Saturday, 17 October 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 512 - Include a Flower or two or more


This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a card with flowers. I was cleaning my craft room the other day and came across a number or my first dies I porchased for my Big Shot. I used the Poinsettia BigZ block die. I used 2 shades of red card stock, and a green, distressed them and added ink to the edges/sides. I pirced all the individual pieces together, added a scrap of yellow paper and dotted black paint ob the center. The background paper and sentiment are papers from my stash.

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Saturday, 10 October 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 511 - Include a Stocking

This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a stocking. I used an old Sizzix Bigz Stocking dies. This was one of the first dies I purchased for my Big Shot and you don't need the platform to cut it. I used Christmas card stock/paper from my stash. 

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Saturday, 3 October 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 510 - Sentiment as the Focal Point

This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a card with a focal point sentiment. I chose to use dies to make both my angel (Creative Expressions -Sue Wilson Festive Angel 2018) and sentiment (Believe Die with shadow cut) I layered cardstock from my stash to complete this card.

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Friday, 2 October 2020

Simply Create Too Challenge 165 - Use only Purple and Black

When the Simply Create Too Design Team was asked to create a card using only 2 colours - Black and Purple - I was not sure how I could make a colour using those two colours. I put my thinking hat on and tried modifying an embossing folder I received with a purchase of a craft magazine. I embossed it using both a purple and a black piece of card stock and cut the finished design at the sentiment and pieced it together to create a two coloured card. I added 3 black gems to complete the design.

After completing my first card, I realized I could use multiple shades of purple to create a card. I started with a 5 x 7 sheet of white Neenah Solar White Cardstock and inked it with all my shades of Distress and Distress Oxide Inks. Once that was done, I decided to add circles of colour using a stencil I created with my circle dies and punches for a bokeh effect. I also slashed the inks with water to complete the background. Next, I used a simple butterfly frame in black and added a die-cut sentiment from SSS.

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Thursday, 1 October 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge October 2020

This month's Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. I decided on a Halloween/Fall theme. Nothing says fall like a pumpkin and Halloween like a black cat! I made this adorable box card (folds flat) with my Cricut Explore Air and the SVG file from My Scrap Chick "Cat and Pumpkin Box Card." I used patterned paper from my stash for the cat, pumpkin, and leaf.  The stamped sentiment and cat on the card back is for SSS called, "Hey Pumpkin."

showing how it flattens

Showing the back with sentiment

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Saturday, 26 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 509 - For Someone Special


This week at the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, we are looking for a card for Someone Special. Every card I create is for someone special.  I try to never make the same card twice, and if the recipient wasn't special, I wouldn't take the time, care, and love it put into each card. This week's card is a gatefold card with a belly band. I have a friend that each your I create a special Christmas Tree Card for. I used my Cricut Explore Air and the Christmas Tree SVG file from Simply Crafty SVGs. The sentiment is from MFT. I started by selecting my papers. I used pale green glitter paper, hologram green for inside tree, gold foil paper for the star, and fun dots for the accents.

Front of card with belly band

Card front without band

Inside Card

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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 508 - Include the Word Joy


This week the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Design Team are looking for something with the word Joy. For my card I used a super adorable Santa SVG from Cricut Access in Design Space. The joy banner is also from Cricut Access in Design Space but I reduced the size to fit the arm span of Santa. To make the image as a card, I simply cut out two of the largest shadow and glued them together at the top. It is hard to see in the photo, but I made the beard from white and white glitter cardstock.

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