Sunday, 31 October 2010

OSAAT Challenge #37


Hi Everyone, thanks to each and every one of you that joined in with last week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time.  We had lots of Celebrations covered in the challenge.  We have another brilliant challenge today which is:


Traditional or Modern Christmas - Anything Goes 

A nice easy challenge for you this week - so let's get making some more Christmas cards and enter them into the challenge.

For this challenge we have three amazing sponsors who are offering some lovely prizes:
Easy Craft - £10 voucher
I am roses - some lovely flowers for your cardmaking
Michelle's Scrap - $10 voucher


I chose to make a traditional card for this week's challenge.  I have used some fabulous traditional style papers by Toucan Scraps which are available in the Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations Crafting Boutique here.  There's also a lovely lilac and purple version if you like a more modern look.  I especially liked the wording paper, but they all printed beautifully. 

I have chosen to add a rubber stamped image of Father Christmas to my design.  I stamped the image with Versa Mark and went over the impression with some red Perfect Pearls.  It has been ages since I used my Perfect Pearls, I had forgotten just how nice they look, especially for Christmas with the pearlescent lustre. 
The holly was from my little box of bits which I have probably "recycled" from somewhere and I've added some red card candy for berries.



So, I can't wait to see what you make for our challenge and don't forget to have a look at the other DT blogs - they've come up with some great ideas for this challenge!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch and Stash - I used their sketch, newest item is the papers, neglected items are the stamp and my perfect pearls.
Bee Crafty - Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,

Amanda

21 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Christmas card Amanda, love the traditional colours. Jo xxx

Sarah said...

Amanda what a beautiful card! Love the stamp, I too love the wording paper.
Great job!
xxx
Sarah

Liz said...

Amanda I just love that Santa stamp and it really goes so well with these papers a really lovely card

Liz xx

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Amanda, love that image.

Gemma said...

Amanda this is sooo lovely, I love that stamp!! :) x

Josephine said...

Those papers are gorgeous, and the santa stamp is lovely - a fabulous card!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, I love that image its perfect!
hugs shell xx

Rainmac said...

Beautiful Christmas card Amanda, I love the image and the holly xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Your card is beautiful Amanda, you have showcased the image perfectly.
Love your photos, look likes you've had a great Halloween Sunday.
Luv Brenda xx

Dawn said...

Amanda, I love that stamp, almost bought it myself. Great traditional Xmas card hon x

Toucan Scraps said...

Amanda that is wonderful, thank you

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous card Amanda love that image so classic, love your halloween photos too! hugs Rebekah xx

laney said...

WOW!!! Amanda what a great card , love the image
hugs
laney

Chocolate Orange said...

A gorgeous card Amanda. I have that stamp but its awful to use i always miss bits when using it. Unless i put it on the floor and stand on it !! Yes i do look a sight lol.

Choccy x

Marjo said...

Hi Amanda,

Wonderful card! It took me a while to post this...kept checking out your blog candy..lol

Hugs, Marjo

Love crafts forever said...

I really like how you made this card, it is stunner. Hugs, Nat.

**Farrah** said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the layout you used!
Farrah

kaos said...

What a wonderful Christmas card


Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!
hugs
kaos

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card! luv this image & the colour combo is fab.

Thank you for joining us at Sketch & Stash

xx Lizzy xx :)

Sue said...

great card and fabulous image,the traditional colours really suit this image:)

thank you for joining us at sketch and stash

sue
xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Amanda, I love this Santa stamp, he looks so huggable! Love the design of your card.
Hugs, Donna x