CRAFT challenge – #615

The sponsor for this challenge is Sweet n Sassy and the theme is Christmas – non traditional colours. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The cute little mouse snuggled up into the hat was coloured with Chameleon pens and then given a bit of glitz and glam by adding glimmer powder. I cut the image out on my scan n cut and then worked on the background. I took my card blank and stamped in a versamark clear and added pink embossing powder. I then added some more glimmer dust into the winter themed background border stamp.

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CRAFT challenge #539 – Christmas

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This is the last challenge of 2019, and also the last challenge of the decade! I’ve used a combination of techniques for this card, and the plan didn’t start out that way it just evolved! So there’s the cute digital image, there’s stamping and inking, there’s die cutting, there’s even a peel off strip and some glitter on top of a 2-way glue pen.

Firstly I coloured the image with some alcohol markers. I think used a 2-way glue pen to cover the hat brim and the Pom Pom and covered these in glitter. I then die cut the image to make a topped and inked around the edge with some distress oxide ink. With the same ink I stamped snowflakes onto the card blank. I stuff an off cut of a First Edition paper onto the left hand side of the card and cut this to follow the scallops around the card base.

Where the edge of this met the snowflake stamping I added a black glitter peel off strip. Onto a spare piece of card I stamped 3 baubles which I coloured with the distress oxide ink, and glittered the pattern on them. Onto the base card I stamped the hanging strings and stuck the baubles at the bottom of each string. The topper image was stuck below these and the pink glittery die cut was stuck towards the left along with 3 gems. Finally in the bottom right hand corner I stamped a sentiment.

I hope that everyone has a happy festive break and that 2020 brings you all that you wish for.

Dream Valley Challenge #206 – Christmas in July

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For this challenge I’ve chosen to use a tattered lace cutting file. I’ve been looking at this file for a while so it was great to have an excuse to use it. My mums favourite bird is a robin and I love them too. This file just gives a crafty twist to the robin.

In the background I’ve stamped with a couple of festive sprigs in two tones of green, and also on the side with a festive word stamp. I love this stamp as it’s simple, but looks great.

I’m entering this into: PIP challenge 1930 – Wings

#509 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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I love this fun and quirky image of an elf riding along on a bauble!

I bought this tattered lace snow globe a little while ago, but haven’t really used it before, though I cut the snow globe out and it’s been sitting on my craft table awaiting a project. Does that sound familiar to others out there?

I love the effect of die cut snowflakes on a plain background too, though this time the white on white didn’t look right so I found a piece of card that I’d mopped up some blue ink with to create a subtle mottled blue background and used this to die cut the snowflakes. I’m pleased with the subtle effect the snowflakes give to the background without overpowering the main focus of the card.

The snow globe image is coloured with Chameleon pens, and the snowflake at the base of the bauble and the top of the bauble are done with a two way glue pens and some mixed gold and silver leaf. To emphasize the snow layers on the ground I’ve used some stickles. I then die cut the bottom of the bauble in white and fussy cut the tag part so the I could stamp a sentiment, and attach this with brads.

I hope you like the card!

#482 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and the theme is Christmas! The year is certainly going much quicker than expected. So many things I would still like to accomplish!

This cute image is ‘Snow Angel’. I chose to put her in amongst the snowflakes and give the card a feminine feel. I die cut a whole lot of snowflakes and arranged them on the top layer which I raised just slightly on foam pads. I coloured the second layer snowflakes a subtle pink and let these peep out from below. Around each of the layers these is also a slight glittered pink border and to finish off I added a few gems to the centre of the snowflakes and a simple sentiment.

I wonder if we will get any snow this year?