Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Christmas Wreath

 I make a point of trying to catch video tutorials from the talented Eileen Godwin posted on YouTube and I quite often make my own versions of them using stamps which I have in my collection.  I must admit there is the ever present temptation to order more stamps but I'm trying to resist 😉😉.  One I saw recently was a Christmas wreath card - holly leaf stamp used - but of course if a different stamp were to be used for the leaves I think this would suit other times of the year as well. A wreath isn't just for Christmas. I really enjoy using Lavinia stamps in this way to build up designs - lots of inspiration on YouTube from several members of their design team.

Stamps by Lavinia
Gel Pens and stencil used as well


  1. Beautiful card Val, great design. As you know, I love Lavinia stamps. There are still a lot on my wish list. xx

  2. Hi Val,
    oh I love this wreath card it's soooooooooooo gorgeous and the colours used makes it look so very stunning too.
    Love the stamps used and I wouldn't think of using those colours with the Holly Stamp so thank you for the inspiration of this card.
    I too watch Eileen Godwin she is brill isn't she.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. I think I saw that post. Eileen is always fabulous. She is one of the first crafters I ever followed. Your wreath is beautiful. Love that bit of stencilling in the background and the colours you've used and now I want a cat stamp.
    And yes, I still have piles of stuff which I will probably end up putting back 😂 Must be strong. x

  4. Just beautiful Val, love the colours and how you created a branch for the cat to sit xxx

  5. Such a gorgeous card Val. I love watching Eileens Videos too and have been lucky enough to have joined in a some of her monthly workshops in the past too.

    Sue xx

  6. Super card. Love Eileen and her artwork - she's such a lovely lady. xxx

  7. What a fabulous card Val, and the little holly leaves in the two soft and pretty colours make a wonderful frame for your sweet little silhouette cat, and I love the way you have extended the leaves across it as a place for it to sit, and the softly added colour and bit of stencilling is just perfect..who wouldn't just adore to receive this beauty! x