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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

Our current challenge is a Colour Challenge. You are to make a card using Burgundy, Lime and Cream. I had to think about this one and and finally settled on using the adorable elves from My Favorite Things - BB Santa’s Elves. I made two cards, using all three elves from the stamp set. I started by stamping the images, colouring them using my Spectrum Noir Markers, fussy cutting them out, then layered them on my card base. I used solid burgundy and lime green card stocks, and a sentiment patterned cream and gold card stock. I used a retired sentiment from JustRite Stamps in Card 1, and a sentiment from the same MFT stamp set for Card 2. For the final touches I added some gold stickles, burgundy coloured pearls, and some gold sequins.

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Card 2

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 407 – 16th of March – Christmas

 

DTbadgeGet a jump on Christmas and start making your Christmas Cards now. The CRAFT Design Team.s Challenge this week is to make a Christmas themed card. I found a wooden stamp called, “ELF Legs by Northwoods Rubber Stamps” that I bought years ago and have never used, so I decided to make my card(s) using it. I first stamped the image using Memento Ink. Next I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I added glitter to the “bells” and layered the image on my card base. As the patterned paper already had a printed sentiment I felt there was no need to add a separate one. I made two cards with the variation of the image being green and burgundy vs burgundy and green. I also glued one image straight vs the other on a tilt. For the final step I added sequins for that little extra fun.

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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Mid-March 2017

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This challenge will last for the whole month of March 2017 – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas – it doesn’t have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it’s Christmas!
Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random. Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge – they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.
I got this wonderful little stamp called Christmas Joy from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I coloured the cardinal using Derwent Inkintense  pencils. When I finished him I felt there was something missing then it hit me…Snow! the branches need snow! I used both a glitter based snow product, and a white pearlized paint. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. I switched up the papers to change to overall feel of the card.

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Note: Hazel also runs two other challenges - 

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Sketch

Our new challenge is a Sketch Challenge. I kept to the basic sketch and added a little holly embellishment from Avery Elle. I used various green papers from my stash. I stamped the sentiment, using a retired sentiment stamp/die set from JustRite, in two colours of ink – Stampin Up – Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler.

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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – March 2017

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This challenge will last for the whole month of March 2017 – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas – it doesn’t have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it’s Christmas!
Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random.

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge – they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

For my March card I used Bugaboo’s, “Make It Snappy – Reindeer Trio”. I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir markers, and layered it on patterned paper from my stash.bugaboo7

Please support our sponsor. Bugaboo stamps add new images weekly. They also have great sales and weekly freebies so you can try them out!

Note: Hazel also runs two other challenges - 

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge