Friday 27 December 2019

Monday 23 December 2019

Sunday 22 December 2019

Christmas Spice

Christmas may only be a few days away, but I'm still making cards!  Doesn't hurt to get a head start on for next year ;).

I just couldn't resist the 'Spiced Orange Pomander' image from Power Poppy.  It brings back memories of home when my Mum used to make these for Christmas.  I've done a couple myself; kinda hurts after a while pushing all the cloves in.  I've also used 'Big 'Ol Bow' for a gift tag.

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Cardstock
  • Plaid designer paper
  • Gold ribbon
  • Sequins
  • Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - Spun Gold
  • ProMarkers - 
    • Spiced Orange Pomander - Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Gold, Amber, Burnt Sienna, Umber, Meadow Green, Ivory, Forest Green, Marsh Green, Pear, Burgundy, Poppy, Red, Lipstick Red, Burnt Orange & Cool Grey 1
    • Big 'Ol Bow - Burgundy, Poppy, Red, Lipstick Red, Holly, Lush Green & Green

I am entering my card & tag into the following challenges:
  1. Power Poppy - Mad About Plaid!
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #469 ATG
  3. Crafty Creations - #404 ATG
  4. Allsorts - WK551/2 ATG

Friday 13 December 2019

Sunday 8 December 2019

Sweet Christmas Joy

It's been all things Christmas for me lately, although I do have lots of birthdays this month. The life of a crafter, lol. 
Today I am sharing a simple but fun Christmas card combining two images from Tiddly Inks - 'Christmas Mantle' & 'Sweet Dreams Molly'.  
I usually use 3D foam pads to add a fussy-cut character to a background but I wanted her to stand out a bit more, so I used folded card strips. This also gives some movement to the character.

Products used:

  • Card blank
  • Cardstock
  • ProMarkers - 
    • Christmas Mantle - Henna, Burgundy, Burnt Sienna, Chestnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Walnut, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Pumpkin, Black, Cool Grey 1-3, Pine, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Apple, Crimson, Poppy, Red, Cool Grey 4 & 5, Holly, Lush Green & Champagne
    • Sweet Dreams Molly - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Ivory, Crimson, Poppy, Red, Cool Grey 1 & 2, Pine, Forest, Apple, Chestnut, Saddle Brown, Sandstone & Champagne
First, here are the images after colouring:

And here is the finished card:

It's hard to tell how much she stands out in the above photo, so here's a couple of other views:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Tiddly Inks - #Challenge 232.....Ding Dong DT call...our last challenge...
  2. I ♥ ProMarkers - #399 ATG
  3. Crafting With An Attitude - #58 ATG
  4. Simon Says Wednesday - Traditional Christmas
  5. Colour Crazy - WK48 ATG
  6. Brown Sugar - #296 ATG

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