Saturday 12 December 2020

Quick winter foliage

Hello, crafting friends!

Like many of you, I have been up to my ears in gift-wrapping, card-writing and Christmas decorations and organisation - as well as trying to keep on top of the rest of life! But crafting really is a de-stresser, and I've been getting withdrawal symptoms, so today I took some time off to catch up with some favourite challenges.

For this quick card, I masked off the top and the left hand edges of a card base and sponged pink ink over it, blending out to a fade. Next I got out one of my favourite ever stamp sets - Winter Foliage by Uniko - and stamped the holly leaves in two shades of green ink.

I added holly berries from the set in a bright red, giving them highlights with a Posca white paint pen and stalks with a fineliner. The card was finished with a sentiment from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks Christmas, stamped in black ink and given a shine with clear heat embossing before being snipped out and mounted on dimensionals.

I'm linking up with Uniko where there's a Christmas party going on - and it's the kind we all love with crafting and fabulous prizes! I was totally inspired by the fabulous graphic at Inspired By - and whaddya know, there's a generous prize for the lucky winner there too! I'm also joining in with this week's Allsorts where Christmas is the theme and yes, they also have a beautiful prize for the winner!

We're not the only ones putting forth our best efforts on the tree decorating front. Out on one of our walks, I noticed the spiders have been busy too!

All they need now is a touch of sparkle courtesy of Jack Frost!

Sending hugs,


  1. That's a wonderfully inkylicious Christmas card. I'm going to join in with the Uniko party shortly! See you there!

    Hug x

  2. Your CAS card is SO beautiful! Love your corner blending, it really allows your BEAUTIFULLY stamped image to take center stage! I am so glad you took some crafty time for you, sure is a gift to see your cards in the IB gallery!

  3. I love this card Vicky!
    I have this set too - to my shame it didn't see ink this year!

  4. Love your masked off corner for your softly blended background for your CAS stamped holly and berries, Vicky. Wonderful added popped up sentiment to finish your CAS design. TFS my friend and the cool spider webs too. Happy and Healthy Holidays. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  5. Glad you took some time out, this is so pretty, love the pink with it, spiders not so much....they are clever weavers though xxx

  6. A beautiful CAS card the soft background looks gorgeous against the traditional red and green colour combo,of the holly and berries.

  7. SO very elegant Vicky and lovely subtle inking with the soft fade out effect, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. I love that faded background with the bright holly, Vicky! So festive! I know what you mean about withdrawal! I'm hoping to get caught up so I can play!

  9. A really beautiful card Vicky, I love the edging. the holly is a beautiful stamp, great design.
    Faith x

  10. Love how elegant this looks

  11. What a beautiful CAS design! A perfect Christmas card!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge where it's all about Christmas this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  12. What a beautiful card!! I love love this one!!

  13. HAD to come by to get up close and personal with this beauty, Vicky!!! It's even more beautiful than it was on my iphone! Thanks, so very much for playing along with IB! Just LOVE the pink, and the brilliant idea to fade that pink to white on your card front - I'll be borrowing that idea, my friend! But NOT the spiders - ewwwww! xx

  14. What a perfect CAS Christmas card ~ I love holly!


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