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Sunday, 17 August 2014

SU Christmas

Good morning everyone, 'tis looking very windy out there but it's dry. I hope you are all well or getting there, hugs.

I have a set of card to share with you today. I cannot claim ownership of the design, I have virtually copied one made by my friend Pauline at an SU workshop. I loved it so it prompted me to buy the stamp set, and these are my take on her card :o)



I found a box of plain white card, about 350gsm,  in my craftroom (as you do) when I was looking for something else. Goodness knows where and when I bought it, but I put it to good use making these cards LOL. 
I folded and cut the cards to 6x6.
I used the same card to stamp my toppers with SU. I inked the stamp then stamped it three times without inking again. All of the stamps used are SU apart from the sentiment on the first one, and that is from a word set by Waltzing Mouse.
Ink pad used on the first is SU but for the other two I used forgotten TH distress inkpads. It's the first time I have ever used distress inks for stamping and I must say I like them. It gives me some more ink colours to play with LOL.
On Pauline's original card, she sprinkled with Frantage, but I haven't got any of that so I just used Glamour Dust on the trees, unfortunately you can't see it on here but it shows up nicely IRL. Luckily I was able to match the inks with card from my box of mxd colours Papermania textured card :o)

Jackie xx

P.S. Did I say dry? Just looked out of the window again and it pouring down!

18 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are great, very unusual with the sweeps of colour. Dry but windy here and the sun has just come out, rain due here later so crafting later for me. Enjoy your Sunday x

Sue said...

Such a wonderful set of cards Jackie. I love the designs and colours with beautiful sentiments too.
Sue xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie,love the stamps.xxx

Janette said...

Hi Jackie, Hope your well...
These are very different, not seen anything like, think they all look fabulous,that stamp will be so versatile...
We have sunshine but who knows, it rained all night...!!!!
Have a good day.xx

Squirrel x said...

Just love these hun, modern traditional twist - brilliant. Hugs xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Jackie, love the unusual sweeps of colour and Super creations once again and loving the colour theme.xx
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dizzy di said...

These cards are super Jackie,loving the verses and of course the SU stamps :)

Mau xx said...

Hi Jackie, great cards I can see why you liked the stamps. Its a great compliment to like someone's card enough to want to buy them I always think. It proves they showcased them well :o)
Hope all is well your end xxxx
Thanks for sweet comment on flowers, they truthfully aren't as good as 8yrs ago though, not as nimble fingered as I was...ha-ha
Huge hugs xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is a fabulous ides for a design Ginny x

Stampsnob said...

What a super stamp
I have seen the design before and love it even more here Great job........Lis

Stampsnob said...

Oh dear my comment came back as fast as I exited .
I like this stamp a lot and have seen it used before but love it more here...WISH LIST .......Lis

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Beautiful and quite professional looking. I can see why you both the set...gorgeous. Do not tempt me. I have some similar trees but not the splashes of colors. Anyway....fabulous!

Vivienne Holden said...

Loving your takes on Pauline's cards love! They are gorgeous!
I can't wait for mine to arrive so I can experiment with different colours! xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Hi Jackie can see why you love this design its just gorgeous and what great sentiments just love them so much. sorry I'm late with the post been away in Poole all weekend. Love and Hugs Carole x

Inger said...

These are so special and stylish Jackie!!
Lovely work!
Have a nice and creative week :)
♥ Hugs, Inger

Christine L said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jackie... love them all!! And don't we all get ideas from one another?? That's what it's all about I think! LOL

Hugs
Christine x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant cards Jackie...Just love the colours on each of them...and the tree stamp...Joolsx

Lesley said...

great cards - and such a good idea - I've got some frantage so will have to try that one - I don't have this stamp set but it looks like a useful one best wishes Lesley x