Inspired by Joanne Wardle

Published November 15, 2013 by isisimaginings

Greetings blog visitors, I hope you’re having a great Friday. I’ve got a growing mountain of Christmas projects in progress, but I thought I’d take a break this evening & make a few cards for the PaperArtsy challenge.

Joanne Wardle was back on the PA blog with her clean, classy & super effective cards. She used Jo Firth-Young’s Christmas stamps, none of which I have – yet – so I had to come up with something else.


These are my cards for Day 1. I had no idea what to do until I saw my set of Dylusions Christmas words stamps & instantly thought of pairing them with the mini PA head stamp (quite probably my favourite PA stamp ever). The circles are from JoFy set 09  & I used Tinned Peas & London Bus frescos, as Joanne did. I’ve got to admit, these cards make me smile.


Day 2

I used colouring pencils on kraft card, with stamps from The Artistic Stamper & a freebie from a magazine. The kraft card was ribbed so the images weren’t perfect, therefore I decorated an envelope as well. The greeting is a Chocolate Baroque stamp.


Day 3

I decided the tiny heart from Darcy Wilkinson’s first PA set would make a great Christmas tree light & I think it worked. I even dragged out my light box for this card, it’s a pity the photo doesn’t show the embossing.


To see Joanne’s fantastic cards, just click on the links. Huge thanks to her for the inspiration, for getting me using my watercolour pencils & most importantly, teaching me not to be afraid to leave lots of white space on my projects.

I’m hoping to be back tomorrow with something for Darcy’s challenge. Until then,

Love & light.


12 comments on “Inspired by Joanne Wardle

  • Inspired alternative Christmas cards for Day 1 – brilliant teaming of words and pictures!! Love the day 2 ones… I’m a complete sucker for kraft card, and love the matching envelope. Great makes all round.
    Alison x

  • Wow Kirsten, these are absolutely stunning! Your choice of alternative stamps is brilliant and I’m hard pressed to choose a favourite. I like them all for different reasons. The first one definitely made me smile ;-))

    Lesley Xx

  • superb. I’m so impressed that you did all three days. and you did them all so well. I’m really pleased that you did the embossing. it really does add to the card in real life.
    I’m honoured to have inspired these. thank you.

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