Sunday, April 27, 2014

Show and Tell Time.

It's time for another card over at the Christmas Card club I belong to.
The theme for #9 was chosen by Karen P. and is
Black and white + one other colour.
I have had this stamp for ages but not used as have been totally unsure how to colour.
When I saw Karen's Theme I had a light bulb moment.
Why not use the stamp as is.
i.e  black ink  on white card so I did!
Another firing on all plugs moment cos then I thought
why not colour the ivy green so I did!!
I'm on a roll by now .
Why not add a strip of ribbon and some ivy leaves. so I did.
Then to finish off mount onto green card. so I did.
Stamp is by Stampendous 'Snowy Postcard'
I have it's sister stamp 'Train Postcard' as well.
Stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.
Coloured using 'Pine ' Promarker pen.
Cut out using Spell binders 'Romantiuc Rectangle'
Britannia word dies for the sentiment.

Inside finished off to match.
I have some more C. Cards coming up. One for a new challenge just spotted
and Sarn's Rudolph Day.
Entering into the following challenges:
Christmas card Challenges #22 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #119 Anything goes Christmas.
ABC Christmas Challenge # H is for home.
Simply Create Too #60 Stack em up. " layers at least.
Sweet Stampin # No D.P.
Stampin Sensations # Use  your dies or punches.
Completely Christmas #9 Anything  goes. 


Birgit said...

I have this stamp as well and never thought of this colour green with it. It looks so pretty-really nice card

Debbie said...

I saw this image last Christmas Mrs A and I fell in love with it. I must admit this is how I would have used it...Just stamped and not coloured, you have teamed it with a lovely green (my fav colour) I just love it. Debbiex

Karen Petitt said...

The stamp is one I'd love but not allowing myself to buy any new Christmas stamps until I have used every Xmas stamp I own at least three times lol!
Absolutely gorgeous Mrs A - your stamp and layout are fabulous! Karen x

Sue said...

This is a cracker Mrs A!! love that stamp and that green just makes the whole card pop! huggles Sue xx

rachel said...

I love this stamp Valery - and your card looks brilliant - fabulous! Hugs rachel xx

Clevercrafter said...

I love it when a card comes together like that, pity they don't always flow so easily, lol. I have this stamp and it is gorgeous. Love the die cut edging too.

scrappymo! said...

Love your description of how all this came together. I have this stamp too...I think you must have made this just for me as it is already marked Canada in the bottom left! lol

Colouring the ivy was a brilliant idea!

Bonnie said...

I love this stamp and it's so pretty with the bright green!

MaryH said...

Valery, I love what you did with this stamp. It's one I have and recently found the train one too. There's a neat video on Scrap Made Simple with another nifty technique, (if you're interested let me know). This is Uber beautiful. The green is so perfect with the vintage look of the postcard. TFS & Hugs

Asha said...

How gorgeous! Simple and very classy. The stamp is so lovely, it really doesn't need much help. You've done a truly fab job choosing green as your +1.
hugs, Asha

Carol L said...

This postcard image is fabulous, and I love that pretty die cut you used! The green looks amazing and so pretty!

Karen B said...

Love this card Valery. Such a pretty stamp and loos stunning in b&w with the green. Gorgeous.

Karen x

Sherry said...

Love it! So striking and I love the die cut you've used too xx

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Di said...

Wow, great card Mrs A! The way you added green is fabulous - and guess what, this stamp is waiting in the Playground toy box as a future prize!! Great minds eh?


Di xx

brenda said...

What a super creation Velery, It's stamp I love and you have made great use of your Dies and Punches, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here )

dutchess said...

I know what you mean ...I had this stamp for ages after falling in love with it but I have to say it has become one of my firm favorites and I love it in green!....great card Valery xxxxx

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Mrs A - this is really lovely, you don't need much else with this stamp. I made a card using this one last year and did it in brown it is such a good stamp. I love the holly leaves on the corner edge as well. Brilliant.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Christine Harrop said...

So gorgeous!!! I really love this stamp and don't think it needs anything else at all! Fabulous card. Hugs Christine xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A :-) I love the vintage look of this, absolutely fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super use of the stamp Mrs A, it's a beautiful Christmas card, I like it a lot.

Warm hugs

Sandra H said...

This Mrs A is stunning l have this stamp and l coloured part of mine but yours looks gorgeous as it is and the green background is beautiful too x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous card..., love that stamp ... I have it... Gorgeous...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Mrs A, I love this stamp too xx

Hazel said...

Delightful card for Karen's CCC challenge and also for my CHNC challenge extra for April - I have that stamp and love it. Don't forget that you could also add this for this week's Completely Christmas challenge - we'd love to see it there too. x

Debbie said...

Me again Mrs A.
Great card and just right for our challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Call in Again. Debbiex

Sue Bridesmith said...

Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week.... Good luck in the draw...
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

Annette said...

Lovely image and I love the postcard style.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
The Stamp Basket, and

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 9 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x


Such a beautiful Christmas card and stunning stamp. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Paddington fan said...

Great stamp and a very striking Christmas card! Thanks for joining our 'No designer paper' challenge at Sweet Stampin' and good luck, love Jacky x

Marja B. said...

I love the stamp, beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

Hugs, Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Anne said...

So pretty and perfect for our challenge at Christmas Cards. Hugs x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely card. SOrry I'm so late. Zx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I didn't know you had this stamp! I love it too, but don't have it as I'm not sure what I'd do with it. Every time I see a card using it, it looks lovely. Same on this occasion x