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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Fantasy Stampers - Spots and Stripes Challenge

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

It is Saturday and boy do we have a busy day ahead of us. First my husband has to go to the University to set up his departments stand for the Open Day. Then we are going to a Craft Fair in Newbury at the racecourse. After that we are having lunch with our daughter and her boyfriend. We will be dashing back to the University to tidy up. In the evening we are going to a joint 50th Birthday party where they will be having an Elvis impersonator. It should be fun. We will need Sunday to get over it all.

Today sees the start of a new challenge on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog - this time the theme is Spots and Stripes.


The stripes are provided by the  Brushstrokes A6  stamp  by Stampin Up. I looked all through my other stamps and I spotted the spotty Robin  and Sentiment by Sam Poole (Creative Expressions) and that is why I made a Christmas card on the hottest day of the year so far. 


I coloured the robin with Promakers after stamping him with black archival and heat embossing with a clear powder. 


I stamped the sentiment with a red Distress Ink and heat embossed with a clear powder. The Christmas ribbon came  from my stash.


This is my very first Christmas card of the year. Though I did post one last week for the release of the Christmas images at Delightful Digi's but I did make this one first.   

I hope you have a good day and that the weather is not too hot for you. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

26 comments:

  1. This is lovely Jackie. Such a traditional 'folk art' feel. Enjoy your day.
    Laine
    xx

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  2. Lovely festive card Jackie :o)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  3. Lovely. love your take on the spots and stripes.

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  4. Beautiful card and the robin looks fabulous!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. What a busy bee you will have been today - love the card!

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  6. Hi Jackie, great card and design. Boy you are having a busy Saturday, hope you enjoy it all. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  7. Blimey, I'm tired just reading about your day, Jackie! Hope all went well and you get chance to rest tomorrow, hun. Just love your design piece for the challenge - great choice of stamps.
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  8. Brilliant Christmas card Jackie, love the robin!.. great colors. you have had a busy day.
    Hugs Pam x

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  9. Nothing wrong with getting ahead Jackie and this is a fun twist on the challenge! :)

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  10. A fabulous Christmas card Jackie. The background and robin look wonderful. I hope you had a lovely day xx

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  11. I'm exhausted just reading about your day LOL.
    Wonderful card :o)
    Jackie xx

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  12. Wow, that was one busy day you had planned! I hope you survived unscathed! lol
    I love you little robin card! The stripes work really well with that cute image!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  13. love the affect of the stripes with the robin stamp

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  14. Fabulous card, i love the spots and stripes theme they go really well together ... sounds like you had a very busy day lol bet you were shattered ...

    by the way i got myself a "Hougie board" i just need to figure out the measurements now for an 8x8 card box lol

    hugs Lorna xx

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  15. Brilliant card i love everything especially that fab background it all looks wonderful Christmas will be here soon !!Love and hugs Carole x

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  16. A very clever take on the theme - love it!

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  17. Lovely card and love the Robbin

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  18. HI Jackie, hope you had a great busy day yesterday...funny I've been using one of Sam's animal stamps this week - you'll see in a few days. Love your card, I've see this brushstrokes stamp a lot lately - love it! Hugs Carole Z X

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  19. Fabulous Christmas card, just hopping by.

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  20. Fabulous card Jackie, adore the image, and your Christmasy colours, hope you had a fantastic day! xxxx

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  21. What a great idea for Christmas. love that bird

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