Tilda with Holiday Sweater… Wednesday, Dec 7 2016 

Our Challenge for you at Midweek Magnolia this week is Christmas. I’ve chosen Tilda With Holiday Sweater from the new Aspen Holidays collection and created this pretty card:

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My image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic Express Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E57, E55, E53, E50 clothes: RV95, RV93, RV91, RV0000, W5, W3, W1

For a closer look:

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And another:

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We are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winner so pop on over to Midweek Magnolias and have a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not have a try at our Christmas Challenge for a chance to win a terrific prize

One last look:

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Supplies:
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With Holiday Sweater, LOTV Circular Christmas Sentiments
Paper: Magnolia Vintage Plum and Vintage Holly
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Perfect Plum 
Accessories: Marianne Designs CR1378, LR0240, LR0269, LR0300, LR0327  and LR0435, Lace, Rhinestones

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
LHOSM Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
CDTC Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Merry Christmas
Brown Sugar Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Christmas/Stamp
L’il Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Card Mania Anything Goes

 

Happy Crafting Julie

Days of Winter… Tuesday, Dec 6 2016 

For todays card I’ve used up some of the leftover papers from my stash of Pion Christmas designs and  some wonderful Marianne designs dies to create this pretty Christmas card:

pion christmas

I didn’t have quite enough of the paper left to create the design I wanted so I’ve fussy cut the images from it and made the scene from the pieces, it worked out quite nicely in the end,so I’m happy with the final design

For a closer look:

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And another:

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These papers are so soft and delicate and have such wonderful designs it would be a shame to waste even a little. As you can see this is a great way to use up all those scrap pieces you have been hoarding

One last look:

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Supplies:
Stamps: LOTV Circular Christmas Sentiments
Paper: Pion Days of Winter Eric and Elsa PD5102
Cardstock: SU Very Vanilla 
Ink: SU Smokey Slate
Accessories: Marianne Designs LR0300, LR0185 and LR0270, SU Wooden Snowflakes, Lace and Tulle, Seam Binding and Twine, Sharp Scissors

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Come and Get it Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams Christmas
We Love Vintage Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl Card Challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Anything Christmas Goes
CDTC Anything Goes
Dies R Us Christmas/Die Cuts
Eclectic Ellapu Anything Christmas
Crafty Calender Christmas Time
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes

 

Happy Crafting Julie

Sweet Genevieve… Wednesday, Nov 30 2016 

Genevieve by Hannah Lynn would have to be one of my favourite images to colour. For todays card I’ve added some gorgeous dies, lace and trims to create a pretty Christmas card:

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My image is printed onto Cryogen White Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E47, E57, E55, E53, E51 clothes and wings: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91, RV0000 I added some Kindy Glitz to her gloves to give a sheer effect

For a closer look:

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And another:

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As you can see from my card today these images are quite versatile and can be used for a variety of occasions. I am a big fan of Non Traditional colours for Christmas cards but she could just as easily conform to the traditional red and green for another pretty creation

One last look:

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Supplies:
Stamps: Genevieve by Hannah Lynn, LOTV Circular Christmas sentiments
Paper: Maja Enjoying Out Doors
Cardstock: SU Pale Plum and Whisper White
Ink: SU Soft Suede and Perfect Plum
Accessories: Marianne Designs Dies: LR0270 and LR0397, Lilac Seam Binding, Rose Charm, Rose Trim, Lace, Kindy Glitz

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Non Traditional Image for Christmas
Love To Scrap Anything Goes
The Pencil Case Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl Any Image
Colour Inspiration Monday Hand Coloured Image
Scrap Book Stamp Society Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge Christmas
Hanna and Friends BINGO (dies, Ribbon, Glitter)

 

Happy Crafting Julie

 

So pleased to be a winner at Love To Scrap

and a Top 3 pick at Hanna and Friends

TOP3 Blinkie

and in the Colour Inspiration Monday spotlight

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More Christmas Cuties… Thursday, Nov 24 2016 

I have some more sweet animal print Christmas cards to share, this time in shades of blue:

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I love Non Traditional colours for Christmas and these Card Toppers from Marianne Designs are perfect for some quick and easy cards:

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For a closer look:

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And the deer:

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One last look:

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Looking back over the past few posts you can see how just one pretty card design can vary so much by your choice of colours and prints. here is a link to my tutorial on this design, I hope you will have a try and see what you can come up with using this basic layout

Supplies:
Stamps: LOTV Circular Christmas Sentiments
Paper: Marianne Designs PK9135 Fleurique, VK9548 Winter Wool Blue
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand 
Accessories: Marianne Designs Dies: LR0269, LR0300 and LR0327, Lace, Satin Ribbon, Metal Charm, Assorted Flowers

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes
CDTC Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe Christmas Comes Early
Crafting Musketeers Christmas Wishes
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Purple Frog The Magic of Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage Anything Goes
Creatalicious Anything Goes/Sentiment
Eclectic Ellapu Anything With a Bow

 

Happy Crafting Julie

 

So pleased to be in the Top 3 at Crafters Cafe

TOP THREE BADGE

and a Top 3 pick at Crafting Musketeers

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