Wednesday, 1 December 2021

It's Christmas my very favourite time of the year

Happy 1st December everyone, I am so excited that here we are ready to count down to Christmas day, my very favourite time of the year. Are you ready? 

Don't worry if you're not.  Every year we think there is not enough time and every year it all come together. It's obviously time today for a new challenge over at Country View, our last of 2021. The theme is as always "Christmas" so you can share anything Christmas related but please remember that you can enter a maximum of  5 times and into a maximum of 10 challenges including ours. 

As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website.  You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here.

For my first Christmas make I just had to use my awesome Tim Holtz snarky cats. This card uses the Christmas set. I smile every time I look at these stamps. I like to call this stamp Billy as it tells the adventures of my own sweet cat.

This is what I got up to; I used Tim's reinkers on watercolour card; black soot, frayed burlap, antique linen, stormy sky and salvaged patina for a very dramatic night sky background.

I stamped and coloured "Billy" as I call him from the original snarky cats set using my Zig watercolour pens. I then cut him out. 
I die cut some inky greenery using Tim's Christmas greenery dies and added some clear rock candy glitter and mica flakes

I also used my very favourite and long retired Crescent moon and stars Bigz die . I so wish Sizzix would let Tim bring this back in some form! 

Then it was time to put everything together. 

So Billy managed to climb up into the starry sky and choose his very own Christmas star. Whilst there of course he had to say hello to his old friend The Man in the moon. Here is my finished card.

 a couple of close ups

and one final shot;

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our December "Christmas"challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 

 Once again all the details for the December challenge are here. Remember that when you buy from the Country View Crafts website postage FREE on orders over £ 7.50. There is also the start of the amazing Advent sale today, so do check it out 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take care and stay safe. I will be sharing my 2nd design team project on the 19th.

I would love to see you over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 

Enjoy this very special time of the year. 

 Billy and I would like to wish a very merry Christmas to you all. 
Bye for now

Jane x


  1. A fabulous card Jane, full of Christmas cheer, love it hugs Debs xx

  2. Merry Christmas to you and Billy too! Your card is amazing, I love all the detail that you created and how you were inspired by the man in the moon - perfect 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy December! Hugs Jo x

  3. The close-ups deserved to be seen, the details are just as good as the background that I first spotted in FB! Have a great December Jane. x

  4. Awe I do love this little character, he's almost (but not quite) as cute as the real thing!!
    V x

  5. This is fabulous Jane, I love the touches of Rock Candy Glitter. Billy is looking magnificent in his chair! Take care and have a great December, Sue xx

  6. The real Billy and Snarky Billy are also very cute!!! Great background!!! Have a happy December!!! xx

  7. Billy looks a little scared so high up on the moon ! love it. Have a happy December and a Merry Christmas ! Corrie xx

  8. So very pretty your card! Love the glittered moon and Billy (the stamped and the real =) ).
    Have a wonderful December and a Merry Christmas! Evelyn xxx


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