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Woodware Birthday Grid meets Distress Oxides

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My first post for 2019 and I'm sharing a card made with some new purchases ... I've finally bought some Distress Oxides so had a play and created an inky background.  Using three colours (spiced marmalade, cracked pistachio & squeezed lemonade) I decided to do a combination of inking on and through a stencil mask with a bit of water spritzing as well.  I quite like that the colours stay on top of each other without affecting the colours underneath and it's definitely a lovely chalky finish.
Another new purchase was the Woodware birthday grid stamp by Jane Gill, I do like the grid arrangement of all the sentiments leaving two spaces so you can add other images to suit.  I've added social media type die cuts as this is a card for a male who's always on his mobile phone 😊.  Final touch was randomly stamping a filmstrip down one side and adding #smile in the corner.
I've used - 5x7 white card base Distress Oxide Inks on Clarity Stencil Card That Special Touch Mic…

Final Christmas Cards

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Just a quick post to share the last 6 cards I made for the A-Z Daily Christmas Challenge with fellow crafters over on docrafts.  Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Z is for Zentangle dangles - everything I’ve hand drawn except for ‘December 25’ which are stamps, coloured with promarkers (gold/purple/lime green) on a 13.5 cm sq white card base.  I've even included the little town of Bethlehem with a star above.

V is for Vintage - A6 cream card base with purple matts, overstamped in silver EP on patterned paper that is as near vintage as I could get with a poinsettia stamp from See-D’s Traditional Christmas set coloured with purple promarker, mag freebie ‘Let it Snow’ snowflake frame stamp.

W is for Winter Wishes - Quick A6 card using Xcut Winter Wishes cut & emboss folder with cream metallic linen cardstock backed with Pippinwood animals & snowman image.

X is for Xmas - A6 white card base, mag freebie entwined holly EF, Penny Black mouse stamp having fun on a lamppost from …

Festive Makes for Christmas

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Just sharing four more festive makes in the recent A-Z Daily Christmas Challenge series with fellow crafters over on docrafts.
Q for Quilling ... I actually made this back in August when the weather was hot it's now hanging on our decorated Christmas tree ... 3" diameter with adhesive pearls on each side in the centre.

P for Penguin ... various die cuts on a pre-printed snowy scene ... promarkers were used to colour the penguin and I placed him to look like he was hopping out of the snow globe.


R for Rooftops ... I used a ‘Santa across the Rooftops’ cut & emboss folder and backed the moon & stars with glitter paper and window lights in a warm gold colour.


S for Stockings ... found a 'Twas the night before Christmas verse stamp which of course mentions stockings and a mouse!

I've used - 5x7 &13.5cm sqcard bases Various mag freebies - papers, stamps & dies Gifted die cut Xcut cut and emboss folder Xcut adhesive glitter sheets Unbranded dies
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Autumnal Treasures - Hedgehog/Goldfinch Birthday

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A card for the Just Add Ink #437 challenge...Just Add "I"  Ink, ink everywhere!  I really enjoyed creating this garden scene with the Autumnal Treasures stamps from Creative Stamping Mag issue 60.  I also like the clean look of the stamping against the white background, I think if I had coloured the background it wouldn't have the same impact.  I've inked and heat embossed the fauna and flora stamps then set about adding colour with Promarker alcohol ink pens.  The solid stamps were inked with Versa Color pigment ink and clear embossed to give even more overall shine.

Decided to stamp and mount the sentiment on nesting oval dies so the Goldfinch could stand proud and keep an eye on the cute hedgehog below rustling amongst the fallen leaves.  Added the top part of a die cut fence along the bottom as a finishing touch.  Here's a closeup of the main characters.  The little bird can be coloured to suit any species you want to portray so he'll be well used I think…

More Christmas Cards

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Sharing another series of Christmas cards created for the A-Z Daily Christmas Challenge over on docrafts which has now finished ... phew it certainly felt like I was running several marathons over the 26 days but glad to say I kept going and completed on time!

K for Kraft/Keep it Simple ... a little kraft card base with a 2x2 distress inked square (ripe persimmon/scattered straw), added an orange & yellow die cut poinsettia with Christmas Wishes sentiment and snowflakes stamped in white, a couple of gems to finish.


M for Mittens ... scalloped edge tent fold white card base using festive papers and die cut mittens hanging from the sentiment die.

N for Nordic ... all dies & sentiment stamp from Issue 6 Tonic Studios Nordic theme Christmas kit on blue pearlised card, white adhesive glitter sheet for the snowflakes to add some sparkle.


O for Ornament ... snowflake stag ornament die cut mounted on another of my distress inked sky background, edges cut with stitched scalloped die, added…

Christmas Cards x 3

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Just thought I would share three more Christmas cards made recently for the A-Z Daily Christmas Challenge over on the docrafts gallery ... G for Galaxy ... I for Ice Skating/Icicles ... J for Jar.
G for Galaxy ...had fun with some distress inks (tumbled glass, worn lipstick, dusty concord & stormy sky on Clarity stamping card) and created a galaxy sky with stencilled stars & moon …  landscape dies cut from adhesive glitter sheet and added a large die cut 'O Holy Night' sentiment.

I for Ice Skating/Icicles ... followed a sketch for the layout and used patterned papers, added die cut bird on ice skates which I coloured with promarkers; grass die cut from adhesive glitter sheet and turned upside down for hanging icicles.

J for Jar ... had this graduated coloured card blank in my stash for ages so used a snowflake frame EF on top with jar stamp & die set and some foliage die cut from silver card & pink vellum; NOEL die cut placed inside the jar with silver braid to f…

Christmas Wreath Builder Cards

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I'm sharing three cards today made a whole lot easier with a great set of wreath templates I bought recently from fellow crafter Debs who has inspired me with some of her makes you can see them over on her blog here.  These cards are also part of the A-Z Daily Challenge I'm taking part in over on the Docrafts gallery.

This first card is F for Frosted Foliage ... I've stamped the outer wreath foliage using Memento inks in green, blue & brown then added a die cut poinsettia in the centre and gave it a frosted look with frosted lace stickles and a few pearls.
Second card is H for Horn ... stamped in green, blue & purple inks and more of an open flowing design with a music horn in the middle.  Sentiment placed on the bottom corner hides a finger smudge!
Third card is E for Eight ... eight snowmen coloured with promarkers, lots of snowflakes stamped in blue to break up the white space with a sentiment in the middle.  I kept with the eight theme and made my card base an oct…