Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Simple plaid

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. I managed to spend an hour or so in my craftroom tonight to create a Christmas card. It feels a little strange to be creating Christmas cards right now, but on the other hand it seems to be a sign of hope, hope that the current crisis will pass and that things may be back to some kind of normalcy by the end of the year. And of course, I needed to play at this month's Rudolph Days.

Anyway, I picked a plaid stencil (Joanna Sheet) from my NBUS pile and did some simple ink blending using CP ink (Peppermint scrub) and a TE blending brush, rotating and shifting the stencil halfway for a bit of variation. I finished off my card with a pre-stamped and die-cut sentiment (SSS Christmas word mix) and black baker's twine.

I'm playing at:

CHNC - #438 Anything Christmas goes


  1. Oooh, i love plaid on Christmas cards! I also love the layout with the sentiment off to the right hand side and the twine along the edge. To me, it looks like a journal for adding Christmas to do lists to. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Linda, DT
    Rudolph Days Challenge

  2. Hi Marianne,
    what a wonderful plaid you have created with that stancil this is excellent work.
    At first I thought is was pre printed paper.
    Great use of the twine too.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  3. Your plaid stenciled Christmas card looks great. That striped twine looks good too with the simplicity of the black circle sentiment.

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. Marianne, that's a beauty! And creating Christmas cards has always done the trick for me: let my mind switch off or focus on something else entirely so I think it's among the best coping strategies there are!

  5. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

  6. I love the way you've rotated the stencil for some interest. And there's no shame in making Christmas cards while in lockdown. Makes perfectly good use of the time :) Hope you're doing OK! xx