Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Watercolor Winter woolliness

It's no good, it's freezing! There's only one thing to do this weather... make Christmas cards! Here's one I made using some of my new goodies from the autumn/winter catalogue:


If you like a bit of designer paper on your cards but don't want to invest in whole packs of 12 x 12", then the festival of Prints stack at only £6.25 might be just the thing for you. It contains 48 double-sided sheets of a much smaller size that's perfect for card making (11.4 x 16.5cm) and the designs include a trendy chevron, a gorgeous rustic check and some fabulous Christmassy damasks. I chose this subtle blue print with its suggestion of snow for my card.


I've wanted a stamp set with holly and other winter foliage for ages and the Watercolor Winter set is just right! It's a two step stamping set but this time I chose to stamp only the holly outline and coloured it in with markers for a different look. I used a marker to doodle some wool over one of my branches too...


... and attached these gorgeous mittens to it! They're from the Make a Mitten set which coordinates with the wonderful Nicely Knit wheel I used yesterday. I stamped them in Gumball Green over Marina Mist card stock, which makes a rather stylish mitten - wouldn't mind a pair of these myself! The sentiment is from For My Family - the perfect set for personalising cards to the family.

I'm a day late for Rudolph Day over at Sandra's blog but (panting) I ran all the way Miss!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Watercolor Winter, Make a Mitten, For My Family
Ink: Gumball Green, Real Red, Early Espresso
Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Other: Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig, paper snips, markers

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view my regularly updated lists of retiring stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% discount - Sunday 30th is the last day to order from Retirement Lists. 

My youngest son likes to wrap himself up in a blanket to watch TV whatever the weather. "Blankets are the best thing ever invented," he said the other day, tucking himself up with one. "Apart from the internet." He paused for a moment before adding: "And toilets!"

It's Three Minute Thursday tomorrow so I'll be back here with a fast card. See you then,

31 comments:

  1. Lovely holly paper, Vicky. Your mittens are really sweet x

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  2. Vicky, you just need to come to Texas - we're still in the 90's and using the AC!

    This is so cute - love the mittens on here! Precious card.
    Lynn

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  3. Stunning card Vicky, love everything about it, the colours are gorgeous and perfect for a Christmas card.

    How are you finding the new ink pads? Mine are way too inky and last night l was covered in the stuff, it was leaking out of the case. Maybe it's because l'd stored them end upwards and they should be flat.

    We are also a cuddle up with a blankie whilst watching telly family, my youngest used to twindle this fingers in anything wooly when he was little and still does if l have a cardi on. There's nothing nicer than to cuddle under a blankie together and watch some tacky telly :)

    Hope you can stop that cat flap blowing in the wind!

    Take care xx

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  4. FABULOUS Chrimbo card. Love those mittens!

    I love your son's thought processes.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  5. Don't know how you come up with such amazing idea's Vicky, I wish I was half as innovative as you. Ha ha, glad your son appreciates the benefits of toilets.

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  6. Vicky this just gorgeous! As usual, you have put your own unique twist on using two stamp sets perfectly together that always impresses me. I love everything about your card.

    I'm really chuckling over your son's comment, and it's cheered me up no end on this miserable morning, following a bad nights sleep!

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  7. Good to know your son has his priorities right. Cuddling under a blankie on a cold night, or day, is always nice, and our cat thinks so too. Lovely holly and mittens, hmmmm I might just have to add them to my Wish List. Helen

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  8. Fab card Vicky.
    Love the watercolor winter set, I'm toying whether I need to have it or not, there's just so many new sets I love!
    You've done some amazing projects since I've been away, you always inspire me, keep up the good work!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  9. Lovely Christmas card Vicky..love those little mittens and your holly stamp

    Anne

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  10. Fantastic card Vicky as always! I love your sons thinking, but tell him he missed the most important invention CHOCOLATE!

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  11. I agree - blankets are one of the best things ever invented!
    Another fabulous card Vicky - your holly looks very festive - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Another blanket family over here in France! Love the doodled wool.

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  13. This is just gorgeous Vicky, it has a real retro feel to it with the mix of blues and greens!

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  14. OOH! Thanks for joining in with my Rudolph Day challenge.

    Good luck in the draw.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  15. This is gorgeous, Vicky. I love everything about it! Very clever - hanging the mittens over the holly branch - I thought your wool was real!

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  16. A Wonderful card Vicky, and very xmassy LOVE everything about it.

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  17. Vicky, your card is precious, and I just love reading your short stories about your kids! Too funny!

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  18. I love this time of the year, all the holiday to prepare for... This is beautiful!

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  19. Lovely card as ever Vicky. It's really getting to that time where no one can avoid Christmas cards anymore!! Hugs, Buttons x

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  20. The mittens look so cute hanging from that holly branch! What a sweet, fun Christmas card!

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  21. Another clever and beautiful card. We are all in awe of your creativity.
    We are a blanket snuggling family too. Definitely the weather to get them out!
    Michelle x x

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  22. Really great card, love your colour choice, the holly is great.

    Kath x

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  23. The weather is bizarre just now. it's roasty tasty in my living room with the sun streaming in the window yet we just had a storm this week that uprooted trees etc.

    I love your stamping onto the paper and the cute mittens. x

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  24. Gorgeous card Vicky, oh your children do make me laugh he he :) Viv xx

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  25. Ummm, love those mittens with the holly. The mitten stamp & die set are on my next SU order with my local demonstrator. There were so many 'gotta haveits' in the last catalog. You did a fantastic job with the holly & mittens. Beautiful colors. TFS

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  26. Beautiful card! I am loving that holly and the mittens hanging from it! To cute!

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  27. Just lovely...Those tiny mittens are so cute.

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  28. Vicky, this card is so cute, and it really made me smile...it brought back memories of my walk to school through the village where I was born...so many days I'd lose my gloves on the way there, but on the walk back, some helpful soul would have hung them on a bush or popped them on a wall so we could find them :) My Mum ended up putting them on a string through my coat sleeves, but the string was a bit short. Oh the things we remember!

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  29. I love this Vicky how charming the mitts look hanging from the tree you are so clever.

    Marie

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  30. Lovely Christmas card Vicky! Like everyone else I love those little mittens. Love that you stamped on the DP, it looks fabulous.
    Hugs
    Bernie

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  31. What beautiful holly and adorable mittens!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x