Thursday, 14 December 2017

a2z Scrapbooking - December 14th blog post

WOW! Can't believe that it's almost Christmas. There is so much to do - yikes, I'd better get moving!

I have another Christmas card for the blog at a2z Scrapbooking

I have to say that the MISTI definitely it easier to stamp this card. Being able to line up the stamps using the MISTI, made this card do-able. If I was using an acrylic block and had to line up the images, I wouldn't have chosen such a pattern of repeat stamping because I know, I would have messed it up. I used Hero Arts CM186 Color Layering Joy Message for this card. I stamped the outline JOY using Hero Arts Field Greens ink. For contract, I used Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink for the solid JOY and the little berries. The card is pretty much a one-layer card, except for the strip of glittery silver cardstock for a bit of sparkle.

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

{Growing in Unity} Girl - WINNERS!

Congratulations to the two winners who commented on my blog during my week as a {Growing in Unity} Girl.

Sharon Foulk1 December 2017 at 11:35

Angie M30 November 2017 at 16:13

Please contact me at with your mailing information, so I can have Unity Stamps send out your grab bag.

Happy Stampin'

STAMPlorations CAS - December Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at STAMPlorations CAS

Here's my card

I started by using STAMPlorations In Bloom: Radiant Roses stamp set with Versamark and gold embossing powder on vellum which I heat set. I added colour with Copics on the reverse side. I also added the sentiment, which was gold embossed from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set. To adhere the vellum to the card base, I used small glue dots in the corners and covered them with faux pearls to complete the card.

We'd love to see what you create keeping to our theme of CAS (Clean and Simple) with the optional color twist of gold. 

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #46

I hope your Christmas "to do" list includes making some Christmas cards because we'd love for you to join us at The Merry Christmas Challenge where our challenge is always

Anything Goes + Christmas

Here's my card. I hope that it inspires you to create something too.

I started by stamping the sentiment from Simon Says STAMP Peace on Earth stamp set in the center of the card panel. I embellished around the sentiment with Christmas symbols, using Catherine Pooler's Candy Cane Lane stamp set and Hero Arts Pale Tomato and Field Greens inks. I matted on grey cardstock (because I couldn't match the green or red- LOL!). 

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #241

It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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Isn't this a sketch with multiple possibilities? As Christmas is approaching, I thought about creating a Christmas card. Here's my card

I used gold embossing powder and snowflake stamps from CASual Fridays Snowy Sayings and Catherine Pooler's Bring on the Snowflakes stamp sets. Also, I gold embossed the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock, which I matted with gold cardstock. I die cut a snowflake using the Simon Says STAMP Maryanne Snowflake die. I finished the card by adding a rhinestone in the centre of the snowflake.

We'd love for you to join us. What will you create with this week's sketch?

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Friday, 1 December 2017

{Growing in Unity} Girl ~ Day 5

SO super excited to be a {Growing in Unity} Girl on Facebook for the Unity Stamp Company, this week. I can't believe that my week is already over. This is the last of my five cards for this week, as a {Growing in Unity} Girl.

Here's my card for today.

I was inspired by the upcoming Christmas season and the super cute Unity Stamp's Small Stuff Christmas {itty bitty} stamp set. I thought of Charlie Brown and his Christmas card when I saw this stamp. I inked the stamp with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and spritzed the stamp a couple of times with water for a watercolour effect. I matted the stamped panel with some kraft cardstock and added the sentiment to the cardbase. Doesn't this card remind you of simpler times when we didn't need miles of flashing lights programmed to music but rather a single ornament? It's a chance to remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Unity Stamps will be giving out grabs bags of 25 stamps to two random people who comment on my {Growing in Unity} posts, this week. 

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House of Cards - December Blog Hop

Whoa - how did it get to be December already. Wasn't it just summer? Yikes - I have so much to do before Christmas. This is CRA-ZEE!

The challenge this month at House of Cards is this photo of a decorated Christmas tree. We'd  love for you to show us how you're inspired by this beautiful Christmas tree.

We have prizes - thanks to our generous sponsors

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

Prize: $10 gift card!

Prize: $10 gift card!

Prize: Choice of one digi stamp set!

Here's my card

I started with the Stitched Season's Greetings Digital Stamp Set from MHK Desings, which is one of our blog hop sponsors. I was inspired by the shimmer and sparkle of the Christmas ornaments and the red and silver colours on the photo. I printed the sprig of holly onto 100 lb cardstock. I added the colour and shimmer using Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors watercolours and a water brush. 

I printed the sentiment onto cardstock and used a silver pen for additional shimmer. The sentiment banner and card panel were matted with silver cardstock. 

For the blog hop, you should have arrived from Shirley. Next stop on the blog hop is Susan. For the entire blog hop list, check the House of Cards blog.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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