Wednesday, 23 December 2015


Good morning everyone,

I am in the lucky position of being off work until after Christmas now, I took an extra day off to get some samples done for the TV show Barbara is doing in the new year.  I know there are many people who have to work over Christmas - I was one of them!  Many a year, I had to work Christmas day or night and/or Boxing day or night.  My thoughts are with you if you are working Christmas this year x

Today's card is one I did for Paul's show last time. I used:
one of the background stencils from the Pattern Stencil set,
the square aperture from the Framer Stencil set,
the swallows from the wonderful Journaling set 
'Celebrate' from  Word Chain 3 set 

I started with the square aperture - I attached it to my card, then slid the pattern stencil under it and added shades of green distress ink with a sponge; darkest at the bottom, getting lighter to the top.
I stamped the swallows with black archival.
The stamped the word on a separate piece of card.
I drew straight lines round the edge of the pattern with a ruler and coloured in with a fine black pen.
Mat everything on black card, then on to the white base card
Nice and simple!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Janet xx


  1. Doesn't the black make the card pop?! Fabulous Janet. Enjoy your time off, much deserved. See you in 2016 x

    1. Thanks Elaine I hope you have a lovely Christmas x

  2. Lovely design, really like the new stencil set 😊 x

    1. Thanks Lisa, Wishing you a Happy Christmas x

  3. I love the simplicity Janet and the border sets it off a treat.
    Have a wonderful time. All the best


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