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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Beat the Christmas Rush - April

Yes, I am really late for April BtCR, the new challenge opens tomorrow! 

There are only two cards this month.... I stamped four images, then had the brilliant idea of using two of them decoupaged on top of the other two.   This was not one of my better ideas ..... very fiddly to cut out, and I'm not sure that it looks better than the original one layer image!

The stamp is an old Graphicus one, I have had it for years and always regretted not getting the Christmas Rose in the same series before they ceased trading.  However I have discovered that the people behind Graphicus, who now run  Chocolate Baroque, still have these images in their range :-)  So I have ordered the Christmas Rose and the Hydrangea, they also have Mistletoe, Poinsettia, Daffodil and Rose - a search for 'script' will find them.
I stamped and embossed the image in gold before colouring, and finished off the card with some ribbon.


  1. Wendy these are gorgeous! The dark green of the holly is really dramatic against the script background. Love them! Thanks for joining in Beat the Christmas Rush.
    Sue : Me&Mine x

  2. Beautiful cards Wendy. Glad to hear you were able to get the stamps you wanted - it is so frustrating when you miss something that has taken your eye.

    Toni xx