Wishing you a magical Christmas

I created this page for all my blog friends to wish you all a magical Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I started by stamping the “We wish you a Merry Christmas” sheet music, the number 25 and the angels from a stamp set by Kaisercraft using Black Archival Ink. Then I applied some watered down Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using a paint brush making light criss-cross strokes to add some texture whilst allowing some of the white paper to show through. Next I added a pretty foliage napkin which was gifted to me for my art journaling by a dear friend that we walk with every week – thank you! It is stuck in place using a glue stick and then the edges are ripped by painting a line of water along the piece of napkin where I wanted it to be torn, and then tearing it along the wet strip; the tear followed the water-soaked line like magic (grin!). The edges of napkin are stuck down using Liquitex matte gel medium. To finish, I recycled an old Christmas card to die cut the snowflakes and also to add the wording “Wishing you a magical Christmas”.

Me and my hubby always start our Christmas celebrations by visiting our local pub for a pint. Our pub doesn’t serve food but they are happy for you to take your own in with you to enjoy with your drink, so we always stop at the local deli for a Festive sandwich, which was so yummy!

Here’s our Festive sandwich (the deli kindly cut and wrapped it so we could have half each) with a pint of Mulled Stout from the Big Clock Brewery in Accrington, Lancashire; it’s a very dark beer, 4.5% ABV and tasted very Christmassy with the mulled spices – delicious!

The “re-order line” wording on the glass made me smile, well it would be rude not too so we did have another Mulled Stout (grin!). As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my pint with the T Gang – wishing you all a Happy T Day and also a magical Christmastime! Happy Holidays!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m pleased to join the lovely Yvonne, aka Meggymay and her Words and Numbers challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the words and numbers on this page.

I’m pleased to be able to join in the fun over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog for their Anything Mixed Media Goes with my mixed media art journal page.

I’m also joining the Anything Goes challenge over at Moo Mania & More too.

I’m joining in the Party Time challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as my page is celebrating Christmas – wishing you a magical time!

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (December 25th CS790)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn)
  • Napkin
  • Pritt Stick
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Recycled Christmas Card
  • The Works (Metal Cutting Die)
  • Zig Memory System 2-Way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • X-Press It double-sided foam tape

22 thoughts on “Wishing you a magical Christmas

  1. A great way to start Christmas – you can bring your own food?!
    I only know it the other way round from Australia, BYO is meant a you bring your beer!
    Hmmm, with the spices it must be awesome! – I never saw a “Re-Order-Line”!!! Clever!

    A happy T-Day and a Very Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. A wonderful and festive page Jo. The beer sounds lovely and how good it is to be able to take your own food.. I’ve seen restaurants that allow to take your own wine, but not bars that allow food. The re order line on the glass was fun to see.
    I hope you and your hubby have a very Happy and festive Christmas.
    Sending you T day wishes Jo
    Yvonne xx

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  3. Gorgeous page Jo. The background has a beautiful vintage feel and adding those bits of music was clever. I also love that angel image. That stout sounds fantastic to me, but I think you and I enjoy a good brew. The refill line also made me smile. That would be a great glass to have wouldn’t it? But I bet you (as do I) have plenty of pint glasses. Wishing you a happy T and even more so, a most Happy Christmas. Enjoy. Hugs-Erika

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  4. Thank you for the card Jo it is beautiful
    My husband would love to share a stout with you. When he drinks beer it is only dark beers like this one. Merry Christmas and Happy T hugs Kathy

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  5. Several things struck me about this beautiful journal entry, Jo. First, you used archival ink, which doesn’t bleed like the dye ink I’ve been using (I’m not really a stamper). Second, I like the watered down paint background, thus your ink held up well. Third, I like how you explained the final layer was a napkin and how you “cut” it. I learned to do that when I was working with my handmade paper, too. All in all, this is brilliant and a fabulous entry for Yvonne’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    It’s great that you are allowed to take sandwiches into a pub. Of course, that stout sounded great. You’ll only see me drinking stout, if I drink beer, so this is very Christmas festive. Of course, by the time I got to the refill line, I’d probably be passed out on the floor. Not only am I not a stamper, I’m not a drinker, either. All my friends tell me they will gladly pay for my drinks, since they know I would share the first and only one with them. Thanks for sharing both your incredible art AND your Christmasy stout with us for T this Tuesday. Have a merry, merry Christmas, too, dear.

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  6. A lovely page. The perfect gift wrap. Going to the pub sounds like a lovely tradition. Nice they let you bring in your own food. And the refill line made me smile, too. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  7. That is a beautiful, festive page.
    That beer sounds really good. Especially the mulled spices in it. I love this dark beer. Now we are in the Netherlands, enjoy this lovely beer. (But I don’t think they have the mulled spices).
    Wishing you a Happy holiday and happy (belated) T-Day.

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  8. I forgot to tell you on the Banksy post comments, here in Texas we have a Houston brewery, Karbach. And they have a delish lemon ginger radley beer I always enjoy in warm weather (was going to say summer but let’s face it, it’s warm longer than summer here in Texas haha). I do like that kind of beer! Now, your gift page to us is gorgeous. Thank you very much. I’m always surprised when a napkin is used as it’s so hard to tell! Love that you recycled old card. Glad you are enjoying the holidays with hubby! xox

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  9. Very Happy Christmas dear Jo !! I apologize because I couldn´t wish you all before. I wish you a very Happy New Year too, with all the best for you and your family.
    Your Art journal pages are Amazing, love all of them. And your last one is fabulous, the tissu paper is really great, with all these angels.
    Have a nice week !! big big hugs,

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