Saturday, 21 June 2014

Happy Christmas

What an odd title to be writing in June but somehow it seems appropriate this weekend. Have you been watching the Christmas shows on Create & Craft? I have. Father Christmas has definitely been the highlight for me, he's so funny. I hope I'm on his "Nice List".

Yesterday I took Maya out for her morning walk wearing shorts (the sun is actually shining), then I came back in, put the Christmas shows on in my craft room and made a Christmas card for next month's Claritystamp show. Today will be spent in the same way - my shorts are already on. Actually, I think I'll take Maya out now and finish writing this when I get back........

What a lovely walk. The sun is shining but there's a lovely cool breeze which was very welcome as the last quarter is all uphill. It couldn't be more different to the wintry scene on this card.

It uses just two inks - Cobalt Archival and Broken China Distress.

I used the Abstract Squares and Snowflakes with a Clarity stencil brush and Broken China ink to create the background, then just filled in the empty squares with Christmas stamps. The only other thing I did to those was remove some of the ink on the snowman's body with a wet paintbrush and kitchen roll.

Then I just stamped the snowflake border with first and second generation ink (blotting it on copy paper before stamping) of the same two colours.

A thin navy mat finishes it off.

Stamps and Stencils Used
Happy Christmas from Remountable Line Sentiments Set 2
The Christmas miniatures are from the following sets

Ho, ho, ho, up to my craft room I go!



  1. Fabulous card as ever Lynne!
    I think you and I are doing something similar today...I'm just getting all my stuff out!!! X

  2. this is super Lynne. i can understand how watching C'n'C you got in the mood for christmas cards. i keep telling myself that i need to start them. this mught be the perfect inspiration xx


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