SSSC No. 25 – Fresh Fig & Island Indigo Christmas Card

Thank you for joining us today for our 25th Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop. 

The lovely Sam Roberts set the challenge for us this month, we had to create a Christmas themed project using the colours Fresh Fig and Island Indigo.  Please continue the hop by clicking on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of this post.  


The products used in todays hop can be found in the Annual catalogue and the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

As soon as I saw Sam’s challenge I didn’t have a clue what to make and as I had never used this colour combination I didn’t know how the 2 colours would look together.  In the end I went into my craftroom grabbed some watercolour paper, aqua painters, acrylic blocks and the Fresh Fig and Island Indigo markers and played around until I came up with something I could use. 



After a couple of hours I had loads of water colour and smooshed backgrounds that I didn’t know what to do with.  I picked out a couple of them and die-cut some snowflakes that I could add to a white cardbase.   



When I laid the snowflakes on the cardbase I knew it needed something else.  I had been using the stitched shapes dies earlier in the day and I thought they would look great If I embossed them onto the cardbase.  You can do this with any of your dies and it is another way to get more use out of them.



I heat embossed the Happy Christmas sentiment with silver embossing powder and added a clear faceted gem to the centre of each snowflake and dotted some rhinestones around the sentiment.

For the inside of my card I added some more die-cut snowflakes and added some Wink of Stella to them. 



Today is a very special day, Geoff and I are celebrating our 29th Wedding Anniversary.  Geoff is an amazing man, he’s my best friend and he gives me so much support and encouragement in everything I do.  Geoff has been my full-time carer for about 15 years and he has never complained. He reads all my blog posts so I just want to say “I love you my Geoffie and thank you for everything you do“. We had planned to go out for a meal tonight but our daughter Kayleigh had surgery yesterday afternoon.  She is ok but she is in a lot of pain so we are going to the hospital to spend the day with Kayleigh and help her in any way we can.  Family is more important, we can go out for a meal anytime. 

I hope you like the card I made for todays challenge, you can find a list of the products I used below. 

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Please continue hopping by clicking on the ‘Next’ button below, I’m sure Christine has a great project to share with you.



Have yourself some crafting fun.

Dee x



5″ x 7″ Cardbase – Thick Whisper White cardstock 10″ x 7″ scored at 5″


Fresh Fig cardstock – 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″

Island Indigo cardstock – 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″

Silver Glimmer – 4-3/8″ x 6-3/8″

Thick Whisper White cardstock – 4-1/8″ x 6-1/8″

Product List


*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock.   I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made.  When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*


5 Replies to “SSSC No. 25 – Fresh Fig & Island Indigo Christmas Card”

  1. christine

    Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope Kayleigh is home soon, enjoy your day with her. Love your card and how you have used the stitched framelits to emboss. xx


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