October 15, 2009

Christmas is Coming - Really?

You wouldn't know it with this beautiful sunny day here in Kamloops, BC with slightly warmer weather and less wind.  It's suppose to be like this throughout the weekend so here's hoping.  My husband will most likely go chop some wood for our new woodstove insert (which warms the house beautifully). Chopping wood day is really neat because everyone gets involved even the two year old.  DH takes one of the kids out to the bush and then when they come home we all work for an hour or so piling the wood while dad splits it.  The amazing thing is that all three kids work so well together. The drawback is that wood doesn't burn as clean as gas but I find if we light the fire for only 5 hours in the evening the gas furnace doesn't even kick in all night.

The wood fire last night put me in the mood to make Christmas cards using the Get Sketchy Challenge #9.  I  can't believe it's been nine weeks of challenges already!  Time flies! and to prove that the Christmas Holidays will soon be knocking on our door.  I had a lot of fun last night using some new, inspiring designer paper and chipboard embelishments.  This collection works wonderfully with SU! colours Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, and Olive Green.  Ruby Red also works well but wasn't used in either of these cards.

Thanks for taking a peek and hope you are all doing fabulously.

Merry Christmas
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Soft Sky, NSU dp
Ink:  Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  NSU chipboard santa, Rhinestones
Stamps:  Snow Swirled,  Season of Joy (sentiment)

Merry and Bright
Paper:  Soft Sky, Old Olive, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, NSU dp
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories:  NSU chipboard sentiment, gold glitter glue
Stamps:  Season of Joy  


  1. Great job on the sketch! I am in the mood to work on Christmas cards too. It's always a good idea to get started early on those. I somehow manage to be behind no matter how much I intend to get things done early :)

  2. What fun paper!! I love all the colours...razzleberry is my favourite In Colour!!

  3. Lovely cards! Lovely papers of BG!
    Thanks for joining us at GS!

  4. A great card, love the Santa!

  5. Wow - great colors. Awesome job, Laural! That santa really makes me laugh...too cute. Great job with this sketch!

  6. I just love what you did with the papers here! Thanks for the inspiration to pull mine out again!

  7. These are great! I really need to get on it :). It's so cold here. Where was my fall?

  8. Beautiful choice of dsp and colors! Love that adorable santa image!