Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

May 03, 2017

I Know .. I Know ...

Hi Everybody,

I know it's not Christmas but this image is one that has been sitting on my desk and so I thought I would add a little water colour to her and make her into a card.

I have used some of the card stack that I bought from the £££shop as a layer on both of the base cards

The background to my image is created with a light water colour wash and then the stars added with a stencil and embossing paste
The bears have been coloured with Gansai Tambi water colours and then I added glue pen and glitter to the hats and stocking tops

The one on the left is slightly different colours for bear, mouse and background but the stars are done the same way.

On both of the card bases I rounded two opposite corners.

Both panels are cut with a stitched border die from the Stitched and Pierced Collection  from Craft Stash and there are lots of shapes for you to choose from

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. In my world it is Christmas every day. Lovely cards, love the he look of the opposite rounding corners.

  2. Morning Christina, these are two fabulous little cards and you can never get enough Christmas cards.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Lovely to have christmas in May, it's cold enough here in Melbourne to be Christmas, love the cards

  4. Two very cute Christmas cards.


  5. Lovely little card, like the idea of rounding just two corners Chrstina.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Christina
    Bit out of season as you say but cute anyway.
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  7. A Lovely Sunny morning Christina.
    Thank you for this cheeky little bear card, made me smile. A gift is welcome any day Christina and I love it. Every time I sit down to colour/make cards, my doggy Pippa wants me! soo I can't get a lot done. How we love our pets.
    Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing Christina.
    Dorothy. xx

  8. Lovely card - and great colouring!

  9. Love this little card always nice to slip a little Christmas card in
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxxxx

  10. Good morning Christina... we have sun here in the north east of England yay!! It makes you feel so much better

    This is such a cute card. I'm not one for animals being dressed etc but this little lady is very cute and I love the way the mouse is scampering away LOL

    You're never too early to start on Christmas cards either :)

    June x

  11. Super card and the perfect cheerful card to brighten up this gloomy day in the south-east.

  12. Good Morning Christina :) What a precious way to keep Christmas in our hearts all year round! These two cards are just adorable!! Love, Love, Love!! Dorothy, I know what you mean about Pippa. Every time I go in the next room, my Isabelle lets me know I'm not supposed to be in there. Can't imagine a world without my fur babies! Thanks so much for sharing Christina. Enjoy a Beautiful Day. Big Hugs.

  13. " lovely cards Christina- I have resolved to make a Xmas card for each person I make a birthday card for- save being in a panic at Xmas! So far- I'm about 10 Xmas cards behind!LOL xx

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    1. Aw, Christina,
      You're forgiven as these are so cute. I love them! I have to say you're not the first as one of the other bloggers I follow has been posting Christmas cards!! The speed this year is going it'll soon be here anyway so perhaps we should all make our cards now to get on top of it all lol.
      Bejay xx

  15. I love both cards..soooo cute! Anyone who's a crafter knows that Christmas is anytime of year. :) Every year I tell my family that I'm going to start on my Christmas cards in March and every year I'm frantically trying to make them in Nov. and Dec. lol One of these days, though...
    For those who are enjoying cool weather I wish you could share it with me. I live in Tallahassee, Florida, and would love some really chilly weather right now.
    Thanks, Christina, for the inspiration and (maybe) nudge to get me started on my cards.

  16. Super cute image Christina, love your cards x x x

  17. Love these cards and cute images. I belong to a card group that meet almost every Friday morning except in the winter months. We make 3 cards and 1 is always a Christmas card.

  18. Well, you are one step ahead for Xmas. Probably a good idea to make a few every month then it's not so frantic nearer the time. Lovely cards.X

  19. Lovely cards Christina. Too many birthdays this month to start my C cards yet.

  20. I got my beautiful card in the mail today Christina!!! It's even better in real life!!! Hoot Hoot!!


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