Wednesday 11 January 2023

Stenciled Greetings

Hello, crafting friends!
I spotted a couple of fun challenges today that made me immediately reach for some inks and rummage about in the stencil drawer! I've made a quick Christmas card to get a head start on this year's stash.

The  stencil is the Holly Wreath by Funky Fossil and I positioned it just off the edge of a 4" square card base and sponged in some green and red inks. I added a little detail with coloured pencils, a Blackberry Bliss marker and a white acrylic paint pen. 

The card was finished with a block sentiment from Uniko, stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, snipped out and positioned on the edge of the card.

I'm playing along at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the challenge is Masks and Stencils; the colours I've used are from CAS Colours and Sketches where the challenges are now every two weeks - and I'm delighted as I love this challenge and should now be able to join in more often :)
The wind and rain and mud continues here. I trudge through the mud with heavy wellies dreaming of spring, but golden retrievers were bred in the highlands of Scotland and are unphased by these conditions.

Swimming is still on the menu and... hang on! Is that a golden retriever? Or an arctic otter?!!

Sending hugs,


  1. A gorgeous stencilled wreath and block sentiment,a wonderful start to your Christmas cards for 2023, Eva is definitely a waterbaby

  2. Tis the season literally Vicky, your the second person I've visited this afternoon making a head start on Christmas cards. You do CAS so beautifully and this is so elegant.

    Same awful weather here, although we did see the sun for an hour or so, like you I long for Spring.

    B x

  3. Such a wonderful little stencilled Christmas card Vicky.
    The golden girl has lost her shine a bit - but looks like she's had a lot of fun! xxx

  4. Love how it’s off the page, your extra details, another elegant creation xxx

  5. This is so pretty in its simplicity. Love it Vicky! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us on the CC&S challenge.

  6. Beautiful! Love the elegant simplicity! Thanks for sharing at CC&S!

  7. Love this wreath with the pretty red berries!

  8. Gorgeous wreath card, Vicky. I don't think I'd seen the full potential of that stencil from FF. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  9. Hey there, miss your conversation and sweet comments on the team blogs! Hope the new year is off to a great start for you. Good to see you back with a gorgeous card! Love how you used the colors - simple and elegant. (Retriever vs. Otter - Tomato vs. Tamato ...its all one in the same! Retrievers are definitely more fun, though the cuteness factor may be even more difficult to calculate) Thanks for joining us at CC&S

  10. What a great use of the challenge's colors, Vicky. And a fabulous CAS design, too. Thanks so much for joining in the party at CC&S this week.

  11. Beautiful card as always, Vicky!! I love the stenciled wreath and the hand drawn details. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!

  12. Awesome as always!!! I love the tilted image of the wreath. Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge.

  13. Love that stencilled wreath Vicky and the detail on the berries adds a very realistic touch. A festive CAS masterpiece!


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