Saturday 5 December 2015

’Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale

I’ve finally sat down to make my Christmas cards and this year I am using Tim Holtz’s Scribbly Christmas trees on them.

As I have a lot to make I decided on two designs and then used scraps of paper in different patterns with different combinations of stamps from the Scribbly Christmas set to ensure variety.  This card follows the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

I bought a whole bunch of Dress It Up holly buttons earlier this year in preparation for my Christmas card making.  As usual I got prepared early and have left the actual making till the last minute, sigh…  And while I probably went with too fussy a card, given how many I had to make (46 of this one), I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Being a Christmas card I am entering it over at Jo’s Scrap Shack in the current Fun-day Friday challenge and also at Just Add Ink (Christmas is my just add C).

Inks & Paints etc
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Red Devil
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Napa Valley
Scraps from various Christmas collections
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a lovely Christmas card, great looking tree and love the holly on the side. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  2. Great Christmas card and your holly embellishments are so sweet. Thank you for joining in with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  3. Mixing all the patterns really adds great depth Emily and makes a great base for your scribbly tree. The little holly bunches are a lovely decorative touch too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. What a fun Christmas card. Your friends and family will love getting them! I love your little holly embellishments. So glad that you could join in the fun over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  5. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week, Emily. Great idea to combine your different paper patterns - they all work really well together & with your stamping & holly embellishments.

  6. Such a lovely Christmas card and I really like your choice of embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Add Ink :)


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