Glittery and Inky Snowflakes

Hi. A quick post to share some inky backgrounds with some very glittery snowflakes.

For the two darker blue backgrounds, I used Tim Holtz Water-colour card, Brushos, Crafters Companion sparkle pens, and lots of water, and smooshing.

For the teal background I used the same card stock, lots of water, and ink smooshed with the sparkle pens on top of Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

The snowflakes are a mixture of Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp die cut out of bright silver glitter card. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Some of the glimmer and shine:

and a cat who wanted to help place the card in the right place for the photo:

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Cup Cake Inspirationsphoto inspiration

Always Fun ChallengesChristmas

Allsorts Challengesparkle and shine

MMM Challengecreate own background – in an inky way – smooshing/water-colour/Brushos etc

Christmas Craft Creations Christmas and Winter Blues

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Gnome For The Holidays

Hello. There is a new challenge beginning at ABC Christmas Challenge. We have reached the letters ‘N’ and ‘O‘. We want to see your Christmas creations with ‘No Fuss‘ and/or ‘Over The Top‘. I chose the ‘No Fuss’ theme. here is my card:

I first stamped the images from Simon SDays Stamp ;Gnome For the Holidays’ in Gin K amalgam ink, then coloured with Copics.

Once cut out with the matching die set, I arranged them as you see – though I did play around with the layout quite a bit. I’ve said before how I find arranging CAS layouts quite challenging.

We have some great makes from the Design Team, and I do hope you can come and join us for this challenge. I ‘d love to see you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Challenge occasions

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas – option snowflakes (not taken)

Colour Crazy Challenge week 24atg colouring

Crafty Sentiments Challengeatg

CAS one layer cards

Hello there. I have spent some time in my craft room today, getting to grips with my Copics again, and generally just playing around.

I struggle with CAS cards, and definitely struggle with one layer cards – but today I made two cards.

Both cards are made using Simon Says Stamp ‘Gnome For The Holidays’, using different images, yet the same sentiment.

I shall be entering the first card into the following challenges:

Water Cooler Challengeoccasions

Addicted to Stamps ChallengeCAS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeatg

Krafty Chicks Challengeanything goes

I shall be entering the second card into the following challenges:

Perfectly CASCAS one layer card

Jingle BellesChristmas and three of something (three berries)

Simply Less Is More tiny and few

ABC Bingo Board

Hi there. Happy New Year to everyone.

It’s been a busy few weeks and I’m sure it’s been the same for most people. This is the beginning of a new year, and a new challenge has started at The ABC Christmas Challenge. The first two themes are ‘A’ for anything Christmas goes, and/or ‘B’ for Bingo Board.

Here is my card for the Bingo Board:

I used my newly arrived – Christmas Eve actually – Simon Says Stamp ‘Gnome for the Holidays card kit‘ to create this card.

I started by die-cutting the gnomes using some patterned paper from that same kit, but also using some red glittery card scraps for underneath their tunics.

I used the little red pompoms from a previous card kit for their hats, and put things together as you see.

The hillside was using MFT ‘Snowy Scene Builder’, and also using the little trees from that set to add some onto the hillsides.

The embossed sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp set – leaving the letters open and not coloured-in, to leave the interest with the gnomes.

Here is the Bingo Board by Helen, who is hosting this challenge:

and who is also providing a couple of prizes for 2 winners:

I hope you can come and join us in the new challenge for the New Year – and definitely get a head start in your Christmas card stash.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challengesanything goes

Arty Divas Challengeanything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challengeatg using patterned papers