Sunday, 16 April 2017

Time to work on my Christmas Cards stash

I can't believe it's already the middle of April. Time is just flying by and looking at my stash of Christmas cards I realize I'm way behind,  I find the best way to get my self going is to check out some of the challenges and play along.

This month's CAS Watercolour April Challenge is Green and Pink,.  Pink isn't a traditional Christmas colour but I think it's perfect for this pile of presents.
And STAMPlorations CAS Challenge anything goes with an optional twist of pastel colour

The background is a smooshed and tap distress inks.  Rub some distress inks into your craft pad directly from the pad and spritz with water.  Tap and smoosh your watercolour paper in the puddle of colour and let dry.  The presents are from JOFY, (I just love her Designs) I used distress inks and a zig pen to colour, I then fussy cut around.  When I fussy cut I alway use a black brush tip pen to go around the edge, it's a great way to hide the bad fussy cutting.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Jofy (present) Stampit Austrailia (sentiment and border)
Paper: Cold press watercolour
Ink: Distress inks, Ranger Archival
Techniques: Fussy Cutting, Smooshing


  1. Great card Christine. Love the splashy watercoloured bacgkround ... and those presents are awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  2. Oh how I wondered where you were! SO glad to see you posting your remarkable and innovative works, Christine. Love the colors and do have a passion for nontraditional Christmas colors. I too love Jofy and thanks for sharing your incredible creations.

  3. Wonderful card! Love the pink and green for a non-traditional Christmas colour scheme! Mostly people have entered flower cards so it's nie to see somthing that isn't flowers! Thnaks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  4. A fantastic card Christine, they may not be traditional colours but it's wonderful.

    Sue xx

  5. The pink and green make a fabulous Christmas card, Christine! I love the smooshed background and the pretty pile of presents! Going around the edges is a great way to finish the fussy cutting! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. Great unconventional colour Christmas card. Love the smooshed background.

  7. Beautiful smooshed backgound, Christine for your fun and festive Christmas packages. I thought your fussy cutting looked great! TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

  8. Love! The colors are perfect and perfectly Christmas! So glad you joined in at Stamplorations CAS!

  9. sweet card Christine...the presents just pop against that great inky bkg.
    well done.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
    xx Karen

  10. What a lovely Christmas card! Love the smooshed background and how the presents "pop". Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.

    sue n.