Thursday 19 December 2013

Sleigh Ride for Crafty Individuals

This fabulous stamp popped through my post-box recently along with some others that are all new to the Crafty Individuals shop. I have already shown one card using this stamp - here is another with softer colours.
I fell right in love with this one and knew I wanted to make some fairly simple and quick cards with it to add to my collection (which grew quite rapidly and have now all been sent out).
I blended some distress inks onto tissue paper and stamped this lovely image over it adhering it to card with spray fixative.
Using the pennant on the edge die and Core’dinations paper I made a border.P1150041
And added a gold embossed star and a computer generated sentiment.

CI 398 Santa’s Sleigh Ride – Crafty Individuals
Pennants On The Edge die – Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Distress Crackle paint – Ranger
Core’dinations Black Magic paper pad
Distress inks – Iced Spruce, dried marigold, chipped sapphire

The excitement is mounting in our family can you believe it's only six sleeps? I hope you are well on the way to getting finished. My cards are all written now, some still need delivering and just a couple of last minuter things to buy and wrap. Good old M&S on-line helped this week (I really don't fancy trying to get through the crowds at the Sandhurst store - it's a nightmare).

Sorry not been on the blogs this week, but hope to catch up soon. I am picking the girls up from school today so that we can make flapjacks (one of our family Christmas traditions), so that will be fun.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Jane said...

That stamp is going on my wish list Brenda...just gorgeous as is your card. I have just completed #12 for Linda today..woop woop. Shopping all done and we got most of the wrapping done last night. It's so close isn't it and soooo exciting, hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Really gorgeous, Brenda, love that card

Redanne said...

It is such a busy time isn't it but flapjack making sounds like a lot of fun too. Love your card, simple but stunning! Hope you get everything done that you need too. Festive greetings! Hugs, Anne x

Sandy said...

Wonderful and I love this stamp. In fact the last time you used it I do believe I went and ordered it. What would we ever do without Santa flying through the sky on Christmas eve.
Merry Christmas Brenda!!

Gram's Treasures said...

This is an awesome much detail. Lovely card, Brenda. We have a storm warning and freezing rain warning. Should be a fab weekend...
Joyce xx

Terry said...

Brenda, even if it were not a great stamp, you would make it so! Love that sleigh ride and what a gorgeous design! All done with shopping, wrapping and everything is mailed out that needed to be! Hugs!

Juls said...

This is stunning!! Hugs Juls

Margreet said...

Another gorgeous card with this beautiful stamp...but I love my card most...hihi...
♥♥♥ Margreet

Jenny Marples said...

Beautifully blended background and I adore that pennant trim Brenda. It all works so well with that fabulous Santa's sleigh design. Good luck with getting everything done. Jenny x

Cocofolies said...

Love this stamp and the way you put it onto tissue paper and embellished it... Really beautiful.
As I'm living in Brittany, we are used to do flapjacks lol! But maybe not the same as you... Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your family Brenda! Hugs Coco xx

Junibears said...

A beautiful stamp and you've made such pretty cards.
Thank you for your kind thoughts and have a lovely Christmas, dear Brenda! xxx

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous, Brenda. Love this stamp!
Merry Christmas to you and yours; may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more art so I can continually be inspired.


scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card...I love the soft and subtle background you created.
The stamp is great...such a great image and the gold embossed stars are perfect with it.

The Tim die looks good...I will use this as a reminder that I must use some of my co ordinations paper too. I like the look of it here!

Daniele said...

stunning Brenda, love the soft colouring have a great Christmas
hugs and best wishes from Daniele xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday.
Yvonne x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a wonderful image! I love the zig zag die too!

Karin said...

lovely stamp!
Happy holidays!
Groetjes Karin

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really an amazing christmas card.
Wish you a peaceful blessed christmas time,
big hugs Anja

Words and Pictures said...

Another wonderful rooftop scene - I love the inky blended sky, and the pennants look fab!
Alison xx

Gerri Herbst said...

I love how you took such a simple image and really made it your own!