Friday, September 23, 2022

Merry Christmas ...

 Happy Friday Friends!

Over on Paper Playful, I spotted a fun sketch that I thought would work well for a new stencil I recently purchased from  I'm referring to the challenge over on the Try Stampin' - or Not - On Tuesday Challenge #573 and here is the sketch they are offering.


 The stencil I've used is by The Crafter's Workshop and is called 'Holly Cardinal' (TCW997s).  This is a 6x6 sized stencil and since I create A6 cards, you can see a part of the stencil was not used.

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Stencils - Holly Cardinal

 I used finger daubers and TH distress oxide inks for the coloring.  I've used an artist brush with water to fill in color on the cardinal.

My sentiment is from a Marianne Design stamp set (#CS0980).

Other challenges to share in:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #297 - Christmas + A Sentiment
Krafty Chicks Challenge #630 - All Occasions
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday September Challenge - ATG
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #124 - ATG Christmas
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Christmas Animals


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like what I've created today!

As always ...


  1. Beautiful Christmas card, beautiful stenciling!! I wish they would make the stencils more card compatible so we don't have to lose any of the designs, but yours is gorgeous just as is!!

  2. Love the different colours you used on the stencil - very unique card! Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT :)

  3. Wow Darlene, that's an amazing stencil, love the way it turned out. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks!

  4. The stencil is fabulous for Christmas and winter-time cards!!! You've used it very well! Thanks for including The Holly and Ivy in your links! PS: Do you live near Circleville? Curious, Becca/DT (my dad's side of the family with several branches and generations lived mostly on the south and southeast side back in the 1800s)

  5. Get out of town! Gorgeous and amazing and absolutely artful!

  6. So Lovely, I like the lovely foliage that is with the lovely bird!

  7. Beautiful Christmas card design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge  Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  8. Thank you for including Try Stampin' on Tuesday for challenge #573, great job on your card!

  9. Oh wow, this is gorgeous. I'm not much for working with stencils, because mostly I make I mess :-), but I can certainly appreciate the beautiful job you did on this card. Well done, my friend!

  10. Such beautiful stencil work! Your card looks absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Hope you'll play along again soon! A new challenge starts this Wednesday!
    Ellibelle's Corner


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