Tuesday, 24 November 2009

10 week till Christmas challenge - 4 cards

I have been playing catch up (and I'm still not there!), so these 4 cards span 2 different weeks.

This first card is for Week 4 (7 weeks till Christmas), 3rd card :

The challenge was for letters or numbers stamped in the background. I don't know how clearly you can see the letters in the background (the card has come out a bit pale in the picture).
I have used Distress Inks - weathered wood and milled lavendar.
The stamps are from Inkadinkadoo and Elusive Images.

Next I moved onto Week 5 (6 weeks till Christmas) Card 1:

This was a sketch as seen below

I went for a more unusual colour scheme (as you can see), using the beautiful cream and black paper by Kaiserkraft.
The funky Christmas trees and background swirls are by PaperArtsy, and have been stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. I have added some texture and sparkle by colouring in bits of the trees with black stickles and Rock Candy, both by Ranger.
The words are stamps by Francoise Read.

Card 2 of week 5 was dry embossed background. The snowflake embossing and die cuts are from Cuttlebug, and the white snowflake stamp is from Stampington&Co. and have been embossed with white embossing powder.

Finally the challnege for the 3rd card for week 5 was unusual colours for Christmas. The tree is from Katzelkraft, and has been stamped with white paint (adirondak dabber). The swirls in the background is also from Katzelkraft. The die cut snowflakes are cuttlebug, and the papers are Bazzil.

Thank you for looking, and for your comments, they are most appreciated.


  1. Wow!
    These are fantastic!
    Beautiful cards Trish!
    kim x

  2. excellent cards again

  3. Very pretty Trish! You're further than I am at any rate!
    I love the unusual colours card, it's very striking and so is the numbers background. Well done again, lovely cards.

  4. Hi Trish,
    I did receive one of your beautiful Christmas cards and I love it! Thanks a lot!
    greetings from Holland,

  5. Beautiful cards you have made Trish! Loved the one you sent me!!
    isa xx
    PS: did you receive mine?


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