Archive for ‘Christmas’

October 22, 2022

Pretty pines

Hello and welcome.

So happy to be joining the lovely ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown again this week, with Majda’s last challenge for October.  This is a fun tic-tac-toe challenge, so there are lots of options to choose from.  I chose the bottom row of the tic-tac-toe board – die cut, deer and embossing…

I love the deep embossing of the 3D textured impressions embossing folder, Christmas tree pattern by Sizzix – so Christmassey…

I had a selection of Christmas greenery, die cut from various shades of green.  I sponged ink to the edges of some, and used markers to add shading to the centre of others.

I played around with the die cuts until I was happy with the arrangement and adhered them to the die cut ovals.

I challenged myself further to use only things from my scrap box on my desk.  These were all bits and bobs from past projects that had gone unused… until now. I’m really happy with how it turn out.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we’d love to see your beautiful cards.

Enjoy your weekend


October 15, 2022

Christmas critters

Another fun challenge set by Majda this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – this time to use Christmas critters on a card.

I had the pleasure of attending the craft event at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight last weekend. It was so nice to see lots of craft companies there.  I fell in love with this Mama Elephant stamp set called ‘penguins go skating’…

I stamped these cuties on white card and used alcohol markers to colour and shade, and die cut with the matching dies.

For the background, I added ink onto coated card using my brayer in marina mist and wisteria wonder inks until I got a nice blend.  I added splashes of white acrylic paint for snow, and once dry, stamped tiny snowflakes from the same stamp set in white craft ink in a random pattern over the background.

Once the paint was dry, I stamped the greeting, from the ‘jolly and merry’ stamp set, also by Mama Elephant, using my Misti stamping tool to line it up, then heat embossed using clear embossing ink by Stampin Up.  I added a white panel to the bottom, die cut with a stitched edging die to form a snowy hill.

I popped up the panel on foam tape onto a 6 inch square base card, and adhered the penguins using stampin dimensionals.

I just love how cute these little Mama Elephant images. I treated myself to some more of their stamps and dies too, so I’m excited to be back to crafting again.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join in the challenge this week, the design team at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown would love to see what you make.

Have a good weekend

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