Sunday, 27 November 2016


  Well according to the countdown on my phone it is only 28 days til Christmas Day. Of course all my cards are written and presents wrapped. If you believe that you will believe anything, absolutely no way am I that organised this year. We have been very busy since our son and fiancee moved out into their own house. I had forgotten how much stuff I had moved around to make room for them. Anyway they are settled and now my thoughts are turning to all the other things I need to do. 

  One of my priorities is to get my card into the monthly Claritystamps challenge. This month we are given the chance to choose any of the past challenges as our theme. Blast from the Past. I have decided on October 2015 as it was a stencil challenge and meant that I could also create another Christmas card. One more off my list. 

  I chose the lovely bauble stencil and started by attaching it in a hinge fashion to a piece of stencil card.

   I chose one of the new Artistry inks, Blushing Rose. and brushed all around the edges using a stencil brush. The ones from Clarity are fabulous.

   Next I made a mask out of copy paper so that it just left the inside of the bauble exposed. Secured with a bit of tape.

  I used the lovely new stamp from this month's stamp club. the holly deer,and stamped into the bauble using Sepia Archival ink.I also tore some paper to make a hill mask and added some hills around the deer using the Artistry ink.

    Remove the mask and I added some holly leaves in each corner using a Holly wreath stencil. I just masked off any bits I did not want on the stencil with masking tape. I also added some sparkle on the hills and around the edge of the bauble with a clear Wink of Stella brush. A few gems around the Holly leaves completed my card.


    Thank-you for visiting all that remains for me to do now is to get this entered into the challenge. Oh and perhaps catch up on some of my Christmas preparations. xxx


  1. Hi Lynne, a great way to combine stencil, fab new NDC stamp, technique and a card from your Christmas list. The tints used are different but oh so effective. Many thanks for your contribution (and continued support) to the challenge and best wishes. ;~}

  2. Love what you have done here so delicate coloured background in the bauble good luck in the clarity challenge x

  3. A lovely combination of the beautiful club stamp and stencil. I love the colouring too. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge again this month. Good luck x

  4. Hi Lynne - I think this club stamp will be used quite a lot this year. He's fab isn't he? It's great to see a different take on the colouring of a Christmas card - your colour combination is so delicate and looks fab.
    Wishing you luck in the November Challenge, and thanks for joining in with us again x