Friday, 22 January 2021

I've started on my Christmas cards! ........

Happy Friday ........

I hope you've had a nice week.  We've got another weekend of birthday celebrations coming up, another virtual party for Chris's birthday this time.  He's 31 on Sunday ......... now that makes me feel old!

I've been in the craft room again, playing along with another blog challenge.  
Are you ready for this ...... look what I've been making

Christmas cards!!! ....... in January!!! 
It's only because I wanted to play along with this months CAS Christmas Card Challenge.

The theme is ....... Silhouette.
I came across these die cut trees in my bits box and thought they would be perfect for the challenge ..... silhouettes don't always have to be black ..... right!?  Although, looking at the card now, I hope it's CAS enough.

I simply inked a piece of white cardstock using different shades of blue Distress Inks, building up the depth of colour gradually

I attached the die cut trees over the top, using foam pads to add a bit of dimension and added a sentiment on the bottom

To give it all a snowy look I sprinkled on a little bit of Chunky White Embossing powder and heated gently from underneath until the powder started to melt.

That's one for this years festive box ..... lets see if I can keep it up!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your Friday, and have a lovely weekend.
We've had blue sky and sunshine today, it's still cold though.  If it stays like this over the weekend we might just get out for a nice long walk somewhere .... blow those cobwebs aways!

Yesterday it was announced that some of our lockdown restrictions were being lifted and we were starting to come out of our circuit breaker ..... yeah!
As of one minute past midnight tonight we are able to meet with other households again but, it must be outside, socially distanced and with face coverings ........ no large gatherings.  
Some businesses are also allowed back to work which is good news, and we're hoping that all restrictions, except for the borders, can be lifted once again around February 1st ...... assuming that is, that we have no new cases appear in the meantime ....... looking forward to that!

Stay safe where you are.

Cheerio until next time .......

Products used:
Stamps: Christmas sentiment from Inkylicious
Inks: Distress Inks - Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire;  Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Other: Alpine Trees Die (Memory Box); Chunky White Embossing Enamel (Stampendous) 


  1. LOVE the gorgeous blue sky Linda! So pretty with the white silhouette of trees and snowhills. Beautiful and CAS --- lovely first Christmas card for the year! :) Happy Birthday to Chris ... enjoy the virtual party. So happy Covid numbers are coming down for your island and that restrictions are loosening. xx

  2. You have put these pretty trees against a beautiful sky, Linda! Love the falling snow! Glad things are easing up there. Stay safe!

  3. Love the white die cuts against your snowy sky and well done on making a start on this years cards!
    Glad to hear your Covid numbers are coming down restrictions are being lifted, Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.
    Avril xx

  4. gorgeous sky and love the little chunks of embossing powder for snow :)

  5. Another gorgeous Christmas card Linda, love the embossed snow splatters, so effective and the scripty font is lovely. (Wish Inkylicious stamps were more widely available lol) Thankyou for joining in at CAS Christmas, Cathy x

  6. What a beautiful snowy hillside scene with your lovely pine Linda! xx

  7. What a fabulous start you have made Linda, your card is gorgeous, the trees are so beautiful against the lovely background you created.

    Good to hear that your lockdown is ending, I think we will be in lockdown for a good while yet but I am happy about that, until we get vaccinated! Keep safe and well. xxx

  8. I think your card is perfectly CAS! I love , Lindayour pretty blue sky and your embossed snowflakes...they work so well with the white trees and scripty sentiment! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at CAS Chris Barb xxtmas!

  9. I love the silhouette trees and snow slope against that beautiful blue sky background Linda, and love the white spattered snow to finish. x


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