Congratulations to the following people who have won themselves a set of digital stamps for entering 20 cards or more in this year's challenge:
Due to the large volume of cards entered into the challenge this month, it's very possible that I've miscounted some of the entries. If you created and entered more than 20 cards into the November challenge and I've left you off the list, please accept my sincere apology and let me know via email so I can organise a prize for you.
I've made a list of all the people who haven't yet collected their prizes. Please check to see if your name is here, and if so, pop over to my store and select something you'd like, then email your choice to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAILY COMMENT WINNERS (a single image from any set)
Tina Z (day 8)
Cheryl Quilts (day 17)
Cely (day 18)
Liz (day 19)
Marianne (day 24)
Donna (day 28 - which is today)
SATURDAY WEEKLY WINNERS (a full set of digital stamps)
Digital stamps are inexpensive, versatile and come in a huge range that covers every conceivable occasion, recipient and theme. They can be flipped, coloured, printed, merged and resized until you are satisfied with the resulting image. The freedom that comes with digital stamps and the ease of storage, is what makes them increasingly popular with card makers.
YOUR TURN: Create a card or project using a digital stamp.
After a number of requests (including a direct wish to Santa!) I've coloured and organised the "Christmas Bells" clear stamp set into these two mini digital sets. They will only be available for a LIMITED TIME, so please stop by my store to grab them while they're in stock!
It's time to CASE one of your favourite cards... but with a twist! You must CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of the cards you've created for this month's challenge. I used my card from day three as inspiration for this creation.
YOUR TURN: Copy one of the cards you made for this month's challenge.
The trick for great white on white cards is texture, and lots of it. Embossing, textiles, embellishments and layers of card stock will reflect light and cast shadows so that the viewer can discern the different elements. Although you can also do this with other light colours, white is best because it reflects more light than any other colour or tone.
YOUR TURN: Create a card using only white card stock, paper and embellishments.
The "Tied Up With String" digital stamp set has a wholesome, simple feel to it, and brings to mind all those wonderful memories of childhood holidays filled with hand-made decorations, gingerbread smells and crackling wood fires.
My designers have, of course, created some fabulous holiday projects with the new set. You can check them all out here, but don't forget to visit their individual blogs for even more inspiration.
Carla's beautiful card features traditional colours and a wonderful tartan background that works perfectly with the image.
Three fabulous creations from Petra, full of beautiful colour and simple, joyous sentiments. The background of the middle card was done with Too Crazy crayons... isn't it beautiful?
A.J. made two cards featuring both images and sentiments from the set. The candy canes have been fussy cut and fastened to the card front with pop dots for extra dimension.
Judy has used a piece of burlap ribbon in the background of her card to mirror the one that appears in the image. It's a great way to tie the elements of a card together.
This card, created by Karin, has a triangular shaped front that allows the inside of the card to show behind the image. She added two beautiful die cut corners and lots of wonderful Christmas themed paper.
Anesha has been busy constructing these three fabulous projects with the Tied Up With String digital stamp set. She created a Christmas cracker with a personalised tag, a beautiful gift box, and a fabulous tri-fold card in the shape of a bonbon.
Can you believe we've already arrived at the last Saturday of the month?! Time sure flies when you're busy and having fun! Since it's the last Saturday Weekly Winner post of the year, I think we should give away a few more prizes... three just doesn't seem enough.
Congratulations to our fourth, and final, group of
Candy, cake, Christmas pudding, chocolates, slices, desserts... this time of year is chocka block with sweet indulgences! Luckily for us, sweets also make fabulous subjects for greeting cards and can be found in no-calorie stamps, papers and embellishments.
You don't always need to rush out to buy brand new seasonal stamps when, with just a few lines, you can turn your regular stamps into cute Christmas images. This is one of those instances where practice really does make perfect, so stamp or print out a bunch of images, make yourself a cuppa and settle in for an afternoon of creativity!
YOUR TURN: Extend some of your non-Christmas stamps to create a holiday project.
I started by printing and colouring several cats. As you can see, they are not at all holiday themed, but I'm going to change that with a few well placed lines. I'll let all the pictures speak for themselves, but if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section.
Now that you've added all the pen work, it's time to add some colour and mediums to finish transforming your images. I used Liquid Pearls and some markers to decorate the little wreaths, bauble and string of lights that I added.
And now I have some fabulous Christmas cats to add to my cards!
Images: Beccy's Place - Cattitude Set
Sentiments: Beccy's Place - Christmas Goose Set & Finn's Scarf Set
All photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.