Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas Owls and Moose - Clearly Besotted

Why hello! So, now that my birthday is over, I'm going into Christmas organising full tilt. How I'm doing is debatable, but the will is there! I wanted to get at least 30 Christmas cards made and today I finished up another four to finally get there. I then decided to write my list for handmade cards and realised I needed 40..... so another 10 will have to be found from somewhere soon!

Anyway, here are the four I made today from Clearly Besotted Stamps supplies. Some very simple Copic colouring on the owls and moose before I fussy cut them. Then I masked of a central piece in on the card blank and lightly dusted different light Altenew inks onto them through one of the new  Clearly Besotted stencils. This one is birch background and the inks are very light through them, and the photo doesn't do it justince. I then just glued on the moose and owls. 

I then found an old set called Sweet Little Sentiments, which at one point I was going to sell and I'm glad I didn't. The Merry Christmas fited just nicely and I inked it up with some VersaFine Onyx Black as it give such a clean impression first time round.

That, as they say is that!

I did my first ever Christmas Fair last weekend. Just a little one in the school. Oh my was I nervous, but I've had so much support from all my friends and family, it really kept me going. I had a couple of 'too expensive' mutters, but apart from that it was very positive - and exhausting. If you want to find out what I've been up to with my sewing, you can follow my adventures on Instagram and Facebook, as well as my Etsy shop itself.

So I'll be back before Christmas I hope with some more cards now that I have to make those extra 10!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Happy Crafting Everyone :)


Lisa Tilson said...

Lovely to see the owls and moose made it onto some cards already! Aren't they sweet, especially with the birch background. Good job you didn't throw that sentiment set away too - this is why I find it so hard to get rid of anything... you just never know! Good luck with the final 10, you're almost there! xx

Aileen said...

Sweetie these are so cute, love the little owl and moose and the sentiments are perfect for the image size. Totally impressed with the birch tree background, so lightly inked they are amazing, I would love to try this but could I be light handed enough........nuh lol.

Darnell said...

You know you can count on me for being a fan of your super CASlicious critter designs, Ruth! I love them to bits! I'm sure you've got the remainder done by now so you can relax and concentrate on prepping for the jolly fat elf! Your sewn items look like they would make great gifts so I'm not surprised you did well at the fair! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Mageleus said...

Beautiful cards that are very creative! I drew a couple of postcards myself using and I really liked it :)

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