Archive for October 27, 2018

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 409 – For someone special

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This week the Design Team at CHNCCC are looking for that extra special card made for that extra special person in your life. I bought this great stamp and die set from Stampendous called, Smiling Snowman. I stamped him and his hat 3 times, coloured him with Copic markers, die cut him out, attached his hat, then set aside. I decided I wanted to make one of those popup cards. I have the popup dies from both Stampendous (Fran’s Pop Up Die Set) and Lawn Fawn (everyday pop-ups), so my first decision was selecting the patterned paper for the inside and outside of the card. For the how to’s I would suggest checking out Lawn Fawn’s Youtube video at this link The sentiments are also from the same Stampendous set.







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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Challenge 52CCT42-18-Technique-Masking

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Our technique challenge at 52CCT is masking. There are many different masking techniques and I have created 2 different cards: one simple and one more complex.

Card 1 Simple Masking

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For this card, I masked off a 2-inch strip of the card base, then sponged on 3 shades of Oxide Distress Inks on blue/green tones. I removed the masking tape, then stamped snowflakes (MFT-Snow Flurry stamp set) along the inked bar in various shades of Stampin Up inks and Versamark with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. The sentiment is also from MFT (Joyous Christmas) I added a few pearls to finish the card

Card 2 – Complex Masking


I stamped out a scene/sentiment using Papertry Ink. “Winter Hills Stamp Set.” I also stamped the house image on a thin sheet of masking paper. I coloured the house scene with Copic markers, cut out the house I stamped on the masking tape, removed the masking back, placed it over the original, used some hill shapes to mask off part of the image. I sponged on hill shapes. Once I had the image as wanted I set it aside, I die cut a snowflake unto the front of an A2 card, using dies from PI, and two separate smaller snowflakes from silver and blue papers. Assembled the card.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 488 – 25th of October – Monochrome

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For this week, the C.R.A.F.T. Design Team is looking for the one colour – Monochrome – card. Using a fun digi from the set called WINTER PERKY PENGUINS by Pickled Potpourri. I started by importing the image into Corel Draw, duplicating him 3 more times and then mirroring it into four penguins. I printed the image with my laserjet printer and black foiled the image with my Minc machine. I colouring the images use T0-T4 Copic markers and clear Wink of Stella on the fur hat. I used my ”Let it Snow” diecut in the inside of my card.



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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 408 – Sentiment as the focal point

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This week at CHNCCC, we are looking for a card that makes the sentiment the focal point of the card. I have loved this technique since seeing the very talented Jennifer McGuire demonstrate it. Vs me trying to explain the technique, I have attached a link to her blog on the how to’s. If you have never been to Jennifer’s blog before, check her out. She is one very talented lady! She is one of my favourites, and I also love her Online Card Classes.


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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Challenge 52CCT41-18-Theme-Christmas Pets

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This week at 52 CCT, the Design Team is looking for a Pet themed Christmas card. I purchased this adorable stamp last year but never used it. It is called W174 Patient Pup by Stampendous. I coloured him with my Copic markers, and then just simply layered him on the card front.


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