Monday, 30 January 2017

Hidden Word challenge and Xmas card #2!

I saw this beautiful card over on my buddy Cheryl's blog, so thought I'd have a go.  The technique was last week's option on Darnell's NBUS challenge.  My unused shtuff was my new Penny Black image; and also this StickIt adhesive sheets which made sticking down the sentiments a bit handier - don't know if I'd rush back to buy more though!

My card was a quickie - well, when I say quickie, the background and colouring took a matter of minutes.  The sentiment a lot longer!!!  I love how it turned out though, even if it was a bit of a faff!


This Christmas one was inspired by this week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast - here's Carolyn's lovely original.

I won this lovely stamp recently over at the Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge, so this is it's first inking.  I think next time I'll use black embossing for it.  I added a wee touch of colour to match my twine and also highlights of sparkle - this one had loads of black and hints of blue in it so it was perfect for my colour theme.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Lynne - and I'm delighted to see you using your prize so quickly!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. Such a cute design, Lynne! Love your adorable little scene! Thanks for playing along with us again at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  3. Awwww, thank you for linking to my blog! Your card is just awesome. That image is so cute, and I love the stenciled background. I've never tried the StickIt sheets, but I've got some other double-sided adhesive sheets that I use occasionally. Your Christmas card is beautiful. I absolutely love that you only used a single color on your image. It looks so elegant! You are one creative chickadee!! :)

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  4. I love 'em both Lynne. I just love that birthday word die. And how you sponged the background.

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  5. Lovely cards Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Creations Challenges. Kristina DT

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  6. Hi Lynne,
    what a very lovely card and a gorgeous technique too.
    Such a lovely design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. Two fabulous cards Lynne you have done such a great job with the designs they are super, super, love them
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 318 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

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  9. Stunning cards, Lynne! Card #2 is very grown up...and very elegant! Jo x

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  10. A gorgeous card, love the cute hedgie.
    Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
    Lorraine x

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  11. Lovely cards Lynne, the background on the first is really clever and I love the stamp and the die cut message. The colours on your Christmas card are lovely xx

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  12. Lovely cards Lynne - those Penny Black hedgehogs are still so cute no matter how long you've had them - I must look for mine now - haven't used them in ages!
    Bernice

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  13. Two beautiful cards, love the colours used on both, stunning as always.

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  14. Well done with both cards, Lynne! I really love your adorable hidden word card!! The brick background is perfect for the little wagon duo! And I love what you did with your win from Pixie's! All that black and white go beautifully with the aqua!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10! Hugs, Darnell

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