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Hi Everyone!

just a quick post today – I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the deadline is looming!

I used Basic Grey papers and die from My Favorite Things and Simply Graphic to create my take on the sketch. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

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Christmas in July – Day 30

Hi Everyone!

Day 30 of Christmas in July!

Today, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday. I embossed a strip of white card using a Crafts-Too embossing die and adhered it to my card base before stamping a sentiment from The Ton. I then used snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things to create some glittery snowflakes which I adhered following the sketch.

To finish my card, I added a few sequins and Nuvo glitter drops.

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Christmas in July – Day 27

Happy Saturday!

It’s Christmas in July Day 27! Back to die cutting today and a few Poppystamps dies! I decided to play along with the current Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘Animal Kingdom’ and thought that the Whittle Rudolph die would be absolutely perfect!

First of all, I blended a few shades of regular distress ink on a small panel of card which would serve as the base for my little festive scene. Then I cut the Poppystamps Tree Line Hill to cut another piece of card and coloured the trees with distress ink before adhering them to the blue panel. I used a My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo rectangle die to cut a panel in my base card and adhered the blue panel to the inside of the card.

I used Distress Oxide inks to colour the Whittle Rudolph before adhering him to the scene.

Finally I stamped a sentiment from an older Clearly Besotted set to complete my card.

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Christmas in July – Day 26

Happy Friyay Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 26 and today I got to play with a stamp set that I purchased last Christmas but never played with – the Festive Flamingo set from My Favorite Things. I wanted to enter the current Christmas Card Throwdown challenge this week – the theme is ‘non-traditional image’ and I thought a flamingo would fit the bill!

I decided to use the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge so used an Echo Park stencil to ground the image. Now that I’m looking at my card on screen, I wonder if I should have chosen yellow rather than blue – to represent the sun’s rays! That would make it even less traditional! Ah well, next time!

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Christmas in July – Day 20

Happy Saturday Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 20 and guess what! It’s another die cut card from me! I reckon it’s a reaction to the past month of just stamping and colouring!

Anyway, I chose to flip the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to make a landscape card. I used a window die from My Favorite Things together with an ornament die from Simply Graphic. The front of the card is adhered by foam tape and I was originally planning to just attach the ornaments to the top of each window but they ended up looking really weird, so they are all adhered to the base using the tiniest slivers of foam tape!

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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Christmas in July – Day 10

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 10 (Day 26 of the colouring challenge)! I have to confess that I’m kind of looking forward to taking a break from colouring once the 30 day challenge ends! I think I may just participate every other day next time. I miss using my dies and my stamps that don’t need to be coloured in!

Anyway, today’s card uses the sketch for the current 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. I’m not too sure how I feel about my interpretation! It seems to have EVERYTHING and for this CAS girl, I feel I may have gone a little overboard!

The stamps are from Hero Arts’ 2004 and 2005 collections – Graphic Lines Trees and Holiday Ribbons. I used some old Basic Grey paper, a My Favorite Things die and a Crafters Companion embossing folder! I told you – something of everything. It even has glitter!!

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PS Just realised – no heat embossing or ink blending so not quite everything after all! Phew!