Thursday, 26 April 2018

MORE Christmas wishes at Crafting By Designs

~~~ 2nd post of two today ~~~

I am thrilled to be
Guest Designer

challenge

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I used the Tied Up With String digital stamp set from Beccy's Place to make four cards for this Christmas theme challenge.  It's a fabulous set of stamps that is filled with images and sentiments to mix and match.


Here are the two Merry Christmas cards with bunches of mistletoe.

These cards are 6 1/4" square.

I added sparkle to these mistletoe berries on this first card.



... and I added luscious pearls to these cards with mistletoe berries



You can read all about two candy cane Christmas cheer cards HERE
or click on the photo below

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for the

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Tied Up With String
Copic markers - mistletoe & merry - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - candy canes & Christmas - R22-24-27
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Kaisercraft - 12x12 weave cardstock - scarlet
Perfect Layers Rulers
Kaisercraft - white pearls
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Doris for inviting me to be
Guest Designer on the Crafting By Designs Challenge Blog
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Get ready for Christmas with Crafting By Designs

~~~ 1st post of two today ~~~

I am thrilled to be
Guest Designer

challenge

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I was thrilled to see the Christmas theme for this challenge.

I don't know about you but I usually have a last minute rush with my Christmas card making and struggle to get all my cards posted by my goal time of December 1st.  The last couple of years I have been making a few cards throughout the year and found that it has made my task of bringing Christmas cheer much easier.
That being said, it is a pleasure to have four Christmas cards to share with you.

Today I have used the Tied Up With String digital stamp from Beccy's Place,
a set of stamps that is filled with images and sentiments to mix and match.



All the cards started with the digital stamps on my Silhouette Cameo design mat.  Although they use the same stamp combos, the image sizes, placement and colouring are different, so they are all still one-of-a-kind.
I printed the image panels on A5 X-press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers then trimmed to size.  I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to mat each image panel.

Here are the candy canes filled with Christmas cheer.
These cards are 6 1/4" x 5 1/4"

... they're the same stamp combo but still different ...





... and here are the Merry Christmas cards with bunches of mistletoe.
These cards are 6 1/4" square.

... they're the same stamp combo but still different ...


I added sparkle to these mistletoe berries



and I added luscious pearls to these mistletoe berries



It feels great to add another four cards towards next Christmas.

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for the

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Placedigital stamp - Tied Up With String
Copic markers - mistletoe & merry - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - candy canes & Christmas - R22-24-27
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Kaisercraft - 12x12 weave cardstock - scarlet
Perfect Layers Rulers
Kaisercraft - white pearls
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Doris for inviting me to be
Guest Designer on the Crafting By Designs Challenge Blog
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

MORE . . . Singing Snowmen Christmas Wishes

~~~ 2nd post for today ~~~

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:

Polkadoodles
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Lemon Shortbread
Prize ~ 3 Digital images

OddBall Art Co.
Prize ~ 3 Digital images

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Today I have used the Kawaii Snowman ~ Silly Chilly Stan Image No. 138
digital stamp from Oddball Art Co., one of our generous sponsors this week,
to make a pair of sparkling CAS Christmas cards.



As soon as I saw this digital stamp I envisioned a pair of these cuties singing
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas", so I duplicated the image and flipped it over,
giving me two snowmen facing each other and singing together.
One card had a digital sentiment using the full chorus,
the other used a clear stamp using the title.

This post is all about the smaller card with just the song title as the sentiment.


I added the image to my Silhouette Cameo design mat, duplicated and flipped one over so that the 3" tall snowmen were facing each other.  I measured the sentiment stamp and spaced the snowmen to be a comfy distance apart then printed them on X-press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers and trimmed down to 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" for matting.
When I say "coloured with Copic markers", it did take quite a while to do it,
as I built up lots of layers of colour to give delicate dimension to the snowmen.

   

I added a strip of high tack double-sided tape to the edges of the black matting layer then burnished fine black glitter over it, giving a luscious sparkling velvet finish.  I added a touch of sparkle to the image panel by adding black glitter to the earmuffs too.  After adhering the image panel to the black glitter mat, I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to add a white layer then a delicate blue layer (rain, to match the snowmen) before adhering them to a matted card base.  (I made the card base from a sheet of heavy A4 cardstock, folded and trimmed to make a top fold card 7 1/2" x 5 1/2".)
My third Christmas card for 2018 is now complete.



Click HERE if you would like to learn about my other card or on the photo below

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Oddball Art Co. digital stamp - Kawaii Snowman ~ Silly Chilly Stan Image No. 138
Copic markers - snowman - "0" + C00-1-3 + B0000-000-00
Copic markers - nose - YR65-68
Copic markers - earmuffs - C1-3-5-7
Copic markers - music notes - R27 + YG63-67
Copic markers - scarf - light pink - R81-83-85
Copic markers - dark pink - R81-83-85 + C1-3
Copic markers - blue - B000-00 + C1-3
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Rain
heavy weight A4 smooth white cardstock (to make card bases)
MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Kaisercraft - clear stamp - Yuletide
scoreboard and embossing stylus
Perfect Layers Rulers
X-Press It - 6mm High Tack Double Sided Tape (to adhere glitter)
Martha Stewart - Onyx black glitter
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Oddball Art Co. for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #164 - Anything Goes at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Singing Snowmen Christmas Wishes with the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

