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Monday 10 December 2018

CCM #224 Christmas

Out final challenge for 2018 at Crafty Cardmakers is a nice easy seasonal one of Christmas.

We also have a lovely prize on offer this time of a pair of Becky Seddon Christmas/winter themed stamps and also a pair of toning stencils. Becky Seddon Prize

My Christmas card is a combination of Sue Wilson dies, lots of glitter and foiling.CCM 224 Christmas

I started with an 8x8 card blank and matted onto it a slightly smaller silver glitter card layer. The decorative layer is using Sue’s snowflake striplet die which I went around a square shape four times to create a frame, cut from white pearlescent card.

I used this on a base of plain card approx 7” square with double sided adhesive sheet adhered to it and then carefully placed the lovely diecut frame over the adhesive. After I trimmed it up to size, I got three colours of very fine glitter from Tonertex and dusted them through the diecut areas to the sticky sheet beneath. There was glitter everywhere! When I thought I had covered all the sticky areas I eventually buffed it off to make it look as if the diecut layer was stuck onto the glitter layer, rather than the glitter was added to the diecut areas.

The centre I diecut a slightly smaller square of the same silver glitter card as the bottom layer.

The sentiment, also from Sue Wilson was created by using more of the double sided self adhesive sheet to plain card and using multi foils over the top in patchwork pieces. It is difficult to see what you will end up with until you die cut it and the excess foil that hasn’t stuck to the sheet falls away, as you have to overlay it whilst assembling. I then used the sentiment die and die cut it………. again this was quite a delicate task as it’s a very slender sentiment and it took me ages to whinkle it out of the die!

It’s finished off with Sue Wilson’s 2017 Angel at the side.

I am entering this into:-

Archi-Scraps – Dec: Anything Christmas
Bastel-Traum – #71 Winter/Christmas
Cards In Envy – The Spirit of Christmas
Card Mania – #111 Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round – Dec: Anything Christmas Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge – #12 Anything Goes
Country View Crafts – Dec: Christmas
Crafty Calendar _ Dec: It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Friends – #98 Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #415 Christmas
Dare 2B Artzy – Dec: Winter
Die Cut Divas – Dec: Winter
Dies R Us – #110 Snowflakes
Eclectic Ellapu – Dec: Anything Festive
Happy Little Stampers – Dec: Anything Goes With Dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Dec: Anything Christmas
Inkspirational – #175 Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas – #5 Anything Christmas Goes
Mix It Up – #20 Anything Goes Optional Twist No Stamping
Papercraft Business Challenge – #13 Dec: Anything Goes option Christmas
Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Dec: Christmas
Sheepski Designs – #21 Celebrations
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Warm Winter Wishes
Sparkle and Sprinkle – Dec: Anything Goes with glitter
The 12 Months of Christmas – #48 Anything Goes Christmas

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Monday 3 December 2018

DV #192 Christmas

Good morning. Welcome to Dream Valley’s final challenge of the year, Christmas. We have lots of lovely sponsors this time around so please do go look at the blog and join in the fun to see what you might be able to win.

We have Fabrika Fantasy with 3 Digital Stamps, Sheepski Designs (my image is from them, called Snowboarding) with 3 Digital Stamps, All Dressed Up with 2 Digital Stamps, Paper Nest Dolls 3 Digital Stamps and Di’s Digis with a $12 voucher.

192 Christmas

As I said above, I have used Snowboarding from Sheepski Designs for my card.

I coloured it with my copics and die cut it with a Crealies die. I used paper from my stash and white card to make my card, all diecut with the Crealies die. I ran the white layers and the image itself through a snow embossing folder. I have a few snow embossing folders but this one is my favourite because of the lovely larger drops of snow. Some of them only have small dots of snow.

To finish it off I have a sentiment from Craftwork Cards and some tiny snowflake peel offs.

Does anyone know of a set of SMALL and I do mean small snowflake dies? I can’t seem to find anything smaller than 2cms for the smallest die (Sizzix Tim Holtz mini Snowflakes). I would like some lovely delicate ones for this type of card.

All of us at Dream Valley wish all of you out there a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy 2019.

I am entering this into:-

Addicted to Stamps – #169 Christmas Non Traditional Colours
Archi-Scraps – Dec: Anything Christmas
Aud Sentiments – #217 Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Aurora Wings – #73 Holiday Spirit
Card Mania – #111 Christmas
Craft Rocket – #54 Christmas is Coming
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper – Dec: Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas – Dec: Winter
Dies R Us – #110 Snowflakes
Double Trouble Challenge – #16 Let The Troubles Begin (both embossing
and snow)
Paper Players – #421 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas
Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Dec: Christmas
Pile it On – #149 Shaped Cards
Whoopsi Daisy – Dec: Anything Goes Option Let It Snow

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