Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas THANK YOU!

We landed in Ottawa early yesterday morning and I could not wait to get back down to my craft room. We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas and New Year with our families but 3 weeks away from my crafting was a bit tough J If only there was some way to take it with me...

While I was away I was unable to take part in the weekly challenges so I was thrilled to see that the end date had been extended for the last 3 Friday Mashups, next up a lovely sketch and watercolour challenge. I will be the first to admit that I am not the best when it comes to water colouring but I am putting in the time and practise makes perfect (someday lol).

Our son was one lucky boy and was spoiled rotten for Christmas. Call me old fashioned but I sure love to send out handmade thank you cards to all of those wonderful people who take the time to share a Christmas present with my family and here is one I will be mailing out shortly!

My Challenge:
So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:

  1. Make a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project using "Watercoloring".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project using the "Sketch & Watercoloring".

My Card:
Tiny Tips:
There are a few different ways to watercolour an image. I chose to go with the ink and aqua writer technique. I simply press my ink pad cover into the actual ink pad while still closed to transfer a small amount of ink to the cover, open the ink pad, pick up a small amount of ink with my aqua writer and off I go!

Thanks for stoppin’ by!


  1. Adorable Christmas thank you card! I keep forgetting to use that cute tree stamp; I always get distracted by those snowmen. :) Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

  2. Wonderful thank you card! Your coloring is very nice! I have barely used any of that dsp...but making Christmas thank you's is a great idea! So glad you could join us for the Friday Mashup!

  3. Great card Hayley! I also use that method for watercoloring, nice and easy :)

    Love that image, you did a great job with the watercoloring and the sketch!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Hayley, this is really cute, the whimsical tree in water colour really pops on your colour combo.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  5. Cute little tree, and that DSP always gives me a warm feeling! Thanks for joining us!