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Another Wonderful Class with Heather Telford

On October 1, 2016 my friend Ruby and I were able to enjoy another fabulous class with Heather Telford. Heather is an extremely talented card makers and on the Penny Black Design Team. Every time I take one of her classes I learn something new.

These are the cards we made in class.

heathers-classHeather supplies everything we need to make the cards, plus gives us detailed instructions. I had purchased the Penny Black –  ‘Cones & Berries‘ stamp and ‘Berry Kissed‘ stamp so I was able to recreate the cards at home. I don’t have a pine bough stamp or the stocking die so I used the Impression Obsession Pine Branch Die DIE021-N and Simon Says Stamp HOLLY ORNAMENT Wafer Die s321. The cards below are ones I made at home.



Note: I didn’t post the directions to how to make these cards out of respect for the instructor. To learn more about Heather check out her blog. She has some wonderful tutorials and inspiring cards.


White and Silver Snowy

When I started to colour “Snowy” by Penny Black, my intention was to colour his hat and scarf, add rosy cheeks and use bright Christmas themed papers. I had my BG10 Copics marker out that I use a lot to add dimension to whites (I usually always do this last), next I coloured his nose and put the image aside. A week later I decided I would finish the colouring, but after looking at it, I loved the simplicity so I left it as is. Next I fussy cut him out, and popped his up on a snowflake diecut silver background and added it to the card front. The die is from Impression Obsessions called Snowflake Background. I double stamped the sentiment using a stamp from Avery Elle’s – Let it Snow.


I entered this card in:

 Winter Wonderland “Show us your gold/silver and or an embossed background” Challenge.

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas August Challenge – Snowpeople


I won top 3 at the Sweet Stampin’ Christmas August Challenge – Snowpeople!

grab button for Christmas at Sweet Stampin

The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 87 – Stars


For this challenge, our inspiration is Stars! I thought about looking at the stars on a cold winter’s evening. I created my cards using three different die cuts and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink. For the starry night I used SSS – Falling Stars. I backed the cut out stars with silver foil paper. The houses and trees scene was created with Memory Box –  98239 Country Landscape craft dies. I coloured the windows yellow with a Copic marker. And finally I added a road using Impression Obsessions - Winding Road/Stream. It was backed with the same black as the sky. I added the sentiment, and layered the image with silver and black cardstock.

starsPlease join us June 19th until July 1st, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 362 – Technique Challenge: Paperpiecing

DTbadgeFor this week’s challenge I am using a stamp set from Sweet n Sassy called Snowman Soup Clear Stamp Set. **Note: There is also a matching die set fpr these stamps and a digital version. I stamped the snowman on various coloured card stock and cut out his sweater, scarf, hat, hat band, cup, mittens, and nose. I paper pieced them all together. Next I die cut  the whole snowman and set him aside. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamped and created a mini banner. For the background I used a new die from Impression Obsession – SNOWFLAKE BACKGROUND Set DIE 211-YY.

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The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 81 – Shadow box card


For this challenge, we are asking you to create a shadow box card. I created my “shadow box” using the three largest circle dies from my MFT Stitched Round Stax set. I used various snowflakes dies by Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsessions, and Marianne Designs.

Step 1 – For my base layer 4.25 x 5.5  , I used a snow/dot patterned embossing folder to create the background.

Step 2 – I coloured the adorable Bugaboo - cscarf Cubby Snowman w/scarf (retired) with Copic and fussy cut him out and glued him to the card with the smallest circle cut out. I used Stampin Up dimensional to add a space between it and the base.

Step 3 – I  added snowflake die cuts to the card with the next sized circle cut out and added additional dimensionals to add space between it and the previous layer.

Step 4 – I added the final card with the largest circle cut out. I stamped on a sentiment from Avery Elle, and added more snowflake die cuts, plus some gems. Once again used dimensionals between layers.

Step 5 – I added the “shadow box” to a standard A2 card base.

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Our Challenge runs from March 27th until April 8th, 2016

I entered my card into the following challenges:

Hiding in my Craft Room – HIMCR #244 – Any Holiday! (Christmas)

craftyhazelnut’s christmas challenge extra – anything goes every month

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up

Winter Wonderland – For a Child

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas