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Monday, 1 February 2016

Beat the Christmas Rush - January

Krafty Karen is running this challenge again this year - make five (or however many you wish) Christmas cards a month.  The challenge goes live every 25th of the month and you have until the 24th of the following month in which to take part.
I made these at the Littlegreen retreat, weekend before last, but have only just photographed them!!

The topper is done using smooshed distress inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.  Then I over-stamped with Wendy Vechhi Potting Shed, the snowflakes are from Visible Image, the tree is from Stampin' Up, both sentiments are from Stamping All Day and the swirl is from Waltzing Mouse.  I matted the topper onto Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock and used a light brown card blank from Craft Creations, I think the colour is Sandstone.
Incidentally.... the tree cards were both supposed to be the same, as in the left hand design .... but I messed up the sentiment stamping on the second one, so had to change things a little .... LOL.  There aren't many mistakes in stamping, you can salvage almost anything :-)


  1. Oh they are seriously pretty cards and what a great idea doing some each month. I do all mine in January - managed almost 100 up to now!

  2. Loved watching you make these - I love the colour scheme - not what you would normally expect for a Christmas card but it is very effective, especially when combined with the lovely textured cardstock. Thanks for joining in with Beat the Christmas Rush