Warm Winter Wishes

Hello everyone who's waiting for this new 

This week we stay in a very Xmasy mood and the theme is


Remember you can win a $50 voucher and spend it over
Simon Says Stamp Store to still grab some winter goddies.

You 've probably noticed I was totally out of crafting during last month
and it's due to my serious and painful problems with lumbar disc hernia 
I keep struggling for the 4th week now with sadly not much progress. 
However I'm hoping my neurosurgeon will find out a solution tomorrow. 

So, this set of deep brown Xmas cards were done just before my
disc collapsed and I can present them now, That's a good habit to make 
projects in advance but sometimes I'm just not that well organized. 

I had so much pleasure to make this cards with all those deep dark colors.
I am not a traditional-colors-of-Xmas person so that's my comfort zone.

The backgrounds for both of them were made using different mixes of
Distress Oxide Inks and water. This one was made on kraft paper and then 
stamped and embossed with SSS Mod Trees Background stamp.

The frame was made with the Lumber 3D embossing folder, sprayed with 
Distress Ground Espresso spray and treated with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce,

The red ornaments were taken from a paper from my stash and covered with Glossy Accents to give them a shine and deeper color. 
Finally I sprayed it all heavily with white acrylic paint. 

The sentiment is in Polish and means Happy Christmas!

This second one was made in a very similar way to the previous one, 
the same techniques of making background, the same embossing elements 
and I only added my favourite snow effect with the amazing Stampendous Embossing Enamel.

The sentiment in Polish is the beginning of the Xmas carol:
Silent night, Holy night...

Have a wonderful Xmas preparation time!

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Let it Snow

Hi there and welcome to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
This week we'd like to LET IT SNOW

As always you could be a random winner of $50 voucher
and spend it at Simon Says Stamp Store.

It's that time of the year when you definitely must start making
Christmas cards even if it's not cold enough outside 
and your mojo still doesn't feel the wintery or Xmasy mood, 
just like mine didn't. 
I saw though that when you push yourself to make it anyway, 
suddenly it seems you can not stop and just get involved into Xmas. 
This was my case when I made this one 
and some more which will be shown a bit later. 
I'm glad I made them all taking an advantage of my mojo. 

Getting involved into the mood has a one very serious problem: 
you just completely forget to make pictures of the process...

I started with embossing the background and gave it a bit of a blue
shades, very light and random, just to get rid of a white space.
Then I cut out my frame using a very old burlap paper I found.
After cutting the tree line I blended it with green distress inks
and sprayed with water to give more interest.

I touched the tree line and the reindeer (thanks, Sandra!) with 
Emboss It Dabber and covered with a product I used for the first time 
and totally got in love with - Stampendous Embossing Enamel.
Isn't is LOVELY? 

This fresh and deep white on any color surface is AMAZING
and this one called Chunky White looks just perfect as a snow!

I added a bit of it also to my frame, couldn't resist, lol. 

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