Saturday, 3 September 2016

Welcome to the September Jems Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is items from the new holiday catalogue, which went live on Thursday.  It is jam packed full of gorgeous new products to kick start your Autumn, Halloween and Christmas crafting.

I really fancied doing some colouring, so I decided to use the Merry Mice stamp set, which is very cute and easy to colour in all sorts of mediums.  I chose to watercolour using inks and an aquapainter.

My colour combination of sweet sugarplum, pool party and silver was inspired by a new winter sequin mix, and whilst it's not a typical Christmas combo, I really like it!

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper with archival ink  and then coloured and cut it out with a nested circle die. I then added a line of fast fuse adhesive around the perimeter of the circle at the back, and created a gathered effect with the gorgeous new sparkly ribbon in sweet sugarplum.  I just gathered the ribbon as I went and smushed it into the adhesive (that is a technical term!)  The background of the card uses another little stamp from the mouse set, an adorable cluster of little stars, which I just stamped randomly on a whisper white card base.  Simple but effective, I think.

The sentimemt banner comes from a Hostess stamp set from the Annual catalogue, called Time of Year.

I hope you like my first Christmas card of the year!  If you would like a complimentary copy of the new holiday catalogue, please contact me and I'd be happy to send you one.  Not only is it full of gorgeous new products, but it is jam packed with ideas and inspiration too.

Thanks for dropping by!  Please click on the link below to go to the next blog in the hop, the lovely Sam.