Thursday, 1 October 2015

No stamps allowed

I simply CANNOT believe that September is over and we are welcoming October today...how on earth did that happen!?? 

Anyway, it being October 1st it means a new challenge at


and it's No Stamping 

...think pre-coloured toppers, die cuts...that kind of thing but definitely no stamps!!
Struggling? hmmmm I did too until I bought a crafting magazine that had some really great decoupage and here is what I made.


The sky paper was a perfect colour match to the snow globe base, and came from Hobbycraft. The snow is some shimmery paper and the sentiment was a freebie from way back, so really not that difficult at all!!

You have a month to play so I hope you will find time to join in...go on challenge yourself!!

Some challenges

A snowflake's promise #6 - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Friends #15 - Pick a Tune - In the bleak midwinter
Craft Your Passion #281 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #275 - Anything Christmas

Once again thank you for visiting, time seems to be slipping away from me at the moment, so I do appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind comments.

See you soon xx


37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cute card,mlove the colours

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this! LOVE this! Those polar bears are so impossibly cute! Gorgeous card Sarah. x

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is so pretty Sarah and your shaped backing follows the lines of the snowglobe scene perfectly.

    B x

    ReplyDelete
  4. I so adore ‘cute’ and I have to admit to being a little teary eyed over the sheer gorgeousness of this, Sarah! Pass the tissues!! :) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lief kerstkaartje Sarah.leuk met de ijsberen
    Groetjes Gerrie

    ReplyDelete
  6. So beautiful, hav a lovely weekend cheers Sue N x

    ReplyDelete
  7. So cute Sarah, Really lovely colours too. I love the softness of it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such a cutie Sarah, with fabulous detail.
    Laine
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh how sweet this looks....beautifully laid out card xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Noooo stamping???!!! Not even a stamped sentiment??!!!! Lol!!
    Oh I loooove this!! What a gorgeous design!! That snow globe is beautiful and love how you done the background!
    Lucy x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful Sarah. I love your cool colours and brilliant snow globe especially the polar bears.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love it Sarah, so sweet
    Hugs Carole x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Sarah,
    oh I love this wonderful card.
    That paper as you say is such a fantastic match for the globe.
    Wonderful globe image of the polar bears too.
    Superb designing as well.
    Hope you are having a good week.
    Love and hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    ReplyDelete
  14. A stunning card Sarah..I love the snow globe with the Polar Bears, fabulous background and colours...so gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sarah, another gorgeous cute card. Hazel x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh my, such a cutie! I love this design and think your colours and image are just adorable. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is gorgeous Sarah, adorable image and beautiful design.
    Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cute image and a sweet card. Love the snow globe. Hugs, Carol S.xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. You've inspired me not done any decoupage forever and this looks fabulous you have made a brilliant card love and hugs Carole X

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful, cute and totally adorable card that decoupaged image is awesome a wonderful creation thank you for sharing it with us at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    hugs
    lorraine x

    ReplyDelete
  21. gorgeous unstamped card sarah - great decoupage -sorry for my absence lately - so much going on but think i'm back again! hugs Judith x

    ReplyDelete
  22. A gorgeous Christmas card Sarah, such an adorable image and fabulous design,
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline
    x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your card looks fab, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends this time, xxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. I know what you mean Sarah, the time goes way to quickly (except when at work of course lol).
    Gorgeous Christmas card, I love the frosty feel :o)
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. The scene you created is so beautiful , the decoupage is a lovely alternative to stamping and not one I ever use.
    The snow globe design is wonderfully creative and really pretty :)

    Big hugs Kat xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. Sarah, this is a really beautiful card. I would have a right wobble wobble if I had to make a card with no stamping! Your card is truly gorgeous. You have put every detail together so perfectly and the overall design is really clever and looks wonderful.
    Sue...xxx

    ReplyDelete
  27. You get the most wonderful freebies in the UK magazines, and this topper is just delightfully charming. I love the stitched snowhill against that snowflake blue sky too. You met this no stamp challenge most excellently. Have a good wkend. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  28. ooo Sarah, what a sweet image and beautiful card :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awww how cute is this!!! That was a great freebie ... I haven't bought any craft mags for aaaaages but might treat myself later :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Beautiful creation lovely design and super colours used..
    Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

    ReplyDelete
  31. This is sooooooo cute Sarah I love it and the colours are perfect..thanks for the comment :) huggles Sue xxx

    ReplyDelete
  32. I know Sarah - I think this year has just flown by. Your card is so gorgeous and I love the polar bears in the snowglobe - so cute - have a lovely weekend - Michelle x

    ReplyDelete
  33. A great card - thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise.

    Helen x

    ReplyDelete
  34. Thank you for joining Craft Your Passion Challenge#281 with your wonderful creation. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Beautiful card and love the layered image! TFS

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh the snow globe is simply stunning. And you've created the perfect bg for it, Sarah. BEAUTIFUL!
    hugs, Asha

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is such a beautiful scene captured in this gorgeous snowglobe. I never get tired of looking at it. It's gorgeous.
    ♥ Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. I appreciate it!!