Friday 9 November 2012

Christmas collage stamp - Crafty individuals

This is one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals and as soon as it arrived I couldn't wait to play with it. Jean has put it up on the CI blog along with some amazing pieces from her and others from the team.
There are a whole set of new stamps and other products just out and if you enter our Festive Sparkle challenge you can get a whopping 25% discount on everything in the on-line shop. That's a Christmas present in itself isn't it?

So onto my card. A distress ink background, flicked with water and edged with a CI flourish stamp and then snowflakes, (another CI plate), stamped over the top. 

The image was coloured with prismacolors. The greeting was computer generated and stickles added to give some sparkle.

This is simple and totally flat and perfect for posting for Christmas - guess I need to make more of these then lol.

I am going to see my grandaughter today, I haven't seen her for a week but the news is she is making good progress (again!!!), lets hope this will be sustained progress this time, I just pray there are no more relapses. Apparently she got out of bed yesterday, got dressed and felt good enough to put some make-up on, now that sounds so good to me. I am taking a whole batch of cards that have arrived for her in the past week, so I will be back soon with my thank you's. I so appreciate all the support and love you have been sending our way.

Take care, be creative and have a happy Friday.

hugs {brenda} xox


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card I love the stamp. Caroline xxx

Rita said...

Brenda, your card is so stunning. I love all the CI stamps and have got quite a trophy collection. Hugs Rita xx

Jenny Marples said...

Please send my very best wishes to your grand daughter Brenda. It is definitely encouraging to hear she has reached for the makeup :)
Love the card - it's the jewelled decoration that does it for me with that stamp, and thanks for the close up on the background as it is superb. Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for all your amazing comments. Hugs, Buttons x

Ink Art Designs said...

:) great news about your grandie...make-up is a great sign! What a beautiful card Brenda. The background looks like fun and that new CI stamp is one I have been eyeing off already! Just gorgeous
Dot x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, I love your card - that is a gorgeous image and I love how you have coloured it. So glad there is better news about your grand-daughter. Enjoy your vist with her. Nicola x

Gram's Treasures said...

Wonderful card, Brenda. That new stamp is beautiful, and I really like what you did with the background. Great to hear that your granddaughter is doing better!
Joyce xx

Margreet said...

Oh Brenda, I'm smiling here while reading the good news about Becca...think my card has not arrived in time to take it with you this time....
Your card is gorgeous...thought you used a pre-coloured image!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and I'm so happy to hear about your grandaughter :) huggles hun xxxx

Meggymay said...

Great to read your good news. your card is gorgeous, its a fabulous background as well.

catherine said...

Fantastic card Brenda and lovely image and background. So glad your granddaughter is feeling better and hope she enjoys all the cards
x catherine

Von said...

Fab card and stamp Brenda :)
Hope you had a lovely visit with your grandaughter
Von ♥

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great news about your granddaughter :) Your Christmas card looks beautiful. Enjoy the weekend.

2amscrapper said...

lovely card! enjoy your visit!

Karin said...

gorgeous card! have a great weekend!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Just gorgeous!!!! Love those snowflakes, and fabulous color!

Daniele said...

sounds like shes on the mend if shes getting the make up out, so glad to hear. Whata delish card I have been so bad this week I've got nothing done, hopefully play catch up on Sunday

Anonymous said...

Just so very gorgeous Brenda and as you say, perfect for posting!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Such a gorgeous card and gorgeous stamp! And wonderful news about Becca. Hope you have had a good visit today,

Lucy x

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda...Beautiful background & lovely stamps... Beautiful vintage card....

I hope all is well with your Grandaughter when you visit x.... Hugs May x x x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
Thanks for the update re your GD. I am so pleased she is improving; let us hope it is ongoing now and she can celebrate Christmas.
I am sure she will be impressed with all the cards?
I love Turquoise,it is one of my favourite colours so you drew me in as soon as I saw this palette.
The way you have made your Bg is beautiful, a very unique Christmas card and so lovely.

Gaby Bee said...

Your Christmas card is gorgeous. Love the stamp you used and the snowflakes look really beautiful.

Have a lovely weekend!

Junibears said...

A lovely card Brenda! So glad there's cheering news about your granddaughter. Bless her heart. Thinking of you! Hugs xx

Julia S-W said...

Wonderful news about your Becca. If she wants to grab her makeup it's always a good sign! Willing her to fully recover this time and start borrowing her Mum's makeup!
Another stunner here. I love the background and those stamps are gorgeous. I really like the fact that it's flat too! Shocking prices of stamps means all my cards will be flat this year if they're not hand delivered.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Words and Pictures said...

Simply gorgeous, Brenda! I love your subtle pastel blue background, with its lovely snowflakes, and I love what you've done with colouring the new stamp - really zingy!
Alison x

Lynn Stevens said...

First off Brenda, I'm so happy to hear your GD is well enough to put on makeup. That's a very good sign.
Lovely Christmas card. Its hard coming up with ones that are flat. postage here is going through the roof so I need to cut down on the embellishments.
hugs Lynn