Joyful Christmas (& ‘Smart Ass’ Trivia Answers)

Joyful Christmas FMS163

It’s a Christmas Card TGIF Post.

And heck – before you know it, I’ll be mailing these cards out!

I love when I come across a sketch challenge, and it just speaks to me and a design comes so easily.

Such is the case with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge FMS#163.  I just loved the design.

FMS163Whatchya think?

Joyful Christmas FMS163

I’ve been itching to use my SU Joyful Christmas Poinsettia stamp (from last year) and also dying to do some water coloring.  I wanted to do something different, and water coloring on newspaper print DSP was just the ticket to feed my creative Christmas card crazies for this week.  🙂

For this card done on SU Crumb Cake with Under the Tree Specialty DSP Paper, I heat embossed the poinsettia in white on the newsprint DSP, and then used my Koi Watercolors to paint it – not worrying about “staying in the lines.”  A couple of pearl embellishments and a cheery pop of festive red with a cherry cobbler sheer linen bow finished it off.

I love it when an idea comes together easily.  🙂

So – anyone that follows my blog regularly is just dying to know the answers to yesterday’s Smart Ass Trivia questions – right?  (Even though most of you “Smart Asses” figured them out already)  🙂

Well – How long did it take you to figure out the “What Am I” is a Tea Bag?

And the “Where Am I?”  Well, that is the River Thames.

Wishing you all a joyous weekend!

Cheers & Hugs,





10 thoughts on “Joyful Christmas (& ‘Smart Ass’ Trivia Answers)

  1. Just love the card!
    And Smart Ass looks like a fun game…I got the first answer right away, but the 2nd was more challenging…geography was not my best subject! 😉
    Have a great day,
    Char ❤


  2. Really beautiful card. You come up with such professional looking ideas. You make me wish I took out my supplies and made cards for Christmas this year!


    • What a sweet compliment Mandibelle! Thank you. Why don’t you make a few for some of the special people in your life. I bet they would love it! 🙂 Thanks for visiting and comment. Always makes my day to hear from folks 🙂

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      • I got a couple boxes of pretty little Papyrus cards this year but I plan to start making some for next year. Thanks for all the good ideas 🙂


  3. Your poinsettia looks amazing on the newsprint paper! Such a clever idea and a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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