Endless wishes for a colourful Christmas …

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s time for another Christmas card challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, so I inked up the Endless Wishes stamp set by Stampin’ Up to make this little number …


It’s a colour challenge this week, to use at least 3 of the colours chosen by our hostess, but I decided to go for broke and use ALL 5 colours!


I used:

  • pool party for the card base,
  • melon mambo for the mat layer,
  • rose red ink to stamp the gingham border,
  • garden green to make punch art holly leaves,
  • and finally night of navy ink to stamp the sentiment.  

I usually stick to one or two main colours for my cards, with a neutral for the sentiment, but I think my multi-coloured offering worked out OK … what do you think?


I could not resist adding some sparkling dazzling diamonds to some of the snowflakes – so pretty and so sparkly in real life.  

I punched out little circles for berries from melon mambo and rose red cardstock, and shaped them with the score board ball tool on a foam mat. Once the berries were adhered to the card, I added a thin coat of crystal effects for some shine.

And while I still had the scraps out on my desk, I made a matching gift tag too…


I think they make a great little duo … don’t you just love it when things match? I know I do!  (… it’s the little things …)


Sorry I’ve been MIA for a little while, what with illness and then my daughter moving house, crafting was just impossible, but I’m now back on track.  I’ve so looked forward to getting back to my crafting therapy!

So now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown have been up to:

I hope you’ll be inspired to join in with our challenge and get ahead with your Christmas cards.  

 Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, pool party, melon mambo, rose red, garden green;

stamp set: endless wishes, gingham wheel (retired);

inks: rose red, night of navy, pool party;

punches & dies: large oval, 3/4” circle, 1/4” circle, scallop tag topper, heart framelits;

accessories: dimensionals, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, crystal effects;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up

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Thanks for dropping by today


12 Comments to “Endless wishes for a colourful Christmas …”

  1. Wow! All the colours, I only managed 3 and I may have got one colour wrong! xxx

  2. Gill – this is so pretty! I love the sparkle on the snowflakes, the lovely clean, fresh look – just fab! And I do like the matching tag too!

  3. Lovely card again Gill, I love the idea of having a matching tag too! C x

  4. I must try to make card and tag combos, they look great together. Love that you used all the colours and I see you are another Dazzling Details addict, like me. I have to stop myself using it on every card I make!. Happy weekend!

    Louise xx

  5. What a pretty card, Gill. The gorgeous gingham border gives it a lovely cosy-homey look. That the glittery snowflake is just perfect. CAS perfection … I am in awe! Have a lovely w/end.
    hugs, Asha

  6. c’est magnifique Gill, charmant et romantique pour un Noel plein d’amour, biz

  7. A really sweet and festive ensemble Gill, you did a fabulous job with all five of the colours and the sparkly snowflakes are SO pretty! You’ve reminded me of that fab gingham stamp which I need to ink up more often!
    Ruth x

  8. Love, love, love this – it’s gorgeous and I want to make one! – Jacqueline xx

  9. Love the glittery background … so very glad you went PINK for a cause with us at Jingle Belles.

  10. Sorry I’m so late commenting on this – but it’s an awesome card! Great job using all the colors but still keeping the card rather CAS. The sparkly snowflakes are lovely!

  11. what a beautiful holiday card, with so many perfect little details!!! thanks for rockin’ the pink with us at JINGLE BELLES for an awesome cause! ❤

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