Sunday, 6 March 2016

A slightly Italian Christmas

Christmas greetings in March. Forgive the dorky blog title, but I couldn't help thinking of the Italian flag as I coloured in the sentiment of this card!

Anyone who takes even the tiniest bit of notice of my blog on an ongoing basis has probably noticed by emphasis on colour. My biggest challenge is when palettes combines similar colours with different tonal bases, e.g. red and pink, or in this case cucumber green and mint/teal. Gets my brain going, and is probably good for me!

I'm finding it very therapeutic having the continued motivation to make Christmas cards all year round, so it was nice to be able to 'smash a few challenges' together with this card. I'll be honest I thought I'd made an almighty mistake when I added the snowflake. Then I abandoned it, went out for a few hours, and came back resolved to try and make the best of it. I'm glad I did, I'm proud of it now.

Shopping our Stash #241 - no white paper
One Layer Christmas Card #27
Addicted to Stamps and More #183 - Holidays
CAS Colours and Sketches #163 - Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Mint Macaron
Holly Jolly #66 - Add a sentiment


  1. Very pretty! I *love* the way you colored the sentiment - that is very cool! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  2. Love the colours in the Merry Christmas and glad you kept the snowflake :)
    Thanks for sharing and for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our "White Out" challenge!

  3. Awesome One Layer Card, love the way you coloured the sentiment and the snow around the edges really pops on the kraft card. Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

  4. Love how you've used the colours on the sentiment, looks fabulous! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  5. What a lovely Christmas card. Love the CAS design and colors you used. Thanks so much for joining us at Holly Jolly this week, and I hope we will see you again in our next challenge as well,

  6. Lovely, the sentiment is done very nicely and I have to say it is the star of your card. thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  7. Beautifully coloured sentiment and cheery festive card. Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

  8. This is so pretty! Fabulous design! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at Addicted to Stamps & More! :)

  9. I really like the font and the colouring of the sentiment - a shock to see a Christmas card this soon (I panicked!). Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

  10. I also love the sentiment font, very striking on the kraft background. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this last week. Stef x