Sunday, 26 July 2015

Christmas Card Club - Let it Snow

This fortnight Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts chose the theme of Let it Snow. This was a great theme for me and I wrestled with several ideas for my card design.

I finally settled on this Angel image nestled into a lovely cloud of snowflakes. She was stamped and embossed onto another of the 50 cnt tags that I purchased at the scrapbook store garage sale. The inky background and the inked edges were also already finished on this tag so I can't offer any clues as to the recipe! The embossing powder was holographic and has a lovely sparkle.

This tag is pop dotted onto a white and a cobalt blue snowflake embossed backgrounds. These embossed pieces were also bought at that sale for 5 cents each!  I merely needed to add two snippets of the silver glittered border (complete with diamond accents).  Due to the depth of this border it is better to cut it up into snippets and slide them under the focal point. That cuts back on a bit of depth not to mention bumpy layers, under the thin tag

The silver Memory Box pine bough die and a few diamond accents finished up my card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Calender - Christmas In July

Saturday, 25 July 2015

July Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again, it is time to enter your Christmas cards here at the Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until the last day of July to enter your Christmas card or Christmas themed project.

Here is a recap of the rules in case you are new to this challenge.

1. The Rudolph Days Challenge will start each month on the 25th, and will close on the last day of that month.
2. The theme is always Anything Goes, as long as it is Christmas.
3. One entry per person and you just need to enter one Christmas card or Christmas project.
4. You may combine your entry with other challenges (maximum of 10 in total).
5. Your card (or Christmas project) should not have been previously posted to your blog. It should be posted to your blog during the current months Rudolph Days Challenge, (between the 25th and last day of the current month)
6. Please link back to or at least mention, the Rudolph Days Challenge.
7.  Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world.
8. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month.

My guest designer this month is Valerija of My Joy Blog.. She has made this gorgeous card using the Memory Box die she won here at the May Rudolph Days Challenge. I love the snowy background behind that great diecut frame, and also the little scarf she added to the buck.

My card today, is a bit distressed and earthy. Hope you like it.

The tree image is from a stamp off class held at my local scrapbook store a few years ago. I so liked the feeling of using up a VOS item from my stash that I decided to chose my card design based on using the last of some my other embellishments.

The sentiment diecut was a leftover, already distressed with a bit of craft paint and the two kraft Marianne Design corner diecuts were left from another card.  I donated all my craft paints when I moved house so  took a swipe of Annie Sloan chalk paint to them to try to get them to match. I got a bit of paint onto the enamel dots as they were already in place from the previous card design.  I then had to scrub them clean...thank goodness for baby wipes!

I managed to find a Merry Christmas rubon to fit that teensy sentiment die, and added a few tiny diamonds to the tree. I even threw a couple of diamonds onto each corner just to tie them in.
All in all, I am pleased with this card. I emptied out a couple more pages from my diecut embellishment storage and used up a couple more snippets for the oval brown mat and the background paper. Now I can pop over to visit Pixies Crafty Workshop where the challenge is always "must use snippets".

 The prize this month is this Memory Box, Merry Christmas script die. Good luck in the prize draw!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

July Rudolph Days Reminder

Just a wee reminder that it is almost time for the Rudolph Days Challenge.

Challenge entries will open on July 25th and will close at midnight July 31. Winner to be announced on Aug 1st. As always, here is a quick peek at this months prize...a Memory Box Merry Christmas Script die.