Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Christmas Challenges

Ok so where did the last 2 weeks go?
I can not believe it we are onto the letter B

and it feels like Christmas was just last week!
Well I guess you could say it was at ABC Christmas challenge as we do Christmas all year round there haha!  

So then the Challenge theme B for Bare Essentials
Don't over dress the card - Bare minimum of embellishments 

Our fabby Sponsor this time is the lovely Care2stamp
The Teamies have been very busy and their creations are very inspiring! Heres mine
I have stamped a woodware stamp with distress inks straight onto the card and then water brush the to bring the colours in added a little here and there to give depth and shading, stamped the sentiment in the same colour and then just added some glossy accents.

Simple and no fuss! 

The Challenge I am playing along with are:

Creative Creations - Less is More
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes

And at Christmas challenges with Sketches we have a new Sketch 
the Sponsor is Inky Impressions and here is my card.

 the centre ornament is stamped Shrink plastic
here are the challenges I am playing:

Holly Jolly Christmas Christmas Animals - Reindeer!
Papertake Weekly W- Add A Bow & Use A Die

Have a great week hugs me x


  1. Both great cards, Samantha, the top one is Elegant, and the bottom one, Fun, great work xxx

  2. What a fabulous card Samantha!! You have inspired me to invest in a water brush!! xx

  3. Gorgeous cards Samantha :-) I LOVE the browns and CAS design of the first one,,, what a stunner ! and I love the 2nd one too, I won that bauble die and might just have to CASE this !

    I never thought of stamping onto shrink plastic and not shrinking it ! ( duh) what an eye opener and an inspiration :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Wow, both cards are amazing, Samantha.

  5. Fab card, both of them. And you can never be too early for Xmas. :0)

  6. Two great cards, love the CAS layouts of both of them.
    Hugs, Carissa

  7. Stunning cards and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card plus my geometric card too...
    hugs and xxx

  8. Great job! This is just a very beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing this at Card Mania Challendges. We hope to see you back very soon!

  9. Nice cards Samantha. love the way you solved the stamp problem....

  10. stunning cards samntha..i love your designs and gorgeous baubles :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Lovely cards!!
    Hugs, Wilma

  12. Lovely card. Cute idea. Thank you for playing with us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy

  13. Lovely cards, love the shrinkie in the centre of the second one

    Margaret xx

  14. Both stunning cards thanks for sharing

  15. Hi Samantha it was lovely to see you in the shop today and thanks for your help.too. I just love the simplicity of this card, so clean cut and the colours you have used are nice, something a little different. Hugs Jennifer xx


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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