I'm having great fun playing with some of the stamps that I bought at the Craft Fair last Sunday, one in particular is proving to be very versatile. Here are three cards using the same stamp, the first one is my take on an idea from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. I stamped the image onto white card using Versamark ink then embossed it with white embossing powder, I then cut an oval from scrap card to use as a stencil which I placed over the stamped image and sponged with lilac ink. This was then matted and layered onto lilac and turquoise card before being placed onto a white base card. I finished it off with a greeting stamped in black ink with a small gem above the I in Christmas and crystal stickles on the end of the branches.
The second is again taken from a card in CM&P and the third
is a very simple red and white card (the red ribbon running along the bottom has Merry Christmas in gold running along it and I have added red stickles to the branch ends to give a bit of sparkle.
I've also made some cards using my Cuttlebug machine and I have just discovered a Cuttlebug Challenge I'm now trying to decide whether to enter one of them for that, the trouble is I can't make my mind up which one if any are good enough. Sigh!