Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Winter Scene with Clarity Stamps.

Hi Guys',

I've been very lazy and not been keeping my blog updated. Think I may have got a bit blog and crafted out!?  Well, that has to be my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Don't have another. Hope I'm forgiven.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I went to my son's in Leeds this year. It's the first time he's cooked for us all, it was lovely. He even had a time schedule, it went like clockwork. Well done son.

So down to business. These cards were inspired by the fabulous Barbara Gray. I went to the NEC in November and spent quite a lot on Clarity stamps. The ones I really wanted were the letters and numbers.They are so versatile. I also bought a winter scene stamp, which is what I used for these

I hadn't done this style of card before, I've watched Barbara do similar ones so often though, so I decided to have a try. I used supersmooth card and Versafine ink for the main image and letters. Some masks for the letters and a bit of shading and I think it makes a very atmospheric scene.

Once I had the recipe down, I decided to make several. I just varied the colour of the mats and ribbon and changed the wording. The snowflakes and poinsettia are made with spellbinders dies, just to add a bit of bling. Oh, and everything was glittered with glamour dust, well they are Christmas cards, but since when do we crafters need an excuse to use glitter.

Hope you like them. 

Happy New Year to you all and see you soon.

Jools.   xxxx


  1. Oh these are fabulous .. i love the monochrome with the splash of colour in the ribbon.
    lad you had a great Christmas .. you were near me if you were in Leeds! have you been away in the camper .. we need a new clutch ! :(
    Lisa x

    1. Hi Lisa, not been away in the camper since October, it's in hibernation. New clutch, oooo, that,s gonna cost. If i'd known you were in Leeds i'd have popped in for a cuppa. xx

  2. Gorgeous cards glad to have you back blogging.
    Have a wonderful New Year. Pat K xx

  3. Lovely cards Jools. I like the B and W one best. Wonder why?


  4. Hi - If you would like to look at my blog there is an award for you there!! I really love your cards and thought you deserve it xx