Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Challenge 91 - Christmas

Hey all its me Samantha with a new Challenge and what other theme could we choose this month to help you all out?

Easy peasy right!

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Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010.  Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats.  You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.  Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month.  Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images.  We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

We have some awesome Guest's

Gerda the AWESOME Stampfairy owner using Mimi Peekers 
Gerda has made this cute notepad for Christmas Wishes.
isn't it just the cutest!

Deanne from Stampfairy using Jake Wintertime 

we also have 2 of our fabulous caught our Eye Designers playing this time also!

Vicky  our Who caught our Eye on the "We're all Heart" challenge.
using Christmas Kids 1 from Stampfairy
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Renate who Caught our Eye on the Kids and Teens Challenge
She is also using a cute Stamp Fairy image.

and now our lovely Design team creations

Tip - Match elements of your design to bring it together. 
Here' I've used a spotty ribbon (white spots on purple) to compliment the spotty backing papers (purple on white).

Bettina - using Al welcome winter 5 from Stampfairy
Tip - Need some background to match your stamp?? Find something in the image, like I did the die cut three, and add slightly behind the image and pop the image up a bit. Gives a great effect. You can also add some white flocking and sparkles to give a glittery and fluffy snow effect;)

Tip - I make around 200 Christmas cards and need them to be quick and easy.  To dress up the stamp a little, I embossed the paper with Spellbinder's Decorative Labels 8, it adds interest without being too fussy.

Tip - Kraft is a great medium as any colour looks good with it. 

Lisa M -Funny Icicles; Group Hug from Stampfairy
Tip - Need a backdrop you can't find on the Internet?
 Take your own picture and incorporate it into your card. Here is the side of my house with the gutter. :)

Samantha - Mimi Winter 4 from Stampfairy
Tip - when you are deciding where everything will go on your layout set everything where you want it to go and then take a photo this way you can remember where you wanted everything to go when you start to add tape things can sometimes get muddled up.

Lisa S - George and Friends 4 from Stampfairy
Tip - Sewing is not my thing (yet) so I used a rub on border to anchor my background panel to my white base. I also stamped white snowflakes randomly on my background paper to lighten it up a bit.   

Aren't they all great!

Now its up to you all to show us what you got?
Remember Anything CHRISTMAS goes!!

hugs Samantha and the teamies

PLEASE NOTE this is a very busy time of year as you all can appreciate so we will do our VERY best to visit all of you!


  1. I Always love the inspiration on your site. Thanks for letting me play along in the challenge.



    1. Oh thank you!!! We are always so happy to have you join us. :)
      hugs from the TTT crew

  2. Love your challenges. Having made quite a few cards with embossing last night, my top tip is to stamp and apply the embossing powder, then heat one card after another - that way the heat gun keeps at a good temperature and saves time waiting for it to heat up for each individual card. x

    1. Hazel, that's a fantastic tip! Time efficent as well. :)
      Thank you so much for joining us and sharing this.
      hugs from the TTT gals

  3. My Tip is to use Stickles to create a glittery frame around the edges of a die cut shape.

    1. You can never have too much glitter! Especially this time of year. Thank you for sharing this :)
      Hugs from the TTT ladies

  4. wow, gorgeous inspiration from the DT!

    1. Thank you so much Helen :) So glad you could join us!
      hugs from all of us at TTT.

  5. Thank you very much for your fab challenge and all the beautiful creations by your lovely DT! xx

    1. Thanks Michaela, so please you could play along too! great entry hunny! xx

  6. My tip is... don't let the fact that you don't have an electronic cutting machine stop you from making pretty ornaments. They are do-able, they just take a little more time and effort :)

    1. That is a good Top Tip Lisa, did you play this week I can not click on your name and get to your blog to see if you made something but I am working through the entries so hope I see your creation on my way round! thanks again for leaving your Top Tip

  7. Wow - this is one popular challenge - and still 6 days to go! Thanks for the great inspiration, looking forward to my usual bloghop round for a closer look!
    Alison x

  8. Such gorgeous inspiration from the DT's...off to have a closer look
    Dot x

    1. Thanks Dot! Great to see you here too xx

  9. Truly wonderful creations from everyone..
    This blog is one of my favourites to come visit.. smiles.

    Krafty Karen.xx

    1. Karen so eased you enjoy it here! We love seeing all the awesome things you and all the other crafters make too! Thanks for leaving us a lovely comment we really do appreciate all the comments hugs from us all x

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    1. I agreed the team did us proud!! Go team! Thanks for you comment Angela x

  11. Thanks girls!! Man your comments are so lovely tha k you very much from myself and the girls!! Xx

  12. Great entry's by the DT!!

    1. Thanks for leaving us a message Gerda! LOVE your Wreath too! hugs from us xx


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