Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Christmas Cards all year Round

This month at Christmas Cards all year Round the theme is:

Getting ready for Christmas 

I have two cards to share today. 

The first one by 

I stamped THIS mailbox stamp onto Strathmore watercolor paper with Hero Arts black ink and colored it in with distress markers and a water pen both by Ranger. I created the snow by applying  Opal White Liquid Pearls also by Ranger in a circular motion while I squeezed the bottle. 

On the background paper, which is by DCWV, I used an ink blender and distress ink to create an overcast on the edges of  patterned paper. After I was happy with the shading I spritzed the whole piece with water mixed with Perfect Pearls in gold. 

Other supplies include: houndstooth patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers, sentiment sticker by American Crafts and ribbon by Offray.

Challenges for the above card: Favorite coloring technique {distress markers and water pen} Anything goes

My next card features a lovely wreath stamp by Stamp N Plus

You can find the stamp HERE

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper by Royal and Langnickel Essentials using Memento green ink. I colored it in with distress markers and a water en, both by Ranger. After it dried I used the Creative Memories cutting system to cut out the circle shape and then matted it on to two Spellbinders die cuts, one with Karen Foster patterned paper and the other in a cream cardstock by Recollections that I inked the edges with distress ink and an ink blender. 

The patterned paper in the background has also been inked with the ink blender and distress ink. The top patterned paper is by October Afternoon and the bottom is by K and Co. I overlapped the two ribbons that are by Michael's and Offray. The sentiment is a sticker by Cloud 9 that I matted on the same off white cardstock. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look. It's almost time to really start working on those Christmas cards and gifts if you haven't done so already. Why not join us at Christmas Cards all Year Round for the fun challenge Getting ready for Christmas. 

A side challenge for this month is to make five Christmas cards either the same or different and blog about it and link up for a chance at another prize. This will really get you moving towards those Christmas cards. 

Challenges for the wreath card: Anything with a senitment Use two different die cuts {Circle and scalloped circle}

Thank You!!


  1. Two beautiful cards. Hugs, Claire x

  2. 2 very beautiful christmas cards cindy.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. Again:)2 very beautiful Ghristmas card Cindy!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Hugs Kaija DT-member

  4. Your cards for CCAYR are beautiful x

  5. you could also enter these into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see them there x

  6. you could also enter these into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see them there x

  7. Your cards for CCAYR are beautiful x

  8. Beautiful cards...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  9. Beautiful cards.

  10. SUCH a beautiful Christmas Card!!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    Jessica-CCD Design Team

  11. Lovely images and beautiful Christmas cards, Cindy!

  12. Such pretty holiday cards, love the snow by the mailbox.

    You asked what part of the mitten/MI I'm from...I'm in Shelby Twp.,16 miles north of Detroit.

  13. Love both cards. Each one is well designed. So beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  14. 2 lovely cards!!! On the first, I really adore the way you did the snow!! I am going to give that a try!!
    Thank you for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for Anything Goes!! :) :)

    I hope you will pop by my blog for your chance at my bi-weekly candy!! There is quite a big prize pack this week!! :) :) ~Nicole~

  15. Your cards are beautiful Cindy, I love the images and your colouring is fabulous.

  16. Gorgeous coloring! Great cards! Thank you for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, CCC-DT

  17. such lovely christmas card and beautifully coloured thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments

  18. I just can't make Christmas stuff just yet! lovely card! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

  19. These are both gorgeous! The coloring is awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps

  20. Beautiful Christmas Cards! Thanks for joining the Oozak Challenge!


  21. 2 gorgeous creations, your coloring is amazing and I love the colors your chose as well. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Di's Digi Designs this time:)

  22. Simply fabulous creations! I just love the way you colored these images in! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT


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