Friday, January 18, 2019

CAS Christmas Challenge.

A few years ago I came across a blog for Christmas challenges. I think back then it was called ABC Christmas challenge.
Well, after last years mess with study and stress I was very late in even, making my Christmas cards!! Like, as she shy's away, I think I sent them out including the overseas ones Christmas Eve! :/ Not good!

So I did a little search and found

So below is my  entry.
I recently got some of the Zig Clean Clear pens. I know I'm abit behind some people but here in Australia it isn't easy to find them and not Hock a Kidney for them! I have since found a cheaper set with more than I got them but I bought the 36 and frankly they fit in my container perfectly and we will see if I 'need' more. Hope not. ha ha
I silver embossed using the Simon says stamp Snowflake outline and dropped in different blues.
The blues I used were:
Cobalt Blue
Persian Blue
Blue and 
Blue Gray

I did then go around the outline of the snowflakes with Blue Gray to highlight and bring out the snowflakes. 

The sentiment is a Darkroom Door Christmas stamp set DDRS103 Merry Christmas, which then disappeared off the face of the earth within 2 minutes of me using it! Please tell me I'm not the only one!!? Pleaseee Hopefully I can find the set before the stamp goes for a walk so the two can be reunited!

I originally wanted a Merry Christmas stamp but all the ones in my stash were too big. 

Thanks for checking in. See you soon.
I finished it off with Liquid Pearls Platinum ( cos I didn't have a proper silver so adjust)


  1. Gorgeous card Natalie. The silver embossed outline snowflakes look amazing with your watercolouring over top. Adding the Blue Gray highlighting really adds depth and the snowflakes look like they are have lots of dimension. Beautiful finish with the silver embossed vellum banner. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  2. wonderful snowflake background, I love the effect of the watercolour pooling around the snowflakes :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas to get your Christmas card stash underway

  3. Beautiful card with so much gorgeous texture and dimension. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. x

  4. Your snowflakes are gorgeous, Natalie! I love how you've highlighted the snowflakes edges so they seem to stand out on the page! Beautiful way to add a sentiment too! I'm so glad you found our CAS Christmas challenge and shared with us!