Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas comes but once a year

and I love giving stuff away, so today is no exception! Yesterday a few people commented on the card that was on my desk, and I thought I would show you a couple of versions of it, and giveaway BLOG CANDY too!
I used the small Father Christmas on the Mini Christmas Plate 1, and stamped him in Black Archival ink on a piece of chipboard or mountboard. . Then I carefully inked him and the surrounding card in Distress inks. The actual card was stamped using Gold Dabber on Tim Holtz's Fabulous Flourishes, allowed to dry and then distress inked over the gold. Make sure that you clean your stamp off thoroughly after using dabber as it dries and then is impossible to remove! I then carefully dabbed off the distress ink off the gold paint. It gives a great subtle effect. You should try it, so simple.



I would love to give someone the chance to use the Mini Christmas Plate
 
from all the comments I get between now and Monday. If you post it on your blog too, you can get an extra go in the draw! I will even trow in some gold dabber , some Kling-On cushioning and a Christmas Card too from me!
Don't forget the Tagtastic Blog Candy too , but you have to have done at least one tag!
Good luck to everyone, and I will post worldwide too!
Hugs

62 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW Jennie, more fab candy, you really are getting into the christmas spirit.

I'll put another link to your blog to for this set of goodies

Sam xxxx

milkcan said...

Love the shimmer of that gold! Happy holidays!

Kath said...

Lovely card,Jennie. Sorry I don't have a blog so can't encourage others to visit.

Love the technique though. :)

Moni said...

Waw so gorgeous creation, love the image and all swirls you used! So love the colour combo! I linked you on my blog! Hugs,Moni

crafty creations said...

beautiful card Jenny - and fab candy too - I shall link it to my blog - thanks for the chance x Hilda

crafty creations said...

I've linked it with a picturs of your beautiful card Jennie

Lottie said...

This is so beautiful and the set of stamps are gorgeous. I have added a post on my blog

I would so love to win these stamps

tanya watts said...

lovely Xmas cards! i still have to start mine! ahhhh i know, way toooooo late but what cna i say? not enough hours in a day

xx

Sue Abbott said...

Brilliant stamp and other goodies. The beautiful Santa image is just so traditional, thanks for the chance to win. x

Sid said...

Great effects and wonderful card, and you are right about the gold dabber......clean your stamp immediately after you have used it !

Katharine said...

beautiful Jennie, have a good Christmas x

Lilacanglia said...

Just popped by to wish you a happy Christmas, and saw the amazing cards,
Absolutely adore the top one,
Hugs
Angie
PS Of to put a link in my candy bar,

Maureen said...

Lovely card and I love that Santa - it would be wonderful to win that mini plate.

Anesha said...

Beautiful card and love the stamp set! Have a great weekend. anesha

Anita said...

This is a beautiful card. I need to find time to try this technique.

craftytrog said...

Love your cards Jennie, that stamp is fab! Thanks for the chance of some more candy xx

SannaS said...

I came by yesterday and adored the card, so I'm very glad to see it now closer, it's so beautiful! =)
You're so generous with your candies ;) Linked you on my sidebar..
Hugs, SannaS

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is so gorgeous!! One of my New Year resolutions is to be brave enough to try all these wonderful distressing techniques. :) Thanks for offering the fab blog candy.

Glennis said...

Thanks for this great offer - this is one stamp set that I would love to own. I am posting a link on my sidebar

Yvonne said...

I totally love the cards!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh, how lovely. Thanks for offering a chance too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its beautiful Jennie! One to be really proud of! I'll post a link on my sidebar!
Happy Holidays!

Nikky Hall said...

LOVE this Jen and thanks for the candy opportunity, lol! Will tweet this for you, no time to blog today. xx

Joanne said...

Wow! you know me, I can't miss a Tim Holtz giveaway. I think your cards are beautiful especially the flourish, which I MUST have. xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Jennie, these are gorgeous! I really must try that technique, I even own a gold dabber so no excuses really!

Thanks for the kind thoughts on my blog :) xx

SusanK said...

Loving the inspiration that is coming right now - you really know how to extend the use of a stamp!

Jess said...

Great projects. I love your tag. Of course I love the stamp set too.

Artyjen said...

That Santa is a lovely image and such a super effect the way you stamped and inked it.
Thanks for the chance and linked you already!
xoxo

The Secret Corridor said...

I am so envious of anyone who has the imagination to create such beatiful cards like these! I would also love the chance to have a go myself ;o) Please include me in your draw, and I will add a link on my own blog too :o) Merry Christmas! x

Sarah said...

Beautiful work with the vintage Santa and the flourish! Glad to add you to my reader so I don't miss anything.

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Jenny,what beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sherry said...

I've recently learnt about using the dabber paint with distress inks and with the flourish stamp you've used the result is lovely. Thanks for the opportunity of winning some blog candy!

helen said...

