My Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog contribution this week was in response to Hazel’s challenge to use something with the letter R.
I chose Reindeer for the letter R. I used a few different patterned papers from the stash and a mix of grey and kraft cardstock with a die cut frame. I then cut two of the deer and stuck them together to add dimension.
I added a sticker sentiment and layers few card candi.
This week at CHNC, Hazel challenged us to use GLITTER. Ugh! I am not a fan of using glitter… so decided to add only little dots of glitter glue on my card toppers.
I used an old Making Cards magazine set of papers and toppers and teamed them with pink, black, grey and green cardstock. I cut the papers into 4 sheets of 6×6 and then created the panels from those so I could make a couple at a time with similar layouts. Almost like a one sheet wonder.
I added die cuts of foliage using the Wreath Builder dies and Forever Flourishing dies.
Then each topper got some dots of pink, green, red or silver glitter glue.
Love how they all look and love these fresh colours.
Particularly like this last one which uses the one inch scraps of paper… cool way to use up scraps!
Whilst this week has not gone quickly from a work point of view, the time between CHNC blog posts seems to disappear in a matter of moments!
So this week, Hazel set the DT the challenge of use a button. Here is what I made.
I went with some navy papers from an old Making Cards magazine (they look black on this picture!) and a grey wreath with a white die cut flower and a yellow button to match the accent colour on the paper.
I decided on a simple sentiment embossed with white on the grey and layered onto a silver embossed piece of paper.
All pretty simple and very pretty. Love the pattern on this paper. Very modern.
I love how this challenge makes me use up old bits and pieces of kits from magazines. Like the Making Cards magazine kit I took the papers and focal sentiments from… I’ve had these a long time, and now used them up!
I used the same decorative panel and a different patterned paper colour for the background layer.
I wanted to play with paints for this week’s CHNC challenge and Hazel had challenged us to make our own background.
So I created a green background with a few different colours of fresco finish paints and stamps and stencils. I also added some splashes and doodles.
Then for the focal I used some kraft cardstock and embossed the flower from a Creative Stamping magazine set. I also added the sentiment in white embossing. I then used mats and layers to build up the card.
This week at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel challenged us to use a flower or two or more… I decided to play with watery distress inks and embossing and this beautiful image from a Creative Stamping magazine set.
How beautiful is this stamped image. Love the delicate but modern look it has.
Love how the white embossing works with the loose water colour look.
Added gems and a raised embossed sentiment and lots of layers of cardstock to finish.
I started by creating the background panels using up the papers to create some bright square cards. Then I stamped the beach hut images and coloured them with promarkers in similar colours to the papers.
I also added ribbons to the papers. The sentiments were stamped on card I had coloured with the same promarkers colours so everything tied in.
Inside the card I stamped a beach hut using a pale grey ink so it was like a watermark.
I also decorated the envelope with a beach hut image but stamped in grey archival to give it more emphasis.