Sunday, 23 December 2018

Merry Everything

Just stopping by with my last Christmas cards of 2018 made using My Favorite Things stamps :)

Now I'm not entirely sure what is wrong with Blogger but just lately every uploaded photo is becoming blurred and I can assure you, its absolutely clear in real life and on my computer screen :(

This card features a lovely jolly Santa leaping for joy with his reindeer looking up at him and smiling, coloured with alcohol markers.  I've used a TH brick wall stencil tea dye Distress Ink, added a sentiment embossed in white.  I've used a Clearly Besotted stamp set to get the red diagonal stripes on the bottom. 

Challenge Links...

Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes

The second card is from one brother to the other and features the sweet penguins from Stacey Yacula which I've turned into brothers holding flippers, coloured with alcohol markers.  I've used the same Clearly Besotted diagonal stripe stamp, matted onto white cardstock.  The circle die has been embossed with a snow folder and lightly inked with blue, finished off with a small Christmas sentiment.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 

Challenge Links...

As You Like It - Anything Goes
Time Out - Inspired by Words (I chose family and the word Brothers)
CAS on Sunday - Make a Christmas Card


  1. Claire, your card makes me smile! Your Santa is so fun and I love the brick stencil background and red and white striped accent strip. Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

  2. Two super cards, Claire. I love your cute Santa card, but my favourite is the penguin card, they are just adorable. xx

  3. Your cards look clear to me, so no worries! I just love that first card with the bricks and cute Santa and pooch ;) The second card is a fun make for siblings too and how fun it must be to have Mum make those great cards for giving :) Thanks for being such a faithful visitor to my blog - I appreciate every time you stop to comment on what I've made! Have a joyful and very blessed Christmas season and thanks for all you do :) (hugs)

  4. Such cute cards with these wonderful images! I love your clean layouts and coloring. That Santa stamp always makes me smile so much... He looks so jolly!! Beautiful use of bg stencil too. Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  5. A super fun card, Claire with that gorgeous little Santa! A great CAS designed to bring on a BIG smile! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  6. Super cute card, Claire! Both the Santa and the reindeer look really happy to see Christmas come (and probably go, too :-) Great coloring, and terrific brick chimney creation! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!!! -Donna

  7. Fabulous cards Claire! Love the Santa one...he's so jolly and happy! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

  8. Beautiful cards :-) Thank you for joining us at As You Like It, Jayne x

  9. Love them both! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  10. What an amazing post, I enjoyed reading it.
    Your blog looks lovely, dear!
    Happy New Year, lots of love to you!

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  11. Those penguins are the cutest and such a cool idea for a card for brothers. Its the perfect masculine Christmas card and love the layout too. So wonderful to see you at TIME OUT!

  12. Beautiful cards, Claire. I love the CAS look of them. Thank you so much for sharing with us at As You Like It and we love to see your cards/creations in the new year! Luv, Wilma

  13. Both beautiful cards Claire. I love those MFT pingus!
    Happy New Year
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  14. Nice post. Happy New Year! 🙂
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  15. Adorable cards! Happy New Year!


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