on the eggs not by them!!
    Gorgeous Christmas card - the vellum is gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

  4. I love vellum and especially when someone else is using it lol ! This is gorgeous victoria love those stamps and the different shades of green you have used. Don't you just love the names that SU have for their products ! The cat photo is so funny next post wil share one of Rosy asleep in my sports bag. Just thought I would let you know that we are having another lovely sunny day here in Greece 34 so far !!!!!

  5. Loving that pic of puss sitting in the egg carton.

    I love vellum - this is such a great Chrissy card, the bling does it for me :) x

  6. Fabulous card. Original idea. But no, not the winter ! We have had no sun yet this spring and this summer... Please !!! Good work ! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  7. Gorgeous card Victoria - this looks lovely on the vellum. Great cat photo - we lost our lovely cat in April............. If I ever get anywhere near Marie I'm going to tape her mouth shut!!!! I keep telling her not to gloat over the weather in Greece when all it's doing here is

    Karen x

  8. You are brave using vellum Victoria but those trees look fab. xx

  9. Oh Wow, you did a great job with the vellum Victoria! I love the gems at the top of the trees :) Sarah x

  10. What a fabulous idea Victoria - I love the trees in shades of green and the vellum gives them such a pretty look. Vicky x

  11. Lovely card there Victoria. I might have to dig my beloved (not)vellum out and rustle up something similar. Or maybe not!

  12. The vellum gives the trees a nice soft, almost snowy look and the sentiment is perfect! I have really enjoyed your cat pictures!

  13. I'm laughing over the cat in the egg carton, Victoria! What a fabulous photo! OK, the card is pretty spectacular, too, but you know me when I see cat pics -- totally distracted. :-D

  14. Gorgeous Christmas card fabulous stamping well done Victoria , and how about you cat , he just steals the show , Fabulous Hugs Elaine

  15. Beautiful card, Victoria! LOVE the bits of bling on top of the tree!!! :)

  16. Love the effect of the trees on the vellum Victoria and the different greens. The cat pic is a scream :)
    Val x

  17. Another lovely card Victoria. I do love the effect of the use of vellum on your card. I think this is a super Christmas card and again a beautiful sentiment. And what is it with cats trying to sit in the smallest space possible!!! love it. Hugs Clare xxx


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