Thursday, 16 July 2009

Stamp Something Christmas in July

motivet-bundled-up-5 Guess what! I did it again, made a card and forgot to post it so this one was for last week's Stamp Something Christmas in July challenge. Talk about being a total DIVVIE!! So now it was going to be a just for fun card and one more for the Christmas pile. But then I checked out Cute Card Thursdays challenge and guess what - it's Christmas in July hee hee, so I'm sorted for a challenge for this card.

I have used one of my new Motivet DT stamps – now this is what I call seriously CUTE!! I ended up stamping and colouring the image 3 times as I could not get the blue the right colour to match the paper and we all know how I have to have things matching (it’s the OCD you know!)

I stamped the sentiment straight on to the card, not done this too often in the past (terrified of making a mess) but really like it (plus I haven’t a punch big enough for the sentiment). How gorge is the font – love it!

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A close up of the flower - Jill at The Hobby House has ordered these beauties, I'll update you here once they arrive in stock. Both flowers were white, I sprayed them with Glimmer Mists, one in Old Lace and one in Hydrangea (love these, they change the colour so beautifully). I used one of the snowflakes as the spacer and dangled another smaller snowflake off it. I edged the petals with a Marvy marker and some Stickles for a bit of bling.
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I've shown the inside as I just love the sentiment (okay and the flower lol). I was sent the new Martha Stewart Border and Corner punches. What a battle I had to figure it out - there are NO instructions with them on how they work together and I spent hours last night trying to find something on Google. In the end I resorted to just using the border punch until I can work out what sizes are needed to get the corner to line up with the border and all fit in. I nearly tore my hair out last night I was sooooo frustrated. Thumbs down on these punches just for the lack of instruction! Such a pity as the punches themselves are fab - love the laciness the snowflake punches give.
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Just another view.
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Recipe:
Stamps - All Motivet
Paper - Anna Griffin
Tools - Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch, Nestibilities labels 4
Embellies - New Poinsettia flowers (due in at the Hobby House soon), brads, snowflakes and pearls all from The Hobby House

Thanks for stopping by,

67 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always, love the cute image and fab colour combo! Great detils and love the charm! Hugs, Moni

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  2. Gorgeous work, as always Bev!

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  3. I think this ismy fave stamp of the last release, I can see her getting a good airing this crimbo LOL. Fab colours and love the papers!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  4. Gorgeous card! The flowers are so lovely.

    Lisa x

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  5. Just love these new line of images! These cheeky characters are sooo cute, as usual you've worked your miracle on this Bev. Fab job!

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  6. Wow Bev this is just so adorable!
    Really love these little cuties and your paper and design just fantastic!
    hugs
    kim x

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  7. Fab card Bev. Love the image.
    It such a pitty that is hard too work with the new punches because they are great. But there are a lot of people who doned no how to work with them. But your card is great.

    Greetings Thea

    Ooooo, my englisch is terrible, sorry.

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  8. wauuuwie bev this one is so gorgeous. love the colors, the image and the details

    hugs Annemarie

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  9. Another great card from your hands. I love this blue combo you use here. And the image are so cute.
    Gunn :-D

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  10. oh wow this is so gorgeous

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  11. Wow!!! This card is so wonderful !Bev. I love your softely colours and this image is soooo pretty.
    Hugs Trudy

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  12. Awww - Bev - beautiful!! Love the colours, the colouring, your details and that touch of green with the leaves finishes it perfectly - love it!!
    Perhaps you should do a tut. on using the new Ms Border & corner punches??
    hugs Heather xx

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  13. It's just gorgeous Bev. Love the colours and papers and the punch does look fab!! Know what you mean re lack of instuctions - grrrr. Hope you are ok hunny xxxx

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  14. Ohhhh wowwww Bev,what a beautiful card, So beautiful stamp and colours.
    So beautiful papers and details.

    SCHITTEREND Bev.
    Hugs Riet.xxx

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  15. Bev, this card is beautiful and i love your flower and snowflakes.love Paula.

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  16. This is such a cute card. Just wanted to tell you that I only recently discovered your blog, and it is AWESOME, totally inspiring. Thanks!!

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  17. Love the image and the colours you've used the mix of light and dark blue. The flower is awesome and especially the way you've used the charms. Liz

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  18. wow bev, your card is really lovely and sooo fantastic. i love this doraline your coloration is just perfect.
    have a nice day, hugs, bea

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  19. Gorgeous card!

    I too am loveing Christmas in July. See my blog!!

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  20. hiya sweetie!
    another delish card hun, gorgeous colouring.. fab blues.
    you are no way a divvie.. what is a divvie?? what ever it is your not one,, it sounds insulting.. lol..
    love the flowers and how you have glammed them up with the glimmer mist.. i must add to my one lonely bottle that i have.. they are so pretty and give such a wonderful effect..
    oh my god i am writing an essay!!!
    haha..
    loves ya..
    hugs Rachxx

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  21. Wow what a beautiful card and so Christmassy, just love everything about it.

    Pat xx

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  22. So beautiful! I like the colors and the image. And the Snowflakes are so perfect for this card!
    Hugs, Alex

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  23. Beautiful Card Bev. Just been looking at more of your work over at the Simon Says Blog!!!
    Hey and wonder of wonders our local Spotlight (like the American Michaels - I think) now stock Martha Stewart whoopeee Hope they have the snowflake punch its soooo nice!

