Monday, October 10, 2022


 Hello everyone,

What a beautiful day here in sunny Napier, [NZ], no wind, warm, but it says (9oC ]...refresh, oh, 17oC.lovely.. I'm going outside shortly to have a bit of a pot tidy day..pot plant that is..

So back with card number two..with water coloured [painted] trees and a giant moon..

What joy these are to paint..

Messy painting mind, no skill here...

I always add blue..

Then a last swipe of water which blends the blue and just leaves a shadow..

this particular die from???? has its own little snow frills for the trees ,
 so cut them out and added them..

also using one of these 12x12 snow white paint splattering..
I cut them all down to size, all ready to go.

Panel glued down and frone panel chopped on an angle, you can see on the left..

My moon and Santa with reindeer already too...

Then I did a halo, what a mess, but have learned how to do it much better than this,
 but still went for it..

Popped Santa on..

Time for trees, and there are lots of them to play with..

Made some shadows in the snow..

and added these trees with the snow and some glitter too..

I like these trees...

The card open and the cute bunnies watching Santa from the edge of the forest, because they do you know, they watch everything,

Card standing up with front open..

open and still standing..

Looking down...

and added a red Merry Christmas die cut for some brightness,
and here she is with her envelope, all done..

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  [ anything goes]

Peace on Earth Christmas challenge  [anythin goes - with a mood board]

Christmas Card Throwdown  [colour challenge]


Pia S said...

The card is as pretty on the front as when opened. Cute little bunnies inside. The halo gives a great moonshine effect.

Janette said...

Beautiful Chrissy, just love these gorgeous scenes.xx

Margreet said...

This one is another beauty, Chrissy. Love the bunnies as extra!
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

I wonder how many of those trees you made altogether Chrissy! They do look fabulous painted and splattered! The finished card is of course totally gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

Another really beautiful Christmas Eve scene with Santa here Chrissy! That moon looks amazing along with your trees and snowy background! The snowy trees look wonderful too with your unique flap fold design!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Chrissy great background,love the scene and cute bunnies-really love your trees too and you use them brilliantly!
Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Chrissy

gr karin

Dora said...

Wow what a pretty card

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous Christmas scene Chrissy. Your trees look amazing - you must have so much patience!
Lorraine x

Brenda said...

This is amazing, Chrissy. I love the surprise inside and that moon is gorgeous! I saw that very moon last night with a moonbow around it.

Dawn T said...

Just fabulous Chrissy. Beautiful trees and just love those bunnies.

Susan said...

What a fabulous card - love the design of it! Beautiful moon with Santa flying across it. The trees are gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Peace on Earth!

Diane said...

Beautifully created card both inside and out! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Conniecrafter said...

I love the way this opens, the snow on the trees is just great, and I like the touch of the halo around the moon, those bunnies are just too cute!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE how you colour and show me how to! I love the design of your card and I also love the red sentiment. a Fabulous card.
Faith x

AndrejaM said...

Beautiful Christmas card, thanks for playing at 52CCT

pinky said...

This is just magical and your messy painting is amazing!!!