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My Christmas Card Exchange Group 2016 – Darlene DeVries’ – Live. Love, Cards


I have been a member of Darlene DeVries’ – Live. Love, Cards -Tutorial Blog since she started. Her teaching blog is only $2.50 per month or $27.00 per year. This is truly a great value. I think she has one of the top 5 card making sites on the internet.

This year she hosted a Christmas Card Challenge. There are 9 Crafty ladies in the group so I decided to make Christmas Cards featuring Julie Nutting’s Prima Dolls. Last year, after Christmas, I scored a wonderful store brand set from Shoppers Drug Mart for 90% off. At the time I thought they would make a perfect background for the Prima Doll Stamps. If you are new to my blog you will notice that I try to always change up my cards so I made a different doll card for each person in the group.

I stamped the dolls on Julie Nutting’s Prima Doll paper. I coloured each doll with Copic markers and paper pieced the outfits. I used various Christmas papers from my stash. I also made a card using Priscilla but I didn’t photograph it.

Phoebe                            Tasha                                  Valentina

prima8 prima7 prima6

Megan                                Abby                              Taylor

prima5 prima4 prima1

Gina                            Jaclyn

prima2 prima3

My First Card Swap

Just for something different I entered a card swap through Splitcoast Stampers. It was hosted by a wonderful gal, Nancy aka: Golden Baby at Crazy Cockatoo Designs. I made up 6 cards and sent them to our host, and she mailed me back 6 wonderful cards by 6 wonderful card artists. I really enjoyed making my “bird” cards, and it was even more fun receiving 6 different cards back.

This is the card design I submitted

My Sweet Friend

My Sweet Friend

And here are the swap cards I received back. I would highly recommend doing a swap.