Countdown to Christmas

I can’t believe that it is 4 weeks until Christmas and I’ve only made 17 cards for my own stash, so I’ve decided today that I had better get crafty. I did some calculations and need about another 43 cards – eeeeek!

My first card I made today I’ll be giving to my hubby for his birthday in December. The current challenge over at CASology inspired my design.


I used a stamp set from Unity CO Stamps called ‘Keep calm, have a beer’. I stamped the first image and then used a mirror stamp from So Suzy Stamps to create the second mug. I coloured them in with my SU Blends in daffodil delight and then used some puff paint for the foam tops. I created the sentiment on my computer and added it to a black base.

My next two cards have added to my Christmas card stash so now I’m down to 41 needed!

I’m entering this card over at The Card Concept (I was inspired by the colours), CAS-ual Fridays Freshly Made Sketches. and Just Us Girls (I was inspired by the colours).


I created this card with the Painted Harvest set from Stampin Up stamped in Sweet sugarplum, Rose red and Bermuda bay inks. Nice and simple yet I think pretty.

The final card I created based on a tutorial I had seen over on Pinterest (sorry can’t remember who was the originator). I’m entering it for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.


I created my own tree stamps using a die and some fun foam.


I stamped them three times using inks from Stampin Up in Lemon lime twist, Tranquil tide and Old olive. I used some Wink of Stella to give it that bit of sparkle and the sentiment is from The Ton set called ‘Mistletoe Kisses’. I used water-colour paper for the stamping which allowed the inks to blend when lightly spritzed with water.


I’m off to make some more Christmas cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day.




11 thoughts on “Countdown to Christmas”

  1. Wow you’ve really put your all into these cards. I love your watercolor tree card the best though. How clever you are creating your own tree stamps. The blurred images and the color saturation is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  2. What a wonderful group of cards!! Love your cheers card. Love the colors and simple look for the Painted Harvest flower. And such gorgeous trees in all of the greens! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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