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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – January 2018 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the 2018 52 Christmas Card Throwdown first challenge of the month and year! Andreja has designed a fun sketch challenge for us and it is never too early to start your Christmas cards! Besides….it is really fun!

For this challenge, I started by printing my digital stamp from A Day for Daisies - Fuzzy Bunnies. I used my Copic markers to add just a hint of colour. Next, I used an embossing folder (retired) from Stampin Up – Northern Flurries. The sentiment Joy is a Penny Black diecut. My card design is a 5 x 7, so I created the background using some cardstock I had on hand. I created a fishtailed banner in a matching blue to place behind the bunnies card and added it to the card front. For the finishing touches, I added a snowflake button and a few gems.

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We are running our challenges weekly, so you will have lots of opportunities to join us making cards for your friends and family.

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.


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.

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fall30 fall 20

fall 14 fall 13


fall24 fall15

fall31 fall25

fall12 fall10

fall 18 fall 17

fall40 fall 19

The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 59 – Anything “Christmas” Goes

SidebarglorykleinerThe current challenge at The  Glory of Christmas is Challenge 59 – Anything Goes (as long as it is Christmas). For my card, I went very whimsical, using non-traditional colours. I love working wih blue tones, and these adorable birds worked great with my concept. I used two digis stamps that I coloured with Copic markers: From the Heart - For Santa Birdbrain & Delicious Doodles – Peacock Feather.

birdsPlease join us. The challenge runs from May 17th until May 29th.



Getting Ready for Easter

I am still busy making cards for the Belmont Nursing Home residents. I am making 130 cards for Easter. It is my way to “Pay it Forward” for the wonderful care they provided my mother during her stay there. I try to make an unique card for each person so I always vary them.

Card 1 – I used Spring Bunnies by Hambo. I coloured the bunnies with Copic markers, then layered the image using various papers from my stash. I entered this card into Animal Friends Challenge#23 Easter (Image must have animal)


Card 2 – Welcomes Spring using this adorable lamb stamp by Daydream Designs called Spring Sheep. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and colour blocked it on fun flowered paper. I entered this card into Card Mania # 66 Spring


Card 3 – I love this adorable bunny and little girl called Bunny Hello by From the Heart Stamps. I coloured the image with my Copic markers, and layered it on papers from my stash. I entered this card into Crafts Galore Encore - It’s March and Anything Goes!


Card 4 is a fun little chick called Flowerpot Chick by From the Heart Stamps. I coloured this little bird with Copic markers anf layered him on papers from my stash.


Cards 5 & 6 were made used version Card-I-O Majestic Peg Stamps. For the first card, I cut out a stencil using the Cheery Lynn Egg Nesting dies. I set the insert aside. I placed the “egg shaped stencil over a piece of Neenah Solar White 4.25×5.5 paper. I stamped the flowers and leaves. Before removing the stencil, I inked the inside edge using Broken China distress ink. I layered it on the dotted paper, added a sentiment and two butterflies. For the second card, I stamped the insert. I inked the edges, then layered it on an embossed card stock. I added a sentiment and two punched butterflies. I entered Card 5 into Natalie and Amy’s Challenge – Flowers and Darlene’s March Challenge: Stencils

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