The Magic of Christmas

Cheery Lynn Designs has come together this week with Hampton Art for a joint venture of projects. For inspiration, visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog, the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog and the Hampton Art Blog.  For a chance to win some wonderful prizes, visit the blogs each day, and leave a comment.  Prizes consist of a $25 voucher from Cheery Lynn Designs, and the gorgeous selection of goodies below from Hampton Art.

Hampton Art makes the most amazing quality stamps and the details in them are quite amazing.  As most know, I am not a stamper, so this was rather a different venture for me.  The stamp set I used is called the Nutcracker Sweet, and can be found in this 'Catalogue'.  The images on the cover were stamped using Color Box 'Black', and the edges in 'Brown'.  For the snowflakes on the inside of the card, I used the brown Color Box stamp pad - seemed to look nicer with the cream and red.

I added a pot and trunk to the Elegant Evergreen Christmas Tree, and used the Nautical Wheeler Doily as a base for a lovely lace appearance. Lace Corner Deco C, and Holly Leaves fill corners to decorate the front, and the inside hosts the French Flair Doily Stacker, along with the Holly Lace Flourish.
Also, there is a new challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog - come join the fun of the challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher. 
Till next week

Graphic 45, Nutcracker Sweet Paper Collection
Cream and Red Bazzill Textured Cardstock
Hampton Art 'Nutcracker Sweet Collection' Graphic 45 (#IC0204)
Color Box Archival Dye Stamp Pad 'Brown' and 'Black'
Red, Kaisercraft Pearls
Gold, Ranger Stickles
Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Pen


  1. Magnifique cette carte et belle idée que la réunion de ces enseignes! Bises. Nadine

  2. Astounding!!! Wow! I am inspired.

  3. Terrific idea!! Thanks for the giveaways for christmas !! The cards overhere are very festive and i like the colours wich are used .Without a doubt the materials are really cool although Santa has not come to my house yet hihihiih

    Gr Antoinette

  4. Love the card with the Nutcracker!!

  5. Sandie, this is soooo beautiful! I just happen to love the nutcracker stamps & paper for Christmas. I think they're perfect!

  6. Wow! What a gorgeous scene, perfect fussy cutting!

  7. sandie, both of these cards are beautifully gorgeous. You really showcased both dies and stamp so well.... bravo, lucky cheery and hampton to have you showcase for them.
    ava g

  8. Gorgeous card! A real treasure!Love that Nautical Wheeler die.

  9. Wonderful details on this card. I like the tree and the doily.

  10. Wonderful and pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Carla from Utah

  11. A magical card too, love it all x

  12. Gorgeous card Sandie, love the layout and fab choice of stamps too, and great use of the it.
    Donna xx

  13. Beautiful card Sandie! Have enjoyed visiting your blog this week and seeing all the amazing work.

  14. gorgeous!!! I love the scene!! Fabulous idea to put the snowflake on the top of the tree!

  15. Oh my goodness....I have seen the girl and the tree but putting them together like this is perfect! I love the little flourish accents too! Wonderful card!

  16. Gorgeous and festive!

    Carol B

  17. Fabulous layout on the card and great stamping and colorwork.


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