Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Eek - in case you didn't know Christmas is coming - I'm sure like all us crafters you have been busy making Christmas cards since August - I know I have.  They are my most favourite cards to make.

I adored the imagery we have for you at Hand Stamped Sentiments #IC303 this week - those nostalgic scenes are right up my street.

I think my card has a touch of the nostalgic theme about it.  I used a retired SU set called Warmth and Wonder because I love the Cardinal.  We don't have these lovely birds in the UK - our closest is the robin but I did like seeing them when I lived in the US so I built my card around him.

I used some gorgeous Soft Sky blue as my card stock inspired by the colours above.  The backing paper was a gift from a crafting friend and I love the little touches of berry on it.  I coloured my Cardinal in with Stampin Up Marker pens and cut it out with a stitched framealit and sponged the edges in More Mustard.

I added the touch of mistletoe die cut which is non SU and added some Wink of Stella to make it shine.  I added a touch of Burlap ribbon and edged some Early Espresso cardstock for the border using the framelit from Seasonal Framelits.  The gorgeous amber coloured jewels are non SU.

A touch of stitching around the edges with a Chocolate Chip marker pen finished off the card.  I'm looking forward to seeing all your Christmas entries.



Andrea said...

Love this one and how you were inspired by your favourite cards.

Sarah Keerie said...

Lovely, I do like the bird. I've been bursting into the winter wonderland tune for most of the day!