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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 425 – 20th of July – Christmas


It is Christmas in July! It is never too early to start making Christmas cards for 2017. For my card I used a digital image from Dilly Beans called, “Holly Framed Penguin.” I coloured the little critter with my Derwent Inktense Coloured Pencils. I added added a sprig of holly from my Stampendous, “Die & Rubber Stamp Set Pop Up Winter Tweets Birds Free Us.” The background paper acts as my sentiment.

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

  CCT - Design For Badge

When I saw our new challenge was rainbow, I immediately thought of the Framed Snowman digi stamp by Dilly Bean Stamps. I tried to make him as colorful as possible even using Copic Makersand a colourful Striped background. The sentiment is from Penny Black – Festive Snippets.


130 Christmas Cards for Seniors!


Every year I make 130 Christmas cards for the Belmont Long Term Care Home. It is my way of paying it forward for the fabulous care they provided my mother. I love to colour while watch TV so I will stamp numerous images and hand colour them with Copic Markers, Zig Water Colour Brushes, Derwent Inktenses Pencils, or Distress inks. Once I get a number completed, I then sit down and start to assemble my cards. No two cards are the same, While I may use the same image, I colour them differently, use a different card format, different card stock, etc. I also make Fall/Thanksgiving/Halloween, Easter/Spring, Valentine’s Day, Remembrance Day (for the veterans), plus birthday cards. It keeps me busy, and I really enjoy it. I also make cards for myself and friends. I dropped the cards off for distribution on December 1, 2016.


The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 70 – Use more than one fold

SidebarglorykleinerThis week, The Glory of Christmas Design Team challenges you to make a card with more than one fold. There are many designs to choose from: Easel, Shutter, Tri-fold, Gate, Step and many more. For this challenge, I opted to make a couple of Box Cards.

Card 1 – Vs me trying to explain how I make my box card, I will refer you to a wonderful Tutorial by Dina at www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/popupboxcard/ or simply search Google. I used a number of cats from Newton’s Nook, Glitter snowflakes & Stars from my stash. You need a special envelop for this card 5.5 x 6.



Card 2 – Is a smaller box card. I followed the directions from cardcrazy09 on You Tube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-DdtZfohyc For this box card I used various snowflake dies – SSS, Waltzingmouse, Memory Box, PI and Paper Smooches. The images are from Paper Smooches and Dilly Beans Stamps. This box will fit an A2 envelope!

box1aOur challenge runs from October 18th until October 30th. Please join us!



101 Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving Cards

Every year I make 130 Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving Cards for all the residents at the Belmont Long Term Care Facility as a way to Pay it Forward for the wonderful care they provided my mother. I have been making a few cards over the past year, but had the concentrate on making 101 this past week. I try to not make more than 6 cards the same so each resident on the 6 wings of the facilities gets a different card than their roommate or neighbour. All coloured images were done with paper piecing or coloured with Copics.

Here are samples of the different cards I made. Note: If you want details about any of these cards re: stamps used, dies, etc just contact me.

fall8 fall9

fall7 fall6

fall5 fall4

fall2 fall34

fall30 fall 20

fall 14 fall 13


fall24 fall15

fall31 fall25

fall12 fall10

fall 18 fall 17

fall40 fall 19