Posts tagged ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’

March 7, 2015

A Holly Jolly Christmas …

Hi and welcome to my blog. This month, I have the great pleasure of designing all the challenges over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge  – whoop! So I’ve been busy coming up with what I hope are interesting choices for you. This week, it’s a sketch challenge …


Though quite a traditional sketch, I tried to give it a modern look …


Tidying my craft room has uncovered lots of gems, like this paper and cardstock, that I’d forgotten I owned. I’ve used gumball green co-ordinations cardstock for the background, embossing one edge with the decorative dots embossing folder, then sanding back to reveal the lighter colour beneath.


The cute main image has been water-coloured using ink pads and a water brush on water-colour paper. The colours of the snow festival dsp and gumball green card complement the image beautifully.

I kept the embellishment simple as there was a lot going on elsewhere on the card…

Holly Jolly Christmas

I hope you like my card for this week, and I can’t wait to share the rest of the challenges I’ve designed.  Now it’s time to take a look at what our lovely Design Team has been creating for you at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  

I have entered my card in the following challenges:  

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.

Merry Monday #148 Red & Green

Christmas cards all year round March – Critters

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: more merry messages, Penny Black Holly Jolly Christmas;

inks: black stazon, crumb cake, old olive, blushing bride, soft sky, daffodil delight;

cardstock: gumball green coordinations, water-colour paper;

punches and dies: deco labels dies, Martha Stewart snowflake punch;

accessories: snow festival dsp, decorative dots embossing folder, sanding block, water brush, adhesive rhinestones, stampin’ dimensionals;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated.  

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