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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Joy Snowflakes






Here is a card I made for several different challenges.  They are:

1) Papertake Weekly Challenge - the theme was white and required that white be a major component of the card

2) Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 81 - The theme was "Sentimentally Yours" which required that a sentiment be the focus of the card.  And the item from my stash is the digital stamp that I used.  I have had it for over a year and hadn't had a chance to use it yet.  Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of where I got the digital stamp, so I can't give a shout-out to the designer.  Sorry about that!  Also, this is the first time that I used my snowflake embossing folder.  So I used two items I have had in my stash for a while.

3) Dutch Dare Challenge # 195 - The theme was "Snowflakes"

4) Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 147 - this is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch 

5) Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge # 138 - the theme was "Snow" in any form.



Saturday, 15 December 2012

Happy New Year!


I made this card for the Crafty Catz Challenge # 163 - the theme was "New Beginnings"

I used half of a cork to make the cork for the card..

Edgy Tree






Here is a card I have made for two challenges.  I want to describe how I made the tree on the left hand side of the card.  I took the paper I was using as background paper and cut the shape of half of the tree out from the left hand side.  Then I glued the background paper to the card stock.  Then, using a craft knife, with the card folded, I very carefully cut around the shape of the the aperture on the background paper.  So then when I opened it up I had a full tree.  I thought it was a really fun technique and I think I will use it again.

Anyway,  here are the challenges I am using this card for:
1) Charismas Cardz Challenge # 49 - the theme was "Christmas Makes"
2) Simon Says Challenge - What is your favorite tool, stamp or project.  Well, I have to say that my favorite tool is probably always going to be my quilling tool.  While I love using multiple techniques, it is the quilling to which I always go back.


Have a Crackin' Good Time






I couldn't resist making a card with a Christmas Cracker when I saw the theme for the Moving Along with the Times Challenge which was "Christmas Crackers"  So here are my snowman and santa pulling (or maybe having a fight over?!) a Christmas Cracker.  I am also using this card for the Crafts and Me Challenge # 114 with a theme of "Why So Blue?" which means that no blues are allowed.

I hope you think it is cute, too.


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

To a Deer Friend


Here's a card I made for a friend and for the One Stop Craft Challenge # 208 - the theme was a Christmas card for a friend.

I used a template of a reindeer and paper pieced it.  I added a wiggly eye to give the reindeer more dimension.  Then I used foam letters for the sentiment.


The Snowball Fight






Here is the card I created for the following challenges: 


1)Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 146 - for the Boys.
2) Perfect Sentiments Challenge # 59 - Anything Christmas with a Sentiment


Simple Symmetry


This was a fun card to make.  I used a handmade template of a Christmas tree and used a craft knife to carefully cut around half of the tree.  Then I backed each cutout with background paper.  You can't really see in this picture, but the background papers do have a very subtle pattern on them.  Then I quilled a ton of tiny tight coils to make up the sentiment.  Finally I added the stars.  I kept the colours simple as the actual design is a bit busy with all the quilling.

I am using this card for these challenges:
1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 246 - Red and Green theme
2) Speedy the Fox and Friends Challenge # 137 - Red and Green Theme