Wednesday, 1 December 2010

In the bleak midwinter

OK the title of my favourite Christmas carol probably isn't too popular with the poor people stranded in snow up and down the country!  We had a tiny amount of snow and have no problems, apart from having to carry water up to the horses as the supply has frozen. 
This card is something of a departure for me; as a die hard stamper I've bought several CDs lately for the backing papers.  This one, Joanna Sheen's Thomas Kincade, is quite pricy to treat as just a backing paper source as it's a triple CD (though great value as a papercraft CD!).  So, for once, I have printed off an image and here's my first attempt at a simple image card.  I've printed it onto acetate (another first) and backed it with pearlised white card.  I used sticky dots in the corners to attach the acetate to the card and didn't like the show through, so I coveed one corner with punched snowflkaes and stamped a Christmas tree for the other corner.  The remaining dots show more in the photo than in real life.  I've lightly stamped text onto the card and added a check ribbon.  The tree and the text are both Atremio clear stamps.

My card is for the following challenges:

Stamp Insanity -try something new (images, acetate)
CD Sunday - white Christmas
Christmas Stampin' - anything goes
Ooh la la - Christmas song
Paper Playtime - Christmas carol
My Time to Craft - vintage card

Today is the last chance to join in my blog candy giveaway - please do enter if you haven't already:)


  1. Beautiful card Anne, so nice to see you using Acetate to print on, I must try this myself. Thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx

  2. That is a really beautiful card Anne. I love the way you have combined stamping with the image from the cd-rom.

    Jo x

  3. Lovely card Anne - and the acetate printing looks fab! P.S - Thanks for the heads up about the draw - am gobsmacked!! LOL x

  4. Oh wow - this is so classy and beautiful! Gorgeous card - elegant and wonderful! :) Thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

  5. This is one beauty of a card, love images printed on acetate and the backing is perfect.
    Thanks for joining in witth us at CD Sunday again this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  6. Anne, this card is stunning!!! As always...Hugs, Ronnie

  7. Beautiful card, like how you've used the image on acetate. Hugs x ChrisB

  8. such a cozy looking house - great card -thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge x

  9. Another stunning card Anne. Thanks for joining us this week at CD Sunday. Tess x

  10. Gorgeous card, this CD is really popular right now, are you going to get hooked on CD's I love so many of the images. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week. xx

  11. Very beautiful card! Thank you for participating in the Paper Playtime challenge.


  12. Your card is fabulous a lovely scene
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  13. Anne, this card is stunning! Love the way you printed the image onto acetate! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at ooh la la, in our Christmas Song challenge.

  14. Wow - the acetate looks fab. Just love it.

  15. Wow, this is so neat. I never would have thought of printing on acetate, so smart. Beautiful scene.

  16. Beautiful! Love your creative corner accents to cover the adhesive.

  17. A perfect design for playing along with us at CD Sunday and Ooh La La. Nice to see you! Hugs x


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