cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


Of all the new stamps I recently ordered from the Holiday Catalogue I pulled out this set first; Christmas in the Making.  I was looking at doing some watercolouring so I thought I would have a go with it.  I must say in advance I am not great at watercolouring.  But as I tell my daughter you can only get better at something if you keep trying. 🙂  Anyway, apologies in advance.

This is the first card I made with one of the images in the set.

The image was stamped with StazOn on Thick Whisper White card. I coloured the lady with the Watercolor Pencils and blended it with the Aquapainter.  I will show you a close-up of the skirt.  I coloured that with the Clear Wink Of Stella brush.  It is a little hard to see in the photo.  It gives it perhaps the look of Organza fabric, very soft and shimmery.  That was the effect I was going for anyway.  I went over the ornament too with the Wink of Stella to give it a sparkle.

I used the Olive side of the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack (p 12). I don’t think this paper is shown so well in the catalogue but it has some really lovely prints and I think will be versatile for occasions other than Christmas.  Have a look at this below. It comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets.

To finish the card off wrap around some of the fine Real Red Solid Ribbon.  For the sentiment I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White and angled the ends.  It needed something so I added some Silver Glimmer paper.

This is the stamp set, Christmas in the Making if you had missed it in the catalogue. (p 16)

W $44   C $31

Tomorrow I will show you cards with the other 2 images.




Catalogues, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!


If you are a Wollongong local come along to my Holiday Catalogue Open House.  You can see and play with lots of products from the Holiday Catalogue.  It’s time to get started on those Christmas cards if you haven’t already done so. Come and see what is new.  Here are the details.


WHEN:  Saturday 19th September at 2pm.
Stop by for a short time or stay the whole time.  

COST: $10 which includes 2 Make and Takes (Check them out below),

Giveaways, Lucky Door Prize, Yummy Afternoon Tea and …

pick up the Holiday Catalogue if you haven’t already received one.

PLEASE RSVP by Thursday 17th.  Book early as places are limited and booking up already.

See you there. 🙂