to Deck the halls with any sort of Christmas card.
You can make a clean and simple design, a shabby chic or vintage card, a funny card, an elegant card and, of course, one based on the story of Christmas. We can't wait to see what you come up with.
The inspiration for my card came from Kathryn's new pyjamas! Yes, really! We were out last Saturday and found a really fun pair of Fair Isle PJs - in shades of purple, turquoise and pink - we got them! And some of you have already seen cards I've made with the new Waltzingmouse Nordic Winter set - well - it had to be! This is a photo of Kathryn's PJs - aren't they just wonderful?
The Nordic theme is everywhere this Christmas - and I love it! Here's my take on the PJs.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter
Inks: Marvy le Plume II Pens - Manganese Blue, Pink, Pale Violet
Accessories: Card from stash
To line up the borders, I used Claire's tip of putting them both face down on my glass mat and then placing the acrylic block on top - works a treat! Then I coloured the stamps with the Marvy pens. As it takes a while to colour both borders, the ink dried a little, and to reactivate it you simply huff onto the stamps. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the purple deer, the blue stars and the sentiment. Kathryn was thrilled with this card and I'm delighted that it turned out so well. It wasn't the card I had in mind when I first saw our challenge - but you'll get to see that one later this month!
The winner of November's challenge will win a couple of rubber stamps, kindly donated by Lily of the Valley. Good luck.
For more inspirational Christmas cards - please check out the DT blogs :
Don't forget if you can spare your card you can send it to St Luke's Hospice to go into the next sale that Tara organises. For full details check the side bar here.
You know, we had over 50 entries to the "Let's hear it for the boys" challenge - you guys are so creative and have shown that making cards for guys isn't that hard after all :)
Right, over to you - I'm really looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards. See you all later.