30 October 2020
23 October 2020
I’ve decided to share another couple of cards I made with the Color My Heart Color Dare #416 tic tac toe board.
This is the same design as my last card but just a different colour set (Avocado, Scarlet and Gold). So it’s easy to duplicate this card and add a different look just by using different colours!
This card uses a different stamp set but it is still by Clearly Besotted (UK brand) and it is called Be Merry. This card uses the right hand column (Candy Apple, New England Ivy and Gold) as well as the bottom row (Avocado, Scarlet and Gold).
Which one do you like best?
Thanks for visiting,
16 October 2020
I’m well and truly in the Christmas spirit! I’m cracking on with Christmas card making and shopping...but I tend to ‘peak’ before the big day and ruin it for myself!
I also detest writing the cards so I think I’m putting it off by pretending I need to make more!! I’m seriously considering getting a stamp with all our names on and stamping the insides of the cards too.
With me being in such a festive mood, the tic tac toe board for this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #416 shouted Christmas card at me!
I chose to use the right hand column of Candy Apple, New England Ivy and Gold and kept my card clean and simple (CAS).
I used a lovely stamp set from Clearly Besotted (UK) and heat embossed the wreath and sentiment in gold. I then added some white pearls to some of the wreath circles and coloured the rest in red and green with my Tonic Nuvo alcohol markers. I have cut the stamped card slightly smaller than the card front and adhered it with foam tape to give it some depth. This is an easily repeatable card which is what I like when it comes to Christmas cards!
Hope you liked my design today and will go check out all the other lovely makes by the design team and hopefully we can inspire you to join in!
Thanks for stopping by,
14 October 2020
Yes I’m at it again, some more up cycled Christmas cards. I think I’m about done now though as I don’t have many more old Christmas cards to use!
So here’s a few of the cards I have made. If you have any questions relating to any of them please leave a comment. But really these are quite basic to make and the glitter card just gives them a lift to something a bit more bling!
I think my favourite is the first picture with the stockings. I tried to mimic a candy cane with the background by laying thin strips of coloured card.
Thanks for stopping by today.
11 October 2020
It’s very quiet here this morning...so far! As we are nearing the end of the first half term the girls have been getting noticeably more tired so I’ll leave them to sleep as long as they need.
For now I have more up cycled Christmas cards to share. I’ve done so many of these now and they are so quick to knock up and boost the card stash ready for writing.
These cards are simply created from existing trees from the front of old Christmas cards layered onto patterned paper and card.
I’m entering them into Christmas challenges:
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5 October 2020
Evening all and apologies for the lack of posts over the recent weeks. I am still crafting but as soon as I collect the children from school my afternoon is taken up with reading and homework and the evening disappears without a trace!
Over the last few days I have been digging through the Christmas craft items (yes there is so much of it they have their own dedicated box, stamp folder and die folder!!) and I have finally started to recycle old Christmas cards I have saved from previous years.
Here I have recycled the Santa topper and the bauble topper and layered them onto holly patterned paper and matching green card. I added ribbon bows to jazz them up a bit.
I will be entering them into he following challenges as they are very helpfully ‘anything goes as long as it’s Christmas’.
Thanks for visiting and having patience with me!
2 October 2020
Good Morning Everyone
Up on the blog today is challenge #414 for Color My Heart Color Dare. For this challenge the prompt is a selection of photos with an autumnal feel.
Please note that the DT have decided to open the range of free use colours to include all metallics, not just gold and silver. A lovely copper would work well with this fortnights challenge. 😊