From our house to yours….

Hello again everyone. There is a new challenge beginning at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – the theme is ‘anything goes Christmas’ as always. You can make cards, scrapbook pages, bookmarks, boxes – as long as it’s Christmas related.

Here is my card:

I wanted to create a wreath on my card, with the sentiment in the middle taking centre stage, so I turned to my new Memory Misti – a present from my mum and sister for Christmas………..which I forgot I had! I know, I know – it was put to one side very tidily, and it wasn’t until I was re-arranging my room a little to make some space for mixed media ‘stuff’ that I found it again……

I started with a 6 inch square piece of card, and arranged some boughs from a freebie stamp set, and some fill-in smaller boughs from Uniko to create the design around the wreath.

I used a Stampin Up ink for the boughs, and even stamped the little poinsettia flowers in green – I didn’t want to introduce black anywhere on this card……………

I coloured two of the three leaf layers on the stamp in Copics – it seemed a little plain without the red in them – and yes – I added some Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers. I think I was quite restrained with them, actaully!

The sentiment is from the same freebie stamp set, and the two circle dies are from a Sue Wilson set.

I like the overall simplicity of this card, with the most difficult part for me was deciding which images to use………..

I hope you can come and join us with this challenge – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Fan’n’Funky ChallengesChristmas

QKR Stampedeanything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

A Very Merry Moose

Hello there. Another month, and another challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. A chance to work with us every month and have a batch of Christmas cards by the end of the year – and – of course – to have fun.

This month, Carol is hosting, and the theme is ‘E’ for Embellishments, ‘F’ for Fabric, and ‘G’ for Glitz. Here is my take on the letters – actually incorporating all of them in one card:

and a couple of different angles:

I sued the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Merry Moose die set, just adding some gold shiny card for the details on the moose. The moose itself is cut out of a faux leather look paper/card. I have a roll here and never used it – so I thought the moose would be a good start.

The background circles are from Sue Wilson, the circular tree cut-out is from Dawn Bibby, and the trees from the same Merry Moose die set stuck on top of the Dawn Bibby trees for added interest – with the glitter card for the background and the snow detail on the trees.

The sentiment if from Clearly Besotted, stamped and heat embossed.

So – I have the glitter card for the ‘G’ for Glitz, the ‘F’ for Fabric is the faux leather the moose is cut out of, and the ‘E’ for Embellishments, is the star on the moose’s neck collar (no idea what that is called….is it a harness??!!)

I actually can’t remember the background paper – who made it, nor how long I have had it – but I think it suited the vintage kinda style I was looking for to make the Moose a home winter wonderland…..

Feel free to join us this month, sticking to our challenge theme letters, please, and check-out the other members of the Design Team – again some varied and amazing work done for this challenge.

I hope to see you over there soon. 🙂