Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nordic Christmas


Here is this week's challenge from 52CCT.
When I saw this and the lovely embroidered/knitted style I had to resist the urge to rush out and buy this kind of stamps. Partly as I promised myself to use only what I already have in my stash for this years Christmas cards. It's working so far. 

I decided to go for the red and white colour scheme and have repeat stamped in rows (hopefully) to give and embroidered look. Then I wanted an accent so added a heart stamped on red paper and embossed in white with a button and ribbon bow. 
I'm quite pleased with it but can't get a decent photo.
The stamps are mostly Inky Doodles from Warm Winter Wishes, Print Backgrounds 2 and the large heart from Primitive Angel. The snowflake and 'Merry and Bright' are Marion Emberson, which I thought went quite well with the others. 


  1. Alison - this is wonderful! I thought you'd used dsp but now realise you stamped all those fab images! It's perfect, and so beautifully done too. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week. Hugs, Gill x

  2. Brilliant! I thought the paper was from a pad - so perfectly stamped! i do like the heart accent. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    1. Thank you both. For me it's all about the stamping!

  3. WOW! This is awesome, Alison. Such flawless and perfect stamping!
    Thanks for joining our September Theme challenge at 52 {C}CT. Have a lovely week!
    hugs, Asha

  4. What amazing stamping Alison - and a lovely Nordic Christmas card, you definitely nailed this challenge!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, hope we see you again soon! Ruth x

  5. You've done an excellent job capturing the Nordic style for our challenge! I'm glad you played along with us again this week at 52{C}CT - I enjoy seeing your artwork! :)

  6. Really love this - a perfect example of a Nordic style card. Good for you on using up your stash - I'm trying to do much more of that myself. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT.

  7. This is so pretty and perfect for our Nordic theme. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT
    Louise xx


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