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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – February 24th, 2018 – Technique – Watercolour

Hello Everyone, Myrna here. This is my final Challenge of the month. The Design Team and I are challenging you to make a card using watercolouring. There are so many options available.  Time to break out your watercolour pencils, pens, liquids, inks, etc and have fun. We look forward to your creations.

For my card, I used an adorable stamp called, “Gilmore” by Whipper Snapper Designs. I stamped him with Momento Ink, and coloured him with Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils. The papers and sequins are from my stash.

watercolour snowman

52 Christmas Card Throwdown – February 10, 2018 – Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone. This month I am in charge of selecting all the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenges. Nothing says cold like the blues. I love monochrome cards and challenge you to try to make a card that focuses on using blue tones. Use as many or few as you want. You can use inks, watercolours, markers, pencils, colour stock etc. to show blue. For my card, I used a fun stamp by Whipper Snapper called, “A Polar Bear Party.” I stamped my image then coloured it with various Copic Blue/Blue Green markers. I also added a little Salty Ocean Oxide ink around the outside edge. I backed the image on white cardstock that I blended Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers. I flicked on some water droplets for that little extra. \finally I backed the card front on blue cardstock. The sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy – A Cardinal’s Christmas.
polar bears

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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 #88 – two or more pattern papers

SidebarglorykleinerThe GoC Design team is challenging you to make a card using two or more patterned papers. I used two patterned papers from my stash and layered them with my image. The snowman stamp is called, “Gilmor” by Whipper Snapper Designs. I hand coloured him using Copic markers, then fussy cut him out. The sentiment is a pre-printed vellum tag by DCWV.

snowman with bird

Our challenge runs from July 3rd to July 15th

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 286 – 20th of November – Inspiration Picture

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The C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 286 – 20th of November – Inspiration Picture  - “Zoo” theme. I have a number of wild animal stamps and dies in my stash that have not seen the light of day for some time and I felt this would be a great time to bring them out. I created a sentiment to go inside the card that reads “It’s your Birthday, Go Wild!”.

1) Stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured them with Copics

2) Fuzzy cut them out and set aside

3) Die cut the coconut tree and added a touch of shading with Copics

4) Embossed the blue background with Happy Birthday folder

5) Cut (freehand) the foreground green

6) Die cut grass

7) Assembled card (5 x 7)


Products I used:

Stamp – Day at the Zoo by Recollections (Micheal’s brand)
Stamp – Jungle Animals by Whipper Snapper Designs
Die – Die-namics Palm Tree by MFT
Die – Grassy Border by Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder – Crafter’s Companion

The Challenge will run from November 20 to 26. For details check out our blog at www.http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.ca/ I hope to see you there!


I entered my card into Addicted to Stamps – Make your Mark Challenge, Fab ‘n’ Funky Challege – Birthday Celebrations and Crafting for all Seasons – Birthday Challenge