Basic Grey

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 1

Happy Friyay everyone!

It’s that time of year again! LucieG’s Christmas in July! Woohoo! For the past couple of years, I’ve dedicated July to Christmas cardmaking and reaped the benefits in November/December when life always seems to get super busy! I LOVE having a good supply of cards to send to all my friends rather than stress about making them before the posting deadline. Plus I get a chance to use the festive supplies I bought in the after-Christmas sales!

Mind you, quite a few manufacturers have already released some festive supplies… will I get tempted to buy buy buy! You bet I will!

Anyway, for Christmas in July Day 2, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.

As I’ve had a bit of a break from cardmaking, I kept my take on the sketch super simple using an oldie and goodie die (Wishing Trees) by Simon Says Stamp and some of my Basic Grey patterned paper mountain. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

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Day 11 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post.

Day 11’s inspiration is Day 12, 2016.

This was another tough one as I don’t have many images that are similar to the style used for the inspiration tags. While I was looking at Tracey’s tag, I remembered my old Basic Grey festive sets and used the Santa image from one of those sets – I stamped it in a very light ink and then went over the lines using my prisma pencils.

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