Thursday, 6 December 2012

Inspired By Stamping Challenge - GD Spot

Hi everyone ,

well today's the day I play at been a 'Guest Designer' over at Inspired by stamping's Challenge blog. I won Octobers challenge which was to create a card from a photo inspiration my colours were Blue, Silver and Gold and I entered my Reindeer Card and they were so impressed I won first Prize. I won some wonderful Vintage Frame Stamps and they invited me to do a Guest Designer spot this month for them!!

 This months Challenge is a photo inspiration Challenge, the photo to your right with the beautiful baubles is there to inspire you to create a card or project of your own using these colours, Red, Cream and Purple, So pop over and join in the fun at their Challenge blog and enter your creation, Good luck to you all and I hope you win something fabulous just as I did last month !!  A huge thank you going out to all the folks at IBSIC for the inviting me to Guest spot with them this week and be part of their fantastic Challenge xx

Below you will find my inspiration for their blog I hope you like what I've done with their colours.

I went with the photo rather then the colours as when I look at it I see pink in there and so I created my first card with pink,purple red and cream!! The baubles are created using Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments dies . They have been run though a cuttle bug inside a M-bossibilities folder after they were cut and are decorated with tiny gems.

The sentiment on the label reads 'May the peace and wonder of Christmas be with you always' which I find quite touching, and I have used this stamp on many a card this year. I believe it is part of a Creative Expressions Set by Sam Poole called Stylish Christmas 2.

 I thought it might be nice to do something different with the second card to Christmas, as I've done such a lot of Christmas stuff just lately , so I went with a floral theme.  The card blank is made from 2 large Fleur de lis Rectangles stuck together at the top. The flower image was a free stamp with a magazine last year I forget which one , Magazines like Simply Cards and paperCrafts and Quick Cards magazines are a great source of free gifts, look out of them in your local newsagents or Supermarket.  The flowers were very easy to colour, I just did a little finger dabbing with 3 ink pads, Red purple and yellow, onto some white card and then just stamped over the now coloured card and cut out the flowers and decoupaged them up!! Its a great technique when you want to do something a little different. The frames were Spellbinders again, this time I used Fleur de lis Rectangles and Spellbinders Fleur de lis Squares The butterflies are from Cherry Lynn and the Sentiment is from Babara Greys Clarity Stamps.


  1. Beautiful cards Tracey, those baubles are just devine and I love how you have layered them.

    Your fancy frame card is beautiful, I think I need that die cut!

    Congrats on joining us at Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge as the Guest Design Team member.

  2. These are over the top gorgeous, Tracey! You've made such elegant cards, and I love that you did one with a non-Christmas theme. Thanks so much for being our guest at IBS this week! Congrats on your earlier win!

  3. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this past week Tracey! You created such beautiful card and frame! It was such an honor to have you with us this week! Thank you! Joanna


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