Monday, 14 December 2015

Savannah with a star on top.

Hi everyone. I hope this finds you all well, happy and, those who celebrate it, ready for Christmas!

This is going to be my last post before Christmas as I'm having so many problems with my tablet even with just trying to switch it on now so it'll have to go to computer 'hospital'. I also won't be able to comment on your posts as I struggle to write anything using my phone.
Today's card is made using a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamp, Savannah with a star on top. I don't usually buy stamps where the face only has eyes but these images are so girly I just can't resist them so have snuck a few into my craft cupboard (don't tell the hubby though! :D) This card is for my best friend so no expensive embellies are on this although I might ask for the wooden shapes back before it goes in the bin, lol! So here's my card, I hope you like it. 

A close up shot showing the Berry Sparkle holly berries, wink of Stella on the stars, glossy accents on her glass and baubles and the gold Nuvo Crystal chains.
Card Ingredients
6" x 6" card blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- Stamping Bella Uptown Girl's Savannah with a star on top.
Pens- Copic Ciao and Sketch.
Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Distress ink pad Antique Linen.
Paper- Dovecraft's North Pole pad.
Coloured card- Tonic Essential card pack Heated Hues. docrafts Papermania Textured Cardstock.
Dies- Go Kreate's Large Frilly Square #9. Creative Expressions Holly Sprays.
Sentiment- Paper washi tape from John Lewis.
Other Stuff- Gold chain on tree Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bright Gold.
 Holly Berries Cosmic shimmer Sparkle Pearl PVA in Berry Sparkle.
Snowflake from Hobbycraft.
Wooden stars from Stamp Magic craft show.
CHNC challenge 259- anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Whew! Doesn't it take ages picking challenges to enter and putting them on your post?

Luckily my lads, well men really, are both at home for Christmas. I'm not sure what time we'll see Chris on Christmas day though as he is working twelve hour days up to and including Christmas Eve from today so will be really tired but that's the life of a junior doctor! It could be worse though as his poor girlfriend is working Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day then has one day off and then back to work again. I feel awful that she won't be with her family at Christmas. I just hope her days go quickly for her.

Well, that's me for this year unless the computer guys can't fit me in. I wish you all the Happiest of Christmases and the Most Wonderful of New Year's!

Sending you all lots of hugs,

Debra x



  1. Oh I love these stamps and what a stunning card! Love the design with the holly so pretty!!
    Oh I know it takes forever finding challenges and adding all the links that's the hardest hit of blogging but the most rewarding if you win hehe
    Have a wonderful Xmas!!
    Lucy x

  2. Hi Debra, your card for your best friend is a delight! I also usually don't buy girl with only eyes, but love the Gorjuss girls... and this one on your card is so sweet and girly, with her tree-dress, love her! :D The dress- tree with the drops looks so well!!Fabulous holly branches with the sparkling berries!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year also to you! I wish that your son Chris hasn't an hard work at hospital in these festive days!
    Hugs :)

  3. A gorgeous Christmas card Debra. Your image is really fun, beautifully coloured and the Crystal Drops make a great chain on the tree. Lovely papers and those wooden embellishments add a wonderful sparkle. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sally.x.

  4. Oh! Wow! what a stunning card.
    Brilliant image, colours, colouring and design.
    Have a wonderful Chrismas
    Patricia x

  5. Such a beautiful card!! Love the holly die cuts with the berries.. Gorgeous!! Nice image.. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
    Moxie Craftie

  6. This is just stunning I love how you did her dress hugs Nikki

  7. hello, Debra
    your card is totally adorable! The image is Darling and your coloring is fantastic!
    I'm sure your friend will appreciate this beautiful piece of your artwork.
    Sending you all best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a healthy 2016!


  8. Love this Debra that stamp is fabulous and your colours are gorgeous Sorry your computer is poorly hope you can get it sorted quickly They are great when they work but so frustrating when they don't Enjoy Christmas with the boys and Happy Christmas to you all Love and hugs Carole x

  9. This is such a beautifully coloured card. I love the contemporary design too. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  10. Lovely card, thank you for joining Allsorts challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  11. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. This is such a cute image no wonder you couldnt resist getting her!!
    Dr Sonia

  13. Dear Debra,
    hope you had some joyful Christmas days with your loved ones!
    Your card is so great! Love your coloring! The dress is so amazing!
    And Uptown Girls Stamps or I'd better say Stampin Bella Stamps are so cute! Love them, too!
    Best Wishes! Hugs Elchi xxx

  14. What a lovely stamp, coloring and design Debra.

    Hugs Diane

  15. Pretty card.It's been so long no projects from your end. Would love to see more :)


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