Monday 14 March 2016

Christmas is never far from a Crafter's mind!

No matter what time of year it is, my mind often wanders towards Christmas, especially in the realms of card making! There are so many wonderful images out there, that it seems a shame to only colour them during the festive season when, with the best will in the world, it is easy to succumb to Christmas over load!

So with that in mind, here is a card I made recently, for the launch of the Spectrum Aquablend pencils.
This is a really big image but it took no time at all to colour with my pencils as just one colour will give varying degrees of light and dark depending on how much water you add.

It is a really gratifying feeling to just start 'scribbling' around the edges and then get the magical shading effect just by moving the colour about with a damp paint brush.

Fr my card i also had to delve in to my Nitwits stash of digital papers, and this also gave me the lovely mistletoe and the decorated trees too.

Much as I love Sherri Baldy characters, my favourite thing on this scene would have to be the little ballerina cute is she? She is worth a stamp all on her own!

Thank you for visiting today, and I hope you can forgive me for bringing winter back in to our lives on such a lovely sunny day!

Sharon x



  1. Love the scene you have created and the Bestie image is gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Love what you have created. The scene is divine. Thank you for joining us and sharing at Besties International.
    xoxo Heather

  3. This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at My Besties Colour it, create it, show it off
    Michelle xx

  4. Super beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at My Besties International Challenge.Good luck and welcome again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  5. Beautiful thanks for sharing at my besties uk -Csrol UK DT xx

  6. Lovely Card thank you for joining us at My Besties UK Hugs Sue DT xx

  7. Gorgeous love the glitter snow
    Thank you for joining us at Colour it Create it Show it off
    Hugs Hester

  8. This is just brilliant, fabulous papers and image used....awesome creation...thanks for joining in our current

    {aNNie Crafty Friends Challenge DT Member}

  9. Beautiful card, you've created such a fabulous scene here!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and hope to see you again soon :) Please ensure you have linked back to our blog in order to be eligible to win.

    DT Tanya xx

  10. Cute card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  11. Another fantastic job, I just love seeing your creations. Colors, details beautiful.
    Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!
    Leanne DT/4CC

  12. This is a great card - I love this image and your card design is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this time at My Besties UK.

  13. lovely card thank you for joining us at My Besties uk - Jane DT xx

  14. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  15. This is a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends this time, xxxx

  16. Love your project.
    Thank you for joining us at Color it Create it Show it off Challenge Blog.
    Carla DT

  17. This is beautiful love the scene and the colors! Thank you niet for joining us at My Besties International Challenge Blog. Hugs Willy

  18. Thank you very much for taking part with us in our challenge,(Colour It Creat It Show It Off). Luck, Happy day

  19. This is such a pretty card. Love the colours and your colouring plus the gorgeous big eyes on the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll be back again.
    Marilyn S


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon