Saturday 23 November 2019

Candy Canes & Plaid

I'm keeping it fairly simple with my Christmas crafting as I can get more done that way. This time I have used a sketch from the Power Poppy challenge. I don't use sketches often, but they do help a lot in moments when you're staring at the supplies wishing for inspiration to hit!
I've kept the background colours pretty neutral to let the colours of the candy canes pop ('Candy Cane Classic').  I usually colour these only red and white, but after doing a whole load in sepia for a friend, I wanted to do something more colourful.

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Kraft card
  • Plaid papers
  • Gems
  • X-Cut scalloped circle die
  • Ribbon
  • Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • ProMarkers - Holly, Lush Green, Green, Cardinal, Poppy, Red, Cool Grey 1-3, Pine, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Crimson, Berry Red, Lipstick Red, Black, Cool Grey 5
  • Prismacolor pencils - Black, Dark Green & Tuscan Red
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Wink of Stella - Clear

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

  1. Power Poppy - Sketch It Out!
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #465 ATG
  3. Crafting With An Attitude - #57 ATG
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Nov ATG
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #118 ATG
  6. I ♥ ProMarkers - #397 ATG

Tuesday 19 November 2019

A Little Surprise

It's that time of year when I'm kicking my Christmas crafting up a notch.  I have managed to make a few cards over the months, but as usual I leave most of it until this month. 
I've made a ton of cards lately, having had a couple of orders for them, so I thought I'd change things up and make some tags.  I had fun doing something a little different from what I normally do and made two tags together....the back one hides a surprise!!  The front tag features 'Wryn's Baubles' from Tiddly Inks.

Products used:
  • Kraft card
  • Black card
  • MME Sleigh Bells Ring designer paper
  • Merry Christmas die
  • Tag Die
  • Eyelet
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Twine
  • Liquid Pearls - Brass & White Opal
  • Stickles -Red
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - Gold & White
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Satin, Cocoa, Saddle Brown, Raw Sienna, Crimson, Poppy Red, Holly, Lush Green, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Black, Cool Grey 5, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Lemon, Soft Lime, Apple, Meadow Green & Warm Grey 1-4
  • Prismacolor - Dark Green, Dark Brown, Blush Pink & Crimson Red 

I added a bit of fun to the image with some polka dots

I continued the polka dot theme on the second tag

The second tag has a pocket for a gift card

I am entering my tags into the following challenges:

  1. Tiddly Inks - #231 Gift Tag Goodness
  2. The Corrosive Challenge - #11 ATG
  3. CRAFT Challenge - #535 Christmas
  4. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1946 ATG
  5. Your Scrapbook Place - November ATG
  6. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - #456 ATG

Friday 15 November 2019

Do You Believe? at Faery Ink

This week at the Faery Ink blog I am showcasing one of the gorgeous new images only available on Patreon. 'Spirit of the Holidays' will only be available this month, so grab her while you can.  
All the information on my card, plus a little extra via my blog post here.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

  1. I ♥ ProMarkers - #397 ATG
  2. Crafting With An Attitude - #57 ATG
  3. Crafts Galore Encore - #69 ATG
  4. Crafty Creations - #402 ATG
  5. Classic Design Team - #11 ATG
  6. Crafting By Designs - November ATG
  7. CCC Digi Creations - #109 Christmas
  8. Brown Sugar - #295 ATG

Friday 1 November 2019

All Treats, No Tricks at Faery Ink

Happy November! How was your Halloween?  This week I am sharing my treat bags from the Faery Ink swap last month.  More details and photos on my blog post here.

I am entering my treat bags into the following challenges:

  1. Brown Sugar - #295 ATG
  2. Simon Says Wednesday - ATG
  3. Power Poppy - Make It Spooktacular
  4. Passion For ProMarkers - WK517 Use Something Old (had the paper forever, lol)
  5. Classic Design Team Open - #11 ATG
  6. World Wide Open Design Team - #10 ATG
  7. TTCRD - WK 29 Oct ATG
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