Thursday, 1 October 2015

No stamps allowed

I simply CANNOT believe that September is over and we are welcoming October 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


  1. Gorgeous cute card,mlove the colours

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

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

    B x

  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

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

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

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

  8. Such a cutie Sarah, with fabulous detail.

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

  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

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


  12. Love it Sarah, so sweet
    Hugs Carole x

  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.

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

    luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Sarah, another gorgeous cute card. Hazel x

  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}

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

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

  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

  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
    lorraine x

  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

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

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

  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.

  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

  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.

  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

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

  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 :)

  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}

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

  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

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

    Helen x

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

  35. Beautiful card and love the layered image! TFS

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

  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


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