Saturday, May 12, 2012


I have been inspired, by the Festive Friday Challenge (hosted by Nicole Derendorf), to make another Christmas card.  That makes three now - does that constitue being "on a roll"?  I think so!

This week's challenge is to use the following colours on a Christmas card:

When I showed hubby the card I'd made, he said "where's the green?".  Just as well we creative types can think outside the square!

I was inspired by three of the Design Team this week.  Kirsty Brown inspired me to put my Woodgrain stamp to use on a Christmas card (something I hadn't thought to do, but I love it!).  I've also incorporated baker's twine on my card, inspired by Brooke and Tanya.

My card is simple, and I was aiming for a bit of a rustic look.  I coloured direct to my stamp with markers, and stamped on textured Whisper White card, which gives a bit of a linen/canvas look.  Although it doesn't show too well in the photo, the base card is stamped with ornaments from Tree Trimmings.

Stamps: Something for Christmas, Tree Trimmings, Woodgrain
Card: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White textured
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red and Crumb Cake markers, Crumb Cake stampin' pad, Versamark inkpad
Other: Early Espresso Baker's twine, Basic Rhinestones, sponge dauber, mini glue dot


  1. Who needs green when you have those gorgeous, earthy colours teamed with red! Fabulous festive card Christine! The textured paper does give a pretty canvas stitchery look. Hugs :)

  2. very nice combination of several of the inspiration cards! Thanks for playing along!

  3. This is gorgeous!! I love this stamp set and it works so well with these colours! :)

  4. Love the earthy colours, Christine and the woodgrain is a perfect companion.

  5. Your card is perfectly clean and simple! Love the stamp set you've used and using textured card gives it a great touch.

  6. Great Christmas inspiration Christine, the textured card is a lovely effect and the colours are perfect with out