Creating Christmas cards

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This year I have been getting festive early (any excuse) and getting festive in the studio to create a collection of Christmas cards inspired by the shenanigans of our dogs. Hand painted watercolour illustrations evoke a lovely nostalgic feel, the perfect touch at christmas don’t you think?

So armed with a cup of tea, Michael Buble and a scented candle (Cinnamon Spiced apple) I set to work, I say work, but let’s be honest, I had a ball. I sketched out some designs in my journal and narrowed it down (always tricky) to just 4 and got painting. I use Windsor & Newton watercolours and Dr PH Martins India Ink, I love how the colours blend and the rich black of the ink.

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Here the poorly melted snowman, admits he may be late, now that the pups and their scarf wielding mother have laid siege. This is my only card to feature my hand crafted calligraphy too which is special.

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The card is blank inside for your own message, I think we can all agree there is nothing better then receiving Christmas post, the little jump your heart gives when you see a hand addressed envelope, the anticipation of who it is from and with lovely hand drawn designs Berry & Peg cards are created to be treasured keepsakes and are perfect for framing, so you can enjoy the prints every year.

Over the next few posts I will tell you the tale of all of my cards, get you in the festive spirit. Only a few weeks till christmas. Eep!!! Head on over to my Etsy store to get your christmas cards ready here

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