Sunday, October 11, 2009

First of the Christmas cards and Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 14….

Hi there!

I have a child-free day at home today for the first time since Madeleine was born. I am not achieving as much as I had hoped but I am getting some stampin done and preparing for the Close to My Heart craft night on Friday. If you would like to come along you can contact me on
0411 311 495 or

For Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challnge this week I decided to make my very first Christmas card using my Tree Trimmings stamp set. I went with traditional red as a base and then added Sage Shadow and Brocade Blue to the card. I think these colours look great together.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my Christmas card:

I made 4 different versions of this card while I was playing with my stamps so I suppose I already have a small stash of cards ready to go for Chrismas!!

Thanks for visiting,

Card - Riding Hood Red, Kraft, Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow
Ink - Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Stamps - Tree Trimmings, Best Yet
Accessories - Riding Hood Red satin ribbon


  1. Well done on a great start to your Christmas cards - the colours are perfect for this time of year, and the dimensionals add to the baubles, Jo

  2. A beautiful card - the more I see this set used the more I want it! And congrats on starting the Christmas reminds me that I must start too!

  3. Hi Nicole,

    great card, I liked the colour combo and how you used the ornament stamp to make the background. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment too.


  4. This is STUNNING nicole! I love it. Might have to CASE this one.
    Kirsty xx

  5. What a great Christmas card! I love how you have used the decoration to make a cute background as well! Great work!

  6. Just perfect Nicole! I love the colour combo!!! Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x