~~~*~~~*~~~

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Polkadoodles
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Lemon Shortbread
Prize ~ 3 Digital images

OddBall Art Co.
Prize ~ 3 Digital images

~~~*~~~*~~~

Today I have used the Kawaii Snowman ~ Silly Chilly Stan Image No. 138
digital stamp from Oddball Art Co., one of our generous sponsors this week,
to make a pair of sparkling CAS Christmas cards.



As soon as I saw this digital stamp I envisioned a pair of these cuties singing
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas", so I duplicated the image and flipped it over,
giving me two snowmen facing each other and singing together.
One card had a digital sentiment using the full chorus,
the other used a clear stamp using the title.

This post is all about the wider card with the full chorus.


I added the image to my Silhouette Cameo design mat, duplicated and flipped one over so that they were facing each other.  The snowmen are 3" tall, so I put them on either edge of an A5 panel and typed the chorus of "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" between them.  I printed the image on X-press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers and trimmed down for matting.
When I say "coloured with Copic markers", it did take quite a while to do it,
as I built up lots of layers of colour to give delicate dimension to the snowmen.

   

I added a strip of high tack double-sided tape to the edges of the black matting layer then burnished fine black glitter over it, giving a luscious sparkling velvet finish.  I added a touch of sparkle to the image panel by adding black glitter to the earmuffs too.  I scored a sheet of heavy A4 cardstock, folded and trimmed to make a top fold card 8 1/4" x 5 1/4".  I adhered the layers to the card base and my second Christmas card for 2018 was done.



Click HERE if you would like to learn about my other card or on the photo below

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

~~~*~~~*~~~

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Oddball Art Co. digital stamp - Kawaii Snowman ~ Silly Chilly Stan Image No. 138
Copic markers - snowman - "0" + C00-1-3 + B0000-000-00
Copic markers - nose - YR65-68
Copic markers - earmuffs - C1-3-5-7
Copic markers - music notes - R27 + YG63-67
Copic markers - scarf - light pink - R81-83-85
Copic markers - dark pink - R81-83-85 + C1-3
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
heavy weight A4 smooth white cardstock (to make card bases)
scoreboard and embossing stylus
X-Press It - 6mm High Tack Double Sided Tape (to adhere glitter)
Martha Stewart - Onyx black glitter
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

~~~*~~~*~~~
Sending a big Thank You to Oddball Art Co. for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #164 - Anything Goes at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Friday, 20 April 2018

Keeping it CAS with the Crafty Catz

yes, you read it right, the

I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer for April with the Crafty Catz.

This week the team has shared projects to inspire you to get creative for


sponsored by

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Today I have used the pretty Daisy Window digital stamp by A Day For Daisies, the generous challenge sponsor this week, to create some CAS cards.



I decided to make my image panels to fit on 5" x 7" card bases, so I sized the image on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, added a Get Well Soon sentiment, printed on A5 X-press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  Each card is coloured differently.  I trimmed the image panels and adhered to the card bases so that they all had a slightly different black border visible.





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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
at the
Crafty Catz

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - daisies - Y04-06-0817-38
Copic markers - foliage & flourishes - YG03-17-25
Copic markers - background - B0000-000
sentiment - Carvino font
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere image panel to card base

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Sending a big Thank You to A Day For Daisies for sponsoring Challenge 413 - Anything Goes optional CAS - Clean And Simple at the Crafty Catz and to the team at the Crafty Catz for inviting me to be Guest Designer.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):