Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Christmas Shanty

     Is it really a month since the last card post for Christmas At Sweet Stampin'? Where is the time going?
     This one is another Lavinia Stamps image called Shanty. It has been stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on Kraft card, black was too harsh on Kraft.
     The snow is texture paste dabbed on and a little iridescent glitter added before it dried, sadly that doesn't show up n the picture. The tiny snowflakes and small drifted snow areas are drawn on with a white gel pen.
     Lamps and windows should have a glow about them so they are coloured with a yellow alcohol pen.
    Keeping it fairy simple it was layered with a white mat, then straight on to a Kraft card blank. The greeting is stamped and embossed in white to keep to the colour pallet.
     There is a lot of inspiration from the DT over on the blog to get you in the Christmas spirit so please pop over and take a look, it's never too early to make your cards.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sparkles - Vintage  (hope this qualifies)
The 12 Months Of Christmas - Anything Christmas/optional brads/buttons/bows
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas/optional Father Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas


  1. Hi, Rocky! Your card could not be more delightful! The heartwarming gingerbread-like kraft colors are always endearing, and the textures you have achieved are wonderful! Love it! hugs, de

  2. I saw this on The Holly and the Ivy and just had to stop by. I love this card! I had a little side trip around your blog and loved what I saw! I am now following. Looking forwars to seeing youe creations.

  3. love the different take on the fairy house, make s great Christmas card

  4. So gorgeous Rocky! Love your sweet Christmas creation. Utterly enchanting hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge at 12 Months of Christmas link up. Hope to see you again next time.

  6. What a great subdued but effective card, Rocky. You are certainly correct - I also think black ink would have been too harsh for this. Loving the added snow effect and the yellow window for the inside light. Thanks very much for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. :) Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  7. This is beautiful - I do like Lavinia's stamps and this is just delightful. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this month. And, yes, don't the months fly by - only 9 more til Christmas lol! x

  8. What a pretty card!! I have just gotten this stamp for Christmas and experimenting with it now. Love your take on it!


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