Sunday, 22 December 2019

stag and robin

I'm here penultimate post...this time with the cards for my two sons.

Firstly the stag.....I love stags so I am always drawn to them and this stamp by Woodware was no exception.......

It's an 8 inch card base covered with mocha card (Creative Expressions) and then a layer of cream embossed in an A4 snowflake folder (Creative Expressions).
 I stamped the image in brown and coloured the background with distress inks (Fossilized Amber and Tumbled Glass) and then I shaded in the head of the stag with a toning alcohol marker.
 It was cut with Phill Martins double de-bossed inverted corner rectangles (that's a mouthful) and mounted on more mocha card cut with the next size up.....Sorry all that is probably pretty obvious to you all.
Finally some gold cord, a computer generated sentiment and some gold glamour dust in all the snowflakes.
It went down well!  :)

Secondly the one winging (or already wung) it's way across the pond. I hope it has got there along with the childrens cards....

This is a Hobbyart stamp which I coloured with alcohol markers...edged with distress ink (stormy sky) and layered on red for a pop of festive colour. I enjoyed colouring this and kept the whole thing flat for easy posting. Not at all relevant to the Christmas they will be having in sweltering heat and smoke from fires when the wind is in the wrong direction. I feel for all those fire fighters in Australia doing their best with all these fires that have raged since August.

We are pretty much ready for the big day here...she says smugly!.....what will I think of at the last minute! This year it is a quiet one for us...just the two of us and a visit to my mum Christmas Eve. Too much to drag her out on Christmas day at 99yrs old!

Thank you if you have stopped by to read this..and even better if you have let me know you have been...especially when it is such a busy time of year.
I will be back on Tuesday..yes Christmas Eve folks...not long now..with the card I have made for final post before Christmas (phew I hear you say).

Till then...don't panic! It's only Christmas!.....and the nights are getting lighter now!!!

XXXX Carole 

Challenges entered :-  (oh this bit takes me forever)

Dream Valley Challenge #215...Christmas  (my stag-- third entry)

Addicted to Stamps #180 Cold and frosty  (robin -- 3rd entry)

Stamping Sensations -Dec Anything goes    (stag -3rd entry)

Allsorts Challenge #551/2  Anything goes  (stag entry-1) 

Snippets Playground #368  use snippets  -- my stag base and tag were left over from an a4 sheetso hope that counts   (stag)


  1. Two wonderful cards Carole, I love stags and robins xx

  2. Two beautiful cards, Carole. The stag stamp is gorgeous, I can see why you love it. The scene on your second card is really lovely.

    Hopefully it won't been too long before the fires in Australia are under control. Thinking of everyone affected by them. xx

  3. Two really gorgeous cards, love the stag and the subtle colours. A really great second image too with a great design and a super background. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. Awesome stag!
    Pretty scene and I really like that stamp! - bet they wish for snow in Oz to stop those awful fires.
    Usually just the 2 of us but this year we are 3 - the Ma in Law is still recovering from the broken back and is being collected by husband and brought here for Christmas dinner. He'll take her back home early evening when I shall be in my PJ's on the sofa! Will stop by Christmas Eve! xx

  5. Fabulous cards... Carole....
    Merry Xmas
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Two delightfully stylish Christmas cards Carole, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge and if I've not said it before wishing you and your a Peaceful and Happy Christmas and my thanks for your support of your challenge this year.

    B x

  7. Me again Carole, I realised I didn't thank you for also sharing your pretty cards with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  8. What a lovely pair of festive cards, Carole! The stag looks so stately against the collage background and who doesn't love to see a cheeky robin on a Christmas card. I'm with you having Australia on my mind. Such a terrifying experience for the communities involved.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Carol x

  9. Beautiful cards Carole. The stag is fabulous and love the little Robin. Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2020. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

  10. Love both these cards Carol! Your colouring is really wonderful as well.

    Merry Christmas!


    Di xx

  11. Two beautiful cards. So pretty in designs.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  12. I love the regal look of stags on cards. This one is gorgeous and a Woodware
    I didn’t know existed. (Will have to put that right ). Robin card is such an iconic feature for this time of the year. Love you4 colouring. Hugs Mrs A. 🦋

  13. Two beautiful stylish and elegant cards. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations and at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  14. Two beautiful cards Carole. Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  15. Two stunning cards each so beautiful in their own way.
    Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Allsorts.
    Lynn x