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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Happy Christmas Everyone

My blog has been sadly neglected of late, sometimes life just gets in the way.  I've really struggled with doing all the Christmas stuff this year and then both husband and I got smitten with colds, I can't get rid of this horrible cough. Anyhow just about caught up with everything now so just time to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and New Year . 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Twinkle, Twinkle

The challenge at Try It On Tuesday this time is " Twinkle Twinkle" so we would like to see lots of twinkling stars this time.  For my card I have used the large star from Stampin Up Star of light stamp set and two of the wording stamps from the same set.  I have used my very last piece of the lovely pearlised blue card for this ,all embossing in detail silver, mounted onto a piece of silver glitter card and the three small stars punched from glitter card too.  I used the stitched oblong die from The Christina Collection from Craft Stash, could not believe how many dies are in this set and they cut beautifully too ( only arrived today but I had to try them out straight away !)

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Winter Tree

Time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month it is Winter Trees and Flora. There is a fabulous prize from Stix2 for the lucky winner so get stamping for a chance to win.  As we are a stamping challenge the  main focus of your entry must be stamping, a large wording stamp is acceptable but not a small sentiment added as an afterthought.
This is the prize from Stix2

For my card I have used a new to me stamp from Penny Black called Restful.  I like the fact it is a large stamp that nicely fills a 6 x 6 card. I stamped it first in Archival brown ink and then coloured the background with pan pastels, love that they make a colourful background so quickly. I stamped the stag (Inkylicious) in the same archival ink, did have to stamp it twice to make sure the fence wasn't showing though(what did I do before I got my Misti ?) just added a little white gel pen to some of the branches and raided the old peel off stash for a glittery star.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Snow much fun

1st December and our challenge at Christmas Sparkles has been chosen by Sandra who has asked for snowman, one or many !  I've chosen this Crafters Companion happy chappy and added his banner with gifts and stocking hanging from it, coloured with promarkers.  Finished off with a Merry Christmas stamp. Hope you are all ready with your Christmas cards and have time to join in our challenge.