It's the 25th today which can only mean one thing, yes, it's Scrappy Mo's 'Roldolf day'. It's such a friendly challenge and one that I always try to join in if I can. Also, It's really good to know that I'll have some Christmas cards ready, rather than having to scramble and make them all at the last minute. Here's the card that I've made for this month's challenge:
The main focal stamp is the Deer Flourish stamp by Inkylicious. I can't remember if I bought it online or at a show but it's actually the first time I've used it. I had planned to make my Christmas cards with it last year but then I found the 'Winter Cabin' and I just loved it so much that it became my main Christmas stamp last year.
I started by masking off with the Inkylicious oval stencil, then with the Mountain Valley stencil so that I was just left with the area that I would be dusting. I cut out a small circle to mask off the moon. I used Ink Dusters to add colour with Memento Dandelion, Rose Bud and Adirondack Denim. When I was happy with the sky, I added the trees in the distance. I then added the Flourish Deer so that the flourishes were just kissing the trees. This then left the perfect space to add the sentiment. I finished the card by grounding the Stag on a hill that matched the sky and I used the Valley stencil to create snow drifts and then added jewels to the Stag's flourish. All stamps used on this card are by Inkylicious.
Before I go, I would just like to say 'Hello' to some new followers: Maria Carr and Martina Hess. Due to Blogger showing errors when I click on your profiles, as it does on my own these days, I don't know if you have your own blogs. If you do have a blog, then please let me know so that I can update this post so that people will be able to visit you.
My next new follower is an absolute stamping wiz and as Hughie Green would have said........ "I mean that most sincerely." (Only people over 50 will know who I mean:) She's a new blogger but not new to crafting, it's Emma from Inkylicious. I really enjoy watching Emma's demos on TV as she creates her cards faster than the speed of sound! I love her fresh approach to stamping and her use of beautiful, vibrant colours, which are a perfect reflection of her personality. I was lucky enough to have a sneaky peek this week as some of Emma's samples for the next Inkylicious show on Hochanda on the 6th of July, and trust me, you're in for a real treat! Emma's definitely inherited her Mum Deby's talent for creating stunning cards. Welcome to all my new followers and I hope you'll visit often :) X
Thank you too for passing by today and I hope you call again soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra X