17 October 2020

Navy & White Christmas card plus

 Hi Everyone, I hope you're all safe and well. I've got a picture heavy post for you today. I've done a few cards that I haven't blogged and thought it about time I did, so here are my first ones to show you. I saw the stamp and thought it so lovely I had to buy it. I pictured it on navy card in white and here is the same card I thought of. I coloured the roofs and windows with metallic pens, after stamping using a white ink. simple and quick. I like the effect, although I had to try it with a clear sparkle embossing too. I felt the star needed more emphasis so added a gold one over the stamped star!

stamp - Woodwear
ink - Brilliance moonlight white 
embossing powder - WOW clear sparkle
star - die magazine freebie

Things are very strange in the garden, we are still picking runner beans another two and a half pounds this week, we have a lupin flowering and phlox flowering again and even the hebe decided to flower again. Never been known. However I really appreciate the fine weather and blue skies we have been having too. Here are piccies of the flowering plants. I didn't include the beans you've already seen some of those. LOL

the lupin

the phlox

the hebe

the following are in their Autumn colours,
 although the hydrangea still has fresh blue blooms coming through

this hydrangea is just 2 years old

and one of my favourite Autumn flowers Nerine
EDIT - I've been corrected by Christine who is 
of course correct these are SCHIZOSTYLIS or kaffir lilies. Thank you Christine.
Funny thing is I had the name correct here! Kaffir Lily 
although the colour here is better LOL.


Doreen said...

Your card is beautiful,love the stamp and how you have used it.....Your flowers are gorgeous.xxx

Greta said...

Your flowers are beautiful, Faith! My hydrangea turned to the Autumn color weeks ago! I can see why you had to have that stamp & you made gorgeous cards with it!

Hetty said...

Hi Faith, your cards are really beautiful, what a lovely stamp indeed. I am sure it makes a lot of easy Christmas cards once you decided which design you like best. I do like that dotty design over the city.
Your garden is beautiful and with this weather doing so well. I have some hydrangeas in a glass bowl and they dry lovely. This way you can have them for a long time. Happy Sunday!

Shirley Young said...

What a lovely stamp Faith, it looks so effective on the navy card. Great photos of your garden too xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Faith, a fabulous stamp and it looks lovely heat embossed on the dark cardstock.
Super photographs, your garden is beautiful.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - thanks for sharing the photos!!!

cuilliesocks said...

What beautiful cards Faith, I love the white on navy pallet, with just a little bit of colour.
I hope you really like runner beans lol, garden still looking lovely, Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

Love all the beautiful flowers-we have a new flush of roses and believe it or not three new heads on the red hot poker!I love the beautiful stamp and looks fabulous embossed in white against the navy
Carol x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love to see the pictures of the garden - so pretty! Your cards are gorgeous - what a gorgeous look with the light embossing on the dark cardstock!

Rosemary said...

Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, Faith! Love the white on the dark blue! And your garden? Stunning! We have lots of things still growing in our yard, too. Hubby cut back our hostas and ferns, but they are growing back!

Mac Mable said...

Loving the navy with the crisp white....really classy and elegant x. Thank you for sharing the beautiful garden photos Faith x.

Brenda said...

I am totally in love with your card Faith! That stamp is amazing and I love it so much! Makes a great slimline Christmas card. Just at touch of color makes it so classy and elegant. Yep, I'm in love! Wow, the garden is just looking stunning again! We too, have had some really nice weather, although no one's gardens are reblooming like yours nor are they picking green beans or runner beans here. lol We were in 77 today and supposed to be over 80 tomorrow. Just beautiful weather for sure. I love your hydrangea's, they are stunning looking....but then everything is stunning in your garden! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

Those navy slimline cards look beautiful and I love the added sparkle! Your gardens continue to be thriving and everything looks so amazingly beautiful too! Lucky you to have those pretty flowers still blooming!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is awesome and love the stamp that fits on a slimline card. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Christine said...

Love this card so much I have had to buy the stamp. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
I know these flowers as Kaffir Lilies. The ones I know as Nerines are like a big puffball of pink flowers . . . . just saying . . .

Chana Malkah said...

Your card is so pretty! Every element is so beautifully created! Wonderful techniques equal a fabulous outcome!
Chana Malkah

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely stunning card, Faith! I hope that one ends up in my mailbox for Christmas. Your garden is lovely and the photos are terrific. We've had no fall weather to speak of, having run in the high 90F a good share of September and October. Weather predictions are that by the end of this weekend, we're level off into the low 80s and even have a few days of high 70s. Still, we're 10+ degrees warmer than what would be a "normal" temperature for this time of year. I keep hoping for autumn to arrive before our late November Thanksgiving. :-D

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful stamp Faith - I'm not surprised you had to buy it! I love the effect of the stamping in white on navy and the touches of metallic colour. I am very tempted by this image myself...! Vicky x

Linby said...

I've been tempted by this stamp - you've made lovely card with it.

Your hydrangea looks so lovely. Mine got overshadowed by a conifer from next door - finally got the overhanging parts cut down and it made an attempt but poor - hopefully next year it will be back.