Google eye, wobble action, Santa

Hello there, I’ve been playing with things I have had for absolutely ages, ready for the new challenge which has begun at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

There isn’t a particular theme – anything Christmas related is absolutely fine by us, including boxes, tags, cards, scrapbook pages -= as long as it’s Christmas – you’re good to go,

Here is my DT card:

It looks fairly straight-forward doesn’t it? Well – there are hidden gems for this guys……….

I started by die-cutting the elements from MFT ‘Christmas Crew Santa‘ out of shiny red, white glitter, silver glitter, black glitter, and gold card stock, then adhering them to a blush card which I had cut to size – as per MFT web-site.

Once I had stuck most of my elements down – I had a sudden thought about his eyes………..so I went and searched for my google eye stuff, decided which size to go for – and there we are.

Wait – I haven’t finished yet……………I then decided I wanted him to move on the card to make the eyes go all jiggy………..so I added an action wobbler to the back of him:

So I can’t show a video of the movement – I’m sure you all know what the action wobbler does – but I did take a picture with the card rotated 90 degrees – to show some movement:

The hardest part of this wobbler was to decide where to put it on the Santa – so I more towards the top, behind his hat.

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge, and continue to build your Christmas card stash………….there’s some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. I also see there were quite a few entries to apply for joining our DT – good luck to everyone, and I hope to get to know you better.

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Challenges I shall be entering:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – ATG with option of Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – ATG Christmas

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – Stockings or Christmas Clothing (hat)

Brown Sugar Challenge – ATG

Blingy Star

Hi there. Another challenge has begun at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we want to see something beginning with ‘S’ as the main image. Here is my Design Team card:

A couple of close-ups of the bling:

Well – I certainly went all-out with the glitter and shine, didn’t I?

The card stick if from Crafters Companion, and the pack comes with 2 blue shiny card, and the glimmer card. I only used only of the shiny cards to keep it more-or-less monochrome. I do like monochrome when it comes to Christmas cards.

The die set which cut the three layer star is from Presscut, which I bought at a crafting show a couple of weeks ago – especially for this challenge, actually. As a DT member, you know we get the challenge themes well before the challenge goes live – and I’m planning my cards for the next month……talk about organised!

I didn’t know which layer to put where on this star – so I cut all the layers in both the blue and glimmer card, and played around with them. I decided to put a white background behind it, just to show-case the lower blue layer, and a frame cut out of some square dies I have to – well – frame it!

I die cut the sentiment and adhered as you see – onto the glimmer card so it would show up better, but leaving the actual star itself open in all it’s glory……..I may have to cut this out of other colours too – loving that star.

I did find that I had to use the metal shim in my Gemini Junior to make sure it cut through both these card-stocks, as they have a coating, making it so a little more pressure is needed to get through that coating.

I hope you can come and join us – I am sure you have lots of ‘S’ themed dies and stamps……..Santa, Star, Snowflakes – just to name some Christmas ones.

I hope to see you in our gallery – and please visit out DT members blogs for hints and tips into their own creations.

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Challenges I shall be entering:

Crafting with an attitude anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craftanything goes

Happy Little Stampersanything goes with dies

Happy Little Stampers Christmas ChallengeChristmas with option of sparkle

Faux stained glass hearts

Hello again. The weather here in the UK – especially for a Bank Holiday weekend – is absolutely phenomenal. Temperatures greater than 20 degrees centigrade, lovely blue skies, a little breeze – lovely. I have been hung some washing our to dry for the first time this year!

I was going out cycling again, a new hobby for me, but I think I over-did it the other day. I just kept going and going, then realised I actually had to get back when I passed the 4 mile marker………hmmm…..a tad saddle sore for the next couple of days, as I then had to cycle back to where I came from!

There are some amazing cycle trails around Chesterfield UK – and I plan on exploring a lot of them – but I think I’ll stick to the circular routes….

Anyhoo, I have a card to share for a couple of challenges, and went with the faux stained glass look again. I actually found this sooooo much easier than the first card – basically because I knew what I was doing this time.

I used the Lawn Fawn ‘Say What? Gift Tags‘ and die cut the base layer, then several more layers out of white card stock. I then die cut the little hearts and placed them inside – on some sticky tape, using my jewel picker ‘cos those hearts are TINY – then added the Glossy Accents.

After letting that dry – I know, I don’t usually ‘do’ patient – I die cut the top layer out of the shiny red Crafters Companion card stock and added that to the top.

The embossed piece is using Crafters Companion folder…after realising I don’t actually have that many heart folders, I found this one…..and adhered as you see.

The sentiment is from the Neat and Tangled ‘Jump for Joy‘ stamp set, stamped in Altenew red ink, then embossed again with clear embossing powder.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CASology – Leap

Freshly Made Sketches – sketch

‘H’ for Hang it up, ‘I’ for Intricate

Hello everyone. It is my time to host at ABC Christmas Challenge, and it is ‘H’ for Hang It Up, and ‘I’ for Intricate. I made a different card for each, and goodness did I have fun creating these two cards. As you can see – red was the theme………and I used ‘a lot’ of Sue Wilson’s die sets, and shiny and bright Crafters Companion card and glitter card stock

Hang It Up
The two baubles are loose so they can be removed and used
Intricate

There are two prizes up for grabs:

Two stamp sets and a die
Two stamp sets and a die

I hope you can join us this month, and really get your creative juices flowing with intricate dies and stamps, and lots of hanging Christmas baubles and decorations.

I look forward to seeing all your creations, and leaving comments – as well as having the difficult task of choosing the winners. 🙂 🙂

The Design team have come up with some amazing ideas, so I hope you will just pop along and have a gander at their creations – and hopefully join us. 🙂