Monday, 18 June 2018


I'm a bit late posting my 52 Christmas Card Throwdown card this week - the photo went up on Saturday, but not the blog behind it.

Andreja has chosen "Wreaths" as her theme challenge.

I wanted to do a multicoloured repeating pattern with this, but time wasn't on my side this week - lots on at work and at home!

So I went for a simpler design - not sure I'm that taken with the result, although the idea could work better with a few more tries I think.

For the wreaths, I made a black and white background to die cut. I used sentiment stamps, mostly from Clarity, and memento black ink, first, second and third generation.

For the background, I wanted bright colours to contrast, and square shapes to contrast with the round curly wreaths. I looked for my abstract squares stencil from Clarity, which has lots of different size squares and rectangles, but couldn't find it - that's the second one I've realised is missing. Hopefully when I eventually organise my stash they'll turn up!

So I used the framework squares instead, the result wasn't quite the same though. I used brushed corduroy, crushed olive and aged mahogany distress inks, with a Clarity stencil brush.

I edged the background with a black sharpie.

I arranged the wreaths on the background, cutting off the overhang and using it on the opposite side.

To finish I used my favourite tattered lace sentiment die, cut simply from black.

To join in, head over to the 52CCT blog. This challenge ends on Friday 22nd June.


  1. So how about some cards for elderly aunts?

    1. Not sure she'd appreciate being called elderly but I'll work on it!

  2. elle est vraiment jolie et originale, Lucinda, je peux comprendre le fait que tu ais peu de temps, pour moi aussi, le temps file trop vite, biz


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