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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Katy Sue Christmas Stamps - and a winner.....

Here are some cards I made with some really lovely Christmas stamps just released by Katy Sue Designs. I used white embossing for this first one, distress inks for the background, and the stars were done with texture paste sprinkled with glitter

this silhouette Santa and tree (separate stamps, I used a mask) were stamped in black, then heat embossed. The tiny stars in the background were heat embossed with Rangers queens gold embossing powder....

I went a bit mad adding strings of liquid pearls and stickles to the tree.....

This last one is one of those cards that didn't photograph well, in real life it is very pretty, and this was the one that took the longest to make for some reason! I sponged a background with distress inks and then flicked water onto it to make it look like a starry sky. The star was stamped in silver embossing twice, once onto the card, then I lined it up so that the bottom of the star was also stamped onto the vellum sentiment panel which I stuck on in just a couple of places with glossy accents, then covered the glue with a couple of sequins.....

We are driving home today after a really lovely week in Ambleside - huge thanks to Anne, for inviting us to stay at her lovely cottage, great company and lots of laughs. Lots of you have said you love the Lakes, so if ever you are looking for a place to stay, you won't find a nicer and more comfortable cottage than Silver Howe - and you can bring your dog!

On to the winner of the Aquamarkers. Congratulations to


Email me with your address Sandra and they will be in the mail on Monday

I'll be back at my desk on Monday, creating crafty chaos as I try to catch up after my week off - and I am doing my volunteer thing at the charity shop in the afternoon, so who knows what tales I will have to tell....see you then x


  1. Enfys,,,,, I love all these Cards they are so pretty. Hope your trip was fun. Looking forward to the next posting....

  2. Great cards Enfys!!!
    Sounds like you had a great time on your trip!!

  3. These cards are beautiful Enfys. I LOVE that top one! Really pretty ink work and love the snowy accents. Fabulous. Hugs, Wends x

  4. Beautiful creations of Christmas cards parade. I love the second one most, the impact of liquid pearl and stickles are looking so real!!!

  5. Gosh, these are super cards. I only seem to make a mess! Oh, to make such lovely things as you do.

  6. Beautiful cards Enfy
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  7. Beautiful cards Enfys and I love the last one - super colours.

    Toni xx

  8. Oh wow what lovely creations the 2nd card with the baubles look so realistic all are so creative and many thanks for picking me l'm so overjoyed l cannot believe it! truly grateful my details are on the way thank you again xx

  9. Love the snowy scenes. My favourite is the last one. Congratulations to the winner too.

  10. Beautiful, love the white trees.
    Gr Elly

  11. Love the cards Enfys, all very pretty but I think the first one is my favourite. Congrats to SandraH. Pat x

  12. Love your creations! Thank you for sharing!

  13. What beautiful cards, thanks for sharing your trip with us. The photos were just beautiful, wish I could just hop on a plane and visit the places you have been.

  14. Beautiful cards. The stamps are spectacular! I love the Santa's sleigh in the distance. And those big luscious trees. They're all beautiful. I'm off t have a look at the cottage. Thanks for sharing not only your talent, but you life with us. Hello to Mike. Hugs, Jess

  15. These cards are stunning! Anxious to try my hand at it.

  16. Especially like the "light of Christmas" card - very unique and elegant!


  17. Fabulous cards!! luv the white trees!!!
    the liquid pearls for the bulbs is a fantastic idea!and the vellum paper makes the card look elegant....waiting patiently for videos....lol

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