Were stockings ready for Santa?

Merry Christmas, everyone! If the stockings you hung weren’t filled with presents last night, hope they have been topped up this morning. You know – Santa’s been pretty busy!
I am one of the lucky ones, so Santa stopped by and left me some goodies. What can I say? I am beyond grateful!



These cards showcase a die-cut from Stix 2 Anything and I bought a pack of these a while ago from Craftmall. I still love to use them on Christmas crafts. First thing I did was to decorate the stockings. I used my white gelly roll Uniball pen for this and when ready, I went on to create the backgrounds.


imgn0555One of the cards has got a panel created with a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil using some distress inks in green. The front card has a first layer with a cream recycled card which has a sentiment stamped at the top. I adhered the stencilled panel, then the stocking and finally I added a red ribbon bow on it.


imgn0551The second card has a background created with a sentiment stamp from one of the Create Christmas sets. I stamped it using an Artiste dye ink (Red) all over the front card base. A velum panel holds the stocking, some white sequins create interest and a cream string bow gives the necessary extra dimension.

Many thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Christmas wishes to you all with the hope you enjoy these holidays together with family and dear ones!

Stencilled Background Thanks Card

Hi, everyone!Hope all is well with you all and many thanks for visiting my page.
I Know Christmas is close, just a few weeks left, but before sharing my cards made for the occasion, I’d like to share some projects from a while ago. Had no time to share them before and I am certain if I don’t do this now, I won’t do it later for sure.

img9171So, today, I’ve got a thank you card with a stencilled background. It is a pretty simple card and I really love how it turned out.
First, I die-cut the word ‘thanks‘ using a Paper Smooches die out of a piece of white card.
Then, I added the colours to the die-cut using some sponge daubers and distress inks. I used a mix of candied apple, abandoned coral, carved pumpkin and fossilized amber.
The following step was to create the background. I used a Tim Holtz stencil called Doily, a piece of cream card and distress inks (the same as those used for the ‘thanks’ die-cut word and a few more: evergreen bough and scattered straw).
As you can see, the background is not completely filled in. I left the bottom part clear so I could add the die-cut word.
To add dimension and interest, I added some clear Wink of Stella onto ‘thanks’ and some twine in red and gold which I tied in a bow at the top right corner of the card.
The card was part of a set created for a dear friend and it has a matching envelope (you can find it here).

Many thanks for stopping by and wishing you all the best,