Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 138

Oh my goodness, its the 1st of April. Where have the last three months gone????? I feel like I've only just gotten the kids back to school after their Summer holidays and all of a sudden they are going to be back home again for two weeks. At least there will be no rushing around late every morning, trying to get everyone organised. We can take it all very slowly.....

We have a new challenge starting today at Addicted to Stamps, and this week our theme is:

                                              HOLIDAY

This means you can create a project relating to anything to due with holidays. Maybe you can make something for a national holiday i.e. Easter or about holidays in general. Its totally up to you! Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bears Stamps who are offering 3 digital images up to $10 for the winner. How exciting!!!

You may notice when perusing the cards by the rest of the Design Team, that I'm the only one who hasn't made an Easter card. Turns out I don't actually own any Easter related stamps, so it gave me a chance to add to my Christmas Card stash:


While wandering through Pinterest a while ago, I found a few cards that had circles of vellum adhered to cards in different spots. The vellum had gold spots on it and I suddenly thought about using plain vellum to try and create the idea of snow.

I cut LOTS of circles from vellum and after playing around with the arrangement, spent quite a while sticking each individual circle in a row, overlapping slightly and started from the bottom. After five rows I trimmed all the edges. I cut a strip of silver cardstock and adhered it over the top edge of the last row. The sentiment (from Uniko Studios 'Big and Bold Snow') was heat embossed in silver. So happy with how it turned out!

I'm going to link this to three other challenges:

Simply Create Too Challenge # 82 (Anything Goes)

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

Uniko Studio Challenge # 19 (Anything Goes)

You have one week to enter your holiday creations at Addicted to Stamps. The rest of the Design Team have worked hard to make projects to help inspire you, these can be found on the blog. I really hope you have a chance to play and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Take care
Shona
 

25 comments:

  1. WOW! This is so elegant and stunning Shona!! So glad you "dared to be different" to create this stunning design! Love the all white with the vellum and shimmer! :)

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  2. NO!!!!! NO more snow!!! we are having snow showers right now and its supposed to be spring!!!! But nonetheless a gorgeous, elegant card, Shona!

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  3. So gorgeous! I love, love, love those vellum circles. They are beautiful.

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  4. Fantastic, Shona!!! so glorious in vellum... I will be CASEing absolutely!!
    =] Michele

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  5. This is so delicate and beautiful Shona! Love those vellum layered circles (they are very different to the scalloped ones that I used).

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  6. What a stunning card! It looks so soft - I love it!

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  7. Wow! This is simply fabulous. I love the soft, pretty vellum circles - so serene. Wonderful Christmas card. Love it. xx

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  8. Your card looks amazing Shona and I love the vellum circles.....so clever! Happy Easter xx

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  9. this is so very elegant Shona and I adore the look of the vellum circles-will have to remember yo use this! Thanks for joining Uniko x

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  10. A very elegant looking card Shona, love the embossed lettering and the soft effect of the vellum circles. It does remind me of soft fluffy snow, which I'm with Cornelia as there is some forecast today as well as the strong winds! :)

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  11. the vellum looks fantastic - such a creative card

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  12. WOW! Shona this is OUTSTANDING and a sheer beauty.
    Love everything about it - you are so talented and I'm in awe.
    Great to see you linked up at Uniko Studio too.
    Sarah x

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  13. Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Shona! I love this design and use of vellum!

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  14. I'll echo the others: a classy card, that most definitely captures how pretty snow can be (actually, it's snowing where I am right now...and this is not an April Fool's joke. Yuck!). Beautiful embossing!!
    Hugs~c

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  15. Wow, Shona ... this is stunning ... your delicate vellum circles beautifully suggest softly drifting snow ... gorgeous! Anita :)

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  16. Beautiful card! Love the white on white in your stunning design! Higs, Gerrina

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  17. Such a stunning card! I love how you used the vellum. Beautiful!

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  18. This is gorgeous! I love the circles of vellum--what a great idea! So pretty.

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  19. Oh my gosh!! Love the vellum circles! Fabulous card!!

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  20. Elegant, gorgeous, stunning...really what else can I say? This is one amazing card!

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  21. oops...forgot to thank you for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!

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  22. Absolutely stunning, Shona. I love the delicate feel of this with those floaty vellum discs x

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  23. Such a pretty monochromatic creation!

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  24. This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio!

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