Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Snowflake Merry Christmas...Addicted to Stamps & More #119~Clean and Simple

Hello! I'm back to invite you to join in at the new Addicted to Stamps and More #119~Clean and Simple challenge.  The DT have a fabulous gallery of cards to inspire you; if you haven't been, please head over to see the dazzling delights. If you've already been, thank you immensely for coming my way.

My card definitely leans more to the "and More" part of the challenge, as the only stamping is the embossed sentiment, which I've had in my stash for a couple years and have used maybe twice! *palm smack on the forehead* All this time...and only yesterday I discover it?  Oh well, it will receive plenty of love in the days to come. My snowflakes are a combination of WPlus9, Memory Box and Poppy Stamps, die cut in foil paper.  A simple card (perhaps too simple...does it need to splatters? Maybe some embossing?  I'm only asking because I think I'll make a couple more for my mom's sale at the senior's residence. Improving the 'pretty' suggestions more than welcome!). I did a second one (too dark to photograph) using a lovely bronze embossing powder, and copper, gold and red snowflakes.  I'll share later...




I hope you'll join us in the gallery.  The winner of this challenge will receive 3 free digis from

http://www.qkrstampede.com


I'm excited to see what you'll create!

Speaking of AH-MAZING creations:  my new watermark, designed by the oh-so-talent Kylie.  More info to have her design a gorgeous watermark for you can be found here:



Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

30 comments:

  1. your card is my favorite from all the design team - very lovely!!

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  2. Not too simple at all - very elegant! I do like the metallic finish to the snowflakes and the lovely flourish sentiment.

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  3. I wouldn't add a thing! I think it's stunning! I love a clean look and this has a clean, but beautiful look! I love the craft background and the colors of the snowflakes in the foil are lovely! Amazing work my friend! Love your new watermark too! (( Hugs))

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  4. I think this is fab just as it is. Really well balanced. Love the sentiment

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  5. That sentiment is stunning, Carol! Yes, please - I want to see more of it! Beautiful card and thanks so much for the shoutout xx

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  6. I don't think you need to add anything. The foil card is perfect with the kraft and that sentiment is a stunner. My ideas would be to use the same design and have a lovely crisp white base that will make the snowflakes really pop and another would be to use that stunning sentiment as the focus and emboss in gold or silver on white and stamp some tiny snowflakes....you should never ask me questions as I think I just love to pass on my crazy ideas....just ignore me!!

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  7. Be-a-utiful! There is nothing this card needs, but I know that feeling of unfinished-ness, it's a horrible niggle isn't it! But I think this is as finished as can be :)

    Loving the watermark - I noticed it before I scrolled down to keep reading and thought maybe I'd just never noticed it before?! I love that it has a butterfly - absolutely perfect for you my darling! ;)

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  8. What a great collection of snowflake dies Carol and such a fab sentiment stamp.
    In in all a great card. :)

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  9. No splatters needed!! Its fine as it is!..............and lovely too of course!

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  10. This is so stunning :) I love the metallic snowflakes and the Kraft card base is simply brilliant :)

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  11. Very beautiful with the metallic snowflakes and the flourish sentiment! I don't think it needs anything more!
    Love your watermark - so perfect for you!

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  12. Dang girl! Your white stamping on the kraft is so crisp and clean! I swear, mine never looks this wonderful -- and that sentiment...gorgeous! Stunning snowflakes in brilliant colors. Such a lovely card, Carol. Love it!! Bev : )

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  13. Gorgeous card Carol. Love the design just the way you have it ... nothing else needed. The focus is on the gorgeous foil snowflakes ... love how you've left in some of the pieces of the design. Loll xx

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  14. Love these shiny snowflakes -and they look great with that dimension!

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  15. "STEP AWAY FROM THE CARD!!!" That my dear friend, is a direct order from a clean and simple card lovin' crafter! Breathtaking, elegant (the foil rocks!), perfectly balanced (you rock in that department) and waaaaaaay beyond magnificent!

    Okay...did I get my message across? Good!

    Thanks for sharing the watermark info. I'm off for a visit to Kylie!

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  16. soo ADORABLE Carol...I adore that snowflakes in colors and the sentiment is to die for I want IT!!!! Elegant and adorable card my friend you rock Carol...your card always ADORABLE..hugs, Monika

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  17. Love those foil snowdrops! Lovely card :)

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  18. Oh Carol, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I, for one am so glad you found this elegant sentiment...wow! And your snowflakes are so pretty with different colors of foil cs! I wouldn't change a thing about this card...it's perfect :)

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  19. Carol, I think it's perfect! The snowflakes are beautiful! Really love that sentiment!

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  20. Yummy colour combo and loving that kraft all over again :)

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  21. Wow beautiful card!! I don't think it needs anything else!! The foil snowflakes are so pretty!!

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  22. the snowflakes are gorgeous! great card!

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  23. Love your watermark & fabulous snowflakes!

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  24. Your card is so pretty Carol and yes, you should make more for your mother! I love those snowflakes and would have never guessed they where from different companies since they compliment each other like they were from a set. And that sentiment stamp, oh my that is a beauty!!! Love that font, it is so elegant and looks amazing on your card. Hugs, Brenda

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  25. You already know that I love the cards you make with your foil paper, Carol. But that you have to wave it into my face, when I'm still struggling to find it over here in Europe :-) the snowflakes are just stunning – and the sentiment is absolutely lovely. Don't mind me, I'm just going to sit here for a while and drool over this card.

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  26. You have made me such a fan of foil paper - where I had not felt a need for it in the past, I am now feeling that it is a MUST HAVE!! So great the way you use it with such style and such class!! All that I have seen you create with it has impressed the socks right off of me!! Keep it up, my dear friend!!

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