Sunday, 9 August 2009

Scandinavian tree and snowflakes in cool blues for Christmas

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes for Bess. She hasn't recovered yet, the rash/allergy keeps coming and going but I've decided to just make the best of her good days and grab some crafting time when I can. The blogs may not be as regular as previous but I'll do my best and I hope that you'll still stop by.

This set is my Design Team sample for the Stamp With Us challenge for this week to meet the theme of Christmas.

Recipe (for card and bag)
Stamps sets: Scandinavian Season, Season of Joy
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Ski Slope
Ink: Versamark, White Signo Gel Pen
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Whisper White
Punches: Scallop Edge, Round Tab
Other: White EP, Silver Elastic Cord

The tree, snowflakes and sentiment are stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. Snowflakes are hand cut.

I didn't want to use the same sentiment on the inside of the card so I selectively inked one of the stamps from Season of Joy and used that.

The gift bag uses the box in a bag tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Andrea said...


Teri said...

Hey Sara :o) I LOVE these! Saw them earlier on SWU and thought they were fab ... love the white embossing. The set goes really well with the dark blue ... will pinch that idea ... lol! ... along with all the others :o)

Awww poor Bess! Lily is the same. She's just over 2 now and has had her prob for most of that time ... always worse in the spring/summer. There's not a lot we can do for her. She gets good weeks and bad weeks, which I guess Bess is like. Very stressful for everyone when it's bad. We're trying Malaseb and Surolan at the mo for her, so fingers crossed that helps. What's Bess on?

Teri xx

CarolineH1972 said...

Ilove these Sara, the tree is fab & I love the colour scheme.
Hope Bess is having more good than bad days :-) Caroline x

Bekka said...

How totally arorable Sara - love them and how great it all looks in blues and whites. Great project.

Hope Bess is better soon


Maggie said...

Hi Sara

Really like your card and colour combo, I have this set and will be using it for my christmas cards this year - if I get my mojo back lol. Maggie

Crafty Dawn said...

This really stood out on SWU this week sarah just hasd to say wow it's truly a wondeful project

Love Dawn xx

JanJ said...

Absolutely stunning, the colours just look amazing.

Hope Bess gets better soon

Jan xx

Always Playing with Paper said...

Sara...this card and giftbag are stunning! I just love the colours and that stamp set!!

So inspiring!

Lesley :)

Alison said...

Hi Sara
just been doing a catch-up on your blog, all your stuff is gorgeous as usual, but this - c'est magnifique!
Love the cool blue combo, what absolutely stunning projects.

Hope Bess's allergies calm down soon.
Alison -x-

Sue said...

Wow how adorable is this set. I love this stamp set and can't wait to get it here! TFS

Elin said...

I never thought of using white embossing on blue with this stamp set! Thank you for sharing the idea! It's a gorgeous card set you have made.