Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Happy Christmas everybody!

Hello there!

I know it is only July and you haven't been on your summer holiday yet, so why am I talking about Christmas already?  Well, in the card-making world you have to start early if you are going to make enough cards to send to all your fiends and family.  There was a lady at the workshop on Saturday who set herself the target of one card a month - only to realise that meant she would only have 12 Christmas cards to send!!
The stamp sets we got from Barbara were all Christmas this time (and I think the next lot will be too!!), so I set about making Christmas cards on a swelteringly hot day in June!
Then Sam Crowe set us a challenge to put one Christmas card a day for 5 days on our timeline on facebook, so I decided to stop being a bah-humbug! for a while and join in!

This is the card I chose for day 3 and it is also one of the most popular of the samples from the TV
The Holly Wreath is made by pushing Grunge Paste through a lovely new stencil, then once dry, colouring with distress inks.  The words are simply stamped, but I used my own inkpad, created by dropping distress re-inkers on a piece of cut and dry felt.
As usual, pretty much everything I've used is available from Clarity
I have to admit to being quite pleased with this one, although I did cringe when they showed it really close up on the TV - it shows up all the mistakes!!!  (I'm not telling you what they are though!!!)

Thanks very much for dropping by
Janet xx


  1. Love the simplicity of the design of this card. It is very effective! xxx

  2. Love the vintage feel to this card Janetx


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