Friday, 30 December 2016

Joy - Christmas wreath

While I was creating my card from the previous blog post, I thought I might just as well finish one of cards I had started earlier this year. After stamping the wreath (In Bloom: Hollie's festive florals, Winnie & Walter), I added a little shading using coloured pencils. I then stamped the berries and the sentiments (Brushstroke Christmas, Essentials by Ellen). When I wanted to add sparkle to the berries, a big blob of sparkly landed on my panel when I took off the cap of my marker, so I turned it into a feature and added dots of varying sizes in various places. For what's Christmas without a little sparkle, right?

All that was left to do, was mount my panel onto some red paper and adhere this to the front of my card. And that completes my first Christmas card for 2017!

Winnie & Walter - Rerun No. 17 - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals

HLS - December Christmas Challenge:Wreath

STAMPlorations - December CAS challenge: Red and green (optional twist)

Creative with Stamps - 9 Use Christmas stamps

SSS Wednesday challenge - Anything goes

Cards in Envy - Celebrate the season

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC164 Celebrations


  1. What a pretty wreath. I agree, berries and sparkles come in all sizes! The more the merrier...

  2. Lovely work, a serendipitous accident. CarolG

  3. Marianne, This is so pretty! I love your CAS design... and impromptu bits of sparkle. Thanks so much for joining our Celebration Challenge at Cards in Envy, and all the best in the new year. :)

  4. Lovely wreath card! Love the CAS look!
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  5. So very lovely! I wish you all the best for the New Year, may it be filled with happiness and health... and lots of creative time!

  6. Gorgeous card Marianne, I love the wreath and simple design, very cute 😊

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. oh i LOVE it!!! <3 (& now i'm even more impressed with the birthday card that uses the wreath as a non-wreath, lol!) :)

  8. Beautifully CAS. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

  9. Love the CAS look. Very stunning. I am so glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps. Happy New year.
    Billie A
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  10. I love this stamp set and you've made clean and simple look GORGEOUS. Such a wonderful entry for us at Cards in Envy. Thanks as always for your participation. Until next time. Take care!

  11. Bautifull card.Thanks for your participation in HLS christmas challange. Hope to se youb in outher next challande. //Zora

  12. Love this pretty CAS card! The wreath is beautiful. Thank you for sharing at CAS-ual Fridays.

  13. Such a lovely card, Marianne! Thank you so much for joining in on our Rerun Challenge.