Tuesday 1 October 2013

Let's Get Inky -Stamp A Happy Christmas!

Hi everyone!
This is not a regular post... Let me introduce you to Nonni's Card Challenges! I'm organizing two Christmas card challenges this fall: the first one begins today (yay!) and the second challenge begins 1st of November. I'm proud to have a sponsor too: Stamplorations Stamps! The winner is chosen with random.org and will receive It's All About YOU Stamp Set. The challenges run until Christmas Eve so the winner is selected just before the Santa visits! If you are new to Stamplorations , here is some information for you:

Launched in June 2013, California-based STAMPlorations is owned and
managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. We offer cling
rubber stamps, clear stamps, and stamping kits for stampers, card
makers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists, and all crafters. All of
our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our rubber stamps are
deep-etched and made from high quality rubber, while our clear stamps
are made from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin and they're
naturally sticky. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage
crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your
ART!". We come out with new stamps approximately every other month.
(Website: stamplorations.com)

I've gathered a fab DT to inspire us all but before checking out their cards, let's have the challenge details!

The theme of my first challenge is

Let's Get Inky -Stamp A Happy Christmas! 
Let's create Christmas cards with stamping playing the main role! You could use fun techniques like masking and combine background stamps with smaller stamps... Or how about using non-Christmas stamps for Christmas and playing with some embossing powders? Or stamping with watercolors? Or tone on tone stamping maybe? The possibilities are endless... Let's get inky and creative! You can choose any style from CAS to vintage, what ever you like the best... You can use embellishments too -just don't cover up your fabulous stamping completely!

Now finally some DT inspiration! The names are links to everyone's blogs -this is a group of very, very talented ladies so I hope you'll visit them and leave them some love!



I'm entering my card to Less Is More Sketch Challenge. The snowflakes are stamped with metallic silver Embrace ink and the deer is heat embossed with gold powder. "Joulurauhaa" is Finnish for "Peaceful Christmas".

Shery has been working really hard and has made two beautiful cards to inspire us: The first one is for Thanksgiving using Thankful, Grateful and in her Christmas card Shery uses Be Merry and Distressed Floral Swirls

I'm sure you'll agree that these DT cards were all fabulous!!
To enter this challenge and to have a chance to win the prize, use the the link tool below! You can combine my challenge with as many challenges as you wish and enter as many time as you want. Happy stamping my friends! I can't wait to see what you will make!


  1. Nonni, thanks so much for hosting this super fun challenge! I love your card. Amazing stamping!

  2. Nonni! Your card is just stunning. I love your background stamping, the deer and all that embossing! Just amazing. xx

  3. Nonni this is a brilliant idea to host a challenge for festivities lying ahead of us and what to say about ur brilliant card. It is soooo very beautiful, I absolutely love it :) gorgeous inspiration from DT too

  4. Hi Nonni. Your card is so beautiful and elegant. Love the masked circle and your pretty, shimmering snowflakes. The deer is gorgeous done in the gold embossing!!

    Thank you for hosting this fun challenge ... and thank you for letting me be a part of your DT! Loll xx

  5. Congratulations on your challenge Nonni! I have not made the first Christmas card yet so maybe your challenge will inspire me to get busy. :-) Hugs!

  6. Upea kortti!! Hienoa maskausta ja asettelu on todella kaunis. Kiitos vielä kerran kutsusta! :)

  7. What an amazing array of cards Nonni, your LIM card is super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Grwat fun challenge Nonni and I am in love with the gold embossing!

  9. Nonni - this is a super idea and thanks for the heads up!! I love your clean and simple design - the snowflakes are so pretty and I adore the embossed deer!

  10. What a GREAT challenge, Nonni! The Christmas card inspiration here are FABULOUS!! Way to go on organizing this!

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  12. Nonni, what a wonderful challenge I just found and am so glad it is Christmas cards....my favorite to make. Your card is beautiful with the awesome deer against the white.

  13. Love this silver embossed deer and the beautiful CAS layout! I love Christmas challenges!

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  15. Osallistun ensimmäistä kertaa tällaiseen haasteeseen - toivottavasti onnistui!

  16. hieno juttu, tulen mukaan varmasti;-))m

  17. Thanks for the suggestion Nonni, here I am. Great work from the DT. Missing you girls at Addicted to, hope your all well. Caz

  18. Nonni, korttisi on todella upea!

  19. Nonni is ther a limit to the amount of times we can link up to each of your Xmas challenges? And what about links to other challenges - is there a maximum for that? Fab challenges - thank you so much x

    1. Hi Karen! Feel free to enter as many times as you want and combine with as many other challenges as you wish! :)

  20. Thank you for answering my questions here and on my blog Nonni. I have just entered my first card for your stamping challenge and will be back soon. Gorgeous inspiration and creations and thanks for a great challenge x

  21. Kiitos for this wonderful challenge, Nonni!

  22. Kiitos kutsusta osallistuin mielelläni tähän haasteeseen. Wonderful cards in here!


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