Believe in the Magic of Christmas


Hi there

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  I have had the idea for this card in mind for a while and had fun putting it together.  (A little late for this Christmas – a head start to Christmas 2018!)  LOL!

The stars from Hero Arts CL318 and the Simon Says Stamps  Believe sentiment are gold heat embossed.  I then used Cosmic  Shimmer Pixie Powders to add some sparkly colour.

Challenges:  A blog named Hero 2017/12/challenge – Winter Holiday with Simon Says Stamp – part-two, Stamplorations – December Challenge – Theme and Sketch – Stamps & Gold, Stamplorations December CAS Card Challenge – Optional Gold,  HLS December Watercolour Challenge – Optional twist Christmas, Simon Says Wednesday : Anything Goes and Sugar Pea Mix It Up Challenge #38 ~ Fresh Inspiration



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Time to Celebrate Christmas Magic


I was happy with the way this card turned out.  I started with a  scrap of watercolour paper washed with Distress Inks, that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist to give a shine.  I then used My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Strip.

The MFT Die-namics snowflakes  were covered in Clearsnap – Mixed Berries Fairy Dust glitter.

The sentiments are from MFT ‘Time to Celebrate’, Verve Merry Wishes (Christmas)  and die cut Magic from MFT Blueprints.

Challenges: AAACards CAS Game #105 – Sparkle ,  My Favorite Things  Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 363 , Simon Says Stamps – Stitch It, Paru’s Card Making – December 2017 ChallengeUniko Challenge #44 Reminder – Christmas ,  Sugar Pea Designs -Mix It Up Challenge #38, Mod Squad Non Traditional Christmas Colors ,  CAS Mix Up December Challenge ( stamping, die cutting, watercolouring), Wednesday’s Creative Inspiration Challenge 284 – Winter / Christmas! , Addicted to Stamps and More –Challenge #272 – Make Your Mark .


      ,  Modsquad Challenge      CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS  See you soon



Sparkle on Your Day

P1060991Welcome back

Tonight’s card is a quick simple design featuring Winnie & Walter Sparkle stamp set heat embossed in silver onto a stitched rectangle panel.

I then laid down some water in a circular shape around the top of the sparkler and tapped on a few grains of Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders.



Challenges:  Addicted to CAS Challenge #126 – Sparkle  , Less is More – Challenge #358 – Candles / Something Depicting LightCAS Game #105 – Sparkle     WWC149 – Marsha’s “All About Occasions” Challenge & Design Team Call and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says: Stitch It!


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‘Tis the Season to be JOLLY


Here is my next wonderful image I’ve been having fun with … Stampinbella – Rudolph, the Christmas lights and the chicks.  I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!

I watercoloured the images using Distress Inks and added wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to add a little something to the lights. The background embossing folder is from  Sizzix.

Challenges: Stampinbella – December Mojobella #36 Sketch, Paru’s December 2017 ChallengeHLS December Watercolour Challenge ,  Addicted to Stamps and More – Challenge #272 – Make Your Mark , Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up Challenge #38 ~ Fresh Inspiration , Uniko Challenge #44 Reminder – Christmas ,  Merry Monday #269 {Color Challenge} , Crafting from the Heart CHALLENGE 187, and The Merry Christmas  Challenge #47 Anything Goes + Christmas

        crafting from the heart    The Merry Christmas Challenge

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Beach Santa

P1060977Hello and welcome

I have had so much fun playing with some amazing images the last few days.

This one uses  Art Impressions – Tropical Christmas stamp set. Living in Australia where Christmas is always hot, this image just jumped out as a bit of fun!

I watercoloured the images, cut them out and popped them up on a simple background I watercoloured to represent the beach. I used Distress Inks as well as a little white acrylic paint, as well as Wink of Stella on the baubles before adding Glossy Accents to them and the lights around the trees.

The wonky rectangle is from Stamplorations and the sentiment is from Stampingbella – Rudolph, the Christmas Lights and the chicks.

Challenges: Art Impressions – Funny & Punny , HLS December Watercolour Challenge ,HLS December Christmas ChallengeUniko Challenge #44 Reminder – Christmas , Paru’s Card Making – December 2017 Challenge and Addicted to Stamps and More –  Challenge #271 – Anything Goes .




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Santa Tag


Santa (Pere Noel) from Carabella Studio is such a cute image.  I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils. The tiny sentiments are from Mama Elephant – Mini Messages.

Challenges:  Color Throwdown #472Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Gift It, HLS December Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More – Challenge #271 – Anything Goes and Brown Sugar #273 Anything But a Card

        Brown Sugar Challenge Blog




Wishing You the Joys of Christmas


Tonight’s Christmas card features one of my all time favourite stamps – any old wood block, I picked up years ago, and is watercoloured using Distress Inks and of course some Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from Kaisercraft – St Nicholas Acrylic set. 

Challenges:  Less is More – Colour – Challenge #357 – Red & Green, Paru’s Card Making – December 2017 Challenge – Christmas, CAS on Friday –Cas on Friday #122, Christmas, Happy Little Stampers –  HLS December Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes – Optional Twist – Xmas and  Happy Little Stampers – HLS December Christmas Challenge– Anything Goes – Optional Twist -Stencil.

  CAS on Sunday