Friday 17 November 2023

Festive and Fun for AYSI 312

In my head, Christmas happened quite recently but the latest challenge at  As You See It proves to me just how wrong I am! Our latest challenge, a theme, is... Christmas!

And, to be fair, I have been making Christmas cards for at least six weeks already but somehow, this challenge just made it all seem much, much closer. 😀

I decided to have some fun and do some adult colouring Stampin' Up style by using the Festive & Fun stamp set. There's something quite relaxing about the colouring process, isn't there?

Then I added in some non-traditional brightness by using a strip of DSP from the Merry, Bold & Bright selection.  I knew I'd be using it in advance, so made sure to use some of the colours from the DSP into my colouring choices. 

We'd love to see how you see this theme challenge. Visit the As You See It page to see what the rest of the team have done and to link up your entry. You can play along with us until Wednesday 29 November, 11.59pm PST.

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  1. Love this, Jan! So many of my favorites for the season on this one - love the bold colors, the critters, and yay for coloring! Such a fun card!

  2. Love this Jan - fab colouring and an adorable giraffe!

  3. Your colouring is fabulous Jan and I love the way you teamed the long banners with your giraffe so that the proportions are perfect! Vicky x

  4. Such a lovely bright and fun card design, especially love your bright striped side boarder and how it all links into the whole concept of your lovely card.

  5. Fun and whimsical Jan! I love the bright happy colors and giraffes are the bomb! Gorgeous as always!!

  6. This is such a fun set to colour Jan and I love the comical characters too - great for some festive joy! The colours tie in to the stripes and banners perfectly for a beautifully coordinated card.

  7. I was finding myself wishing I had purchased this set, especially when I saw this card. Such a cute one! I love the blue and green flags on front and the same colours echoed in the striped paper in the background!