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Monday 9 December 2013

Mass Production

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  I had a lovely weekend in Birmingham.  Managed to get all the christmas presents bought.  Just got the mammoth job of wrapping them up now lol.  After shopping all day on Saturday we spent the evening strolling through the German market enjoying some mulled wine.  It was a lovely evening and a well deserved treat after trudging round all the shops.  

Today I have been in my crafty room as I needed to mass produce some christmas cards.  This is the design that I came up with and I made 24 of these today.  

This christmas tree is one of my favourite christmas stamps that I have.  It was actually part of a free stamp set from Hot Off The Press.  It came with a crafting magazine about 3 or 4 years ago.  I stamped the christmas tree image using versamark and then embossed using silver embossing powder.  For the different layers I used coredinations cardstock and kraft card.  I lightly went around the edge of the image panel with distress ink and then stickles, for a bit of sparkle.  I added some liquid pearls which looks a bit like snow.  A sentiment, a bow and some doodling on the kraft card finished it off.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I apologise if I haven't been round to visit all your blogs just recently.  With all the preparations for christmas time is very precious at the moment.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Holiday
Ribbon Girl - Christmas
Cards Galore - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Craft All Day - Winter
Inky Impressions - Winter or snow
CRAFT - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Embossing
Craftyhands - Seasons Greetings/Winter
Polka Doodles - Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Use some red
All That Stickles - Happy holidays
Robyns Fetish - Must have a bow
OSAAT - Seeing red
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Corrosive - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Melonheadz - Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas


Jan said...

Great card. I have this stamp it's gorgeous xx Jan

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous stamp and I do love your Christmas card design.

Linda xxxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the image and fabulous design.
Sue xx

Sheila H said...

Your CAS card is perfect for mass production. The embossed tree is a wonderful focal point. I absolutely love how you used the Liquid Pearls - they add nice depth and dimension. The bow is sweet :). Thanks for visiting with us at 613 Avenue Create.

rachel said...

well done Mags - really fabulous that you've got all that shopping and those cards done xx

Sandy said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions. - Sandy, DT Member

Marianne's Craftroom said...

We were at that market a couple of weeks ago, isn't it fab. Love your cas card, great design

Jennifer Johnston said...

A very classy, elegant card Mags. Love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, stunning card. I love your design especially how you have used pearls as snowflakes.

Thank you for joining in the Christmas fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Linda Palmer said...

I can see why it is one of your favorites. You made it into a beautiful card.

Zoe said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Premium Craft Brands, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

Mrs Beez said...

Fabulous card - the liquid pearls look stunning as snow. Glad you enjoyed the Christmas market. Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Boots Challenges this time

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous embossing and a great entry to our Winter Wonderland Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is gorgeous Mags! 24 wow! Susan x

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow, you made 24 of these lovely cards Mags, what a great days work. I love the design and the liquid pearl'snow' is so effective. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Angeline Choo said...

This is perfect for mass production and looks beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at All That Stickles linky party

-Angeline DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh my Mags...this is simply stunning...I love everything about it. what a lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck in the challenge.


Peanut said...

What a lovely Christmas project, Mags. Great for mass producing! Thanks for sharing your talent with PolkaDoodles.
Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card xx

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT.

Sandra H said...

Mags this is stunning

Sherry said...

Beautiful Card ... Love The Tree .
Thanxx For Playing With Us At The Robyn's Fetish Challenge This Week ..
Good Luck
Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

Laura said...

What a great card... thanks for joining the All That Stickles linky party..
Laura DT

Shelby said...

Glad you had a great time shopping and very jealous you're all done! Love that Christmas tree and the card is wonderful.


Planetsusie said...

This is a brilliant stamp Mags, can't believe it was a freebie! I can't believe you made 24 in one day either, that is going some! Well done you. It really is a very pretty card.

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this time and lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Unknown said...

Lovely card and super image.Thank you so much for joining with us at Atistic Inspiration with our Anything goes/ Favourite colours challenge hugs Tania (DT)xx

craftymum said...

Another super card Mags.Thanks for joining us again at CAD for our first challenge xx

Hugs Sarah xx

MagsB said...

Go, you, for finishing the Christmas shopping!! It sounds as if you had a wonderful day, especially if it included mulled wine!

That is a lovely stamp, it looks beautiful in silver embossing. I love the pop of red from the bow, too! A gorgeous Christmas card!

love Mags B x

Deborah said...

Great embossing. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.


Sandra Wright. said...

A lovely entry for our challenge over at CraftyHands...Thank you for joining in...great stamp..x

Alyx said...

Beautifully elegant,Mags. Very sophisticated.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

verybellemakes said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time at the Christmas Markets - I love them too! Beautiful card, very effective and striking image. Thanks for joining the One Stitch At A Time challenge this week and good luck!

Victoria DT

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch at a Time.
DT Nataliya

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fabulous, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Mags and so happy you joined us over at pcb challenge.
big hugs Tracy xxx

Chidkid said...

I love this card.... I am saving some extra special ones to make next year and yours has made the 'cut'

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful, TFS with us at OCS.

Eret said...

Happy new Year! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. It's perfect for our Free and easy challenge. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
Eret x

Mandy Chilvers said...

very elegant. thanks for playing along at CraftyHands

Regan said...

Hi, Mags! Lovely card! I can't believe you mass produced 24 of them all in one day! That's a lot of work! Well done! Hope you enjoyed your holidays! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!