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Friday, 24 November 2017

Sydney Santa Summer

Hello again,

Well I’m still making some more of my Christmas cards, as I haven’t made anywhere near enough, knowing that Mum had requested extra Aussie Christmas cards for our UK relatives I printed out four Aussie Santas from Make it Crafty on both plain paper and card, then paper pieced the singlet and shorts from my Christmas scrap bag before recreating the Sydney harbour I made on this card here using up more paper and card scraps to form the scene.

I used my spray inks to create the sky and water on separate pieces of card and watercolour paper the ocean turning a little greener than intended, but still looks ok.

These two cards were finished off with some 3D Crystalina Kindy glitz to the waves and the edge of the sand before I popped Santa up on foam to add dimension. Sentiment was added using clear embossing ink and some black embossing powder.

Here are the two Sydney Santa cards:-

What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank (12.6 x 17.8cm)
London Blue and Cut grass ink spray-Dylusions
White card 
Sights of Sydney Die Ultimate Crafts
Scrap card and papers
Kaisercraft Base Coat papers
Wink of Stella Clear (added to Santa’s beard) 
Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils
Kindy Glitz 3D Crystalina 
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, Double sided sheet, foam dots
Stamps- Magazine Freebies
WOW! Ebony embossing powder
Ranger Clear Embossing ink pad

I would like to enter these cards in:-
Southern Girls Challenge Lets get inky (inky sky and ocean)
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes
Crafting by Design Get ready for Christmas November edition
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge November- Optional Tag

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas Link up optional theme Star Struck

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Have a wonderful week

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

LPoCF #70 Beary Merry Christmas

Hello again,

Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and as always the challenge is Anything Goes, so come along and join us with whatever you have been working on, we would love to see what you have been doing, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight offering a lovely prize to two winners…

Prize 2 Packs from the store

Prize 2 Images

I was given a very cute little Winter Bear out feeding little birds from our sponsor AMB Illustrations called Merry Beary Bear, I knew what patterned papers I wanted to use and coloured the little bear in colours to suit, adding some Fairy Crystal glitter paint to the ground and some dotted around the little bear. I cut the 15cm square paper diagonally to cover the front of a 13cm square card blank with a small misalignment in one corner. I found some scrap card to die cut the flourish and poinsettia in my bits box, cutting the flourish up into three pieces to fan it out hiding the cuts behind the poinsettia which I made up and allowed to dry out before adding to the card. A tiny sentiment from a Kaisercraft set called ‘Home for Christmas’ to finish the card off.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 13cm square card blank
Faber-Castell Pencils
Papers from stash, Magazine freebies two different packs
Gold, red, green and yellow card scraps
MFT Flourish die small
Marianne Design die Poinsettia
CCD Cross Stitched Oval die
Glitter paint-Crystalina
Adhesives:- double sided tape, PVA glue and foam tape
Sentiment Kaisercraft ‘Home for Christmas’ clear stamp

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Have a wonderful week…


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Elephant Wishes

Hello again,

Hope you are all well, I'm still working my way through my Christmas cards,  should probably count them to see how much further Ive got to go and maybe plan some batch makes, today my card features a super cute little Elephant from Digi Stamp Boutique called Christmas Edwin and Hetty

I found some card blanks online from South Australian company Blue Edge Crafts that are almost the same as the C7 card blank with the fold along the narrow side, nice for a change and they had super cheap deal on the new year calendar blanks, so a few extra card blanks for my stash, started my last pack of 50 last month…. Hope to pick some up at the craft show although sometimes cheaper bought online…

I dug through some of my patterned papers from magazines and found this non Christmas set that I think works well with the image. I added Kindy glitz to the elephants hat before die-cutting with a CCD set not realising that I had picked up the 3D version, so while the glitter sparkles, some parts appear less glossy than others.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White card blank 12.5x 17.4cm
Magazine Freebie papers
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
CCD Pin dot rectangles
Kindy Glitz Crystalina 3D
Bella! Bling
Clear embossing ink
Metallic Silver Fine embossing powder
Free Sentiment Stamp 

I would like to enter this card in:-

Wow, I think that is a record for me entering my cards...

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Have a wonderful week...

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