Happy Hollydays!!

Leading up to Christmas I will, now and again make some Christmas projects. Today I used The Stampsmith’s “Holly“. This is a really beautiful festive image, whether you decide to tint the image or leave plain and it is beautiful stamped in different colours, Black, Sepia, Crimson, Green, very versatile.
This card is approx 8″x6″. After edging the image with Lime Green Deko Ice I layered her onto holly vellum, stamped green cardstock  with a holly stamp (highlighting the berries with Red Deko Ice), then layered onto red/pink Basic Grey cardstock. Stamped cancellation mark and added a piece of  decorative gold leaf (torn from a Poundland decoration!) finally adding a large bow.

The Stamper’s Sampler set a challenge, “Holiday Happenings”. At the time of the challenge I had recently received “Holly”, this was at the start of my first term with The Stampsmith and knew I had to make a card with her. Over the moon to see this is one of two cards in the recent The Stampers’ Sampler.

I am thrilled to be staying on The Stampsmith DT for another term, continuing to work alongside Carol Q and with the addition of 2 new DT members, Karen and Julie


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joanne wardle
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 13:56:04

    oh well done on getting your card published! great work


  2. Terry
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 13:58:09

    Love seeing so much beauty first thing in the morning! Just so elegant. Love it all and that bow is just the icing on the cake!


  3. Suzie Hayward
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 15:17:38

    Love your beautiful cards, who would have thought. You are such an inspiration, you truly amaze me.


  4. Hazel
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 15:20:33

    Congratulations Lynne on being published again. The two cards are beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.


  5. 2amscrapper
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 15:22:41

    Lovely card to view today to get me motivated for World Card Making Day! Congrats on the DT and being published.


  6. Jingle
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 15:23:19

    These are so pretty!


  7. Marie
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 16:09:31

    Congratulations Lynne!! Both cards are gorgeous.
    Come over for a visit and play along in my giveaway if you like.


  8. oceothymat36
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 16:22:20

    superbe bravo md


  9. craftytrog
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 18:28:00

    Beautiful cards Lynne! Congrats on being published again, & continuing with Stampsmith! xx


  10. Karen McAlpine
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 18:35:57

    I love this card. And, a great big congratulations hug for getting published in Stampers Sampler! Which issue is your card in? I have to look for it!


  11. Annette
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 22:43:03

    Congratulations. The card is beautiful.


  12. bet365
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 00:41:20

    how are you!This was a really exceptional subject!
    I come from milan, I was fortunate to discover your subject in google
    Also I learn much in your Topics really thanks very much i will come again


  13. JeanFB
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 00:56:30

    Both cards are beautiful! Congrats on the pub!


  14. debbiek
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 01:01:16

    These are truly beautiful cards Lynne. Congrats on being published in the current issue of Stampers Sampler. So happy to hear you will be in your second year with The Stampsmith too!!!!

    – DebbieK x


  15. michele
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 06:43:47

    love the card and so wonderful to be published! xo


  16. Jack
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 11:54:18

    This is such a gorgeous image, and it makes fabulous Christmas cards. Both stunning. xx


  17. thefrugalcrafter
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 16:07:08

    love the Christmas cards and no it is not too early!


  18. Charlotte (Lolly)
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 16:32:50

    So I found you!!! Used my initiativitviee and looked at the database at KC;-D GORGEOUS cards, just perfect – well done and well deserved to be in Stampers Sampler, I’m deid chuffed fer ya’, hen!

    Lolly x


  19. Julie Forest
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 00:23:27

    Hi, Lynne! These are absolutely gorgeous!!! So festive!! And love the stamp, too!! 🙂


  20. Ali Manning
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 00:28:46

    Beautiful work, Lynne and congrats on your published work!


  21. Penny
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 01:39:48

    Congratulations on being published again, Lynne! And it’s great that you’ll still be with The Stampsmith – their stamps and your work are the perfect match!!


  22. Susan Allan
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 08:46:00

    Both of these pieces are stunning, Lynne.
    I love the soft colours of the second one as greens and pinks together are one of my favourite colour combinations.
    The first one is a truly beautiful and unusual Christmas card.

    Sue xxx


  23. Anne Smith
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 15:23:27

    Always said you were the talented one. Well done Sis on getting published again! 🙂



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