Sunday, 9 December 2018

Football Santa

I CASEd a card I made recently, but instead of traditional colours I used last time, this one is for a football fan with the little dachshund wearing the team kit of a blue and white quartered shirt. 
The little dog is made up with a Marianne set of dachshund die cuts and the patterned paper is from a Dovecraft paper pad, 'True Blue'.  The snowflake is a Memory Box 'Twilight Snowflake' die cut.  The dachshund is attached to the embossed panel with foam pads.  The little dog, star and embossed panel were all made with snippets, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Inkspirational Challenge #175 ~ Anything Christmas
That's Crafty Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #341 ~ Use Snippets
HLS December Christmas Challenge ~ Anything Goes + Optional Twist - Snow
HLS December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Snowmen Trio

For those who read my post HERE, I'm please to report that I helped my daughter's Girl Guides make 53 Christmas cards on Monday evening to take to the residents of the nursing home next week.  They all worked really hard to get them finished and even had time to draw some little pictures inside along with the beautifully written messages.

I spent yesterday writing all my Christmas cards and discovered that I had miscounted.  I had none left for our local neighbours, so today I made twelve of this design. 

I used a pre-coloured digi stamp from Beccy's Place, die cut with Memory Box a 'Stitched Square' die.  The sentiment is computer generated and I learnt something today.  I wanted to add some musical notes to the text and found out, using google, that if you press ALT on the keyboard and type 14 using the numeric keypad, up pops a pair of quavers!  It may be that everyone else knows this already, but I thought it was pretty cool!  For the background I used a Creative Expression 'Shimmering Stars' embossing folder.  So that's all my cards made and written for this year, with a few spares in case we receive one from someone I've forgotten. 

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Monday, 3 December 2018

Dachshund Santa

I ran a cardmaking workshop a couple of months ago for a group of non-crafty friends and the hostess for the evening has a miniature dachshund.  At the end of the evening, she commented that wouldn't it be great if you could make Christmas cards with a dachshund on.  Well, I took that as a challenge and by chance a week or two later I was in one of my favourite craft shops and there was a Marianne Design dachshund set of dies which just happened to fall in my basket!   I used the dies for my great nephew's birthday card here, but as the set included the dies to dress the dachshund up as Santa, I knew it would be perfect for my friend's Christmas card.
The assembled dachshund is attached to the embossed panel with foam pads to add dimension.  I'm not sure of the make of the embossing folder as there is nothing written on it.  The snowflake is one of the Memory Box ' Twilight Snowflakes' dies. 

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Plum Pudding

The last Crafty Calendar Challenge of 2018 begins today and the theme this month is 'It's Christmas Time'.  For my DT card, I made an easel card.

The image is an old wood mounted stamp, coloured with Promarkers. The plain green card was embossed with a Creative Expressions 'Frosty Swirls' e/f.  I added a panel across the front of the card, raised up on foam tape to add dimension, with a strip of the patterned paper along the top.  The holly leaves are punched, with tiny red holographic circles added for the berries.  A row of five gold Card Candi enable the easel part to stand up.

Here is a side view of the card.
This month we are generously sponsored by Lawn Fawn with a $25 Gift Voucher for the lucky, randomly drawn winner.

The challenge is open until the 28th December, so plenty of time to make a last minute Christmas card and enter the challenge.  Please pop over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge to see all the fabulous cards my teamies have made for inspiration.  Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful Christmas creations.   

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