Wednesday 19 August 2015

Addictd to Stamps Challenge # 158

Woosh! Did you see that?? That was yet another week wooshing past us and pushing us closer and closer to Xmas...eeekk!! I still haven't recovered from last Xmas, so this is quite frightening indeed.

However, the new challenge at Addicted to Stamps has the theme of:


This will certainly be a HUGE help in adding to my very small pile of Xmas cards. And I need ALOT this year!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is the incredible craft company Stamplorations  and they are giving a $10 gift certificate to the winner. I'm so jealous!!

So, as I mentioned I wanted to go with a Xmas theme for my card. I was actually inspired by my friend Sandie who recently used this same stamp set. Her card looked so amazing I thought maybe if I use it, my card might look as good (here's hoping....):

Its been so cold here of late (especially the frosts in the mornings) I wanted to try and capture the icy look of the frost itself. Using vellum seemed like the answer!

I cut a piece of vellum the same size as my card front and stamped and heat embossed in white two sizes of snowflakes. I cut thin pieces of double-sided tape and attached to the back of the large snowflakes so I could stick it to the card base. After stamping and heat embossing the sentiment in silver, I fussy cut the 'snow' and popped it up on foam tape, as well as the 'let it' piece. A few tiny clear sequins for the glistening of the snow seemed like the perfect finishing touch.

All of the stamps used are from Uniko Studio 'Big and Bold - Snow'. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I have four challenges I would like to enter:

Happy Little Stampers - August Christmas Challenge 

Inkspirational Challenge # 89 

Simply Create Challenge # 92  (Anything Goes)

CAS on Sunday Challenge # 65 (Vellum)

You have until next Wednesday 26th August to link your projects to the Addicted to Stamps challenge. And of course the rest of the Design Team have some incredible projects on the blog for inspiration. Hope you have a chance to join in and can't wait to see what you create!

Take care


  1. So beautiful!! I love the silver embossed sentiment with the white and snowflakes!! Certainly a stunning icy feel!! :)

  2. love your monochromatic approach - very festive

  3. Gorgeous, Shona! The vellum, the snowflakes, the pretty! "Icy" in the most pretty way!

  4. Great silver embossed "snow" - very frosty feel and perfect for the Sparkle challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Thanks for joining us!

  5. Such a pretty card - perfectly captures snow!

  6. wow and wow, I am honoured my card inspired you but your card is way more creative than I could ever do. How amazing you used vellum for the whole card and such a cool way to hide the attachment. We are so pleased you joined Ink with this frosty beauty x

  7. So pretty, Shona ... you captured the glimmery icy and frosty feeling beautifully! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Oh, how beautiful, Shona! I love the silver on your die cut sentiment and all the fabulous white space on your card! Vellum was such a great way to add elegance to your design, too!

  9. Snowflakes on vellum. I love it, Shona!

  10. It really does look frosty ... great design, Shona! Love all that sparkle too. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  11. Another simple-one by the looks, but great CAS! Love it! Hugs, Gerrina

  12. White, vellum, silver and sparkle...what's not to love?! Gorgeous wintery Christmas card x

  13. Simply stunning! Love all the sparkle and most of all how you used this set! FABulous! Hugs Bev x

  14. Love those sequins for a little glistening effect - always my go to! And the vellum is the perfect touch - thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! Great card!!

  15. Wow this is stunning so elegant awesome. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

  16. Oh, wow, this is a fabulous winter card!

  17. Gorgeous monochromatic Christmas card!
    Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges. We would love to see you again for our next challenge :)
    Pia xxx