Sunday, 16 December 2012

Hubby's Christmas Card


We gave each other our cads yesterday so I can share this with you today. I am often blogging on the iPad and he is sitting next to me so I would have hated him to see it before he opened it. I wanted this Stampendous stamp for a while and when I saw it being used on Create and Craft one day and then on a few blogs wanted it even more. However it was either out of stock or available in America with ridiculous postage costs. I kept searching eBay and was so pleased when it turned up on there and even more pleased when I won the bid. I have been longing to use it but kept it to use on hubby's card. Expect to see it used more next year as I LOVE it.

I wanted to go for a distressed vintage look as a change from the cute images I normally use for his cards so I started by heat embossing the image with Wow Copper. Hopefully you can see that more clearly here.


The paper is Deja Views Fair Isle Christmas with Kaisercraft Dear Santa for the poinsettias which I made with Marianne dies. The grunge letter is LOTV. I inked and distressed everything in sight and added lashings of glitter for snow. Hubby loves it.
Challenges
Marianne's Design Divas It's Christmas 
Stamping Sensations Treemendous 
Papertake Snow white 
Allsorts Oh Christmas Tree 
Craftymess Vintage Christmas 
One Stop Distressing - Christmas theme 
Fab n Funky Vintage Christmas 
CRAFT Winter

I may have to link these up later as later as we are off to Lynsey's this morning and meeting up with Lisa and her family and we are all off out for lunch. Only more Christmas card left to make this week but I have a few more to share with you as well as a couple more bags. Enjoy your Sunday xx

35 comments:

Denise Goeldner said...

Oh wow I really love this card and love the added touch of snow hugs xx

brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful card Marianne, copper embossing and added snow really bring the image to life.

I too 'had' to have this stamp after seeing it around blog land and although I had finished my Christmas cards still had to make some with it. And I think every time I've seen it on people's blogs in always look so different.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month and Allsorts challenges week.

B x

Caroline said...

Marianne this is gorgeous I too love that stamp. The layout is so beautiful and the wow copper powder is so gorgeous. I bet your hubby loved it. Caroline xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Marianne.
I LOVE that image and it looks great in copper. The papers are gorgeous and the poinsettias are so beautiful too.
Hugs Sue

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards, this gorgeous stamp must be this year's 'stamp of the year' :o)
Jackie xx

rachel said...

I too adore this stamp and must get it next month - its just so stunning - love your card too xx

Sonia said...

Wonderful creation dearest Marianne^_^
Romantic and gorgeous image^_^
Happy Sunday and big hug my friend,
Sonia

Vicky said...

This is fabulous sweetie love what you have done with this stamp, it looks awesome. I cant remember if I've seen this around tbh hun, but then again I barely remember my name most days lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

madebylilly said...

Marianne that's wonderful! Such a lovely image too and it looks great in copper.
Lilly

Seafield Jo said...

I'm not surprised your hubby loved it, it's a stunning card Marianne, gorgeous.

Jo x

✿LemonBella✿ said...

So beautiful! The stamp is amazing, I understand why you wanted to have it so much :) I love the copper embossing too. :)

Karen said...

Ooooh soooh jealous hun!! LOl..

Love this stamp and what you have created with it is FANTASTIC!!

Hugs
Karen.xx

Whisper said...

Oh what a stunner, it looks fabby embossed in copper WOW, love your layout and poinsettas too, Luv Sam x

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Marianne, I love this image and your colour choice is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxx

Crafteezee said...

That is gorgous, love the copper embossing and the added snow. Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Diva's.
Hugs Tracy x

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous, great stamp to win on ebay. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Vicky said...

A beautiful card, just right for our vintage Christmas theme at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Wishcraft said...

This is beautiful hun! Lovely design and the stamp is fabulous - I've resisted all this time but finally caved yesterday and ordered it... wonder if it'll come in time to make a card or two for this year :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sandra H said...

What a fabulous stamp Marianne, Your card is stunning x

misteejay said...

Just stunning - that stamp is amazing - fabulous card.

Toni xx

coops said...

absolutely stunning marianne.i love this stamp and the copper embossing really makes it pop :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

A gorgeous card and love what you have done with the image.
Mags
x

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenges with your super winter card

Good Luck

Sylvia xx

paper fun said...

Your card is lovely. Such vintage goodness. I really like your snow on the roof tops.

Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.

Mari

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Marianne - stunning image - think I might 'need' to have that one - even if it will be for next year lol!!!
Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Lynsey said...

This is a fantastic card Marianne! Love the image too.
Hugs Lynsey x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful vintage style Christmas card - love it x
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at SFTW and good luck x
Merry Christmas x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Helene E said...

what a stunning image. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge!

Sheryl said...

A lovely winter card with a beautifully embossed image.
Great to see you at CRAFT this week.
Happy Christmas
Hugs Sheryl xx

Jackie said...

Very fun cards, I love this stamp and the detailing in it. Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab n Funky Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon.

Jackie, Fab n Funky DT

Sandie said...

Wow,your card is just stunning, I love the 3d effect you have created with the snow and embossing...I love it so much.
Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Craftymess.

Sandie x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne K said...

I love the vintage feel to this card, and the image is stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations. Happy New Year, and I hope you'll join us again in 2013.

Lynne

Francesca said...

beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Blankina said...

Hi Marianne, what a lovely Christmas card with soo many details..

Thank you so much for joining in at our Christmas challenge at MARIANNE DESIGN DIVA'S, good luck
and the best wishes,

MDD DT Blankina