Monday, 23 September 2013

Creative Share… at long last…. Joyful Christmas

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, Leeds Creative Tour, Joyful Christmas CAS Card , 2013_09

Last week saw the Stampin’ Up! UK Creative Tour come to Leeds… so I was there like a flash…. great opportunity to meet up with fellow demo friends and do some sharing…. (more on that another day!!)

So (and don’t faint Nicola!!!!) a quick post today to share the very simple Swap card I made…. though I have to add that …although it has been the simplest Christmas card sample in my craft room… it is the one that has caught most people eyes & produced the most comments…. so I decided to make loads of them to swap with my fellow demos….

The gorgeous poinsettia image is simply stamped in the new Encore metallic inks from the Autumn Winter catalogue … which are fabulous….. no more heat embossing for bulk cards for me!!!! And then just a dot of the Dazzling Details to add some definition to the image……

Here is the alternative colour version… which was actually the most popular on the night… ( though for some reason Blogger appears to be having problems with it… so you may need to click on the gap to find the picture!!)

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, Leeds Creative Tour Swap, Joyful Christmas CAS Card 2, 2013_09

Sorry that it has been SO long since I have posted a project… I have been far too busy designing & making them…. as I particularly love making Christmas projects… so I have lots and lots to share….. watch this space…..

SU! Supplies

Stamps – Joyful Christmas

Embellishment – Dazzling Details Clear or Cherry Cobbler

Inks – Encore Silver or Gold; Midnight Muse or Cherry Cobbler

Card – Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate & Whisper White or Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla


  1. Beautifully simple - just as Christmas cards should be!

  2. What a beautiful card - I do hope you'll pop over to my blog and link up to Beat the Christmas Rush. :o)
    Sue x


  3. Thanks for the mention Amanda! I am eagerly awaiting your next post pressure! Nic


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