Monday, 24 December 2012

The stamp I couldn't resist...

It's all your fault Nic...




This is a Stampendous stamp called Snowy Postcard, and I've stamped it on cream linen card in various distress inks.  Lots of glamour dust was added (everyone and everything in our house is now very sparkly!), and then I mounted the images using a Nestabilities floral oval die.

I'm entering my cards for the following challenges
The Stamp Man - in the bleak mid-winter
Simon Says - Merry Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - blue Christmas/ winter (the blue card)
Totally Gorjuss - easy does it

Apologies for being a rubbish blogger over the last couple of days... I was determined to get all the cards and wrapping sorted before today, so that we could have a relaxing evening tonight - we always end up doing last minute wrapping on Christmas Eve, but not this year, yay!  We're going to relax in front of the tv, have a couple of drinks and cuddle the kitten lol.

Hubby's family are Polish, and celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve - so we've done the big meal and presents with them today.  It's been a lovely day, and we've all had fab presents - MIL gave me some Papertrey Ink goodies, Amazon vouchers, money, clothes and perfume... she really does spoil us all!  And then we get to do it all over again with my family tomorrow :o)

Sooo... this is my last post for a couple of days, and I'd just like to wish all my wonderful blogging friends a FAB Christmas!  I hope you all have the best time with your families :o)  See you soon!

33 comments:

Liz Miller said...

Beautiful versions of this stamp Lisa. I too have Nic to blame for having bought this stamp and I also bought one for my Mum and put in her Christmas parcel. The only difference being I've not used mine this year so guess what will be on some of my cards next year. Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
Liz xx

Sudha said...

Wow..pretty gorgeous creations.

Sudha
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Stamping in Pink said...

OMG Lisa, I love this stamp! And each one look so different because of the use of different colours - truly elegant and stunning! Have a very Happy Christmas with your family x

Juls said...

fabulous cards!! Hugs Juls

Faye said...

Oh don't you start with this stamp! I've been managing to resist, even with Coops attempts, and now you too! Gorgeous work. X

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful cards Lisa and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Louise said...

Oh I love love love these cards AND that stamp!
Glad you've had a lovely day, enjoy the rest of Christmas xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, yes it is a stunning stamp though I never got around to using mine. A stunning set of cards to. I do hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

HelenR said...

What gorgeous, elegant cards Lisa! Happy Christmas, HelenR x

Lorraine said...

I've just been looking at that stamp too!! lol
Gorgeous cards.
Happy Christmas Lisa
Lorraine x

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa. I had to buy that stamp too! I've only used it a couple of times this year but I think I'll certainly use it for next year's cards too.

I think I'm all set now. Not much wrapping for grown up kids and definitely no toys for the grandkids. My other daughter very kindly wrapped up bike helmets for them from us. Just done their stockings and they seem to be full of sweeties!

Have a lovely Christmas with your lovely family Lisa and see you soon.

Kat xx

Little K Smith said...

Stunning cards Lisa, such a gorgeous stamp!
Sounds like you're having a lovely Christmas hun, hope tomorrow's just as lovely :)
Kelly.x

Debs said...

Oh now I know I definitely NEED this stamp - all stunning Lisa - fab choice of colours and love the sparkle.
Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and hope Santa is good to you - I'm sure he will be :o)
Take care
Debs xx

♥ Paula ♥ said...

Yes Nic has much to answer for showing us 'THE' stamp lol.. Anyhooo you certainly have done this justice...

Wishing you a very happy christmas day x

coops said...

So stunning lisa.i love this stamp so much and its looks so fabulous in all your colours.
Wishing you a really Happy Christmas hun :D

xx coops xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I am so pleased I bought this stamp, love it. Also need that die, must get it sometime. Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

Kat said...

Me again, forgot to say thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! I love that stamp and your cards are stunning Lisa
It sounds like you have had a wonderful day, I hope you enjoy the rest of the festive season.

Hugs Sue

Caroline said...

Lisa these are gorgeous I so love that stamp Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013. Caroline xxx

Tracey T said...

Lucky you, getting to do Christmas twice!! Hope you have a lovely time tomorrow. Wish you, hubby and the boys a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Hugs, Tracey x

Jackie said...

Wonderful stamp, gorgeous cards.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful day :o)
Jackie xx

Anneke said...

Beautiful cards!! Merry christmas :)
Hugs Anneke

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Lisa!! I don't think I could resist that one either!! These are some really stunning makes!! Thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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simplystylishstamping said...

Oh my simply stunning creation...love that stamp.. beautiful

ali x

Christine L said...

And to you Lisa!! Wishing you and yours all the very best!

Hugs
Christine x

Katina said...

Stunning cards Lisa! I resisted buying the stamp but no doubt I'll give in next year when everyone has put theirs away, lol!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
xxx

Marlies said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa! So elegant and I love the stamp! Thanks for joining us at ATSC with the blue one. hugs, Marlies

Teresa said...

3 Superb cards Lisa, I'm after this stamp too, it's brilliant for Christmas cards, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps 'Blue Christmas/Winter' Challenge. Hugs Teresa xx

Nenny said...

Gorgeous Lisa! Love all three takes on the stamp!! I too have admired it over on Nic's blog and I really love your take on it. Off to New Zealand really soon, so just stopping by to say ciao for now. Will check back in when I hit Kiwi shores. Thanks for all your amazing inspiration this year. I love popping by your blog for a little creative fix. Wishing you a fabulous 2013 filled with all you dream of, but most especially plenty of crafting moments and dosh for stash! Huge hugs, Wends xxxx

maxine said...

Beautiful cards x

Jennie said...

Wowzer! These are all STUNNING!
Really beautiful!
Merry Christmas xx

sue w. said...

Hi Lisa, wow this looks stunning in any colour, what a fab image and the layout is gorgeous.
How fab, two Christmases, sounds super.
Wishing you the very best for 2013, hope it's a wonderful year for you.
Hugs Sue W.

Marlou McAlees said...

this stamp is stunning!!! love the beautiful cards you created using it :) happy new year :)