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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ernest's 80th Guest Book

Good evening - I hope you are all enjoying the festive season, especially if like me you are lucky to be enjoying time off work!

There's no card today even though I'm itching to start playing with my Christmas pressies and the crafty bargains I've acquired in the sales. Instead I'm sharing the Guest Book Cover I have made for my friend's father-in-law's 80th Birthday celebrations this weekend...



The scrapbook was  plain kraft coloured 12x12 and I was given a 'classic car' theme to play with. The car images are from a Kanban decoupage sheet and I've echoed the colours for the large die-cut number. The background is quite subtle - a beige dogs-tooth check patterned paper.

I'm entering this creation into the challenges at:

Brown Sugar - anything but a card
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #448 - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - anything masculine ROCKSTAR!
Crafty Gals Corner #155 - anything goes
Craftaholics R Us #51 - birthday 

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Friday, December 22, 2017

Black Reindeer

Today's card is for a friend to give to her brother and brother-in-law - she finds it very difficult to find cards for a gay couple that aren't too risque/smutty.

I bought some fab black die cut reindeer heads at a recent Max Papercraft fair and I knew I had some perfect patterned paper to match !



I've mounted the die cut on a oval frame and added a red pearl for the nose and a Memory Box bauble die dangling from an antler.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Water Cooler Wednesday #150 - masculine 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #447 - anything goes
Creative Knockouts #225 - 'Tis the Season
Crimbo Crackers #148 - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #202 - Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge - anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - holiday

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Snowman Family

How fast is this month going - I can't believe it's a week since I posted! All my Christmas card orders are now complete and I can pack away my Christmas stuff until at least March!

Today's card was an order for a friend who wanted something special for the ladies who look after her elderly Mam in her Care Home.



I wanted an image showing a group of snow people and came across this old digi in my files which I believe is by DillyBeans. The image was coloured with Pro-markers, fussy cut ten mounted on some polka-dot patterned paper to represent snow. Finally, I've added a die-cut snowflake with a coordinating red gem. By accident, the oval shape of the image and the greeting give the appearance of a snow-globe!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Cards and More #199 - snowmen
The Sisterhood of Christmas - all about Christmas
Addicted To Stamps #272 - make your mark
Cards 4 Galz #62 - show me a snowman
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #83 - snowmen
CCC Digi Creations #87 - Happy Christmas
Hiding In My Craftroom #331 - use a digi


Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cute Christmas Bear

Today's card is for my friend's Nanna (female grandparent for those not familiar with our strange British words!)

It was made using a cute die cut decoupage image in a Trimcraft/Dovecraft kit from The Range



Very pink and glittery!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

613 Avenue Create #204 - anything goes/Christmas
Through The Purple Haze #139 - more than 3 layers
Dragonfly Dreams - non-traditional Christmas colours
In The Pink #128 - pink Christmas - Perfect Pinkie!
Allsorts Challenge #445 - snowflakes
Creative Friday #194 - untypical colours

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Retro Bauble

Today's card has a very retro feel to it - I used some funky bauble patterned paper that came in one of the large patterned paper books from Crelando available at Aldi/Lidl...



I'm still loving that bauble die from my last post!

Although red is a very popular Christmas colour the combination of red, turquoise, cream and dark purple is very unusual! I added coordinating gems and pearls and used a cream linen card base.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Paper Minutes - Christmas tree balls (baubles!)
Dream Valley Challenges #169 - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas challenge
Pile It On #137 - non-traditional colours
Scrap and Craft Challenge #10 - Christmas time
Card Mania Challenge #99 - Christmas

Thanks for looking

Sharon
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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Green Bauble

I'm now making my final few Christmas cards after a week's break visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany and France. What a wonderful trip this was - very Christmassy and we experienced some real snow - not just the 5 cm that usually brings this country to a halt!

We stayed in a lovely village called Elzach Oberprechtal in the Black Forest - when it snowed it was like being in a Christmas card setting...



Anyway - back to today's card! It's for a friend to give to her sister and she requested something traditional but with a bit of girly sparkle...




I used a Sweet Dixie bauble die, mounted on my favourite fancy backing die.This was matted onto some dark red card, then matted again on some subtly patterned green paper. To add some sparkle I used some green square gems.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Winter Wonderland - red and green
Crafting with Dragonflies - Christmas all glammed up
Fab 'n' Funky #373 - Christmas
Merry Christmas Challenge #45 - anything goes

Thanks for visiting

Sharon
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