Thursday 9 December 2010

Clean & Simple Christmas

I've been meaning to use this stamp that my Mum found in a charity shop for's called 'Lines of Pines' by Penny Black. I stamped it (and the Lili of the Valley sentiment) using Versamark, then heat embossed it with opaque white powder. In keeping with the simplicity of the image, I've gone for a clean & simple style of card...a bit different from my usual style! They are A6 sized cards, with the fold at the top...been ages since I made a card in a shape other than square! lol I used my 'Swiss Dots' Cuttlebug folder to emboss above and below the sentiment, and then added some pom pom trim from Tescos.

Challenges for these cards:


  1. Ohhhh! that's a fantastic find!! well done Helen's Mum!!

    Love the way you have used it too!
    great job for quick cards!

    Its getting to that time now where we have to jump a gear or 2 up! ARGH!!!!

    well done you!
    hugs Samantha :0)

  2. I love that stamp and how you embossed it on the colored cardstock! Beautiful cards!

  3. Hi Helen

    What a great find in a charity shop, such an elgant stamp. And great cards you ahve created with it.

    Thank you for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday this week and good luck.

    B x

  4. Helen, your cards are so beautiful! Good Luck on your challenges :0 and.....I received your GORGEOUS card yesterday. I am so happy to have a piece of your art with me forever. Thanks so much!

    (psss, I haven't started mine yet)


    Have a big hug from me :) for now wink wink

  5. Hi Helen, these are sooo simple, but oh so effective! Each one works so well, ganna be on the look out for that stamp. TFS. Andy.

  6. Wonderful christmas card.

    Thanks a lot for joining us at CF and the BlogHop.

    Hugs Pamela

  7. Wow these cards look stunning, love the style, thanks for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

  8. super cards! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

  9. What a great fine in the charity shop! Love your clean & simple cards and the pom pom thread is FAB! Very effective.
    Love you Xmas blog background too!
    Kaz xx

  10. Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. These are fabulous clean and simple cards. That stamp is perfect!

  12. Oh these are fabulous Helen.

  13. Stunning hun! Can I adopt your mum? Hugs, Sxx

  14. wow helen....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  15. Fabulous cards Helen :-) I may CASE these !! I need to make loads very quickly !!!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  16. These may be clean and simple; however, they are also classics! You did a great job. Love the red one. Thanks for playing along with YNS. Linda C

  17. great cards!love it!
    thanks for joining us at CF BlogHop!

    xx janina

  18. I love these creations and how a different color can give off a different feel. Thanks for playing along with the YNS CAS Challenge & have a fantastic Sunday! Beth aka BR-T

  19. Fabulous CAS cards Helen - very stylish .. and love the pom poms! Thanks for joining in last week's PBSC and hey I see you won too so well done :-)
    pauline x

  20. Helen these are lovely cards,
    Thank you for joining crafts and me this week
    Teresa x

  21. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an unserem vorweihnachtlichen Weihnachtsblog-Hop.
    Ich wünsche dir frohe Weihnachten und viel Glück.
    LG Babsi

  22. PERFECT!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CF!
    Hugs Doris


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x