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Thursday, December 7, 2017

MISTLETOE AND A TAG

Yesterday I had a good day of creating - a friend asked me to make a "cozy" tag for her gift exchange and I still had not created a card for Altenew's holiday class that I took a few weeks ago.  Started off with those two and then made a bunch of "upcycled and odds ends" Christmas cards (will post those when I get them all photographed).


 
I used basically the same colors for my mistletoe as Julia did in one of her demos.  Then just added my red die cut sentiment - pretty easy card.  I think Cindy C. sent me the cute little stamped coffee pot and cup - colored them with copics, added the sentiment and snowflake die cut, red and white twine - done and dusted.  
 
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

BLUE POINSETTIA

Ellen Hutson's 11th Anniversary celebration is going on this week and she wants to know our favorite EH stamp.  I love all the mondo flowers and at this time of the year the mondo poinsettia is certainly my favorite.


Before I visited my daughter in Texas last month, I stamped a bunch of card fronts so I could color with my Prismacolors while she and John were at work.  Finished the card by adding a sentiment and little Nuvo dots to the flower centers.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

CASEing MICHELLE LUPTON

The challenge at A Blog Named Hero this month is to copy/CASE one of our designers.  I chose a card from the very talented, Michelle Lupton.

 

I took her design and made a Christmas card.  Embossed the various HA snowflakes in white and watercoloured with some distress inks.  The sentiment is from a very old HA set and embossed in silver.  Although it is not visible in the photo, I made the card very shiny with some Perfect Pearls.


You'll find all the ABNH design team here - click on the team member's name and you'll be linked to her blog where you'll find inspiration galore.  Choose a card, start creating and then enter your card here and be eligible for a great prize!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

BEFORE AND AFTER

After Christmas last January, I bought some tags on clearance (had been $8 for 8 and I paid 70 cents!).  I thought I could use them as actual tags or just for the vellum and the background cardstock.

ORIGINAL TAG
 And here's my transformed tag:


I removed the sentiment tag and cut it down to use as a base for my tree.  Die cut the MB Elyse Tree and decorated it with some gold Nuvo drops and a little glitter star I cut from the sentiment piece.  I made my tag usable for a gift card by adding a little pocket on the back.



There were pink tags in the set so also made a pink one.  These will be for my two granddaughters in England.


Think these will be good for a few challenges - Muse Christmas Visions #89 (snow - my tree is white so covered with snow) and Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags #15

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

JOY

I have been wanting to try my hand with coloring with colored pencils and finally gave it a whirl.  Inspiration is from Yana Smakula's card using a black background.


Used my Prismacolors on the EH mondo poinsettias which were first embossed with gold.  The sketch is from the new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches - turned the sketch on its side tho.  Added some Nuvo gold drops, a glitter sentiment and mounted it on a white card base.  

I am entering this in the Freshly Made Sketches #313 challenge and also CAS Mix-Up (glitter, stamping, embossing, die cut, pencil coloring).


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