Category Archives: Christmas Card

Oh Messy Elf!

Hello everyone and a very happy Wednesday to you all! Only two more sleep until Friday people!! Tee hee.

Today I got a chance to get very, very, very messy indeed. And oh my gosh I loved every single minute of it!

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I tried ink splats!! Smiles..

And no I didn’t use Re-Inkers or Copic Refills .. I thought I would push my boundaries a little more, and try out my Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens!

I squeezed and I shook! I squeezed and I shook! Simples!

Sparkle

Oh my! If you could SEE the SPARKLE on this card in real life! I LOVE it!!

Close Up Coloured

And, quite by accident, I decided to go with kitchen towel as my background. (It has made the most amazing “design paper” too!)

I had this sheet of paper towel on stand by in case I made the most incredible mess (which I did) and I got an ink splat on it in blue. I loved how it looked so much I proceeded to add more blue and then red glitter pen too. I folded it around a piece of card cut to size, and then glued it in place.

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The fabulous image is called Elvette Sitting (from the awesome Santa’s Christmas Elves set) over at Make It Crafty!

To bring her to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

Blues

Blue.

Reds

Red.

White Shading

White Shadow.

Holly

Holly.

SKin

Skin.

Hair

Hair.

Eyes

Eyes.

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My sentiment I stamped using my new Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin Stamp -available from Dies To Die For, and my Memento Black Ink.  (The fancy swirl was a pre-cut free gift from Dies To Die For.)

The curved & frilly borders I created using my Spellbinders Curved Borders One Die Set.

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The red card is from my Core-Dinations All In The Family card pack.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

And I hope that you can forgive me all of these early Christmas cards too! Grins.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I am entering this one into are:-

1.  Make It Crafty CAS – Splats. 

(It feels so nice to be playing along again girls!)

2.  Addicted To Stamps & More – CAS.

3.  Colour Throwdown – #378.

4.   Crafting By Designs – February Anything Goes.

5.  Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes.

6.  Through The Craftroom Door – Anything Goes.

A Gold Star!

Hello to my lovely readers.

I hope that your week has been kind so far. I have been battling an infection, and the doc has me on super strong – knock you off your feet antibiotics.

I need a full nights sleep and to feel better. I know  that I am being far too grouchy! Tee hee.

To make myself feel better, I hid away in my craft room and coloured this gorgeous lil’ fella in.

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He is called Star Chester (from Little Miss Muffet Stamps) and to bring him to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

Fur

Fur.

Inner Ears

Inner Ears.

Eyes

Eyes & Shadow.

Gold Star

Gold Star.

Purples

Purple. (I have tried a lot of purple combos, and so far this one is my favourite blend.)

Teal

Teal.

Close Up

This is the card I created with him.

For added sparkle I used my Yellow Stickles, because well a girl’s gotta have some sparkle in her life right?

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The frame around the image I cut with my Beaded Circles spellbinders die.

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Everything is layered with my Purple Core-Dinations Card, and the base card I cut to measure 8” x 8” from my 16” Sq white pearlescent card stock.

Bow

I used up the last of my satin ribbon in these colours, but I do love how they contrast so nicely together!

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My paper is digital and is called Frozen Winter from MNINED.

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Don’t forget to stop by the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog.  Our current Anything Goes challenges comes to an end today, but we have a brand new one starting tomorrow. So be sure to pop by and seam what the challenge team have for you. Smiles.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I am entering into are:-

1.  A Snowflake’s Promise – Anything (Winter Themed) Goes.

2.  City Crafter Challenge – For The Love Of Pets.

3.  Crafty Boots – Ribbon or Lace.

4.  Crafty Card Makers – Punches & or Dies.

5.  Cuttlebug Mania – Baby It’s Cold Outside.

6.  Deep Ocean Challenge – Winterland Wonderland.

7.  Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

The Joy Of A Book!

Hello everyone!

I hope that your week is treating you well.

I thought for a while there that I wasn’t going to be able to blog at all.  My computer hard disk decided to fail last night, and so I have spent the entire day so far, trying to get the children’s netbook (which is so very slow it is only used for homework and nothing else) up and running with my live writer, my cloud storage, and my husband’s business stuff.

It’s overloaded to say the least!

But anyway, after HOURS of slowly editing and watermarking, I can bring you this blog post.  Smiles.

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I just love this image so much, and she was perfect for the thank you card that I wanted to make!

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The image is called Polka Dot Pals Lirienne and she is from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

To bring her to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

Background

Background.

Bean Bag

Bean Bag.

Book

Book.

Carpet

Carpet.

Clothes

Clothes.

Ears on Slippers

Ears On Slippers.

Eyes on Slippers

Eyes On Slippers.

Hair

Hair.

Nose on Slippers

Nose On Slippers.

Shading on Stars

Shading On Stars.

Skin

Skin.

Slippers

Slippers.

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My bow is hand tied, and the ribbon is from my crafty stash.

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The Joy frame is a dienamics die from My Favourite Things Stamps, and I thought that the Joy sentiment at the bottom of the die was a perfect fit for my image.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I am entering into are:-

1.  ABC Challenge – Y is for Your Choice.

2.  Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes.

3.  Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes.

4.  Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Goes.

5.  The Sisters Of Craft – Anything Goes.