Oh wow it's December 1st and the start of my very favourite time of the year...the countdown to Christmas. It's time to open the first window of my advent calendar, to light the advent candle
It is also time for the last Country View challenge of 2018 and of course the theme just had to be "Christmas". You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and there is combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner. You could treat yourself over on the Country View Crafts in the new year to any crafting goodies that Santa forgets to leave you on Christmas Eve 🎅 All the details for the challenge can be found here.
For my first design team make I decided to use the fab new Tim Holtz stamp set
Yule tide. I ummmed and arrhhhed about buying this set in November and finally succumbed as I genuinely believe this is the best vintage Santa stamp available at present. To me it epitomizes the classic Father Christmas at his very best. I coloured a few up with watercolour pens.
I added some glitter to the fur and his beard for some magical sparkle. I also die cut some greenery with some inky card.
I used Tim's snowflake stencil and some crackle texture paste on top of a distress ink background.
The dried effect was awesome.
I also die cut some stars and his paper snowflakes.
So then it was time to put my design together.
with some close ups
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Bye for now,