Sunday, August 12, 2012

Watercolour Winter

I Love Christmas!  Everything about it.  It is my favorite holiday of the year for many reasons:
1. It is a time when my family takes time to really enjoy each others company.  In the dead of winter it is a lot of in your face family time, which for most of the year we are so deprived of (I feel anyways).
2. It is the dead of winter, so we can put the fireplace on, belt out some christmas tunes, have some hot chocolate and cuddle up with each other and a good movie, Christmas Vacation comes to mind.
3. Because my husband is a golf pro, and his busy time is in the summer, it is often the time that we take to go on a family vacation, usually some place warm.
4. Christmas is the time that you get to not only spend time with immediate family, but reconnect with aunt's uncle cousins, etc.
5. It is the "craftiest" time of the year for me!!
I could go on and on really...but Christmas inspires me to get on my craftiest thinking cap and make some really neat things for my family.  It all starts with the greeting cards.  So I usually try to do a few throughout the year to keep my mojo going...sooo....I got my holiday mini order in and got crafting away.  As soon as I saw all the beautiful stuff in this mini it was soo hard to not buy!  ha ha ha...So this is one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2012 holiday mini...I've got a few favorites this time around.  But Watercolour winter is soo classy and versatile.  I just love it.  Anyways, onto chattingabout my card!  ha ah ah...I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches with this one.  I made a few changes, but the main premise is present!!  Check 'er out!
Stamps: Water Colour Winter, More Merry Messages.
Cardstock: Be of Good Cheer DSP, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke.
Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Lacy Brocade EF, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scalloped Dotted Ribbon Punch, Heat Tool.
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Regals Buttons, Early Espresso 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle, Gold Embossing Powder.
I love love love the scalloped tulle!  I didn't think I would like it as much as I do!  It is soo awesome!!  It adds the perfect extra touch to the card! 
Here is a close up of my homemade tulle embellishment!

I just used about a four inch length of the tulle, scrunched it up and stuffed it in the loop of the cherry cobblers baker's twine behind the button.  That way, when you pull the twine tight you get a beautiful "bow" of tulle.  I just adhered it to the card with a glue dot.  With the tulle coming in crumb cake and cherry cobbler also, I definately see a lot of this being used on my thanksgiving and christmas cards this year!!
This is on of the first christmas cards that I have done this year, and I can definately see this showing up in one of my classes!  If you are in the Calgary area and interested in attending a christmas stamp-a-stack or my monthly drop in nights please contact me for more info or visit my events page on to RSVP!!  Would love ot have you join in the fun!

Thanks for checking me out today!!


Submitted at: Freshly Made Sketches: #47
SU Only Challenges: Love those Designer Papers


  1. The DSP is so beautifully showcased in this card, and your tulle "bow" is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges this week!

  2. Such a lovely Christmas card! Your colors are wonderful and that tulle is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

  3. Gorgeous use of the papers and that lovely tulle!! Such a beautiful Christmas card (my favorite time too). Glad you joined us as both FMS and SUO Challenges!

  4. What a gorgeous mix of textures! I love the embossed sentiment, as well as the button and tulle! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. What a fabulous mix of color, pattern and texture! I was unsure about that tulle ribbon but now I have to re-think it based on your review! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Oh, very pretty...I haven't used that stamp set yet, but love it stamped on the Apothecary Accents piece. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge!

  7. What a cute sketch to start with! Love the banners and how you tamed the tulle. Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.