Christmas Stocking Card

This is another one of those cards that is  quick and simple to put together, so perfect for mass production if you’re running out of time to make your cards.

I’ve used one of the sheets from the Night Before Christmas as a background and also as a basis for my colour scheme. I chose to use Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock and So Saffron with a hint of Mossy Meadow.

Christmas Sticking Card - flat

A strip of the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversable Ribbon adds a little shimmer to the card and the “Merry Christmas” greeting stamped in Mossy Meadow from the Snowman Season stamp set finishes off the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Christmas Baubles Card

Today I’ve been playing with the Christmas Gleaming bundle making loads of baubles, which is super easy with the punch duo and the gorgoeus Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP.  I love this paper and it seems everyone esle does to as Stampin’ Up! can’t seem to keep the warehouses stocked with it.

Christmas Baubles Card - close up

I’ve paired my gorgeous background paper with a matt layer in Pretty Peacock, I was tempted to use Copper Foil but thought that might ne a copper overload with the Celestial Copper ink and Brightly Gleaming Foil elements which also appear on the card.

Christmas Baubles Card - flat

Along with the baubles, one punched and one stamped, I’ve stamped the holly spring. I stamped this in Celestial Copper Delicata Ink and the coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The colours have gone a little muddy so I think next time I’ll use Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder if I want to colour an image.

A simple Merry Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock and the card is done.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Floral Friday: Christmas Rose Wedding Card

Today I’ve used the Christmas Rose stamp set to create a wedding card. I’ve gone far away from the colours in the Christmastime Is Here Suite and focused on colours from my own wedding.  I used Blackberry Bliss and Gold for my own wedding stationary, here I’ve added in Mint Macaron as a green for the foiliage.

Christmas Rose Wedding Card - close up

I stamped the Chrsitmas Rose in Versamark and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I coloured the roses with both Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends and the leaves in a mix of Light Shaded Spruce and Dark Mint Macaron which gave them a two-tone effect which I really like.  I used a few drops of Golden Glitz Delicata Reinker and a Blender pens to colour in the berries on the image.

I added some interest to the Mint Macaron background layer by stamping the inner berry stamp in a random pattern all over with Versmark ink. I then added a strip of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon across the middle before adhering onto the Gold Foil layer.

Christmas Rose Wedding Card - flat

I stamped the greeting from Beautiful Bouquet onto the large frame from the Roses die set and added this to the card. I then added my rose diecut over the top. I finished the card off with some of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots which I am loving and seem to be putting on every thing I make.

I’m loving all the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite and actually how versatile they are as I don’t think this card looks Chrismassy at all do you?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Price: £11.25


Santa’s Workshop Elf Card

For this card I was inspired by the little elf and his santas workshop sign so decided to make a card which looked like the outside of the workshop. So I’ve used the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder with Crumb Cake cardstock to create my background and matted thisn on a layer of Real Red.

Santa's Workshop Elf Card - close up

I coloured the little elf and the parcel with Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut him out. I used a mix of  Real Red, Call Me Clover and Bermuda Bay for the colouring.

I stamped the greeting from the same #Elfie stamp set onto a square cut from the Layering Squares Dies and then mounted this onto a scalloped Real Red sqaure from the same set.

Santa's Workshop Elf Card - flat

To finish the card I added three Real Red Glitter Enamel Dots from the Toile Tidings pack.

Think its time this cheeky little elf got back to work now, don’t you.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Happy Halloween Card

I was going to share this ard tomorrow when it actually is Halloween but as we’re pumpkin carving as a family this evening I’m in the Hallloween mood today. Plus if you do send Halloween cards its a quick last minute project you can easily put together today.

The background was created using the two pumpkin stamps from the Gather Together stamp set, I used clear block I and stamped both stamps together in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I then coloured each pumpkin in with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Bledns markers.

I debated for a long time whether or not to draw faces on each of the pumpkins to make it more spooky looking but in the end decided against as my drawing skills are not great, but feel free to do so it you’re casing the card.

Happy Halloween Card flat

I added a strip of the Black Satin Ribbon to the centre of the card and then stamped my greeting on a panel cut from the Ornate Frames dies. I didn’t have a Halloween themed greeting which was curent so stamped my own using the Make A Difference stamp set and the Stamparatus.

I fnal touch was to add a few Pumpkin Pie Rhinestones from the Holiday collection, these are hidden away on page 58 of the Autmn/Winter catalogue and a great additonal to any holiday themed project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Merry & Bright Christmas Card

I love fairy lights but I have a weird quirk in which I have coloured lights outside and I have white or blue-toned lights inside, this drives my family mad as they’d have full on coloured ones all over the house. This card is definietly celebrating those outdoor lights in my eyes but I may be persuaded to put this card on my mantlepiece.

It’s really a very simple card with a 8cm x 14.9 cm of Whisper Whisper cardstock stamped with the string of lights stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Each of the bulbs was coloured with Stampin’ Blends marker in the following colours: Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Night of Navy and Pineapple Punch.

Merry & Bright Card flat

I added a layer of Poppy Parade measuring 9cm x 14.9cm behind the stamped panel and then adhered it to a card base in Call me Clover measuring 14.9cm x 10.5cm.

For the greeting I stamped the greeting on one of the Layered Circle dies and then matted onto anothe circle of Call Me Clover. I love how the circle of stars stamps really pops off the card.

Merry & Bright Card inside

I must have been feeling very festive when I made this card as I’ve even added some coloured fairy lights to the inside of the card.

Happy Stamping

Joanne x



Yummy Gingerbread House Christmas Card

Today’s card features the Yummy Christmas stamp set, this is one which is perfect for colouring fans out there. Another great thing about this set is it coordinates with the Cuckoo Clock dies from the Annual catalogue, so no fussy cutting if thats not your thing.

I love a good cutting and colouring session so I’ve enjoyed creating this little house and cute little trees.

Yummy Christmas Gingerbread House card -flat

I’ve added a layer of Sparkle Glimmer Paper across the bottom as snow, that and a greeting in the top corner and the cardis done.

Happy Crafting x