Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Christmas is Coming (ish)

 Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. I don't know about where you are, but it's starting to feel very Autumnal here, so before you know it, it will be Christmas!  Today I'm over at the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground with my trio of Stampotique Christmas cards. I love Stampotique's Christmas range, there really is something for everyone, from the cute to the headless snowman, and Dot has an amazing range here. I'm typing this all in the dreaded New Blogger, so if you see words but no pictures or vice versa just pretend that you've not noticed 😂.

Ok, the first picture is in, and I've found all the old buttons that I used to click, so it's looking good!

I started with a sheet of A4 black card and gave it a thin coat of gesso, then I brayered these 2 shade of pale blue Fresco paint. The white blobs (snowflakes) have been applied directly from my new touch up paint. It's from Lidl and it comes in a tube just like the old fashioned pump whitener. What can I say it was 79p so I had to try it and it's perfect for what I wanted it for.

I couldn't use white again, so I've used pink for my stencilled snowflakes - much better than the yellow stuff! I've also added in some text in a dark blue.

Skinny cards seem to be all the rage at the moment. Back in't day when I wor a lad we just called them DL cards, but for today I'm going to be up to date and call them 'skinny' So the background was chopped into 3 and sewn onto my base cards.

This is my first one, I really like the snowglobe and you could put anything you like in there, not just for Christmas.

This is one of my favourite Kate Crane stamps, though I must admit I did put the two dots in for her eyes. That is where my drawing ability ends and I did have to practice first on a dummy face.

And finally, my favourite. Anything with these 2 guys on is going to be my favourite! The sentiment has been stamped onto acetate as the card underneath is so textured.

And here they are again, all together. I hope you like them and that you join in with us over at the stamping playground. As always the theme is 'anything goes' as long as your main focal point is from a range that Dot sells in the store.
I'm entering my cards into the ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme this month is S for snowy and T for Tinsel. My cards are all very snowy.
 Thanks very much for looking and have a great day x


  1. Hi Sue. These 2 cute little guys would have to be my favourite too ... though ... I really like the snow globe now lol. These all look fantastic Sue.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs, a great place to find great stamps

  2. Look amazing. The backgrounds are fabulous
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  3. Absolutely fabulous skinnnies, love them. Great background, too. But don't threaten me with Christmas yet, although the shops are already being filled with Christmas stuff! Have a great week, take care, hugs, Valerie

  4. What a lovely selection of cards, Pam. Gorgeous!

  5. They are fantastic cards Sue, I love the Kate Crane girl too (she looks much better with eyes btw) but my favourite is the couple of lads, they would suit almost any situation.

    I am trying my best to get along with the new Blogger too but it seems to me that they change something nearly every day and I have to start all over again.... technology sucks sometimes! Keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. New Blogger, so much fun, isn't it? :D Glad you got it to work so I could see these beautiful Christmas cards! Fabulous backgrounds and focal images. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  7. Ooooh, three lovely and beautiful Christmas cards in one step, I envy you haha!!! (not started mine yet, argh...)
    Seriously, I love them all 3. And your background looks easy to do, but very beautiful as usual. Thanks for the inspiration Sue witrh these Stampotique stamps that I have partly!
    Have a cool and creative day, thank you also for your encouragements about my classes this year again :) xxx

  8. Really fabulous cards Sue. The backgrounds are stunning with their snowy look and love those quirky images.
    Have a great weekend,
    Fliss xx

  9. Oh dear - do you think New Blogger knows how much we all hate it?!

    Fabulous trio - love those backgrounds, and the three different choices for what should go on top all work beautifully. Love the dungaree boys! But I'm definitely not giving in to Christmas yet... by Christmas I'm supposed to have sorted, packed, removed all my stuff to CZ, got there myself to do at least some unpacking there, and got back again to the UK to spend at least an outdoor distanced Christmas with family... Christmas? That's in about six months, isn't it?
    Alison xx

  10. A very nice trio ...
    This year seems to be flying by, as I type this we only have 84 days 'til Christmas !!!

    All the best Jan

  11. These are fabulous - love the background!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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