November 5, 2022

More holiday decorations

Hello and welcome.

It’s a brand new month and we have a new hostess over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  As always, the first challenge of the month is a sketch.  Here’s my take on it …

The Christmas lights dies by Spellbinders are just gorgeous.  I cut the lights in melon mambo, pink pirouette and granny apple green card, all by Stampin Up, and adhered them to plain white card to show the highlights.  The tops of the lights and the string were cut from silver card by Sizzix.

I matted and layered Christmas dsp from my stash and pool party card and popped this up with foam tape onto a 6″ square white base card.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

Finally, I added crystal effects by Stampin Up to the lights to give them a shiny look.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. We also have a Design Team call out, so if you fancy being part of our wonderful design team, hop on over to the blog to learn more.

Enjoy your weekend

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


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