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Day 7 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

Birch Press Design was the sponsor for Day 7, which was a little problematic for me. I have a few dies and stamp sets by them, but nothing festive and I’d made a decision at the start of this challenge that I was going to stick to my Christmas supplies – as I have SO MANY of them! So, I decided to use some Memory Box dies and stamps as I think it is a sister company.

Tracey herself was my inspiration for this tag – I’m pretty pleased with how the snowflakes in the set layered up!

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Feline Spooky!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

I just had to create a Halloween card today – I have so many cute stamps I still haven’t used!

For this card, I stamped and then masked the cute Poppy Stamps ghost cat from the Feline Spooky set. I then created a blended background using regular distress inks and oxide distress inks. Once I finished blending, I lightly stamped a Hero Arts background stamp in white ink. It looks more bluey/grey than white – which I like as I didn’t want the background to detract from my ghost scene!

I’ve been waiting for a new background tree die to arrive so I could use it for this card. Unfortunately it hasn’t come yet, but I decided that the Memory Box Forest Archway worked pretty well with this design. I stuck it on top of the base, removed the mask from the kitty and coloured his tail and cheeks! Don’t you just love that shadow underneath him? So cute!

To finish the card, I added a sentiment from the Poppy Stamps set and a few ghosts that I had cut from the Poppy Stamps Ghost Collage die!

Have a spooky evening!

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Deco Trees

Happy Saturday everyone!

Not too much time for card making today as I have been batch cooking. Spent a long time in the kitchen but I know it’s totally worth it!

Anyway, I did manage a very quick Christmas card using this fabulous Memory Box deco tree die. I used a remnant from Distress Oxide/Color Burst background I made a few weeks ago for the inlaid die cutting and a Darice embossing folder for the background.

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Autumn greetings

Happy Friyay everyone!

I pulled out a rather neglected Penny Black background stamp today and coloured it with some distress inks. The Crushed Olive turned out a little lighter than I originally intended, but I decided to stick with it, rather than try to darken it!

It was quite nerve-racking to cut into the painted background once I had finished it, but I do love the hidden greeting technique and I am glad that I did it!

I’m entering this card into the current Color Throwdown Challenge – plum, rust and olive.

Have a great weekend!

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Dogwood branch

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is ‘thinking of you’ and when I saw that we were also being challenged to use Memory Box products, I thought I would probably use a Memory Box die… but then I remembered this beautiful wood-mounted stamp! Isn’t it pretty?

I coloured the embossed image with my Prismacolor pencils. I am definitely getting more used to using these!

I found some My Mind’s Eye patterned paper which matched the colours perfectly and then added a strip of gold card to the top, which ties in with the god I used to mount the blossom image.

Finally I added a stamp from a Birch Press set.

I’m also entering this in the current Case This Sketch challenge.

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Hey Pumpkin!

Hi everyone!

The colour combo for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge is very similar to last week’s – orange, taupe and black, so of course that calls for another pumpkin card!

I found the perfect taupe card in my collection, but it hasn’t photographed well, which is disappointing. It’s greyer in real life.

Anyway, I added a Memory Box pumpkin cut from black and orange glitter paper and then added the Honey Bee sentiment in the beautiful Delicata shimmer black ink.

I felt the card still needed ‘something’ so I embossed a square frame die cut to finish it off.

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