Monday 28 February 2022

Festive bouquet

Hello, crafting friends!
It was a beautiful spring-like day yesterday here in the heart of England, with blue skies, bright sunshine and pretty spring flowers putting on a lovely show everywhere. It wasn't entirely the right day for making Christmas cards but hey, any day is a good day for making Christmas cards when you're a crafter!

This is a simple one layer card made with The Greetery's Boughs and Branches. You build up the bouquet with the layering stencils and then add detail with the coordinating stamps. I thought it might be tricky but it is surprisingly easy :)
When I've used this set in the past, I've masked the bouquet with the mask included in the set and inked in a background, but I wanted to keep this card nice and clean and simple so I left the background uncoloured. The only embellishment I added was the shine on the berries which I added with a white Posca acrylic paint pen.

I'm linking this card up with Jingle Belles where the challenge is to use a stencil (and thanks for making me laugh with your blog post title!); also Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge where Anyything Goes; the theme at ABC Christmas is a choice of C for CAS or D for Distressed - I chose the CAS option; and I'm also just in time to join in with Rudolph Day where we make a Christmas card on the 25th of each month (and have until the end of the month to link it up.)

Eva and I walked home from the park the long way today and passed this street sign which never fails to make me laugh:

Eva: "Can we just go up this road mum? We don't have to stay long - I'll only be LOOKING!"

Sending hugs,


  1. That’s a lovely Christmas bouquet of a card. Nice and colourful but uncluttered. Perfect! Xxx

  2. A stunning one layer Christmas card the florals are beautiful, love the street sign.

  3. Ohhhh, this is so pretty! Gorgeous combination of greenery!

  4. A stylish Christmas card Vicky.

    B x

  5. This card is amazing!!!! And if you look closely, you can see that it wasn't that easy to do.

  6. This is so pretty - what a wonderful set to use.

  7. Wow ... those are some gorgeous stencils ... and perfect color combination ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  8. très charmante création Vicky, élégante et très nature, merci de jouer avec nous chez abc Christmas Card, biz

  9. Looks very tricky to me such fantastic placement. Gorgeous bouquet and beautifully CAS.


  10. So classy and elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas

  11. This is a very petty stamped image I like the way you have built it up into such a full bouquet!

    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  12. what a gorgeous color palette and an amazing card by any standard; also a brilliant and beautiful use of that FAB multi-layer stencil. what a wonderful addition to our JINGLE BELLES gallery! (ps: the doggo photo totally made me laugh! clearly someone with a sense of humor named that road!) :) :) :)

  13. I am so behind with my comments - this card is such a beauty, I love the combination of stamps and stencilling. So much detail and depth for a one layer card. Love that road sign too - too funny!

  14. Oooh, another lovely stencil from The Greetery I'll have to add to my wish list. Absolutely gorgeous card!


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