Thursday 1 November 2012

St Luke's Charity Card Challenge ......

...  It's time for the November challenge at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge, and it is a sad one for us all.  This will be our last challenge, played entirely for fun, we are no longer accepting any new cards to sell for the hospice.  Tara explains the reasons here.

Our theme for this month is Traditional Christmas - I know I still have lots of cards to make, so the theme has helped me get a move on!!  I have two cards to share with you.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - 2011 Hoiliday Ornaments
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Fired Brick
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-126) #4, Squares Lg (S4-126) #6, Lacey Squares (S4-295) #3, 2011 Heirloom Ornaments (S4-334) #3
Accessories: Design Paper - Papermania Classic Christmas Red; Gold embossing powder, Card from stash

I used this week's Mojo Monday - MOJO265 sketch for the layout, obviously going with the square!!!  There is very little stamping on this card - lots of layers with the different papers and vellum using my Spellbinder dies.  I finished off with a gorgeous gold bauble and simple red sentiment.  A traditional red and gold card!!

Stamps: My Favourite Things - Christmas set
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Black Soot
Spellbinders: Circles Sm (S4-116) #3
Accessories: Design Paper - Papermania Classic Black Christmas; Silver embossing powder, Card from stash

My second card is a little more contemporary with a black and silver colour theme.  I used this month's My Favourite Things - Guest Designer challenge - MFTGD1112 for the layout.  Once again there is very little stamping on the card, lots of papers though.  I stamped this fabulous text Christmas tree in Versamark, heat embossed in silver and then cut it out.  I added some distress ink to define the edges.

For more inspirational Christmas cards click on the links below:

Tara Cardwell, Jenny Mullens, Anne Forrest, Sylvie Colledge, and Lynne Atkinson.

We have a bumper prize for you this month - check out the photos!!  We look forward to seeing your cards for Christmas.

Before I sign off - I'd like to thank Tara for inviting me to join the team.  I've had a great time working with all the girls - it's been fun!!  See you soon.


Ardyth said...

Wonderful Christmas cards - elegant and very traditional!

Tara Cardwell said...

I'm just so glad you said yes when I asked you to join me all those months ago or I would never have made such a wonderful friend :-D
Thanks again for all your support of the challenge and your wonderful samples each month.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty and elegant Deb. Love the gold on the first one and the silver on the second... and the pretty images... great lay-outs too.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards Deborah, I still need to get a wiggle on with my cards for this year! It's been fun working altogether on the DT and see you around in blogland :0)
Jenny x

Chrissy Larson said...

These are so gorgeous, Deborah! I love gold and silver. Beautiful!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Deborah
Two fabulous cards..... Its so so about St.Lukes ... Tara but alot of work into the Challenge.... It was loving working you ......
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah and its been great working with you and without Tara we might have never have met


Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards Deborah. I`m so glad Tara brought us all together, we made a great team didn`t we?
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

So sad to see the challenge close but perfectly understand the reasons. It's been great seeing your samples each month and these are another pair of beauties! Vicky x

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