Wednesday, August 9, 2017


I'm back with a Christmas card share, as part of a team initiative started by my upline Claire Daly.  Members of our wider team join forces each Wednesday (when time and family commitments allow) to bring you ideas for Christmas projects, using Stampin' Up!'s beautiful products.

Whilst I was (not-so-patiently) awaiting delivery of some brand new Christmas products to play with this week, I decided to show my Santa's Sleigh stamp set and co-ordinating dies a bit of love.  I decided on Night of Navy as a feature colour on my card, and for it to have a slightly rustic, informal look.  Here's the end result:

I started by stamping the reindeer, bow, and presents onto Watercolour Paper, using (now-retired) Basic Black Craft Ink.  I clear-embossed the images, then watercoloured them, using ink pooled in the lids of my inkpads.   The presents were cut out by hand, but the rest of the elements were cut using the awesome Santa's Sleigh dies.  I am super-proud of how straight I managed to stamp the sentiment, without using a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig!

Listed below are all the products (minus the retired Basic Black inkpad) used to make this card.  I love how it turned out, and hope you do, too.   If you click on one of the thumbnail images below, you can visit my online Stampin' Up! store, to buy these lovely products for yourself, if you so desire!

Be sure to do the rounds of all my stamping friends taking part in today's Heart of Christmas share.  We would love for you to leave us some comments, so we know you have been to visit.  You'll find a comprehensive list of all participants on Claire's blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  1. Lovely card Christine, especially all those beautiful presents 😁😇

  2. Christine, I love your choice of colours! And you have used one of my favourite ribbons, I love gingham! You did well lining up your greeting too - funny story, I actually hold my breath when stamping un-aided! lol :)

  3. This is such a sweet card, Christine. I love the navy and gingham accents - it looks so fresh and contemporary.

  4. Wow doesn't that gingham ribbon just add the perfect finishing touch? Very clever and cute Christine.

  5. Christine, I love the colouring of your reindeer, it's just a gorgeous card!

  6. Your watercoloring is beautiful, and the gingham ribbon is perfect for this card.

  7. Wow! Beautiful card Christine, love the blue and crumb together, and your sentiment is perfectly straight. xx

  8. Really love the rich colours on tis one. I never would have used Night of Navy on a Christmas card but it looks great. Thanks for playing along with Heart of Christmas for week 11.