Hello again, crafty friends! I truly hope everyone had a truly wonderful Christmas holiday! Several of my family members got sick over the holidays so we haven't been able to get together with everyone just yet but maybe this will just help us extend the magic of the season. At any rate, I procrastinated a lot less this season but I still found myself running behind for a couple of projects so I managed to get one more Christmas card put together and this week's sketch at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge worked out perfectly for what I had in mind.
This card is for my best friend's daughter who happens to have Downs Syndrome, and she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She is still a big believer in Santa and she has gotten into adult coloring books just lately (which is what we got her for her gift this year) so I thought it was only fitting to work in some watercolors on her Christmas card to show her I still like to color too!
details: I started with the Christmas themed paper from the first year I discovered CTMH, which is called Believe. I used black Memento ink to stamp this adorable Santa and reindeer images from last year's Reindeer Bells set, which I then filled in with watercolor pencils. To frame the images, I ran pieces of white and Topiary (retired) cardstock through my Cuttlebug using this scalloped die with an embossed stitched border from My Favorite Things (MFT) and pieced them together. For the sentiment, I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder with the retired Say It All stamp set. Due to the stamped images I chose, I will also be submitting it to the Christmas Critters theme over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge.
And now I officially done with the last of my Christmas cards and gifts and ready to get started on my goals for 2018, which definitely included more crafting projects! I hope crafting continues to be in your future too, and that you find time to play with this week's sketch at AHSC. As always, you have until 10:55 pm Eastern/9:55 pm Central on Sunday, 12/31/17, to link your project HERE.
Thanks for stopping by happy crafting in 2018! ~~ Annette