Friday 25 November 2022

Twofer with patterned paper

Hello everyone. I have two more cards to share for my Christmas stash.

I simply cut a square sheet of PP in half, trimmed it to size and then matted it with this soft green paper from the same paper pad and added a stamped sentiment before adhering everything to my card base.

I'm playing at:

Beccy's Month of holiday cards - P for patterned paper

November Rudolph Days - Always AG Christmas

52 weeks to Christmas - Geïnspireerd door DP/Inspired by DP

Thursday 24 November 2022

Merry fishes and crocodile wishes

Hello everyone. I'm back with two more cards for my Christmas card stash.

Both images are from the NBUS Jungle Christmas stamp set by CraftEmotions (designed by Carla Creaties). I stamped them on some scraps of Neenah cardstock and did some simple colouring using Copics and added Glossy accents to the eyes of the fishes, crocodile and crab. The patterned papers are from the same paper pad that I used for my armchair card.

I'm linking up my fishes card at:

Fab'n'Funky - #561 Christmas animals

Crafty Animals - #67 Always AG with an animal

I'm linking up my croc/crab card at:

NBUS #44 Always AG with NBUS

MLCCB - #47 Anything Christmas goes

We Love Stamping - Christmas

Stamping Sensations - Christmas celebrations

Tuesday 22 November 2022


Hello everyone. I originally started these cards for the annual October pink challenge at Jingle Belles, but did not have time to finish them before my trip to the Netherlands. 

The patterned paper is from my NBUS Tonic Studio card kit that I purchased a few months ago during their birthday celebration week. The kit came with a stencil (cards coming later this week), a stamp set and huge snowflake builder set (that I intend to use soon). The scalloped rectangle die is from an old Winnie & Walter set. I die cut the trees (NBUS, from last year's Violet Studio Home for the Holidays collection by Crafter's Companion) from a scrap of smooshed watercolour card and did some additional ink blending for extra shading. The sentiment is from a stamp set from the same collection.

I'm linking up my cards at:

Beccy's Month of holiday cards - D for die cutting

NBUS - #44 Anything goes with NBUS

CHNC - #621 Alwasy AG Christmas

HLS Anything goes with dies

Sunday 20 November 2022

Easy Christmas card with background stamping

Hello everyone. Two more quick Christmas cards from me.
When I was visiting my sister last month, we had some crafty time together and I had a play with one of her rubber background stamps and a paper pad with punch-out images.

After stamping the background and adhering the images, I blended  a little antique linen distress ink around the edges. To finish the cards after I got home, all I needed to do I mounted my panels onto my A2 card bases.

I'm linking up my set of cards at:

Beccy's Month of holiday cards - B for background stamp (and blue)

Allsorts - #703 Anything goes

Double D - Hot beverages

Saturday 19 November 2022

Cozy Christmas arm chair

Another quick Christmas card from me. I picked up an A4 paper pad with background papers and precut printed images when I was in the Netherlands last month for a family visit.

I had created several backgrounds using the same stencil and a soft green ink and decided the background would go well with some of the images from the paper pad.

I combined the cozy armchair and tree with the rug.
The paper pad also contains several images and sentiments on vellum.
I cut out one of the sentiments and hid the liquid glue after the holly leaves.

I'm linking up my card at:

Allsorts - #703 Anything goes

CHNC - #621 Always AG Christmas

Friday 18 November 2022

A cup of cheer

Hello everyone! I am finally getting busy with this year's Christmas cards. This one came together very quickly since it was created with elements from my UFO box and some light background stencilling.

I'm linking up my card at:

Beccy's Place - 10th Month of holiday cards
C is for ... cup, coffee, cocoa
CLBH - Anything goes with a caffeinated design

SSS Wednesday - Stencil it

Stamping Sensations - Christmas celebrations

Stencil Fun - Anything goes with stencilling
(Thanks Darlene for the tip!)

Double D - Hot beverages

Day of the Month - #45 National espresso day

HLS Stencil - Anything goes