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52CCT November 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone.
Today is the day for the Theme Challenge over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

I decided that Santa and Rudolf would be need a vacation after the hectic night of the 24th so I sent them to a tropical location. Rudolf is looking like he is ready for a swim and Santa will be joining him after he finishes capturing the moment.

The images are from TitaStudioCreative on Etsy and these are from the Watercolour Tropical Christmas. The sentiment I made on my computer as I don’t have anything suitable. I have been collecting some Christmas images that reflect the Christmases that I experience living in Australia. Not a lot of snow around.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for the 52CCT Theme challenge. I hope that you will consider creating along with us and sharing your makes with us.

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

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AHSC no.499

Hello everyone.
Today I am here to share with you a card that I made for the latest Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.

I had this patterned paper sitting on my desk and I wanted to try and make some cards with it but I didn’t have any images left from the ephemera pack but I did have these flowers in my digital images collection. I printed these images including the sentiment and used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut them out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us.

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

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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 November 2022 Sketch

Hello everyone.
It is good to be here with you for another challenge over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. But before I go on any further with the challenge – can you believe that we are already in November! Anyway back onto the challenge. Since it is the first Saturday in November it is time for us to create with a sketch.

As you can see I stuck with the sketch this time around. Except that I used a word cut out from the ephemera pack that I bought with this old Kasiercraft patterned paper pad. The star scallop paper was also in that pack as well. These two items made making this card project so simple.

Isn’t is amazing how we can have these items in our stash and look at them and think how am I ever going to be able to use this? Then something like this sketch comes along and then you see the possibilities. I am glad to be able to use these elements and this paper pad up so that some new items can come into my stash.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for the November Sketch for 52CCT. I hope that you will come along and create 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 October 2022 Stash Challenge

Hello everyone.
Today I am here to share with you my design team make for the Stash Challenge over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

These type of challenges are fun to follow as you get to choose your path the creativity. You can go from corner to corner, left to right or top to bottom.

For my creation I went with corner to corner – so Nativity, Patterned Paper and Embossing.

The nativity image is one from NitWits Collection – Nitwitivity. It is such a cute digital collection of Nativity images and background papers. I love their images for times when I don’t feel like colouring in images myself. This collection gave me 2 of my elements the Nativity and the patterned paper. My Brother ScanNCut saved the day with helping me to cut the perfect diamond out of the printed image and also a slightly larger mat from some black layering paper.

For my 3rd element I went searching in my embossing folder basket and found this wonderful Sizzix Christmas Words. It has been in my stash for many years if not a couple of decades. I love it and use it often this time around I used 2 Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Barn Door – with a brush applicator. I matted this panel on the same layering paper that I used for the image.

To put this all together I added the embossed panel onto the front of a white card base. Then I popped the image panel up on some foam squares just to give it some height and to help it to stick to the embossed panel.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team card. I hope that you will come and join in on the fun of creating with a TicTacToe panel.

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

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AHSC no.495

Hello everyone.
It is time for another sketch from Michelle over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. This time around though we are teaming up with the wonderful creators over at the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog. So you can enter your creation into both of the challenges. Please go to the Double Trouble blog to find out what they have install for everyone.

The sketch that we get to create with this time around is

This is my first card using my new Brother ScanNCut 1200. I had a ScanNCut many years ago but didn’t get along with it and I ended up selling it to someone who wanted one. But due to hand issues in the past couple of months I have had to make the decision to either give up my card making or buy another machine.

So with the ScanNCut, I cut out both the sentiment and the circle design. I am very impressed with how these 2 elements came out. I hope to get into a training course to learn a lot more about my machine. The 3 smaller circles are from a die from Paper Rose Studios. I will continue to use the dies that I have for certain circumstances but I know that the ScanNCut will come into its own by helping to cut things out that I would have done with detail scissors but can no longer do.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team make using sketch no.495 from AHSC. I hope that you will come and play along with us and also upload your creation on the Double Trouble Paper Crafting challenge as well.

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #495
Challenge entered – Double Trouble Paper Crafting – #123 Let’s Get Round

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52CCT Theme Challenge October 2022

Hello everyone.
Today, I am here to share my design using the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown theme challenge.

These adorable penguins are a digital stamp that is no longer available but I still love using it. They always put a smile on my face each time I come to use them. I coloured in this image with my Copic markers. Since I wanted this image to stand out I went with a very simple card design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using the Theme Challenge over on the 52CCT blog. I hope that you will come and see what the others designers have done with this challenge. And then come and join in the fun and make a card and share it with us.

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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AHSC no.493

Hello everyone.
Today I am sharing with you my card make using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This is an unusual card for me because I haven’t used any patterned paper this time. My background this time was made using Distress Inks and a background stamp from Darkroom Door.

I wanted my background paper to closely match my leaves which I stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then coloured with Distress Inks. And used some detail scissors to cut each of them out. My choice of inks was Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn. The background used those 2 colours but I included Rusty Hinge and I used this colour also for the stamping.

From my stash of Washi Tapes I found this wide gold glitter tape and I stamped a sentiment from Kasiercraft’s Birthday Wishes stamp set. This was cut out with a circle die that has a stitch detail around the edge.

Thanks for stopping on by and looking at my card design for sketch #493 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will come and 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 October 2022 Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone.
Can you believe we are already in October? This is crazy, where has the year gone and what may be ahead for us all. But with it being the beginning of a new month we have a new sketch challenge over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

As you can see I have mirrored the sketch because of my little bird singing image. This is the image that started this whole card creation. I had to make it work for him. After I had cut the image out and placed it as the sketch, it didn’t seem right that his notes were going off to nowhere. But once I added the music paper and found the Oh Christmas Tree sentiment I knew that I had to mirror the sketch.

This is what I love about sketches though. You can orientate them to suit the papers or image you are working with.

The image of the little red singing bird was actually on the bottom of one of the papers from a half-used paper pad. I knew that I would never use him as a full background but cutting him down worked perfectly in this circle. The sentiment came from a stamp set that had trees included but they were too large for my tiny circle. But within my stash, I found this tree ephemera which has been in there for many years. It saved my creation.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at how my card creation came about for the sketch challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come and see what the other designers have created with this month’s sketch and create along with us. Then show us your take on this month’s sketch on the blog.

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