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June 12, 2021

Sizzix Christmas Deer

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog.

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this month is to use grey, gold and black – rather an unusual combination, and not one I would have thought of myself to use, but I love how my card turned out…

I started by cutting the base card in smoky slate to make a 5.5″ square card…

Next I added a layer of patterned paper from the Snowberry collection by the Lovely Studio, which has these pretty snowflakes in soft grey. I stamped the bold greeting, from the Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin Up, directly onto the paper in VersaFine Clair black ink, using my Misti stamping tool for perfect placement.  I love this ink – it’s so juicy, stamps beautifully and doesn’t stain my stamps – perfect!  It’s easy clean up too – just water and a good scrub on my stampin’ scrub and done!

I die cut two christmas deer by Sizzix, one in black and one in brushed gold, and layered them together, off-setting the black one just a little to create a shadow, and popped up with foam adhesive, adding a little dimension…

Finally, a sprinkle of gem stones to finish.  I didn’t have any black gems so used a black alcohol marker to colour the brown ones I had – worked brilliantly!

It pushed me out of my comfort zone using this unusual colour combination, but I really enjoyed experimenting and seeing what worked together, and I love the end result.

I hope you’ve been inspired, and that you will join in the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend

June 5, 2021

Lovely Llama Christmas

Welcome to my crafting corner – I’m glad you visited.  I’m happy to share my card for today’s sketch challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This fun digi stamp is by The Lovely Studio, and the patterned paper too, which I absolutely love.

I used melon mambo, certainly celery, pink pirouette and sahara sand Stampin write marker pens to add colour, and a pencil for the shadow.

Strips of melon mambo card matched the paper and gave the card a real pop of colour.

Finally, a die cut snowflake completed the sketch.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join our challenge. Do visit 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where the creative team and our guest designer this week – Chrissie, creator of the Less is More challenge – have created fabulous examples for you.

Have a lovely weekend

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