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52CCT June 2022 Theme

Hello everyone. It is the 3rd Saturday in June which means we are up for a Theme Challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this week’s theme

For my make, I decided to look through the images that I had on my computer and I found this adorable Puppy in a basket. I printed this image onto thick white cardstock and mounted him onto some Maroon light-weight cardstock. The sentiment is from Paper Rose Studios Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets and to finish off this card I also used their Clear Crystal Mix which gives just a little bit of sparkle to the card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the Theme of Vintage Christmas over at the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your creations on our blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT June Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the 2nd Saturday in June, so we have a colour combination to create this week. And that combination is

This was an exciting combination as we don’t have the usual red included. But having different combinations is part of the fun of these challenges.

I went searching through my stash of Christmas papers and I found these 2 which were perfect. To these papers, I added some inking with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and also some Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Stickers as well as some green holographic stickers from my stash. The large sentiment is from Paper Rose Studio Crip Christmas Sentiment Sheets.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing what I created using the colour combination from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come along and create with us and also share your makes over on our challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT May 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the 4th week of my hosting duties over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. With it being the 4th week it means that I am at the end of my hosting duties (except for announcing the winner of this challenge) and I am so grateful for everyone who has come over to the challenge blog and participated in the challenges that I set.

But anywho onto this weeks challenge –

This is a video from YouTube showing this technique. It’s not a Christmas card but the process is very clear.

I used a stamp set of Christmas baubles for my creation. I used my stamping platform to stamp this out as I wanted to make sure that if I needed to restamp any of the images there wouldn’t be any problems especially if I was halfway through the process. And I did need to restamp a couple of the images. This was a really fun technique to use but I can see doing this cutting technique with patterned paper as well.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using my chosen technique of triple time stamping. I hope that you will give this technique a try and come and share your makes over on the 52CCT challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Please, be kind to yourself and others.

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52CCT May 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone. I am here today to share with you my creation using the theme that I chose as hostess this month over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And the theme that I chose is.

As a Christian, I love celebrating the reason for this wonderful season. And it all began with the Nativity. God gave to the world the greatest gift that could have ever been given. So to celebrate this moment in history I made this card.

This image is from the patterned paper pad called Christmas Night from Paper Rose Studios. I cut this image out using my Stitched Border Rectangle Dies (Australian Sized) from Paper Rose as well. The sentiment I made on my computer and printed on cardstock before cutting it out and rounding the corners with my punch. I mounted my panel onto some gold shimmer cardstock and some maroon cardstock as well. Then to finish off the card I added 5 Mustard Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation using the Theme – Nativity – over at the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will consider coming on by and creating along with myself and the design team.

Until My Next Post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Links to Products Used
Christmas Night Paper Pad – Paper Rose Studio
Stitched Rectangles Dies – Aust. Sized – Paper Rose Studio
From My Craft Stock
Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Maroon Cardstock
Mustard Gold Crystal Drops – Nuvo

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52CCT May 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. This is the 2nd week that I am hostess of the challenges over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And with it being the 2nd week I am in charge of the colour choices to be used.

I came up with this colour combination by looking at the patterned paper pad that I wanted to use for this challenge. Those 3 colours that I chose were the predominant colours for the pad so I went with them.

My image has the light grey background and yellow of the wattle but it is mainly red and green then I added this brown paper which has a woodgrain pattern through it. I added a strip of green metallic paper between the two patterned papers to disguise the transition between them. The sentiment panel is printed on my computer as I didn’t have anything quite suitable in my stash. I decided to keep this one pretty simple so that it would be suitable for anyone to receive.

Until my next post,
Be kind to each other and yourselves.

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52CCT May 2022 Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the start of May and this is a special month in the calendar for me. Well, it is actually my birthday month but this year I am also the hostess over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. This means I am setting all of the challenges for everyone to create with. And with it being the first week of the month it is my favourite challenge of all – a sketch challenge.

I love using sketches but I must admit that I had a struggle trying to come up with one that I was happy with. In my creating of cards, I don’t do a lot of landscape orientations so I decided that designing one like that would challenge me and maybe others. Of course, I don’t mind if people change the orientation if it happens to suit the main panel better.

For my card I am using a paper pad that has the colours of Christmas that I am more used to seeing. The golden wattles, the green of the gum leaves and the red rust from an old tin shed or barn. I like finding products that depict what I experience instead of something I have only read about.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card using my sketch from the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your creations on our challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT April 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello everyone. Here we are at the end of April and it is technique time over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

I must admit that I had forgotten about this technique. This technique is one that I did back in the early 90’s I think when I was first starting out with cardmaking. I am definitely glad that I went with a more solid image for this as I think it allowed the image to pop and not the inking that came second. This Christmas tree stamp has been sitting in my stash for a number of years and was a pleasant discovery while in search of something to use for this technique. If you would like to learn more about this technique here is a link to a YouTube video that I found really helpful.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team make for the technique challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will create along with us and share your creations over on our challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT April 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone. Today on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog we have a new theme challenge starting. These can be interesting to create with each month and it’s interesting to see how other people use these themes as well.

I loved the sketch from week 1 so much that I decided to reuse it for this card creation as well. I told you that I love using sketches in my card creations.

The image I used is actually 2 digital images from Bugaboo who are unfortunately no longer in business but I still love using these images because they are so darn cute. To colour this image in I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and then I sponged the edge with some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink with a sponge dauber. The sentiment comes from Paper Rose Studios Sentiment Sheets – Crisp Christmas. This was a simpler make but I wanted to highlight the image this time around and not the patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the theme challenge over on the 52CCT. I hope that you will create along with us and share your makes over on the blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT April 2022 Sketch

Hello Everyone. It is the beginning of a new month so we are starting with a sketch challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And the sketch that we have to create with is …

When I was creating this card I found this large image with a sentiment. I thought that it would fit with the sketch as the sentiment was in the correct position even if it wouldn’t be separate from the layer. So to make this area of the card stand out more I added the gold paper strip; then I found this sentiment strip from Paper Rose Studios which gave the sentiment the pop I was looking for.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation today. I hope that you will come and join in with the sketch challenge over at 52CCT. Before you depart I would like to leave you with a final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT March 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello Everyone. I hope that this post finds you all safe and going well. With this post I am here to share with you all my card using a technique for this weeks challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

Before movement
After the pull movement.

This card took a while for me to figure out how to make things work as I didn’t have some of the products I needed so I made do with what I had. The main panel in the middle is usually put up on foam but I don’t have strips I only have squares and I didn’t thing that these would work so I used cardboard and double sided tape instead. This worked out really well and gave the moving element a lot of stability.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card make for this weeks technique challenge over at the 52CCT blog. I hope that you will make a card with a moving element and show us your makes over on the blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.