Friday, 5 November 2010

Challenge #9 at The StampMan: It's CHRiSTMaS!!!!! and anything goes...

It's Bonfire Night in the UK, so lots of treacle toffee, sparklers, fireworks, baked potatoes and parkin.  I'm at work all day and into the evening tonight so no partying for me until tomorrow.  Instead we're having some sparkle via this fortnight's Stamp Man challenge.


It feels a bit like coming home, being asked to be on The Stamp Man design team as I've know Jill and Ian for so long.  Look at the photo Jill chose to introduce me to the world lol


Not that I mind, it's my normal look when I'm crafting ;)  although for this challenge I indulged in my love of Hero Arts and show my clean and simple side!  I saw Karen Jackson demonstrating these baubles at Happy Stampers Northwest at Port Sunny and just fell in love with the 3d idea.


-To make the baubles this way, just stamp the image three times in a colour of your choice, cut them out then fold them in half.  Choose the best one for the centre the glue a folded ornament on the left and one on the right.  
-Stamp up the card (that Merry Christmas is a denami stamp from The Stamp Man many years ago!), using the Fabulous Flourish.  This is truly, truly FaBuLouS and a sell out at the Port Sunny show.  It calls your name when you see it, and is so, so versatile! [looks fab on dark blue, stamped in white, with snowflakes, but can I find where I put that card?  No....arrrgggh!!]
- Attach the long thread to the card by taping it to the back then bringing it over to the front and taping it down.  
- Tie a bow around the top of each ornament then glue them down on the card.



There's lots more inspiration from The Stamp Man design team over on their challenge blog, along with details  of the winners from challenge #8: cards for men and space to link your work so we can go and take a gander at it :)  Have fun :) :) :) 

21 comments:

Sue said...

OOhhh stop talking about bonfire night!!! I miss it! I LOVE fireworks and all the associated stuff.....parkin, treacle toffee etc etc....oh well, will make up for it when I get home!

Helen said...

I won't be at a bonfire night either, but there is a really goot one locally that I get to see some of the big stuff over the rooftops!
Love the card, that fab flourish is lovely (think it's one I have... or at least very similar).

Suzanne C said...

Love the beautiful ornaments from Hero Arts! Gorgeous card. Congrats!

BonnieRose said...

omg such a beautiful card.. love how that ornament just pops! love the colors u chose too! hugs

Michele Gross said...

Oh I love those ornaments!! Gotta try that!! :)

Ruby said...

Yay well done you on the new dt! Love that pic of you, and your card is gorgeous. You mentioned the mini 3 x 3 cards and envelopes, I will treat you to a pack when you've prettied up my ugly bin lol ;o)

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous way to use the bauble stamp Sarah, I love the 3D effect.
I couldn't get anything made this week for this challenge - work is hectic - but hopefully will be joining you next time.
Happy Bonfire Night.
Take care. Luv Brenda xxx

CelticWoman said...

I love the purple and green on the white and the dimension is glorious, have a fun evening. Sandi

Julie Ranae said...

Well, I know this is going to come as a shock, but I TOO will not be at bonfire night : ( lol

Congrats on working with Jill once again and this card is LoVeLy and so are you! xx

Carol Q said...

lol - look who's having fun! lovely card Sarah

Netty said...

Great picture. The card is terrific and thank you for sharing how to make those baubles. But the Flourish is the star of the show for me......oooh it is definitely a must have. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

chris f said...

Hi Sarah! Congrats on joining the Stamp man DT, well done,
Chris x

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful holiday card, pretty ornaments. Congrats on your new DT!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous Sarah! Love those ornaments, they are just lovely! The colors are great too. You just need to make about 50 more and you'll be ready for Christmas cards!

Kay Carley said...

Very nice Sarah! xx

Sue Lelli said...

This is just FANTASTIC and I LOVE your introduction pic! It is just so FUN!

Lisa said...

The 3D effect works so well! Really pleased you're on the Stamp Man DT, I'm a long time follower of your blog. Love the photo BTW! Lisa :)

Vixykins said...

Absolutely stunning card and very different to your regular kind of style, really eyecatching x

Phoenix Peacock said...

very beautiful card

Ayana Posadas said...

So Fun! I love your 3D ornaments and your inky hands! :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card and baubles, but I LOVE your flourish x

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