Sunday, 5 July 2015

My Wee Folk Christmas Cards - July's Claritystamp Samples

Hello everyone. What a lovely show today. It was great to see Leonie on with Barbara again and I was blown away by the Groovi samples. Such talent and patience! It was also great to see Barbara and Carole's DT debut. Patience again with all that cutting out on Barbara's fab tree and talent all round. I do feel very lucky to be a part of such a talented team.

I was so pleased that my Wee Folk cards were shown as a set and I thought it only right that I blog them that way too. Unfortunately that will mean that My Crafty Little Blog is a bit quiet for the rest of the month though.

They were inspired by one of my favourite cards that I've made this year - the "Walkies!" one with the Wee Folk woman and dog. I later made another version as a Valentine's Day card.

When the Christmas Wee Folk arrived I couldn't resist revisiting them and making a series of little Christmas scene cards. I had such fun creating them!

The base card are 6" x 6" and the scenes are on a 3"x 3" square cut with a Spellbinders die.

In this one they're decorating the living room tree.

The Floral Circle stamp from the Floral Figures Set made great wallpaper. The curtain pole is the bar from the Best of the Classroom Set and the chandelier is from the Wrought Iron Dolls House Set. The stamps on the rest of the cards are all from the Christmas Wee Folk and Word Chain sets (I'll link to them at the bottom of the post) and have been stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink.

The children have had a great morning here; they've built a snowman and now they're having a snowball fight.

The trees are stamped in second generation Library Green and Olive Archival Ink. It doesn't show up that well in the photo but they've also been glittered. The snow is created with Weathered Wood Distress Ink (applied with a make-up sponge) and the hill section of an A4 Claritystamp blending mat.

This skating scene is my Mum's favourite. The shape of the pond is again created with the bottom of my Clariytstamp blending mat. It's coloured in with Slate Adirondack ink on a brush. I added a few blade lines with a really thin black pen and her shadow with a black Spectrum Noir pencil.

This one caused a bit of a disagreement here - Mum and Dad really liked it but Hubby thought that Santa shouldn't be out in such a heavy blizzard! I possible did go a bit OTT with the Frantage but Hubby was overruled on this one.

The trees are stamped in the same Archival colours as the other scenes but I used first generation ink on this one.

The Frantage is Shabby Blue Opaque embossing enamel. It's predominantly white but also has specks of gold embossing powder and blue glitter in it. I sprinkled it on top of the scene and heated it from underneath to melt the powder.

I think that Maya might be helping out the reindeer here as they seem to have run off and left poor Santa behind!

The sleigh does have Santa in it but by carefully positioning the stamp I was able to leave him out. Santa waving at himself would have been confusing!

The roof is drawn in black pen and coloured in with a black ProMarker. I added a few white dots with a Sakura Souffle pen for the stars.

In this one the elf is bringing in some presents for under his tree. I love how he's balancing them - I think they will all go flying any second now!

I hope you like them and I'd love to know which is your favourite. I think the elf one is mine.

I'd better get on now as I have lots to do today, including making some more Clarity samples. I'll be back soon with the other card that I made for today's show. The Wee Folk make an appearance on that too - I do love them!

Stamps Used



  1. I knew these were yours when I saw them on TV and you could tell that Barbara was thrilled with them. You must have an organised mind the way you innovate with past stamps to make that room scene ... I would spend hours searching for them. My fave is the snowball fight although I DO love them all and I really don't think you can ever use too much frontage ..... Rudolph's nose will see Santa through the blizzard xx Annie

  2. These are so lovely Lynne and really looked great on the show. Difficult to choose a favourite but think it might be the snowball fight - However that could change!! Xx

  3. Lovely set of designs, great ideas xx

  4. So so lovely Lynne. What a beautiful set. I especially love the shading you achieve. So talented. Hugs xx

  5. Lynne - I love all of your cards and these are a really special treat to see! I'm still chuckling over your description of Santa standing on the rooftop, lol.
    Wish I had even half of your design skills!

  6. what a fab set!. i missed these totally on telly. glad you have blogged them. my fave is the room one followed closely by the blizzard. fab, fab, fab, hugs xx

  7. Morning Lynne, these are all beautiful and it is so hard to choose a favourite....and I do love your little stories that go with each card...poor Santa left behind.....I fear it may be Labradors pulling that

  8. Beautiful samples as always, I love all the cards, but it's a toss up between the children decorating the tree and the elf balancing the presents.


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