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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 394 – Use a die cut or punch

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The CHNCCC is to make a card using a punch or die-cut. I used the Taylored Expressions Nativity Border die, die cut from black cardstock. I created a border using 1/4″ strips of black cardstock. I used foiled accented cardstock.


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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 455 – 15th of February – Mothers’ Day/Female


The CRAFT CHALLENGE this week is to make a Mother’s Day or Female Card. I have a friend who loves everything “Pug”, so when I discovered this stamp by CARABELLE STUDIO called, “To Be or Not To Be”, I just had to make her a card. I started by colouring the dog with Copic markers to match her own little pug. Next, I die cut it out using a double stitched circle die from MFT, selected a paper with picture frames, added glass frames from dies by Taylored Expressions, and finished with adding Glossy Accents to the pug’s glasses.

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Fun with Embossing!

This week’s challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge is Embossing – Heat or Dry. Well I decided to make dry embossed cards using a couple of different stamps/die cuts/punches.

Card 1: I used Memory Box SILENT SNOWFALL Craft DIE 98670 as an embossing die. n place of my cutting mat on my Big Shot. I used a silicone mat so the die “embossed” the background vs cut through it. I freehand cut the snow hills, the the little penguin is a modified Owl Punch by Stampin Up. I added googly eyes, sequins, clear stickles, and snowfall stickers to embellish the card. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink.


Card 2 – I used a lined embossing folder to resemble wood siding. The “arched window” die and “a glimpse inside” stamp are from Taylored Expressions. The floral boughs were created with Memory Box Die Cutting BREEZY WREATH (cut in half using two colours of card stock) and Truly Gifted Die. I coloured the stamped image using Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils. The tag was created using the oval and scalloped punch by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.


Card 3 – I used numerous products. I started by creating my background using Darice Embossing Folders SNOWFLAKE BACKGROUND. Next I stamping the little knitting sheep using the Lawn Fawn FLEECE NAVIDAD Stamp set. I coloured her using Copic markers. The little tree was created with the Christmas Tree Stamps and punch set by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

I entered this card into 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Technique Challenge – Embossing. I have also put my name forward as a possible Design Tean member for 2017



Card 4 & 5 – Last year I cut out a number of tree shapes using my Cricut machine. Initially they were to be tags for gifts, but were never used, so this year I decided to emboss them using Cuttlebug Embossing Folder A2 – Snowflakes. I embellished them with pearls/gems and glitter star stickers. I used a couple of cute mouse stamps by Penny Black – xmouse ornament & jolly friends.

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The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 85 – Home of the Birth of Jesus

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For this challenge we are celebrating the birth place of Jesus. I made a very simple card. I started with blending various shaped of orange using my Tim Holtz distress Inks and the round head blending tool. The silhouette was created using a die from Taylored Expressions called, “Nativity Border”.  I used black card stock to accent the scene. This card took less than 10 minutes to create.



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This challenge runs from May 22th until June 3rd

Simply Create Too – Challenge #107 – USE STITCHING (REAL OR FAUX)

SC2  GROUP BADGEThe Design Team is Challenging you to create a card with Stitching (real or faux). I haven’t had my sewing machine out in over 10 years, but I have purchased a number of the new, popular faux stitching dies. My BFF and I are going on one of those Cruise and Crop trips in June, so I had travel on the brain when I designed my card. I used two dies sets to create the illusion of stitching: Simon Says, “BUNDLE OF STITCHED SHAPES Wafer Dies” and MFT, “Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5″. I cut out the stitched base, then added two stitched luggage tags and a sentiment tag. The sentiment and camera girl are from Taylored Expressions, “Moka Meredith – Traveler”. I coloured her with Copic markers, fussy cut her out and added dimensionals so she would pop off the page. I finished the card by adding three black gems.

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