It looks great, and more giveaways?! I've got a little more shopping to do tomorrow, then I am going to play!!

lisa said...

I've just found you're stunning stamping via a link on Artyjen's blog and am so glad I followed it. Another dedicated crafter whose completed all twelve of Sir Tim's tags. I only managed one, how dismal is that, although I do hope to have a go at the others over the xmas hols!!! Yes I know a bit late.
I love the paint technique you've used on the Santa cards. I've only ever tried this with white paint, which I love to do, but must try it with metallics it looks brilliant.
Your blog candys are so generous. I shall definitely be putting a link on my blog.

Lisax

jacksjunk said...

Lovely to get a card 'in the flesh' - they are always so much more lovely than any picture. PS don't enter me in the draw!! and happy Christmas to you and Hels

jackiescrafts said...

Wow what fab blog candy Jenny
Love the way you have added the gold

Jackie x

Cheryl said...

wow hun this stamp is brilliant and love the technique you have used I have been looking at these paint dabbers today and would love to be in with a chance to win these brilliant stamps,thanks again hun will also post it on my blog if not tonight then in the morning hugs cheryl xxx

Teri said...

I love the colors and the dimension you got with the chipboard. Thank you for the opportunity to win these stamps; isn't the santa so wonderful?
Merry Christmas, Teri "Terrific"

Neet said...

I love that Father Christmas stamp m- he is one of my faves. But I am wowed by the flourishes - love how you have done them. I'll link you to my blog.

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just gotgeous! That gold really sets it off. More blog candy, wow! Kathy Eddy

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag! Awesome blog candy too.

Yvonne said...

Oops, I forgot to link my tag!

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2009/12/xmas-tag.html

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jennie and thanks so much for the chance to win those beautiful stamps. Off to post it over at my place now.
Fliss x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic cards! Oh wow!
I love this composition!
It looks really great!

I linked your great Candy on my sidebar!
Thank you for giving me the chance to win !

Hugs from Vienna, Austria

Susi

Sophia said...

Amazing, Jennie. Ohhh and candy!! Woot! I hope you have a terrific holiday. Although I don't make it to your blog on every post, it is very inspiring to me.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a great idea for a card with lots of impact, and using my current fave stamp! I am just about to upload another tag,

Lucy x

www.lucystruecolours.blogspot.com

Clarky J said...

What a fab prize! Cant enter the other one as havent had time to do any of Tims Tags (I plan to play on Tuesday!) so fab that I can enter this one. Love the cards you have made using this plate too. Am off to put on my blog now x Janet

Craftyanny said...

Wow Jennie, what a great candy!!!
Am loving the simmering effect of all the gold
Anne x

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards- I love the flourish with the gold paint- that was one of my favorite techniques from Tim's 12 tags this year.
Thanks for the GREAT bog candy!
Hugs from the beach
Dawn in MB, SC

Janette said...

Oh I nearly missed this fab candy,how amazing,will go link to my blog,big thanks,merry christmas.x

Nikki said...

This is just Beautiful love how it sparkles and that Santa Stamp LOVE IT
thanks for the chance I've linked you up
hugs Nikki

Gez said...

Beautiful card. The gold looks really effective. I have linked your candy to my blog! Thank you for the chance of wining. Best wishes. Gez.

Cheryl said...

nearly forgot hun have added your candy to my side bar hugs cheryl xxxx

Holly said...

Wow, simply beautiful!! Thanks for the chance!

Liz said...

Will add your candy + link back to my side bar and add to my post the card is STUNNING

Li


Here is my cardz x

Magda said...

Great candy!
Happy Holidays!
Magda x

Lisa said...

Wooo!!! Fabulous candy. Love that Santa!

Lisa :)

Gloria L. said...

Very, very cool!

funkycrafter said...

This stamp set is so cool. And it is one I don't have yet. Thank you so much for sharing your great blog and offering such generous candy.

I don't have a blog yet. Having some problems with the Blogger/Yahoo/Flickr consortium servers not downloading photos on my computer. Waited 2 weeks just for them to contact me. Hope it moves faster now.

inge said...

Hello Jennie,

this is a great technique with a very very nice result. I tried it too, but with other paint, cause I have some troubles with my paint dabbers...

I commented before on your post about the tim tags. You asked me to let me know my website so you could visit.

You're welcome at web.me.com/pinkepinke

In the last two posts of my blog I show my interpretations of tag 1 until 6. The others are following the coming days.

so , if you're interested, you're welcome at pinkepinke !

greetings from Belgium
Inge

Cazzy said...

Hi Jennie, lovely candy and lovely card.

Happy Christmas to you.

Cazzy x

Erin Glee said...

The gold paint for the fab flourish really is wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win the mini Christmas plate~very nice!