Monday, 8 August 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Christmas in August"

Good afternoon,

The theme at Simon Says Stamp challenge is "Christmas in August".  I'm really in the mood for making Christmas cards at the moment, so I've made not one, but two cards to enter into the challenge. Can you spot the difference?

I've used tree stamps from a Hero Arts clear stamp set called "Merry Christmas Trees" cl459 and a sentiment from a Penny Black clear stamp set called "Christmas Critters" 30-006. The background stamp on the first card is from Hero Arts and is called "Large Canvas Stripes" S5433 (oh, there are so many Hero Arts background stamps on my wish list, they're so versatile).

The paper piecing uses papers from a Dovecraft paper pack called "Let it Snow".  I'm not convinced that the colours are very Christmassy, but I don't mind.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx


Jane said...

lovely cards, you've made me want to start now.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Clare these cards are gorgeous. I like the kraft cardstock paired with the green trees.

Donna said...

Hi Clare, please ignore and delete my previous pop up boxes got a bit muddled lol! Duh it is Monday lol! Your card is such an elegant design and I love the green with the kraft, really shows the colours off well...I'm off to hide in a hole now! :) Donna x

Jacee said...

Super cards Clare.
Hugs Jacee

Violets Corner said...

They are beautiful Clare, love the first one.


Daniele said...

yummy crimbo card, must get a jiggle on myself,

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

pinky said...

Stunning card Clare, love the earth tones!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love the trees and that gorgeous green
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous Christmas card Clare.

Danielle said...

Love the clean and simple lines of these two cards Clare! The papers are really pretty and I'm loving the shade of green with the brown Kraft paper!
Hugs, Danielle