This time around I bring you a Christmas card with a bit of a difference. You see for people like myself who live in the southern hemisphere – our Christmas is definitely not full of Snow, roaring fireplaces and Cold. We are preparing for Sunny Weather, maybe some Rain and being able to Swim and eat Ice Cream on Christmas Day. So I decided to create a card that reflects my Southern Christmas.
This card was created using an image I had in my stash which I stamped on watercolour paper this time around and got out my little used watercolour pencils. After this was complete I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a circle of white paper to make the tree background and a layer of burgundy red paper using my scalloped die. The reindeer paper is another from my stash of Christmas papers which is thankfully shrinking 🙂
Sometimes I like to make cards like this that reflect what our Christmas will involve. With picnics, swimming and going to the beach being planned for our holidays and of course seeing our family. But of course we will not forget the real reason for this wonderful season – the Birth of our Saviour Jesus.
This card was made for the following challenges
Christmas Cards All Year Round – December = Holiday Cards
Shopping Our Stash Challenge – I like to Move it
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. And as always I would love to leave you with this thought before you go:
Have a Happy Crafty Fun Filled Kind of Day
Well hasn’t December crept up on us suddenly!! If anybody can tell me where the rest of 2017 disappeared too I would love to know. I haven’t uploaded anything in a little while … sorry about that. Been busy with end of school year events and now our Church and our other groups are starting to have their break-ups as well.
Of course the crafting hasn’t ceased but has decreased in the past couple of weeks. I have been doing a bit more weaving, which I’ll share my latest a little bit later, and my ever present crochet. I am still working on my latest project even though its a simple pattern its taking me longer cause I am trying to finish so many other things.
But anywho … onto why most of you stopped by … my card creation
I love this image but I am unsure where it comes from I have had it for so long and my record keeping wasn’t as crash hot back then! 😉 There are several cat lovers on my Christmas card list and I think any of them would get a kick out of this one. This time around it is coloured very simply but playfully. I matted the image once complete onto some cookie image paper from my stash and made a border top and bottom using some brown paper and some wavy scissors.
This card is going into these challenges
Christmas Cards All Year Round – December Holiday Cards
Shopping our Stash Challenge – I like to move it!
and now My Weaving!
Yes I finished a project a woven scarf to be used as a Secret Santa Present – I hope who ever gets it likes my efforts
I made this on my little Sample-It Loom by Ashford using my new Vari-Dent Heddle. This allowed me to combine both a fat yarn on the outside edge of the scarf and a thinner yarn in the middle. I am really happy with the results.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my 2 different creations. And as always I would love to leave you with this thought before you go:
Have a Happy Crafty Fun Kind of Day