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Sunday, 7 August 2011


here we are MONDAY morning again and time for a new challenge on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS.... we are upto challenge #31 ~ HANDMADE BACKGROUND.....oh a difficult one for me..but got me thinking ..about time i thought about my "bulk" christmas cards to send in the post (bought mine last year..and had complaints i hadn`t made them)..think flat, light and easy to post!! anyway on to my card!!

i would like to enter this card for the following challenges:~



CHRISTMAS BLOG ~WHITE ON WHITE (hope two images are ok??)


STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY#123 ~PHOTO INSPIRATION ~black/white/swirls and leaves~elegant xmas)

(links on my left side bar)

used pre~cut craftwork cards and circle words , nestabilities label dies, molly blooms post box stamp , magnolia swirl stamp , also a free bauble stamp with a magazine..finish with lots and lots of glitter!!

below is the many attempts with a card..glittered , heat embossing in many colours~swirl, embossed frame etc , etc..think my final card may need a few tweaks!!..only 50+ more to make!!~then i can make my other xmas cards for family and friends!!

what is more xmassy than a red royal mail post box..who knows how much longer we will have them on our streets????? to think HENRY VIII started the THE ROYAL MAIL in 1516 and CHARLES I opened up his ROYAL MAIL to the public in 1635.....such history , soon (if this government have their way) to be thrown away!!:~(


Heike´s Kreativ-Kiste said...

hi nessy,

this is a great and beautiful card.

have a nice day


PokSa said...

Your card is beautiful. Fantastic image. I love it.
Hugs Sandra

Hazel said...

Super card - I love that MB postbox stamp (I had to go and look it up and it's now firmly on my wish list, which is ever-growing!). Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 32 - hope to see you again soon. x

Anesha said...

Lovely card, great placement of your stamps. :)

Joey said...

Vanessa this is beautiful, love that postbox stamp beautifully coloured. Joey xx

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Vanessa, your card is very gorgeous.
Big hugs, Murielle

coops said...

stunning card the classy colours and the image is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous creation my friend!! LOVE your coloring!! :)

downrightcrafty said...

Such a gorgeous creation with oh so much depth, beautiful, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested

Riet said...

So gorgeous Vanessa.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card!! You did an amazing job on it!!

Wuzimädi said...

Hi Vanessa!
This card is gorgeous! Love your style! A wonderful idea for the background!
But I miss the PINK *lol*
Hugs Michi

CraftyC said...

What a gorgeous christmas card Vanessa, love the shape and a great background. Hope the boys are behaving lol

Suzi said...

Wow!! what a fabulous Christmas card you've created, love the splash of colour and the design. Thank you for joining in with my theme this week over at Winter Wonderland. Good luck.
Suzi x

StephC said...

Very pretty card! So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Besthobbyeva said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous, I just love it! Fantastic job!!


The Crafty Elf said...

Very pretty card and you've used a super image. Nice job!

Mummylade said...

This is a fantastic creation, I love the mail boxes and I hope they stay around forever! Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

So pretty... I love seeing those mailboxes.. really any real mailboxes these days... rather sad how is all changing.... anway, lovely card! Thank you for joining us at CCC this week!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh,what a gorgeous christmas card Vanessa.The idea for the background is great and a wonderfull coloring.

Hugs Andrea

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Basslady said...

i love the image and your colouring!

the background is beautiful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Fleur said...

A great Christmas card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful card, Vanessa. Love your background with this pretty post box! We have a DT call from running til 28th if August. We love adding new talent to our team and I'd like to invite you to apply. Please visit the for details and if it sounds like something you'd like to become a part of, e-mail your information to following the instructions on our site. Hugs, Lesley

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Vanessa - love the image of the postbox and got to agree with you that it would be a shame to lose them. In case you are wondering I popped over from the CHNC blog. Elizabeth x