Saturday 12 November 2016

A 'Snowflake or Three'

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Now with Christmas - yes Christmas
just around the corner I really need to
get my act together and start on them.
Hence this is the way I went for this weeks Challenge.

I found this fabulous dotty paper in my stash that
I know I bought years ago and thought it a
perfect background for my snowflakes.
I got out my 'old faithful' Cuttlebug snowflake die
and Spellbinders Create a Flake 4 die and cut them out
from gold and white glittery paper.
Added a gold frame then popped my snowflakes.
My sentiment is from Stampin' Up and heat embossed.
Finished with some pearls and a button from my stash.

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Friday 11 November 2016

It's a CASimple Christmas Card.

I am right into Christmas card making at present
and it is always a time when you need some
CAS cards to post to friends.
Once again I am playing over at
and this time for their
You can find the details Here
Here are the products I used -
Kraft card stock
I randomly stamped snowflakes
from SU on the background
with sparkle embossing powder and
the main snowflake in white.
The sentiment is also from SU.
This was popped for dimension and
cut using a stitched die.
Finished off with an aqua sparklet for colour.
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Monday 7 November 2016

A Merry & Bright Christmas Card.

I love playing with bright colours and was doing so
when I found the Daring Cardmakers Blog
with this amazing Inspiration Photo.
Details - Here
Now who would not want to play with this beauty!
As part of the challenge you have to pick
3 elements for your creation. I chose
Colours including Gold Detail the tree and ribbon.
I started off with basic coloured card stock.
For my main background I chose water colour paper
inking it up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks -
Wilted Violet/Mermaid lagoon
 and Inka Gold which were spritzed
and added randomly.
This was also spritzed with SU Champagne Mist
Added a few touches of Inka Gold
to my card base to add interest.
Sentiment is from GKD and cut from a Kaisercraft die.
This also is spritzed and finished with ribbon.
My circle is a stitched die from MFT
and attached my Christmas tree from Nina's Things cut
from scrap DP and heat embossed twice with clear powder.
Finished off with some sequins and a tiny pearl.
I also saw that Happy Little Stampers 
November Christmas Challenge is Watercolour - yay!
so I am popping this card over there too.
You can find the details Here.
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Cherrio from

Sunday 6 November 2016

It's a 'Sketch' at Water Cooler Wednesday

For some reason I find sketches hard to get my head around so
I decided to get out of my comfort zone and play at
Watercooler Wednesday for their sketch challenge Here
Looks easy enough but I got carried away
with my watercolour background using various
distress inks and a bit of bubble wrap.
I then had to go searching for paper to back my image.
Rummaged through my scraps and found some - phew!
My flower is from Marianne Designs
Sentiment - 49 and Market
Gems from my stash
Foam Squares and scoring.
- and there you have it.
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Going for 'GOLD' at The Mod Squad.

I have got the Christmas bug at present and I know
I need to get cracking so I decided to go for Gold
again over at The Mod Squad for their current challenge.
Details Here
I found that beautiful Heirloom Ornament
 amongst my Christmas stamps from Gina K Designs
and knew it would look amazing in Gold.
My card base is a metallic gold paper.
To back my ornament I went with
Tim Holtz Holiday Knit Stencil
using Texture Paste for depth.
I then added a red frame to highlight
the Christmas Sentiment which is also
from GKD and heat embossed on vellum.
Added my own ribbon and a few pearls to finish.
That's another Christmas Card done - but so many more to do
but before I go I will pop over to
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