Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Christmas Time is Beaut!

Oh yes I'll admit the Christmas crafting has begun in full swing at my house, despite the fact it's still only October! I'm blaming the Pine Hill Add On I 'had' to work with for the Walden release. It sparked something festive in me! And once I've started I don't think I'll stop until January I'm guessing ;-)

The good news is I've also just had some new season Christmas goodies land on my doorstep as well and really.... they were begging to be tested out. Firstly there was that Joy Stamp Set from Kellie Stamps with all it's glorious typography, and similarly I'm in love with the script word dies Studio Calico keep releasing. This 'Christmas' one is sure to get a work out this season!

Now I don't mind the traditional red and green colour scheme, especially when you throw in a touch of gold too, but I'm also a sucker for the more pastel schemes (not that I really consider this card 'pastel' but... you know what I mean!) I'm no expert at stamp colouring, but I think I can just about manage something small and cute like these presents. I used a waterbrush on my Color Theory Ink Pads to do it.

I'm thinking next time I make this card I might just tone down the background inky colours a touch? Perhaps a bit too bright? Anyway, it sure was fun and it came together in a flash. Now that you mention it, this card is actually based on one that I made for my Flashy Card Fast class which is due to start in November. So if you're interested in the techniques I've used, be sure to sign up and get all the inside scoop! ;-)

And speaking of 'the inside' - I didn't forget to add a little something there as well!
I'm linking this up to Kellie's "Currently Creative" linky party. Heaps of inspiration to be had over there. Check it out.



  1. Oh wow this is absolutely amazing Natalie. I love it. So did you need my address at all, or your good, got it? Hahaha, kidding. Gorgeous.

  2. Natalie, I love this card. It really is delightful.

    I came to your blog this evening to thank you. I just finished watching your Studio Calico November reveal YouTube video. I haven't laughed so hard in years! My personal favorite was the eyelids. :) Funniest thing ever!


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