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52CCT September 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello Everyone.

Today it is 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge time. And this week’s theme is

For my pop-up element, I decided to make the sentiment on the inside of my card a star. This was printed on my computer and I inked the outside edge with Distress Inks. The outside of the card is a digital image from Bugaboo who are no longer making images but it was such a fun image and I still love it.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my pop-up card. I hope you will stop by the 52CCT blog and see the other beautiful creations by the rest of the team. And I hope you will come and create with us and show us your pop-ups.

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

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52CCT September 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone.
I am here today to share with you my make using the colour combination over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

As with most colour challenges I have absolutely no idea what to do with them and this was no exception. So to complete this challenge I decided to use some supplies that have just been sitting in my craft space. This supply was my Minc machine – until recently it had been sitting in a place I couldn’t access it easily so it just wasn’t being used. Recently though I have made some more changes to my space and now I can access it so I printed out the sentiment with my computer, Print Master program and my laser printer. Then I ran the sentiment through the Minc with some gold foil and this is the result.

For the main part of my card I used blending brushes with 2 Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans with the Love Peace Joy Stencil from Paper Rose Studios. I slightly shifted the stencil before applying the 2nd colour just to give the words a bit of contrast. All of this was mounted onto some Romanesque Mock Gold Paper from House of Paper and then placed onto a side fold A6 sized white card base.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team creation for the 52CCT September Colour Challenge. I hope that you will stop by the blog and see what the other designers have been up to with this challenge. Then create a card and share it with us we would love to see your creations.

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

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Christmas Comes

Hello Everyone.
As I write this post we only have only 112 days until Christmas Eve but it’s actually only 59 days until November 1st. This is the day that overseas cards and parcels need to be in the post to try and get them to their destination by Christmas. So I will be making many Christmas cards between now and then. As I send cards but I also donate cards as well so to that end I have made one using the sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday.

I really like this sketch I can see myself reusing this sketch again in the future. I did add a Santa image as this was the last of the papers from this paper pad and this image was from these papers; I put him on just for some visual interest. I am glad to have another Christmas card done.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design. I hope that you like what I did with the sketch and my little add.

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

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52CCT September 2022 Sketch

Hello Everyone.
It is the first Saturday of September and over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is sketch time.

My centre image is bigger than indicated but I tried making it smaller and it just didn’t look right. But I am still happy with my creation and I like this sketch. I will keep this one for use later.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation using the sketch over at the 52CCT. I hope that you will come and see what the other designers did with this month’s sketch. And hopefully, you will come and create with us and share your makes over on the challenge blog.

Until next time,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT August 2022 Technique

Hello Everyone.
I hope that this week has been good for you. Mine has been up and down but I am here to share with you my card design using the latest challenge over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

I must admit that only one layer for a card is totally out of my comfort zone. But I decided to see what I could come up with and this card is the end result. The main panel is only one layer but I couldn’t just add this to my card base so I mounted it on some black cardstock – I hope that I am forgiven for this 🙂

I first coloured the main panel with 3 Distress Inks – Black Soot, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves – using my blending brushes. Then I stamped the manger, holy family and star in black ink. After resting for awhile the holy family images became splotchy so I ended up colouring them in with a fine point sharpie as I didn’t want to try and restamp. Didn’t want to stuff the card up at this point.

The sentiment has been stamped with Embossing Ink and white powder added and heat set. I think that if I redid this card I would have used gold to help it to stand out more from the manger.

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

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

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52CCT August 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello Everyone. Today I am sharing my card design for the theme challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. Themes can be interesting depending on how you interpret them.

When I saw this theme I decided to put an Aussie twist into my make this week. I went with what a Summer Santa would be up to.

As you can see Santa isn’t in the snow – he’s having a wonderful time out on a lake waterskiing. Many times when we have been on holiday at Christmas this is how Santa would arrive or by another watercraft – fully dressed in his suit with a goody bag for the kids.

This image is a free kid’s colouring-in page which I have shrunk down to fit on an A6-sized card front. I have coloured in the picture with my Copic markers. But I have added some Liquid Pearls in White Opal to his beard to give it a bushy appearance.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the 52CCT Theme. I hope that you will come and craft along with us and upload your makes to our challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to yourself and others.

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52CCT August 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. I am here today with my card creation for the latest challenge at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog. Since it is the 2nd Saturday of the month it is colour challenge time.

Definitely, a different colour combination to be used for the creation of a Christmas card. It threw me for a little while but I went onto Pinterest and looked at some pictures of this colour combination. A lot of the inspiration came from the accessories so I thought what could I do?

These candle stickers were in my stash and I thought they could be coloured to match the colour combination. I stuck them onto some light purple cardstock and coloured them using some R & RV Copic Markers.

I found some gold paper in my stash and cut this into 2 different widths and stuck this to some light pink cardstock. In my sticker stash, I have some Love from Lizi pinstripe stickers so I added these between the gold paper. Both the main and picture layers were layered with some dark purple cardstock. To complete the card I added a season’s greeting sticker and some gold dots.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design for the colour challenge at 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create with us and show us your creations over on the challenge blog.

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

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52CCT August 2022 Sketch

Hello everyone. I am here to share with you my make using the sketch provided over on the Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

This sketch is shown as a square but as I don’t make many square cards I changed it to be an A6 sized card. This is a standard sized card in Australia and I don’t have to pay any extra postage for it.

The patterned paper is from a paper pad that I have been working through but that pad didn’t have a paper that would be suitable to use for the background so I used some dark green cardstock that has a slight pattern and sheen to it.

Within the extra elements from the paper pad I found this sentiment in a circle which worked perfectly. I added a strip of maroon coloured shimmer paper in the place indicated to be the sentiment just to help ground the larger of the 2 triangles. From my stash I found some light coloured kraft paper which I matted the triangles and the main panel. As a finishing touch I added some dark green holographic circle stickers from my stash.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make using the August Sketch from over on the 52CCT challenge blog. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share you makes with us.

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

CHALLENGE LINK – August 2022 52CCT

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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.