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


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cute card,mlove the colours

Sammy said...

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

brenda said...

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

B x

Jane Savage said...

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

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Lief kerstkaartje Sarah.leuk met de ijsberen
Groetjes Gerrie

Sue Nicholson said...

So beautiful, hav a lovely weekend cheers Sue N x

Annette said...

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

Laine said...

Such a cutie Sarah, with fabulous detail.

Lisa xx said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Irene said...

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


Carole said...

Love it Sarah, so sweet
Hugs Carole x

Jenny L said...

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.

Chrissy said...

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


Hazel said...

Sarah, another gorgeous cute card. Hazel x

andree said...

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}

Sue said...

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

Carol S. said...

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

Carole Pollard said...

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

coldwaters2 said...

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

Judith said...

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

cotnob said...

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

Wendy L said...

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

Tracey said...

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.

Kat W said...

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

Sue said...

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.

MaryH said...

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

Andreja L. said...

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

Lynne in NI said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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}

Sue said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Helen said...

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

Helen x

Tanvi said...

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

Karon said...

Beautiful card and love the layered image! TFS

Peanut said...

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

Lena said...

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