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52CCT November 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the 2nd week in November, so we are up to a colour challenge over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And the colours that we are going to get to create with are …

I looked in my patterned paper stash and couldn’t find anything that would suit this combination. Then I thought why not use my unloved stencils and distress inks. In my stencils, I found this Nordic style stencil and I chose Barn Door and Salty Ocean for the distress inks. Since the challenge said that we could use a little bit of black I pulled out this Christmas sentiment from Paper Rose Studios. Their sentiment sheets are wonderful for making quick cards.

I decided to not put any embellishments with this card as I wanted the stencilling to stand out. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for the Colour Challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will 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 October 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone.
It is the 2nd Saturday of October and that means it is colour challenge time over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

For this challenge, I went with a clean and simple design. The making of a slimline design came about after I had used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by WeR Memory Keepers. The letters wouldn’t fit onto the front of an A6 card front.

I punched 2 sets of the Ho Ho Ho in both green and white cardstock so that I could have an off-set of the letters. This helped them to not be lost on the brown metallic paper that I chose to use for the background. The sentiment strip is from Paper Rose Studios Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets and this just finished off this card design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the 52CCT October Colour Challenge. I hope that you will see what the rest of the design team has done with the combination. And we would love for you to craft a card and show us your makes on our challenge blog.

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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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 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 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 February 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone. Here we are with the colour challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

I have a hard time with colour challenges as I never know if the colour hues that I am using truly work together. This card actually started with the stamp that I used because it was what I thought of using as soon as I saw the colour combo.

I stamped the edge of piece of white cardstock with both Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy Memento Inks using my larger stamp platform as I wanted to make sure that I got a good impression. It saved me a few times during this process – I use either my large or small one each time I craft as I want to make sure I always get a good impression or darker colour by stamping twice if needed. The text dies are from an older Kasiercraft die set called Christmas Word Pack. I stuck a large sheet of double sided paper to some Mock Gold paper from House of Paper before running it through my Gemini Jnr machine. To assemble the card I adhered everything together to a white heavy-weight card base I decided against using any bling as I wanted the dies and stamping to be the heroes for this card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card for the colour challenge over at 52CCT. To finish off this post I would like to leave you with this last thought.

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

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52CCT January 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. Here we are with the 2nd challenge for 2022 over at the Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this time around it is a colour challenge. I have to admit that these challenges always throw my for a loop as I always doubt my choices. But this time around we have these colours to create with.

I found this Christmas paper pack on my desk and in it was both this hessian looking paper and the dark brown paper with golden Christmas words on it. I then just had to bring in the mid-brown colour from the challenge and this gave me the colour for my matting.

I wanted to add an image to the card so I went looking in my stamps to find something suitable and found this adorable deer image which I stamped onto some of the hessian looking paper and coloured him in with my Copic markers. Then I made a window for him to peek through by double cutting a piece of the matting paper with a stitched circle and then a smaller plain circle die using my Gemini Jnr machine. Before piecing all of the layers together I found this sentiment stamp and using my stamping platform I used some Rich Cocoa Memento Ink to stamp the image a couple of times to get a deep colour.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the Colour challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makeover on our challenge blog. Before I go I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

This is on my to do list this year – wonder how many treasures I’ll uncover in the process.

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

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Happy Birthday

Hello everyone. Well we are very close to the end of the year now but creating for me never stops. I am taking the opportunity while life is a little slower to build up my card stash for both myself and donating. This card came about by a happy accident – I have been using this paper pad on and off for a couple of months as I have had to do Christmas creations as well 🙂 Then I saw this colour challenge on the Sunday Stamps Challenge Blog.

And some of the papers fitted the last 3 so then I thought how could I bring in the first 3 colours and I decided to colour up and image.

Working with the paper pieces I had I put this together and then stamped the sentiment and the floral image. This flower has been in my stash for years and I found it again after my craft room reshuffle and new stamp storage. I added some green but I think that I could be forgiven for adding this. I coloured in this image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils; I still have a love/hate relationship with this product but today we got along nicely. Now I have a birthday card ready for the 2022 year.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the Sunday Stamps Challenge #273. I hope that you have a fabulous day no matter what you find yourself doing.

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

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52CCT November 2021 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. Here we are the 2nd challenge for November and this time we get to have some fun with colours. And this time around Gill has decided on this combination.

You may add black and white as accents but the rainbow must be the main focus of your creations.

I decided that I would do a technique called Reverse Stenciled Background. This technique has you creating your coloured background and then adding black ink over the background. So I chose 7 distress ink colours for the rainbow and used my ink blending brush to create a diagonal rainbow beginning and ending in red. Then I got to use a new stencil called Peace Love Joy 6X6 stencil from Paper Rose Studios and stuck the rainbow panel to it and used Black Soot Distress Ink. I was really happy how this panel turned out. I mounted this panel and a sentiment from Paper Rose Studios Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets on some gold paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the colour challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create with us using the rainbow for Christmas. And then show us your creations over at the challenge blog.

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