Archive for July 31, 2016

The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 90 – Use Kraft Paper/Card Stock


Please note: The Challenge Owner is dealing with some personal issues and has just notified us that she is closing The Glory of Christmas Challenge vs letting someone else take the challenge over. This will be the last challenge posted. I would like to extend my personal thanks to everyone who has entered our challenges, and to thank all my fellow Design Team members.

I picked this challenge. I keep white, off-white, and kraft card stock on hand for my card bases however I don’t often use kraft card stock for Christmas cards, thus the focus of the challenge. For the images of this card I used retired Waltzing Mouse – Way out West. I have only used this stamp set once back in March 2014 (see my first attempt here). When I was looking for inspiration, I looked through a old Paper Crafts – Holiday Cards & More Volume 8 magazine. I saw a card made by Tara Cardwell and made a similar version so I can’t take credit for the design. Here is my adaptation. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I used various Distress Inks, Hero Arts-Black, and Versamark with gold embossing powder.



C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 374 – 28th of July – Summer


With last week’s challenge being Christmas, I was still in the Christmas spirit when I designed this card. I used a digi from Bugaboo stamps called, “Tropical Santa – Surfboard.” The sentiment is from SSS. I coloured Santa using Copic markers, and layered him n some fun beachy card stock from my stash.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 373 – Christmas

DTbadgeThis week’s challenge is Christmas. It is never too early to make Christmas cards. With the nursing home residents I make cards for and my friends I need about 200 cards each year, so I love Christmas challenges as it helps me get my cards ready. For my card I used a digi stamp from Melonheadz called  ”Checking it Twice”. I coloured Santa with Copics markers, then embossed the panel using Stampin Up’s, retired Northern Flurries embossing folder.

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The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 89 – Just Punched

SidebarglorykleinerFor this challenge, the Design Team was inspired to make a card using only die cuts or punches. This is harder than it sounds. I purchased an adorable Die-namics Santa Suit die from MFT a while ago and thought this was the perfect time to use it. To add interest, I embossed the “suit” with various Christmas embossing folders from my stash. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Dee’s Distincively.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 372 – 14th of July – Thank You (Teacher)!

DTbadgeThis week we are challenging you to make a Thank You card for a Teacher. I have chosen a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps and created both front panel and inside panel for the card. I coloured the front panels with Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils. For the inside colouring I used Copics. The sentiments are computer generated! The Teacher diecut is from Papertrey Ink.

Bugaboo Stamp – Wee OC Horseshoe

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