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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my followers and friends who read this blog a very Merry Christmas



Saturday, December 15, 2018

Almost There!

I've just got a couple more to make tomorrow then the great Christmas card making extravaganza of 2018 will be over - the gold and silver mirri-card is starting to give me a headache!

Today I'm sharing with you a quick card I made for some of my friend to give to their Mams. The burgundy and gold makes a classic colour scheme but I'm also thinking this would look good in navy blue and silver....

These were so quick to make - everything is die-cut. I've layered 3 different sized snowflakes (Sue Wilson is the big die in dull gold, the middle one is Marianne designs in gold mirri-card and the smallest is a punch in silver mirri) and finished off with a gold pearl. The greeting is gold peel-offs which I've had since I first started card-making 12 years ago and die-cut letters.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Dies R Us 111 - anything Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers 224 - Christmas
Shopping Our Stash 384 - Tis the season
City Crafter 442 - snowflakes - SPOTLIGHT ARTIST

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

Silver and Gold Wreath

Back in my craft room after a wonderful pre-Christmas 8 day break in New York. It was so Christmassy and I even managed to do some crafty shopping! We found a Michaels while roaming around The Bronx (as you do) and I got some lovely dies and papers not readily available in this country.

Today's card is for a friend to give to her sister - the request was 'make it blingy'...

I have a box of 'special card and papers' that is often looked at and admired but very rarely used - there's some lovely muted silver and gold card in there that seemed perfect for this card.

I've used grey linen card for the base and the 'wreath' was cut from an unbranded die very similar to Stampin' Up's whirly dies. I added tiny star and heart dies and a tiny bow embellishment. Finally, an assortment of sparkly gems were randomly added. This was so quick to make I managed to make 5 in an hour to give to some of my girlfriends.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

CAS on Friday #147- Christmas card - TOP 3
Use Your Stuff Challenge #339 - silver and gold
Watercooler Wednesdays #199 - ag feminine - ROCKSTAR
Crafting By Designs - holiday ag 
Moving Along With The Times #86 - anything Christmas
Creative Knockouts #275 - Christmas Delight - WINNER
Muse Christmas Visions #114 - festive free-for-all

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