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  24. What a beauty - love everything about it.
    Hugsx
    Val

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  25. Morning sweetie, this is just fabulous love the colours, and your colouring another little beauty
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  26. What a fabulous card. I understand your frustration with the punches. There are a lot of videos on youtube which may help.

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  27. Oh wow Bev, this is just amazing. I'm really into glimmer mists and love the colours you've used. Just have to buy one at a time as they're so expensive, but they're so worth it!!
    Totally gorgeous work Bev,
    Love Sarita xx

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  28. This is gorgeous Bev! I do love blue Christmas cards and the shades you've chosen are perfect! Lovin those snowflake spacers too! xx

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  29. This is so gorgeous! love those flowers and the inside is amazing too! hugs, Jane x

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  30. Gorgeous,love the shades of blue and the snowflakes look beautiful....always fabulous colouring!!!
    Hugs xx

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  31. Great card Bev, how great that you can use it in a challenge. I love the motivet image, must get some, everything about the card is ace. Love it. Hugs Avril xx

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  32. Wonderful card Bev. The papers are gorgeous. Shame that the punches gave so much trouble, the snowflakes are lovely.

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  33. wow, again! I love your work Bev!

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  34. Beautiful card Bev, love the holiday feel! Sends a great chill! :) Super cute image too. Sorry you missed the SS challenge, but good that it worked for CCT this week. :)

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  35. Hi Bev, This card is fabulous i love the image and papers, you're colouring is gorgeous :)
    Hugzz Val xxx

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  36. Cute, cute, cute. Fab card, love the punches, hope you manage to work out how to use them, when you do, let us all know!!
    Sam x

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  37. Hi Bev this card is amazing I love it that image is so cute. I need too get a move on and start my Xmas cards so I don't get caught out a again! Found this link if it helps xx

    http://indigoinklings.blogspot.com/2009/06/martha-stewart-continuous-edge-system.html

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  38. Such a gorgeous card Bev. Love the cute image you've used and the beautiful colouring also. Hugs Michele x

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  39. prachtige kaart weer!
    fijne dag

    anneke

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  40. Hi Bev, well I can see it would be frustrating if they dont give you any idea how the two punches work together, it might be work trying EK Success themselves, they do have a website.
    I love what youve done with it anyway, the image is gorgeous, the colouring beautiful and the design and details are stunning. well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left yesterday on my blog.

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  41. it is a super cutie! love the card bev

    hugs
    daisy

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  42. This is just gorgeous, Bev - she is so cute! and the colours are glorious

    Alice (beemer)

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  43. Stunning Christmas card Bev. x

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  44. Good afternoon Bev, wow hunny you've been busy again creating gorgeous designs to share with us. I am loving these adorable images and the colour you've chosen here looks sensational!!! lovely flowers and extra detail. Hope you have a lovely evening, hugs Linda x

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  45. Isn't it wonderful when our mess ups end up being a surprise and a good thing? LOVE your card! I have been trying so hard to resist these new images, and yours is just making it so hard! Really wonderful coloring and the OCD makes this a perfect card!!
    HUGS
    MichelleO

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  46. oooooh Bev this is soooo beautifull! what a lovely stamp and love the papers!

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  47. how do you find time to make so meny lovely cards bluebell

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  48. Wow..what a beautiful card!
    I love your colouring, image and your adorable embellishments! wow!
    Christine

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  49. Beautiful card Bev, fantastic detail and such a sweet image :) Donna x

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  50. What a cute, no gorgeous, card - just lovely ! Hugs from Heike ;)ss

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  51. So gorgeous, Bev!! Your cards are always amazing, though!! I just noticed that you now have over 1,000 followers!! Wow!! You Rock!
    ~Lacey

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  52. Bev...simply stunning...I just love your attention to details.....you are the queen of charms and spacers...no doubt!!!
    Love your coloring work too....it's simply flawless!

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  53. Stunning as always Bev, I just love your images and the colouring. Can't colour with a Cougar Black Cat, lol.
    Sue xx

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  54. Amazing card as always, I love your Work!!!

    Hugs:))

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  55. Cute Cute Cute Bev and absolutely gorgeous...LOVE that charm!!!! WOW this is wonderful!

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  56. Gorgeous Bev - love the image, colour scheme and flowers
    Pauline x

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  57. Gorgeous card and what a real little cutie of an image.Love the poinsettias they're fab.
    Cass xxx

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  58. Just gorgeous Bev! I love this! xx

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  59. Oh bev, I just love this card! You have made me need these stamps, lol. all your creations with them are perfect! Super cute! Stunning!
    Erin x

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  60. Gorgeous card, Bev.
    Beautiful coloring, love the papers and your wonderful details.

    Karen x

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  61. Bev - Superb card as ever and, if you've not figured out those border & corner punches yet then pop over to Frantic Stamper site 'cos there are instructions on there.

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  62. So cute, I really like blue Christmas cards :)

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  63. Wow this is gorgeous Bev..love the colours and the detail is fabulous

    Hugs
    Sylvia xxx

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