June 24, 2017

Punch art nutcracker …

Hello and welcome to my blog.

It’s been a while, but I am delighted to be joining the lovely ladies over at the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog this week with their wonderful nutcracker challenge, and you still have time to join them too. It doesn’t matter how many stamps sets I own (and I have quite a few!), there always seems to be an occasion when I don’t have anything suitable, and when that happens, I turn to punch art to fulfil the brief …

I am lucky to own quite a library of Stampin’ Up punches, some new, some retired, but all really useful for making this cute little guy.  How many different punches do you think I used?

Inking the edges of the cardstock really brought him to life – what do you think? I popped him up on dimensionals and put him centre stage. I thought there was enough going on on the outside of the card so stamped the sentiment on the inside.

I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look.

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December 3, 2016

A Christmas landscape …

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, you can choose from any challenge from 2016.  I decided to make my card following the June’s theme challenge as I missed it the first time round.  I had fun putting together this modern take on a Christmas landscape …

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I used scraps and snippets of card and paper from my stash for the trees, and punched snowflakes from whisper white card, then covered them with blue glitter. 

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The sentiment is from the Endless Wishes stamp set by Stampin’ Up.

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I was really pleased how the card turned out – I hope you like it.  The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you.  We’ll be announcing our new Design Team members soon too, so do pop by the challenge.

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