Thursday 31 January 2019

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 499 – 31st of January – Anything Goes

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This week the challenge is open – Anything Goes! I decided to get a start on my Easter cards. I choose a cute digital grouping from Bugaboo Stamps, called “Bunny Block Trio“. I coloured them with my Copic markers and placed arranged them on some papers from my stash.
E bunny
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Saturday 26 January 2019

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 422 – No Sentiment

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This week’s challenge at CHCC, we are looking for a card without a sentiment. I chose to use a stamp by Stampendous called, Christmas Cottage. I started by embossing the image with white embossing powder. Nxt using Oxide Distress Inks I coloured the card front using yellow, oranges and reds. I cleaned the ink off the embossing, layered the card on card front then flicked water droplets over the front for effect.
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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – CCT4-19 – Technique – Heat Embossing

This week’s challenge at 52 Christmas Card Challenge is to make a card using heat embossing. I selected two stamps by Hero Arts. I started with white embossing the trees in white Hero Arts Embossing powder. Next using various blue shades of Oxide Ink, I sponged the Neenah Solar cardstock background in various tones. I cleaned the ink off the embossed image with a baby wipe. I added the sentiment in Versafine Black and finished the project by layered the image on white and blue cardstock. I decided to flick water into the card for the effect.
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Thursday 24 January 2019

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 498 – 24th of January – Love/Valentines

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This week the CRAFT Design Team is looking for a Love or Valentine’s Day Card. Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I picked this adorable digi from The Paper Shelter,  called Pizza Chef. I was originally thinking on the Dean Martin song, Amore…When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie – That’s amore! but I ended up with “You stole a pizza of heart! Happy Valentine’s Day” for my inside sentiment. I used my Copic Markers to colour the chef, and dies and scraps to make the pizza.
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Saturday 19 January 2019

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 421 – Sentiment

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This week we are looking for a card that uses a sentiment as the main feature of the Christmas project/card. I made a quick and simple card using some of my Christmas dies. For the sentiment, I cut the word JOY out twice and used the white cardstock as the O and silver cardstock for the J and Y.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown – CCT3-19

Our theme this week is Silent Night. I have a wonderful paper with the music of Silent Night but in my messy craft room I was not successful in finding it…insert sad face! So I made do with what I could find. I used an older Hero Arts stamp called Snowing Village CG396. Using my Misti, I stamped the images several times to ensure I got a black sky. I coloured the houses using Copic markers and added glitter mist to the full card front. The sentiment is recycled from a Christmas card.
silent night
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Thursday 17 January 2019

C.R.A.F.T. -Challenge 497 – 17th of January – Christmas

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A great start to the New Year, is to start on your Christmas card stash for 2019. Our design team is challenging you to create a Christmas themed card. I used a stamp by Tim Holtz that I simply sponged with Vintage Photo Oxide ink. The sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments called, Winter Wonderland. The papers are from my stash.
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Saturday 12 January 2019

52 Christmas Card Throwdown – CCT2-19 – Colour Challenge – Green and Purple

For this week’s challenge, we are asking you to design a Christmas card using mainly purple and green. I love this digi card by Whimsey Doodle called, “Hanging with my Knomies”. I coloured the image with Copic markers, then layered it using various papers from my stash.
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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 420 – Feature a Creature

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This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge we would like to see a Creature as the Feature to the card front. I started my card by stamping the various polar bears from MFT - BB Polar Bear Pals. Next, the coloured the bears with my Copic markers. For my sentiment, I selected semi-transparent paper and used a gold rub-on sentiment by Prima Marketing. I made the sentiment into a fishtail banner and adhered it to the card front.
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Sunday 6 January 2019

52 Christmas Card Throwdown – CCT1-19 – Sketch Challenge

I cannot believe we are in 2019 already! The time just flies. For my challenge, I used a digi stamp called Winter Lights Wryn by Tiddly Inks. I love this image with the girl and her bear. I used a patterned paper from Kaisercraft, washi tape and a few sequins. The image was coloured with Copic Markers. I look forward to your take on the sketch.
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Simply Create Too – Challenge #145- AG/NO TWIST

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Our first challenge of the New Year is Anything Goes! I made a fun card using a digi by bugaboo, sentiment from Simon Says Stamps,  and a stamped image by Paper Smooches. The flowers and animals were coloured with Copic markers. I used foam tape to add dimension.
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Saturday 5 January 2019

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 419 – Recycle or Use Something Old

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Wow, we are into 2019 already. For our new Christmas Challenge, we are looking for a card using something old or recycled. I made a quick card, simply by recycling a commercial card I received this Christmas. I cut out the card image and a plain piece of white cardstock, and paper pieced them together. I reversed the order for the inside. The sentiment was cut from the sentiment of the original card.
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Thursday 3 January 2019

C.R.A.F.T. -Challenge 496 – 3rd of January – New (Year/Baby/Job, etc)

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Our first challenge of the New Year will run as a 2 week challenge instead of the normal weekly challenge. The Design Team is looking for something “New”. I chose to make a Happy New Year card. I coloured with my Copic markers an adorable digi stamp by Hambo – Happy Newt Year, and paper pieced his tropical shirt. Have fun with this challenge, and I am wishing you all a Happy New Year.
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