January 13, 2018

Delightful decorations colour challenge …

Hi and welcome to my blog. The Christmas lights may be down and the decorations tidied away for another year, but we would love you to join in our current challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown as it’s never too early to start making your holiday cards!

This week is a colour challenge.  As soon as I saw these colours together I thought of a card we made at a Stampin’ Up event a few years ago.  I decided to case it, changing up the colours to fit the challenge and use different stamp sets, so chose Delightful Decorations and Four the Holidays (both retired)

I have no idea whose original idea the card was but I still really like it, even after all this time. One thing I did realise is I need to buy a new cherry cobbler ink pad as mine has gone terribly dry.  Still, I kinda liked the faded stamped image as it seemed to add to the overall distressed look. What I wasn’t so happy about was the stamped sentiment – I used whisper white ink first, but that ink pad too is very dry, so I had to over-stamp in versamark and heat emboss with white embossing power so I could see the sentiment. I was hoping it would still look OK, but to me it just looks blurred.  I decided to leave it as it was and to learn my lesson – test stamp on scrap paper first before committing to my card, or don’t leave my sentiment until last!  

I hope you’ve been inspired to come join in and share your lovely cards with us.  The Design Team girls have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do drop by to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and join the fun. 

It’s great to hear from you, so feel free to leave a message.

Thanks for dropping by today

 

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December 26, 2017

Vintage Christmas card …

Merry Christmas to you! I hope you’ve had a wonderful time and are enjoying the festivities.

I don’t know about you, but if you’re anything like me, after a few days away from my craft room, I’m itching to get out my inks and tools and get creative again. So, if you’re looking for something to make, we would love you to join our current challenge at the Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog – it’s never too early to start making your holiday cards!

You can pick any previous challenge from 2012 or 2013 and have until the end of December to share your beautiful creations. 

I made a vintage style card, going right right back to September 2012 to choose a colour challenge…

Vintage Christmas card

I hope you’re inspired to come join us.  There are lots of lovelies who have been sharing their beautiful art work on the blog.  It would be wonderful to reach 100+ entries – what a great end to the year that would be! The Design Team girls have also created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop by the Christmas Card Throwdown blog and take a look. 

We also have some changes coming up in the New Year, so watch this space for some exciting news …

It’s great to hear from you, so please feel free to leave me a message and let me know if you like my card. 

Thanks for dropping by today

 

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