Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A Batch of Christmas Cheer

 Hi there and welcome to a hot and humid August! The temperatures are unbearable right now and so much in the yard has just gone into dormancy or died. Worst thing is we are not supposed to water in the yard! So who knows what will happen going forward! There are glimpses of rain in the forecast and then boom they disappear! My header today is a newbie for me, I have finally discovered the Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars and they are the cutest little things ever!!

My card today is for the Holly and the Ivy Challenge, where it is always anything goes. I had this cute little set of baking buddies from last year and had the perfect background paper for it too. I hope you like it?

So the little baker pup and the sentiment from the same set ( Inky Antics) was stamped in Versafine Claire Nocturne ink and then colored in with some Stampin' Up watercolor pencils. He was then cut out with a square crisscross die.

I cut a piece of the Crimson gingham paper for the background at layered it to the white card base. The little focal piece was then attached with foam pads for some dimension and then a piece of gingham ribbon was tied over the left hand side of the card to finish it off.

I hope this has encouraged you to join in the fun over at the Holly and Ivy Challenge this time! We look forward to seeing you there! 

Till next time,



  1. Cute card Shona, adorable image and the gingham paper is the perfect choice.
    It's been really hot and dry here too- not what we're used to! Never thought I'd be wishing for rain in the summer months, usually we wish it would stop! Hope you get some rain soon!
    That caterpillar on your header is amazing- I thought it was a plush toy at first glance!!!

  2. What an adorable image for your beautiful card Shona, love the gingham paper with him.


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