Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Christmas is Coming....

It's Nellie's turn to choose the theme at Stampotique this week and she's gone with an early Christmas. I'm always full of good intentions to start my Christmas cards early, but not so surprisingly this never seems to happen.
I always intent to start early making my Christmas cards. But real life often gets in the way and before I know it it’s the middle of December and my Christmas cards end up being either very simple and quick or bought in a shop. So I thought why not set a Stampotique challenge to make Christmas cards in November and force myself to really make and early start. So here is what I came up with. And of course I love to see your Christmas cards or other Christmas projects!
Nellie, you're a girl after my own heart lol, here's my early Christmas cards.

 I've recently been on a workshop to learn how to use my Prismacolour pencils correctly. This is still very much a work in progress, but as long as I enjoy it (which I do) then I'm happy. I still colour like a child, I pick the colours I like (whether they go together or not) stick out my tongue and try to keep within the lines :-) Here's my cards in a little more detail .
 Here's my favourite snowman Global Warming? together with Jo's star that came with Craft Stamper here in the UK.
How often can I use the word 'favourite', but what's not to love about Under The Paraplouie, again used with Jo's star in the background. These are Christmas cards therefore all birds are Robin's lol. (and no birds get eaten in Stampotique land)
Maria's lovely bunny Zara  is great for any celebration. A bunny isn't just for Christmas.... I used some Portfolio white pastel to add a bit of snow.
And last but definitely not least everyone needs a Christmas hug from a Hug Monster.
Please don't judge my colouring too harshly, I know I need lots of practise but that's ok with me lol.
Please join in with our challenge, after all you can never have too many Christmas cards, and you have the chance of winning a $30 gift certificate. Please remember no digi images - give that rubber an inking!
Thanks for trying to get me organised Nellie, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. The cards are all lovely! Valerie

  2. Made me smile. These are so much fun and the colouring is amazing

    Chrissie x

  3. Your colouring looks lovely to me Sue. Fab set of cards xxx

  4. They are all so lovely Sue but fave has to be Under the parapluie, just adore that stamp!!! Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

  5. Love all four cards ! Great job !
    Corrie x

  6. You worked hard Sue!!! Love all your cards and the coloring is beautiful. XOXO

  7. this would be perfect for home decor!

  8. Absolutely fantastic group of Christmas cards, Sue! I have to commend your on your coloring just amaze me!

  9. I love all your cards, they all have a personality of their own, perfect for Christmas!!

  10. A very cute series of Christmas cards, well done Sue!! xxx

  11. Wonderful cards, I love the snowman.

  12. Lovely cards! I love Stampotique stamps, but I haven't yet. Now I am planning to going to get Stampotique stamps. It's so excitement. Thank you for sweet comment, It's will be very encouraging.

    Etsuko xx

  13. I think the colouring is fabulous, Sue - as are the cards... Think Stampotique stamps are probably top of my Christmas wishlist!
    Alison xx

  14. gorgeous cards!
    Groetjes Karin

  15. I love the way you've coloured these Sue. Most effective. Jenny x


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