Monday 5 November 2012

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge - Die Cuts/punches, Ribbon and Charms

Hello and welcome to my sadly neglected blog.  I'm sorry I haven't been around much but I have been so busy lately, hopefully this month I'll have more time to show some of my cards.

Before I show my card for this month's challenge I wanted to let you know that there is a Design Team call over at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog, so if you like using ribbon and other pretty products go check out the details HERE

Right back to the challenge at the  Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog This month it's my lovely teamie Liz's challenge and she has chosen;

Die cuts/Punches, Ribbon and Charms

A nice easy one for us and the team have made some wonderful cards this month, all Christmas themed, so do pop over and get some inspiration from them.

The prize this month is this little lot of Christmas goodies;

My card features a new stamp I bought to make my Christmas cards with this year by Stampendous called Snowy Postcard.  I have to say I love it!

 For this card I trimmed the image to fit inside a floral ovals nestie.  It fits really well into the largest die, and I used some Vintage Photo Distress ink to highlight some areas of snow scene.  It's difficult to see in the photo but I then sprinkled some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel onto the image and heated it from underneath, this gives a lovely festive effect. It's my new favourite product!!  You can see it more clearly in the photo below. Although it's predominantly white it also has gold chunks in it and some gold glitter too.  I'm definitely going to ask for some of the other colours in my letter to Santa this year.

My background is a scrap of kraft card topped with some of this gorgeous glittered vellum which I had left over from last year, I think it was from Papermania. To embellish I used these gorgeous cherry blossom flowers which are new in at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and some little holly leaves which I cut out from a strip of satin holly trim also from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. I love the embossed detail on them.

Lastly I added a triple bow made from 15mm Burgundy Satin Ribbon and decorated it with a little snowflake charm.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges;

Creative Inspirations - Let's Celebrate
Moving Along With the Times - Stitch Up
St Lukes Charity Challenge - Traditional Christmas Card
Live and Love Craft Inspiration challenge - Christmas

Do pop over to the blog and checkout my team mates creations, you wont be disappointed and we'd love to see you join in with us this month!

Thanks for visiting
Sarah xx 


  1. It's beautiful Sarah and I love that stamp. xx

  2. Such a beautiful nostalgic Christmas card, Sarah! I love your stamped have coloured it perfectly! I love the effect of the the enamel, too. Fabulous work:) x

  3. Beautiful card,love the design and fabulous

  4. This is a stunning Christmas card Ginny ♥

  5. Gorgeous scene thanks for playing at CI this time hugs Rebekah xx

  6. What a gorgeous card. The stamped image is fabulous and I love the triple bow. Jean x

  7. Love this card, with the ultimate christmas motive! And the frame is so pritty to, love everything about this :o) Thank you for joining in on our chalange over at LLC.

  8. Your card is so pretty! Love all the detail! I learned an awesome new technique from you, thank you! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  9. Such a beautiful card and love your frame, thank you for joining in our final challenge over at St Lukes


  10. Gorgeous image and I love how you've given it a vintage feel :0)
    Thanks for playing along with our last challenge at St Luke's :0)
    Jenny x

  11. Fabulous traditional Christmas card. Love the image and the flowers and ribbon are beautiful touches. Thank you for joining us on our final St Lukes challenge.
    Lynne xxx

  12. Hi Sarah,
    That's indeed a very beautiful stamp, and a beautiful elegant Christmas card. Thanks for joining LLC for our Nov challenge and sorry about my late visit.