Saturday, 21 November 2009

Allsorts challenge 28

Here we are Saturday again which means another new challenge at Allsorts. And am I pleased I got my DT work done last weekend, otherwise I would have been in sheer panic not being able to craft all this week. Still having to take things slowly, shorts burst on the computer and to avoid the glare I am wearing my sunnies.......guess I can dream I'm on some sun soaked beach - as if........ and hopefully a bit of crafting over the weekend.
So back to this weeks challenge where it's Kirsten's turn to choose the theme and she has selected a really great one "Christmas Carol or Song title", so what better excuse for another Christmas card. Again you amazed us with all your varied creations last week so do make sure you check out the challenge blog to see who has won and if you are one of Emma's Top 5.

My card is a real traditional - We Three Kings. I love this stamp from Stampendous......which I only just realised has no code or name on the side ! I have stamped it with versamark onto heat resist acetate and embossed with detail clear, before running it through the Zyron so I could cover the back with gold leaf and pieces of coloured foil, before cutting our the main image. I Brayered a piece of gloss cardstock with Big and Juicy Soothing Sunset, masking a moon onto which I then stamped a star with Hobby Art QT801A.
Next I stamped down the side of the card with Hero Arts Script H2365 using Versamark and embossing with detail gold, then placed a narrow border punched with Fiskars Threading Water. The background was matted onto a piece of My Minds Eye DP, then gold mirri card and the wise men mounted on top with silicone to give dimension. Finally I tied a simple bow with black cord round the card.


  1. love this great image and the detail is awesome love cheryl xxx

  2. Beautiful! Love the image, & the way you've used the foils to colour it.

  3. Oh Brenda how gorgeous is this. I bought this stamp a while ago and had a play and was quite disappointed with my finished card. You have really brought it to life on your card and it's all down to that fabulous background. Thank you so much for the inspiration here - I will definitely get this stamp out again now! I just hope I can get to grips with the brayer - another disaster area for me.

    I hope everything's still going fine after your op - you do seem to be behaving yourself lol. Take care.

    Love Lynda xxx

  4. Gorgeous card,Brenda!The image is wonderful and lovely details!
    Have a great Saturday:)


  5. That card is just gorgeous Brenda, very traditional Christmas scene, lovely!

    Carol x

  6. Oh Brenda, this one is really special. You've done your usual amazing job on it. hugs, eileen

  7. Brenda so sorry to hear you are unwell again, hope the eye improves quickly. Love your card, beautiful stamp and the colours are gorgeous. Take it easy now girl.

  8. I love your card. The image and background is beautiful.
    Hope your eyes are getting better.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. A truly gorgeous card Brenda - love the brayering and the image and colours are awesome. Love it. Hugs Cherry XXX

  10. That's one gorgeous stamp and it looks brilliant gilded. (Fab brayered background too.) I'm chuckling at the though of you sitting at your pc with sunnies on. Hope things improve soon for you and you can blog hop for as long as you like.
    Beryl xx

  11. This is stunning, Brenda. Hope you are able to get some crafting done, but be good and don't overdo it!

  12. Stunning card, Brenda! Love the lengths you go to to produce something beautiful. The details are lovely.

    Chris xx

  13. Brenda this card is gorgeous but i think you told me no more than 10 mins on the computer, its a good job your a quick typer !!
    lots of love chris xx

  14. A really beautiful card - wonderful colour!Take care Claire x

  15. A stunning card Brenda. The colours are really Christmassy and that image is just lovely.
    Take good care of that eye.


  16. This is a wonderful card, Ive not seen this stamp before, but its lovely.



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