Monday, 25 May 2015

Rudolf day for May and Creative Stamping issue 25

Hi there! I have made three more very CAS cards for Rudolf day this month. I stamped the wreath (Penny Black) using bundled sage Distress ink and added some dots of 3 different liquid pearls. The reason I placed the sentiment off centre is because I managed to smudge the liquid pearls with the side of my hand - one of the issues of being left-handed. I think it was a happy accident though!
My second attempt I managed to get things unsmudged, square and central! the sentiment is a tiny one from Hero arts. I used memento cottage ivy ink for this one.
My third card is stamped in cracked pistachio distress ink and the berries are a mixture of liquid pearls and Spun sugar distress stickles. The sentiment is from Honeydoo Crafts.
Check out the challenge at Scrappy Mo's and get yourself organised for Christmas! It's only May and I have 15 cards done already. Most of mine so far are one layer and 6 inches square or less. Be aware that a 7x7 card is classed as a large letter, as it is fractionally too big in one direction to fit the slot, and there is a £1.11 charge for the recipient if you put the wrong stamp on. Don't you just love our postal service?
On a happier note, if you get Creative Stamping magazine you may have seen my latest cards for them. It was a fab colour scheme and I got a bit more freedom to use other stamps (I chose lots of Inkylicious ones) as well as the free ones. Here are a few ...

 If you want to know how I made them you can check out the magazine.
Thanks for looking!


  1. those first crimbo ones are fab, so effective arnt they. scrolling on down to the butterflys, do love them as well x

  2. Oh! Sally, such beautiful beautiful cards. Love your happy accident.
    Your cards for the magazine are beautiful so is the colour combo on them.

  3. The first three Christmas cards are so delicate and elegant. I absolutely love the ones with the butterflies on and the colours on the second one just work together so beautifully. Many congratulation on having your cards published, it's well deserved :)

  4. Fab Christmas cards Sally, I do love that stamp. Your samples look great too, love the butterflies, haven't got my hands on the mag yet, maybe find it in Wh Smiths tomorrow with a bit of luck!


  5. Great Christmas cards Sally, I know just what you mean as I'm left handed too. I do try to remember to start at the right hand sid, but it goes against the grain. Love the second trio of cards, a lovely colour combo and stamps.

    Sue xx

  6. Love them all! The Christmas ones are lovely & the butterflies are in such lovely colours:-)


  7. Oh my are another card making Queen!
    So many lovely cards...and I had a giggle over the smudged spot! I really like that sentiment overlapping on the looks fab!

    Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

    Your magazine cards are beautiful. Such lovely colours and i always love a butterfly card!

  8. All gorgeous! The Christmas cards look nice and quick too! Am I going to need the CS stamps?? x

  9. Three really lovely CAS Christmas cards, love the wreath and each colour way look great.
    Thank you joining in this months Rudolph Day challenge.

    Kath x

  10. I love the elegant simplicity of your Christmas cards. I have to say the traditional colours of the middle one is my favourite.
    The butterflies are stunning. I love them all. Kate x

  11. All these wreath cards are SOOO pretty Sally. Top marks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. Classy and elegant cards Sal, something about a wreath shape that always appeals.

    B x

  13. Thank you for this wonderful array of inspiration, Sally! You are such a creative and talented card artist!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. What a beautiful array of cards! Congrats of being published!And with such beautiful colourful cards! Hugs, Gerrina

  15. I actually like the sentiment to the side - indeed, a happy accident. I like the liquid dots, they look 3 dimensional. Quite lovely. The butterfly card is so beautiful - I like that you limited the colors!

  16. Lovely Christmas cards Sally, I really like the wreath stamp. Lovely colour combinations in the butterfly cards, they are all beautiful.
    Jean x

  17. Fabulous holiday designs.

    Hugs Diane

  18. You have been very bussy Sally, great simple Chirstmas cards!!! and lovely season cards I really love them all!!!Thank you for the inspiration!!


  19. Wonderful trio of looks with this fab PB stamp. It's very CAS, but so very detailed. The different colors created entirely different moods on each card, and loved 'your saved' story. Congratulations to you on being published. It's easy to see why - these gorgeous butterfly cards are magnificent. I am especially taken with the fold on #1 (being fold challenged as I am, I usually notice that right off!). Loved the signature Sally scene in #2, and again - a marvelous looking butterfly. Well HAVE been busy! TFS & Hugs


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