It has been so chilly and grey here that I have been more and more inclined to make Christmas cards....I am wishing the year away! I should be enjoying the last days of summer with the boys as they don't go back to school until Tuesday.
Anyway I was inspired by the challenge at Merry Mondays to feature holly and made two cards using beautiful stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps:
I gold embossed the sentiment and gold embossed the leaves on to patterned paper before cutting them out. The leaves are a good size so the variation of greens in the paper is a good alternative to colouring in!
They are as simple as that but I love the trad festive colour combo of red, green and gold with lots of white space.
I will also link up to the spectacular embossing challenge at AAA Cards as the gold embossed sentiment and leaves give the cards a touch of luxury :) Thank you LesLee - I will also link up at the Christmas Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers where the theme is holly too!
However, back to summer and here is a picture of my youngest with the sunflowers he has grown in our back garden...they have been blown down by storms twice but we have propped them back up. They are a cheerful reminder that it is still (kind of) summer :)
Thanks as always for stopping by - I hope you are enjoying some blue skies and later summer sunshine!