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Thursday, December 14, 2017

PEACE POINSETTIA


The challenge at A Blog Named Hero this month is a holiday or winter themed card.  The HA peace poinsettia has always been a favorite of mine - it's no longer available but check out this one from HA.


Embossed the flowers and leaves in gold and colored with copics.  Gold embossed the sentiment also, added a few Nuvo drops and mounted on a color coordinated cardstock.

Create a holiday or winter card and enter here to be eligible for a lovely prize. 

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

UPCYCLED CARDS

I have had some very pretty commercial Christmas cards in my stash for some time and the other day decided to see what I could do with them.  


 
The two deer cards started out as a trifold card which I cut apart - the trees and the large deer are from the original card - I added snowbanks, the black deer, card base and the Nuvo drops snowflakes.  The glitter holly is the upcycle part - I cut out a branch, arranged it all on a card base, added the red berry Nuvo drops.  In the second photo, the bottom left card was just mounted on some fun foam and then added to the card base - I added the glitter dots.  The ornament card just had the vellum sentiment added, and the embossed part of the top card was put on a gray card base and I added the glitter snowflake and gold star in the center - sentiment is on the inside on that one.
 
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

BAMBOO ROSE

Had a bunch of these bamboo roses stamped and embossed sitting on my desk and decided to use them on a card for Case This Sketch #250.

 
Watercoloured piece was done with some Kuretake watercolours and then die cut with the MFT wonky rectangle.  Colored the roses with copics, added them to the corners along with a little sentiment and some clear dots.  
 
I had worked on my Christmas letter all afternoon which is always a trying adventure with pictures and a little text - was using Mac Pages for the first time as the MS Word on my old laptop didn't transfer over to the new Mac.  So a quick and easy CAS card got me over my frustrations!!!
 
 
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

MISTLETOE AND A TAG

Yesterday I had a good day of creating - a friend asked me to make a "cozy" tag for her gift exchange and I still had not created a card for Altenew's holiday class that I took a few weeks ago.  Started off with those two and then made a bunch of "upcycled and odds ends" Christmas cards (will post those when I get them all photographed).


 
I used basically the same colors for my mistletoe as Julia did in one of her demos.  Then just added my red die cut sentiment - pretty easy card.  I think Cindy C. sent me the cute little stamped coffee pot and cup - colored them with copics, added the sentiment and snowflake die cut, red and white twine - done and dusted.  
 
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

BLUE POINSETTIA

Ellen Hutson's 11th Anniversary celebration is going on this week and she wants to know our favorite EH stamp.  I love all the mondo flowers and at this time of the year the mondo poinsettia is certainly my favorite.


Before I visited my daughter in Texas last month, I stamped a bunch of card fronts so I could color with my Prismacolors while she and John were at work.  Finished the card by adding a sentiment and little Nuvo dots to the flower centers.

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