Saturday 26 October 2019

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 461 – make your own background

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For this week's challenge, I created the background by stamping the smaller stamps from the Waltzing Mouse called Warm Fuzzies and a snowflake stamp from Hero Arts. I then added the largest bird stmp and coloured it with Copics.
bird on background

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – 52CCT40-19 – Technique Challenge – Smooshing

The month’s Technique Challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is called Smooshing. I used 2 die sets, one by Spellbinders and the other for Creative Expressions. I used Distress Ink for the technique. Vs me trying to explain the technique, I would refer you to a couple of masters of the technique. Check out technique below:
angel closeup angel smoosh better
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Saturday 19 October 2019

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 460 – add a flower or two or more

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I made my card using a flowered patterned Christmas paper, some rolled roses from retired dies from MFT and the PEACE Dienamics by MFT ,


52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – 52CCT39-19 – Theme Challenge – Snowmen

This month’s theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is Snowmen. I used an adorable snow-woman and friends stamp from A Day for Daisies. I coloured it with Copics and added a sentiment from JustRite stamps and dies.
penguins and snowman
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Saturday 12 October 2019

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – 52CCT38-19 – Colour Challenge – White, Blue, & Brown

This month our colour is white, blue and brown. I made a simple card using Creative Expressions – Precious Marieke – Snowflake Circle die (Spirit of Christmas series) and Deer Love Die-namics by MFT. I made a double-ended sentiment banner and Clearly Besotted Stamps, Let’s Prance stamp set.
blue white brown

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 459 – include a stocking

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This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge we are looking for stocking. I think of tockings and automatically think of the stocking were hung by the fire with care…. I used my Cricut and a lovely Fireplace 3D box card by My Scrap Chick. I cut it out using various cardstock from my stash and embossed the fireplace with a brick-patterned embossing folder.
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Saturday 5 October 2019

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 458 – sentiment as the focal point

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This week the Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Design Team challenges you to make a card with the sentiment as the focal point. I used a number of different elements to this card. I started with a debossed background. Next, I used smooshed technique and die cut a frame. I used a Joy sentiment with a nativity design as the “O”. The final detail was adding a ribbon to bring the overall design together
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52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – 52CCT37-19 – Sketch Challenge

Our fabulous 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge DT, Branka, has designed a great sketch to inspire this week’s card. I turned the card/sentiment to fit an A2 landscape format. The stamp is by Clearly Besotted, LET’S PRANCE. I coloured the image with Copics and Distressed Ink. I used a circle die and snowflake button.
oh deers
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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – October 2019

For all our challenges here at Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge, we encourage you to use your patterned paper. All to often we card crafters have a tendency to hoard our patterned paper. For my card, I used a wonderful SVG file from Dreaming Tree Designs called For the Ladies. The sentiment is from Gina K.
I look forward to seeing your patterned paper put to good use.