Tuesday 26 August 2014

Christmas with Choose Happiness from Stampin' Up

When you see the new Stampin' Up autumn/winter catalogue in a few days time, I predict that you'll be bowled over - it's bursting with seasonal goodies including the most gorgeous Christmas sets ever! Today though, I'm going Christmassy with Choose Happiness - come and see:

This set is perfect for collage and layering. I made a background with the leaves, the wood pennant and a strip of washi, then added a sentiment ticket and a fussy-cut branch and bird.

Markers have turned my bird into a festive robin and I sprinkled pearls into the leaves for a mistletoe feel. Perhaps that robin bird is hovering about waiting for a charming someone to appear?!

I adore these ticket sentiments from That's the Ticket and this Christmas one is lovely. The set has a matching punch too so you can produce lots of them very quickly!

I'm going to link this card up with Rudolph Day over at Stamping with Pleasure where there's a fabulous Stampin' Up as the prize this month! And because Miss is strict and insists on two cards so that we'll have enough cards at Christmas, I have included this photo:

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My youngest son is a treasure who has made cleaning my stamps his own particular job. He's very good at putting the stamps away in the right boxes too but sometimes he can't quite put his finger on which set an image belongs in. "Where do these go?" he asked yesterday, holding out the leaf and a decorative border stamp I'd had out when making today's card. "Er... Choose Happiness," I said glancing at them. "Bless you!" he said politely, thinking I'd sneezed.

I've realised that I promised you something special today and while I hope you liked the Christmas cards, that isn't what I meant! So bear with me - that special card will be here tomorrow instead! Hope to see you then,


  1. Aren't you lucky, I wish I had someone to clear up after me. Love the layering on your card Vicky and the pretty pearls. Great minds think alike... I made fifteen xmas cards yesterday.

  2. Oh Vicky - what lovely cards! And I think your son is going to make some young lady very happy one day :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. The cards and story, as always, are both adorable! :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  4. What a delightful Christmas card and what a good idea to make two at a time, it will certainly be help when Christmas comes
    Jackie x

  5. These are simply beautiful.

    Kath x

  6. Two wonderful Christmas cards. I like your design and the bird is so pretty!

  7. Lovely cards, and can't wait to see that holiday catalog. Love how you've turned this sweet bird into a pastel robin, and the pearls in the leaves were such a great addition. Liked the dimension of the leaves and pearls, and this is fantastic layering & collaging. TFS & Hugs

  8. Hi Vicky

    I'm playing catch up after returning from holiday - hence the late comment!

    Two cute robin cards here. I love the layout and the little ticket at the top.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs, Sarn! xxx


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