Winter sparkle

Good Morning fellow crafters! Quite a dull few days here and feeling a bit chilly – feels like Autumn is already in the air! SO time to start thinking about the dreaded “C” word and get cracking making cards to cheer ourselves up!

I follow the lovely Lynnda Worsnop at Oak House Studio and recently saw her delightful English Garden Words stamps and while I was online ordering that I spotted her Winter Words Stamp too. This looked just right for winter floral cards or even for Christmas cards that are a bit different. We’re always looking for new ideas for Christmas themes aren’t we! I some Tattered Lace Winter floral dies which I thought would look just great with Lynnda’s stamp.I just love working with stamps and dies and enjoy the challenge of mixing and matching them to gain different effects.  So here goes…..

The wording s stamped on white stamping card using Ranger Coffee Archival ink then matted & layered with a complimentary colour Co-ordinations card stock. I’ve raided my paper stash (vast!!!) for some subtle green papers which, although not strictly Christmassy, I think work rather well. Using the Tattered Lace Helibore die, I’ve cut out the helibore and coloured with distress inks.The Tattered Lace Christmas Pine die have been used for the branches and coloured with distress inks before being sprayed with Crafters Companion Stick and spray and coated in Tattered Lace fine glitter to give them a lovely wintery sparkle. Oak House Studio’s Winter Words stamp has been placed over the background and adorned with the helibores and winter branches.IMG_2209IMG_2210


The copper & bronze card has been created using a background of a Tattered Lace Winter Wishes embossing folder finished with bronze & gold gilding wax.  Once again Lynnda’s Winter words stamp finishes of the card together with Tattered Lace helibores and branches die cuts and with the final addition of a double bow made using the fabulous Embellishment Attic Bow Maker I’m rather pleased with the overall effect.Winter Sparkle 1


At last I can now happily say I have started my Christmas Card making – a little later than I had planned as, like so many of us, I vowed this year to make so many each week so as not to be caught out by the last minute rush in December! Better late than never I suppose!

I hope you like my finished samples – Happy crafting

Lynda x