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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 399 – 19th of January – Christmas


I know Christmas just passed, but it is never too early to start your Christmas cards, I make over 250 Christmas cards each year so starting in January works for me. One of my favorite Digi Stamp companies is “A Day for Daisies“. They have a vast variety of digi stamps and their Design Team always have fantastic samples online. Check them out!

When I think of Christmas, I think aboiut shopping! (Another thing I like to start doing early). I use a beautiful stamp called, “Tiny Fashionable Present“. While I used this digi as a Christmas card, it could easily be a Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine or Just Because card. I coloured the image with Copics. I layered it with similar aqua tones. The “Joy” sentiment is a die cut from Creative Expressions Festive Collection – Joy Die Set by Sue Wilson. To finish it off I added a few gems for that added bling.


                   joy shopper

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Sketch

 CCT - Design For Badge

Hello everyone. I am very excited to announce that I have been asked to be a member of the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Design team. Our first challenge for 2017 is a sketch challenge. If you invert the sketch you will see how I came up with my card design. My card to very simple, yet it has that touch of elegance. I use a wonderful die from Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Christmas Tree Greeting. I cut it out twice – once with the green glitter paper and once with the white glitter paper. Next I cut a piece of the white glitter paper 5.5 x 4.25, green 5.25 x 4, white 5 x 3.75, green 4.75 x 3.25, white 4.25 x 3 and layered them on top of each other. I slightly offset the die cut tree and glued to the top. For the final step I taped the card topper to card base.

                    original sketch                             sketch inverted



I hope you will join us. Remember it is never too early to start making Christmas cards! Note: This year we are running our challenges twice a month vs weekly.

The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 76 – Silver or Gold


For this Challenge, we are asking for a Christmas card using Silver or Gold. I made three versions of a “silver” card using Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Christmas Tree Greeting. I cut the tree out in White and Silver Foil card stock, Silver Glitter and Black card stock, and Silver Glitter and White card stock. I offset and layered the tree die cuts to add dimension. I also triple layered the base card stocks, add the trees, and for the finishing touch, added MFT - Die-namics Four Corners.

I photographed the cards in direct and indirect light and have included both images of each card.

Silver Foil on White

silver tree 1 silver tree 6

White on Silver Glitter

silver tree 2 silver tree 4

Silver Glitter on Black

silver tree 3 DSC00075

Side by side comparison

silver tree 7


Please join us. The challenge runs from January 17th until 29th 2016!

I also entered my card into the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Glitter and Shine

Mother’s Day Angel

I made this card for The Crazy Challenge – CCH #191 – FOR MY MOM. I used the following:

Words from an Angel – Mother by Bugaboo
Small and Medium 2 part- Flower punches by Nellie Snellen
Sue Wilson Designs – Die – Finishing Touches – Faux Quilled Leaves (Set of 2)

mom angel 2

I coloured the image used my Copic markers. I added diamond glitter to her wings, and glossy accents to the red hearts. The floral card stock is from my stash. I embellished the card with flowers, leaves, and pearls.

I also entered my card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks – Things with Wings

Simply Create Too – Challenge #77 – Mother’s Day (or card for a female)


Our newest challenge at Simply Create Too is Mother’s Day or a card for a female. For my card I used a stamp from Bugaboo called Words from an Angel – A Mothers Love. I coloured her with Copic markers, added Diamond glitter to her wings, and Glossy Accents to the roses. I layered her on papers from my stash, and embellished with die cut roses from MFT and Ivy by Sue Wilson: The Finishing Touches Collection (Trailing Ivy)




Please join us. The challenges runs from January 16th until January 29th, 2015

 mom angel 1

I entered this card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - 4CC #229 – FLOWERS

In the Pink - CHALLENGE #60 – ANYTHING GOES (in PINK of course..)

Clear it Out - Theme:  Colour challenge-Pinks Stash: Pink things (I have had to background paper stashed away for some time. The love script was shaped like a heart on a 12 x 12 sheet. I don’t scrapbook, so I have been hoarding it. I finally gave in and cut it down for this card.)

Fairytale Stampers – Flowers