24 March 2010

White Christmas

From Easter to Christmas- thank goodness the year doesn't go that fast. This is my second post for the day and I hope to have at least another one or two tomorrow.

This is about as close to a white Christmas as I will get- It's usually hot here at Christmas time.   This is such a great idea- making Christmas Cards all year so that when the time comes at the end of the year there are at least a few if not all the cards made. I started making my cards for Christmas in February last year and still had a few to make by November so I am going to endeavour to follow this blog as much as I can.

Challenge #44 CSAYL - image

Challenge #44 - Pottery Barn Inspiration

The Inspiration from Pottery Barn was so pretty - wish we had these stores in Australia- may have to search out the local equivalent.

And the design team have done wonders with this challenge I hope you think mine will come up to expectations.

I used my Lattice Borderabilities for the first time and am amazed at the beauty of it. the stamp used for the focal is a Kaisercraft - Belle series stamp- I bought this set last year and used it several times but just in silhouette so I stretched my imagination (which is the point of a challenge isn't it :) )a bit and gave it a bit of colour by using my brush markers to do a basic colour before stamping it onto watercolour paper then I filled in the details with the fine end of the brushmarkers. Next I cut it out as best I could there are a few pieces that I didn't cut out - you can tell by the slightly darker background colour. But I hope you don't mind. Next I stamped the medallion- which I can't remember where I got it from but it was a great set with inserts as well  and stamped Joy in the centre this came from the Kaisercraft set as well then I used a Bella set called Impressions for the bird. Once I had assembled it all I thought it really needed something else so I used Royal Coat Dimensional Magic on all the main red bits including the greeting- although you can't really see it from this shot. I cut an insert using the same borderability and I cut the medallion using a classic circle scalloped die nestabilities.

Things i used in this card(Recipe)- card average A5 pre scored card stock.

Stamps- Kaisercraft- Belle collection, Bella Impressions collection, and medallion-sorry not sure of maker.

Other- Colouring- Whispers Brush markers; Royal Coat  Dimensinal Magic; Borderabilities-Lattice and Scalloped Classic Circle Nestabilities.

Feel free to leave a comment- they are greatly appreciated. Thank you.


that's it for now

Catch you later

Kathy S.


  1. Great job with the inspiration piece! Thanks for playing along with us!

  2. Wow, Kathy! Your card is gorgeous!! I love that lattice border! It's so pretty!!! I love what you did with the colors. .. it was a tough challenge but you did a wonderful job. Thank you for playing along with us at CSAYL!! Hope you'll play along again!!