Archive for January 14, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 346 – Not a Card

DTbadgeFor this week’s – Not a Card Challenge, I made an ornament. My friends, Pearl & Harvey, and myself have booked a trip to Paris in June. To celebrate our trip, I made a two sided hanging ornament using a blank plastic flat domed circle ornament from Micheal’s.

To my luck the largest MFT – Stitched Circle Frame die was exactly the  perfect size to fit inside the ornament. I cut 2 of the frames. Next I cut two circles to fit inside those frames, and used Distress inks to make the backgrounds. The cute cats are from a set from Newton’s Nook - NEWTON DREAMS OF PARIS. I coloured the little cats using Copic markers, fussy cut them out and set aside. Next I die cut MFT – Eiffel Tower AND Paris Skyline. I assembled the insert with the Calico Cat (representing Harvey) and the Siamese Cat (representing Pearl in love at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower. On the opposite side, the Tabby Cat (representing me) is flying over Paris in a hot air balloon. I glued the dome sides togther and ran a line of gems around to cover the edges.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 345 – 7th of January – Recipe


Our first challenge of 2016 is a recipe challenge. I used an adorable digi stamp by our sponsor, Rick St Dennis MFA, called Euro Kids Bunnies. I coloured them using my Spectrum Noir pens, layered the image with white, pink and aqua papers, added a orange ribbon and 2 paper roses from my stash.


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The Glory of Christmas – Challenge #75: Easel Card


Our first challenge of 2016 is to make an easel card. I adapted my card to be both an easel card and standard card.To start with, I used an adorable Penny Black – Mouse Ornament stamp. I coloured the little fellow with copic markers. I then die cut him out using my MFT Oval Stax. I layered him on a larger oval from the same die set, then created my “easel”. I used a sentiment from SSS, and die cut SSS, and Lawn Fawn snowflakes. I assembled the card. You can use it like a regular card, or as an easel card.

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