Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Clearly Besotted 'Improvised' Christmas

Firstly I'd like to welcome my new followers and say how delighted I am that you have taken time to pop by see what I get up to.

The challenge over at Clearly Besotted this month is 'christmas' and as I don't have any of their christmas stamps I had to put my thinking cap on. I seem to have bought a good selection of the CB flowers and butterflies but nothing for the festive season. Then I remembered that on one shopping trip a stamp set called 'simply quilled' just fell into my basket (on a whim) so that's what I've used for my christmas card.

I (randomly) stamped two rows of the largest circles in red and green Memento inks, I embossed a couple of lines both below and above these and added a pearl to each circle. The 'happy' is a stamp from one of my CB flower sets and I added a silver peel-off 'xmas' to complete the sentiment. Finally a piece of lace tied around the top with a couple of 'sleigh bells' added to give it a nice jingly sound.

So this is my 'improvised' christmas card - I'm really glad I bought that stamp set as I can see it's going to be very useful and already have a couple more 'christmas' ideas in my head.


I shall enter this in the following challenges

Winter Wonderland challenge 'lace and pearls'
Penny Black and More challenge 'get ahead for christmas'
Deep Ocean challenge 'christmas in October'

7 comments:

brenda said...

This has a real funky look to it Andrea, it's funny but not a stamp I would probably bought yet seeing it here would think again.

Thanks for sharing and joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant Christmas card Andrea, clever idea to use the simply quilled stamp set - it looks fabulous with the pearls.
Pauline
x

Stephanie said...

I really love your creative take on this month's theme, Andrea - this looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with the Clearly Besotted Challenge :) x

Mrs A. said...

Perfect improvisation. Those circles are fab. hugs Mrs A.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card , love the little bells on the lace, thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderlands 'Lace & Pearls' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Mandy said...

Andrea, this is such a pretty card.

linda said...

you've done a great job of improvising; this is a very creative and festive holiday card. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
linda