Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Mateja Povse

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2018!
My guest today is Mateja Povse, and she has challenged me to make a card with dies only - no stamping! You can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's what I came up with:
I used dies from Birch Press (Radiant Ornament layering dies, and Big Joy Sugar Script) and from Lil' Inkers (Stitched Rectangles), along with white glitter cardstock, silver mirror cardstock, vellum, two different blue cardstocks (both from Stampin Up and both, sadly, discontinued - Ballet Blue is my all time favourite! *sniff*) and a blue metallic cardstock. 
I now realise that this card is very similar to one by Tracey McNeely - you can check out her card HERE.  (I didn't see Tracey's card before making mine, but I thought I'd point you in the direction of her card, anyway!)

Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Clean & Simple Holiday Cards Day 1

I loved Jennifer McGuire's idea for quickly colouring stamped images for mass producing holiday cards, so I pulled out a mini stamp set from Hero Arts (called Ornaments Stamp & Cut) and made my own foam stamps.

https://www.onlinecardclasses.com
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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Susan Opel

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2018!
My guest today is Susan Opel, and she has challenged me to make a card with ornaments on it. You can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's what I came up with:

I made a yupo background with alcohol inks and blue foil, cut it with a stitched square die from Lil' Inkers, then added white die cut Swirl ornaments from Memory Box and a sentiment from Hero Arts.
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Monday, 12 November 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Lydia Fiedler

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2018!
My guest today is Lydia Fiedler, and she has challenged me to make a card using acrylic paint. You can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's what I came up with:
I put blobs of acrylic paint (blue, green and gold from Jo Sonia paints) onto a heavy weight piece of cardstock, and spread it around in swirls using a small offcut of the same cardstock. I then cut the gold cardstock using the stained glass coverplate die from Catherine Pooler Designs, adhered it to the blue-green panel, and cut off the excess. I cut the ornament hanger using the small die from the Radiant Ornament from Birch Press Designs, then added a sentiment from Hero Arts layered on a piece of vellum.
Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Therese Calvird

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2018!
My guest today is Therese Calvird, and she has challenged me to make a card with the theme "Frosty". You can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's what I came up with:

I used a piece of Yupo and added blue alcohol inks to create the sky. The snowy drifts are cut using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside die, and the stamps are from Neat and Tangled, coloured with Copic markers.
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Friday, 9 November 2018

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC212

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

 I used "Merry" embossed in white, and "Bring on the Snowflakes" embossed in silver onto navy cardstock. I added some detail with a white gel pen and some Stickles.
 Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!


http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com.au/
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Fusion: Wine O'Clock

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card - CASEing Lisa Stein

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2018!
Today, I am CASEing Lisa Stein (check out her gorgeous card HERE)

Here's what I came up with:
 I made a Yupo background with alcohol ink, gold mixative and gold foil (I decided I needed more shine, even though Lisa's card doesn't have foil). I cut a border from gold foil cardstock using Nested Labels Dies from Catherine Pooler, and a piece of vellum with the sentiment from Hero Arts gold embossed.
I like Lisa's card MUCH more than mine, for numerous reasons - her red is more maroon and less orange, her gold is more understated, her border is subtle gold glitter, and her vellum is less see-through than mine. Her card is, overall, MUCH more elegant than mine.
Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Deb McCleary

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2018!
My guest today is Deb McCleary, who runs the Australian arm of the Caring Hearts Card Drive. She has challenged me to make a card with Poinsettia. Deb does not have a blog, so here are her cards:

Deb used Tim Holtz mixed media Christmas dies and a Stampin’ Up! sentiment.

Here's what I came up with - I made a bunch of these cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.
I made a panel of alcohol ink and foil on yupo and cut it down to make a border. The Poinsettias are from Studio Katia, coloured with Copic markers, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.
 And then I decided to use a more traditionally Christmassy colour scheme, too.

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Wallace

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2018!
My guest today is Michelle Wallace, and she has challenged me to use reindeer on a card. You can check out her take on this challenge HERE.

Here's what I came up with:
I used an older Stampin' Up stamp called "Dasher" along with a sentiment from Stamp-It (sadly, this company is no longer). I created masks using dies from Lawn Fawn and Lil' Inkers Designs, and used Stampin Up Night of Navy ink to stamp and to blend ink over the masks. I embossed the sentiment in silver, and I added some extra glittery bits coming off the reindeer's antlers using silver gel pen and Stickles.
I will be sharing this card at this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is "Anything Goes".
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-55/

Thanks for visiting :)