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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

Hello All!

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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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 10

Happy Friyay everyone!

Welcome to Day 10 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘glim and glam – make it sparkle’. Perfect for Christmas in July!

I dipped into my Poppystamps festive die collection and used the Winterflake Frame and Whittle Snowman and Whittle Trees dies. I embossed the background with a Taylored Expressions folder.

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Sweetest die cut bundle



Hi Everyone!

Happy Thursday! Today I’m playing along with the Case This Sketch Challenge

I adhered three Simply Graphic die cuts to a panel I had embossed with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder and then added a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my take.

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AAA One Layer Butterfly and Bud

Hi there!

A new challenge starts today over at the AAA Cards challenge blog – this fortnight, we’re challenging you to create a CAS one-layer card. We’ve included a wonderful photo which you could use as inspiration. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

One layer to me equals stamping. When I looked at the photo, my immediate thought was AMAZING BUTTERFLY… and then I saw how he had landed on an opening flower. I loved the idea of creating a card with a bud and butterfly. My Altenew Botanical Garden set had both, so I got to work. I used a Taylored Expressions mask to create the oval window and added a sentiment from Altenew.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Joanna, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!