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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27 comments:

  1. Great card with a wonderful embossing folder!
    I love these singing snowmen, I also have that digi from Beccy. I think I have to try this computer trick to get notes. Thank you for telling, Liz!
    Hugs, Liv

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  2. Very well done with the Girl Guides card making session, oh to be a GG again. Worst nightmare thinking you have finished and then finding you haven't.
    This is a really lovely card with a super EF and a cute fun image.

    Kath x

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  3. Love Beccy's images and this one is no exception! Great for batch making as you say. x

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  4. Very cute CAS, love the image and the embossing!

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  5. Congratulations Liz, 53 cards is an amazing effort... you all must have worked very hard! I'm sure the nursing home residents were thrilled to receive such lovely gifts from the girls. Good on you for helping your daughter out, I'm sure they all appreciated it.
    Your card today is lovely and has given me some more inspiration. I've also discovered I'm a few cards short this year so I'll be needing something fairly quick and easy to make, and I love this design. The embossed background looks wonderful and the stitched border just helps to finish it off nicely.
    Thanks for the tip about the quavers Liz, I didn't know that either!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  6. Congrats Liz on the achievement of making 53 cards for your daughter's Girl Guides.
    Donating them to the nursing home appeals to me as that is what I do every year. Bundle up my cards of all sorts for them to sell at their fundraising days.
    Love your posting card here and the snowmen look fabulous.x

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  7. I never knew that trick about quavers, but thanks for sharing! Fun card, love the embossing!

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  8. What a great total of cards that the guides managed to make Liz and I'm sure they were really appreciated, and wonderful that you have finished your own cards too. I'm afraid I will still be making for a while yet but have been so busy that I have fallen behind. x

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  9. I'm so glad all went well with making the 53 cards for your daughter's Girl Guides!! This card is so adorable!! I love the star embossing and the adorable singing snowmen!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Well done on the Guides evening and also on the batch making of this lovely card. I know how to get ALT and the numeric keypad to do ¼ and ½ (I use them a lot when writing recipes) but I had no idea it did musical notes too. ♫ ♫ ♫

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  11. How wonderful you were the inspiration for those cards Liz, I bet they were received with joy. Love this card and what a great find about the quaver! I certainly didn't know that one.
    Faith
    x

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  12. You must all have worked hard to achieve 53 cards for such a worthwhile cause, love these cheery snowmen great CAS card

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  13. Great job making all those cards. And I love singing snowmen.

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  14. Fabulous card and image, love the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Emma

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  15. So good these CAS-cards with texture that you make! And the snowmanimage is a fun one again! Hugs, Gerrina

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  16. What a fun little card - love the little notes! Good for you getting everything done!

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  17. A super card Liz, I love your cute singing snowmen.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  18. A lovely card and I'm really impressed you have made so many cards - I'm woefully behind on my total at the moment.
    Kath x

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  19. No I didn't know that about ALT and 14 and thank you for sharing x
    Well done you and the girl guides in making so many cards and don't you just love hand crafted cards?
    Such a fun card you've made, love the image and the texture on the white background.
    Hope you have enough cards now x.

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  20. Ok... you've just reminded me that I haven't done my 'neighbours batch' of cards, so I'd better get thinking about them lol. Fab snowmen and a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  21. Fabulous card Liz, love the design.
    Pam x

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  22. A fantastic card Liz, well done for managing to make 12 of them too. I have realised that I have miss counted too but am not sure by how many.

    Sue xx

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  23. This is a cute card and I love the singing snowmen. I just discovered three people I left off my list and now will add a few more cards. Or you get a card from someone you didn't expect to and need to add them too.

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  24. such a beautiful card. lovely design
    greeting- evi erlinda

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  25. Well done to you and the Guides on a brilliant achievement! I'm sure the Home will be very grateful. Love your creation - I don't know how you can batch make so many at one time! Shabneez x

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  26. Great card Liz, thanks for that music note tip!

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  27. A great card, I love the embossed background. Thanks for the ALT +14 tip, learn something every day. Thanks for accepting our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

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