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Wood slices

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I’m so happy that this sketch gave me the push I needed to craft this weekend! And what’s more, I got to use my brand new Wood Slices dies from The Greetery. I love the Greetery products but given the international shipping delays at the moment, I don’t buy much from the US. I made an exception for these amazing wood slices dies! After an extended stay in Chicago, I finally received them at the end of last week. Can’t believe it then took me another week to use them!

I paired them with the beautiful Playful Petal bundle die by Memory Box and a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

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Monster Boo!

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It’s been a while since I played along with a Case This Sketch challenge and so I decided to hop back into the challenge this week!

I used the brand new Whittle Monsters by Poppystamps. You see that little green monster? He is the whole reason I bought this die set! The set contains a cat as well, but I felt a ghost would be better in my scene here so I added one from my Whittle Ghost set. I created the background using distress oxide inks and a Hero Arts background stamp spritzed with water and the wooded frame is by Memory Box.

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Whimsy Halloween

Happy Friyay Everyone!

It’s turned rather autumnal here, so I decided it was finally time to play along with the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge where the theme is Haunted Halloween!

I thought I didn’t have any Memory Box Halloween dies in my collection, but happily I was wrong – I did picked up the Whimsy Ghost, Whimsy Cat and Whimsy Bat in 2017! I paired them with a Poppystamps die cut sentiment for my take on the challenge theme.

I created the background using my brand new Crackling Campfire distress oxide ink – you know, when I first saw it, I didn’t think I needed it, but I found it at a great price online here in the UK and decided to get it after all. I’m so glad I did, it’s a lovely orange! I’ve used it with Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves here – love that combo!

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Christmas Card Throwdown Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

During Christmas in July, I discovered a new-to-me challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! I love the idea of creating one Christmas card each week and hope to continue to play along throughout the year!

I’m honoured to be the Guest Designer for their current colour challenge; this month’s palette is orange, green and gold.

What an interesting combo for festive cards! I actually worked with a similar palette during Christmas in July. I liked the idea of having a green background again but I wanted to switch it up a bit this time….

So, I created a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks and a Taylored Expressions oval stencil.  I splattered and then lifted some water droplets before using a Uniko stencil with some green Nuvo embellishment mousse – love the shimmer from this paste!

I added a gold Impression Obsession deer and a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

The Design Team have some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog – you must check it out! Hope you can play along with the challenge – I can’t wait to see how this palette is used!

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Christmas in July 2020 – Bonus Day

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Well it’s the early hours of the first day of August! I can’t believe Christmas in July is over – I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I set myself and I know I will be grateful to have all these cards in November when I will need them! I’ll carry on creating Christmas cards quite frequently too, at least I hope I will!

Anyway, as I enjoyed myself so much, I carried on with my Christmas crafting during 31 July so I’m calling this one my Bonus Christmas in July card!

I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. I thought this week’s colour palette (black, white and terracotta) would be perfect for a reindeer scene and this is what I came up with. I used dies by Memory Box, Taylored Expressions and Penny Black. I created a little interest to the night sky by applying some transparent texture paste through a stencil. First time using that and I like it! Very subtle but also nicely glossy in real life!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

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