Saturday, 4 December 2021

Christmas Skier

The December Crafty Calendar Challenge begins today with the theme 'Christmas'.  Our generous sponsor this month is LOTV.

Our sponsor kindly gave the DT digi stamps to work with and I chose to use Ski Jump.  I coloured the image with Promarkers, with some clear Wink of Stella on the snow to add some sparkle.  The patterned paper is from a paper pad I bought at a craft fair quite a few years ago and has tiny Christmas trees on it.  The snowflakes are Memory Box 'Twilight Snowflakes' die cuts. 

The Crafty Calendar Challenge ends on 28th December.  The DT have made some beautiful cards for inspiration, so please visit the blog to see what they have made.

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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Christmas and a Sunburst

A final card for Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Although it's December in Australia, it's still November in the UK and the challenge is still open.  The theme for the last day of November is 'Do What You Love'.  Well, I love to make personalised cards and this one will be going to a football fan who supports a team in blue and white.  (I would never send them a red and white card. 😉)  I made some similar cards HERE, but this time I changed the colour, the  embossing folder and added a die cut snowflake instead of a peel off tree.
 
The sentiment was die cut with a Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' die and the embossing was done with a Crafter's Companion 'Snowflakes' e/f.   I used silver glitter card for Memory Box 'Twilight Snowflakes' die cut.

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I've been meaning to try one of these sunburst cards for ages and finally got round to making one.  

The papers are all snippets from an old Dovecraft paper pad and the sentiment was a stamp from the Stampin' Up 'Humming Along' set, stamped with Versafine Clair 'Nocturne'.

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Monday, 29 November 2021

Z-Fold Card

Beccy's Month of Holidays Challenge is up to the letter Z, so I thought I'd use one of Beccy's images for the last letter.

The image is from the 'Finn and Molly' set of stamps, coloured with Promarkers.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the hat, hairband and dress to add some sparkle.   The patterned paper is from The Works and the green mats are glitter card.


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Sunday, 28 November 2021

Upcycling

I decided to upcycle some shop bought Christmas cards we received last year. Several months ago I die cut suitable card fronts using stitched square and rectangle dies to make them into toppers, then packed them away. Today I finally got round to making cards with the toppers. I added a few sentiments, Card Candi, glitter, silver mirror, matt gold and plain cardstock and a bit of Wink of Stella and embossing. These are the finished cards.










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