Friday 21 December 2012

Watercolour Winter meets Festival of Prints

It's no hardship for me to make cards but I really thought I'd finished making Christmas cards until my husband put in an order for some more yesterday. "Big ones that I can write a note in," he said. So here's what I came up with:

This wonderful paper is one of my favourites from the gorgeous Festival of Prints designer paper stack. It's lovely and subtle, pale enough to stamp onto effectively and looks great inked round the edges with Marina Mist ink.

I started with this beautiful sentiment from Delightful Dozen which I inked up with Raspberry Ripple then stamped holly in two corners which I coloured in with markers. Watercolour Winter has to be one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets ever and I will certainly not be parting with it! It will only be available until the end of January so if you're a fan of these beautiful images too, don't miss your chance to get it!

If I zoom in here you can see that the paper shows through the colouring - an effect I really like. This was another very quick design - well, it wouldn't do to keep his lordship waiting now would it?!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Watercolour Winter
Ink: Marina Mist, Raspberry Ripple classic inks plus markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Festival of Prints designer paper stack, Stamp-a-majig
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 +44 (0) 1280 820593.

And now that's it for a bit while I make merry with my lovely family over Christmas! But before I go off and wrestle with paper chains and turkeys (but not at the same time!) I'd like to say a really huge thank you to all my readers and customers for your support throughout the year. Running my Stampin' Up business is a dream come true for me and it's you that makes it possible. I'm wishing you a very happy Christmas indeed and I'll see you soon.



  1. Vicky, they're beautiful!!!! Love the stamping on that paper and will try it now. I know your husband is pleased greatly with these.

    Thank you for all your inspiration over this past year! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


  2. I have never thought of stamping on DSP what a great idea! I am sure these cards are just what your husband had in mind! Wishing you and your family a fabulous Christmas time and a very happy 2013!

    Louise xx

  3. Love the simplicity of these cards Vicky and your beautiful choice of colours....
    Wishing you and your Family a Very Happy Christmas


  4. Lovely festive cards. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas Vicky.

  5. Merry Christmas Vicky - have a lovely break with your family - just don't stuff the turkey with the paper chains lol ;-)

  6. Beautifully elegant cards! Love the font on that sentiment!

  7. What fabulous cards Vicky, I love how the design shows through too!If it was left to my OH he wouldn't send any cards lol.Wishing you & your family a very Happy Christmas & thanks for all the lovely comments throughout the year :) hugs Viv xx

  8. Ohmigosh Vicky! This card is drop-dead gorgeous. LOVE the stamping on the patterned paper and the sponging to cozy up the edges. LOVE it!

  9. What a lovely set of cards Vicky! So festive!
    Wishing you a very happy Christmas, and a well deserved break

  10. Wonderfully elegant! I love that stamp set too!

  11. Just wanted to pop in and say how much I enjoy your blog and your beautiful creations. You have such a lovely sense of style! I get a great deal of inspiration from you. Wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas, and a happy, healthy 2013. Can't wait for more blog posts in the New Year!! Doris in Canada

  12. Hi vicky
    Fabby card....
    Enyoy your Christmas.....
    Cant wait to see your cards in 2013
    Thanks for the inspiration you have given me over the ladt 12 months.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx


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