Thursday, 16 December 2010

Quick and easy does it!

I'm now hopefully entering the home straight with the Christmas card rush .... did my posting on Tuesday and I am now into the last minute batches for hand deliveries for work colleagues etc.

I had been waiting eagerly for a stamp I had chosen as a blog prize to arrive from Simon Says Stamp in America ... and yesterday it showed up after doubtless being delayed in the huge Royal Mail parcel backlog - yippee!! I had deliberately chosen this stamp as being suitable for quick but "arty" looking last minute cards, and I wasn't wrong there .... yesterday evening I managed to make NINE similar to the one below, including an hour's break to watch "The Apprentice" lol!

Main image: Penny Black "Solitaire" (3241K) watercoloured using Marvey brushstroke pens; background stamping done using Inkadinadoo holly flourish stamp;
Sentiment: LotV Christmas circle sentiments;
Paper: Papermania Signature "Silent Night";
Supplies: pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and The Hobby House;
Tools: small circles and lacy circles nestabilities.


Fab 'n' Funky #53 - Quick and Easy Does It
ABC Christmas - Z is for Zero Time Left
(I chose prev challenge Q is for Quick and Easy)
Kaboodle #46 - Clean & Simple Christmas
Penny Black at Allsorts (December) - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Just off now for another sesh!


  1. Lovely card Pauline, fab floral image and sentiment stamp! Wow you've been busy last evening! Ruby x

  2. Hi Pauline

    The postal deliveries certainly are up the creek and if we get the next lot of snow they forcast things will get worse I guess. The UK at it's best !

    Love your new stamp, one of the brushtroke range I think, so very elegant.

    Thank you for sharing with is at Penny Black at Allsorts this month, good luck and hope to see you again next month.

    B x

  3. Hi Pauline

    Isn't it the most wonderful feeling .. .. waiting with anticipation for a new stamp to land through your letterbox!!!

    Your new stamp is gorgoeous and I love how you have used it here.

    Thank you for sharing again with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Another gorgeous card Pauline. Love that stamp and you chose beautiful colors for it.
    Thanks again for joining us at penny black at all sorts, hope to see you again next challenge!

  5. Gorgeous, beautiful card Pauline.

  6. Another of your lovely creations Pauline and so nice to see you at Kaboodledoodles and Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Thank you so much for playing along in our challenges and we hope you will join us next time.


  7. Really love your elegant card, simple but gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

  8. It's a beautiful card Pauline!

    And well done on making nine of them, I can only make a few similar before the need of making something completely different catches me.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts.

    Have a great weekend

  9. Hi Pauline

    What a lovely card - the image you've choosen is lovely and will suit so many themes. The flourish stamp and the background papers are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  10. Gorgeous quick card Pauline - love the watercolour effect!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  11. I did leave you a message before! tehhehee! saying about you joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge! thehehee!! thanks for joining in with us!! good luck! and hope you will continue to play our challenges in 2011 too! I love your card really stylish! hugs Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

  12. Beautiful background and stylish flower, so elegant card.

    Thanks for sharing this with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts.
    Happy Holidays;-))m

  13. What a lovely card.
    Thanks for jining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
    Sharon x

  14. Beautiful card Pauline. Q for quick and easy was a great challenge!
    Thank you for taking part at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck. Hope to see you next year. Merry Christmas.
    Dorte xx


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