Thursday, 27 November 2014

Day Fourteen - Christmas Symbols

There are a lot of Christmas symbols that I could choose from.  For this card, I decided to use a Christmas pudding image:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Fourteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used a patterned paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers and then accented with Stickles.  I matted with glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I used the same glitter cardstock to die-cut a holly embellishment which I further embellished with a gold glitter dome.

Day 25 - Baubles

I used an image in three different sizes and then die-cut using a bauble shaped die.  I'm thrilled with how this turned out.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 25
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
CHNC - Getting Ready For Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/chnc-challenge-204-getting-ready-for.html

I used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME for the background.  The image is one from Beccy's Place which I re-sized into three different sizes.  I then used a set of Spellbinders bauble dies to cut out and emboss each image.  I coloured each bauble in the embossed area with copic markers B000, Y000 and G000.  I then added Liquid Pearls to the berries to represent leaf-less Mistletoe!  I added some twine to hang each bauble and embellished the corners of the card with Liquid Pearls.

Day Eighteen - Distress Inks

The stamp is inked with Distress Ink and then I moved the ink around to get the lighter shades.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Eighteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the card.  The image has been stamped using a rubber stamp (brand unknown) and Distress Ink - Crushed Olive.  I die-cut the image using a Nellies Multi-Frame die.  The sentiment is from Beccy's Place and die-cut using a Spellbinders die.  I also die-cut a bell embellishment using textured cardstock and a Memory Box die.  I added the cut out pieces of holly to the sentiment along with some dots of Liquid Pearls.

Day Nineteen - Get Inspired

I am not on Pinterest but I did manage to view a couple of cards before it asked for a login!  One immediately gave me some inspiration and with some searching I managed to find it on a blog!
The blog is called King's on Paddington.

Here is my take on that card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Nineteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Completely Christmas - Embossing
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/completely-christmas-challenge-39.html
Vandicrafts - Anything Goes
http://vandicrafts.com/vandicrafts-artistry-challenge-18-anything-goes/

I used some gold cardstock and white cardstock for this card.  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using an embossing folder.  The edging on the gold cardstock has been done with a Martha Stewart punch.  The image is from Beccy's Place and coloured with copic marker C7. 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Traditional Christmas

I don't seem to use traditional colours for Christmas as much recently - although nearly all my Christmas papers are in traditional colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Traditional Christmas
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/traditional-christmas-team-b-delicious.html
PINspirational Challenge - Christmas
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/pinspirational-challenge-129.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  I added some Christmassy mesh ribbon over the top.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with textured green cardstock.  I also added some green bling.

Leaves in the Jungle

I decided to use more fern type leaves for this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Watch It Fall
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/dtbst-256-watch-it-fall.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Tag It
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-112.html

The paper is from a paper pad by DCWV.  The image is Jungle Jane from Sassy Studio Designs.  I coloured her with copic markers and then cut into a die shape.  The embellishments are Memory Box dies.

Day 22 - Foliage Stamps

This is something that I had never tried before but by following the tutorial I achieved something I didn't initially think I would be able to!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 22
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Winter Wonderland - Include a sentiment
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/lets-get-sentimental.html

I have used a shiny paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The matting is textured cardstock from DCWV.  I used a tiny acrylic stamp from a company called Grant and three colours of Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Pine Needles.  The sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  I also added three olive green coloured pearls.