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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.


It is never too soon to start your Christmas Collection! Join us each week for new inspiration!

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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Saturday, 12 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 507 - Include Some Plaid, Checked or Gingham Paper

 

This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for Plaid, Checked, or Gingham paper. I decided to go with the popular Buffalo Plaid. I made a plaid lumberjack style coat (aka: Canadian Tuxedo). I used papers from Photoplay including the sentiment. For that extra fun, I added a fluffy collar, cuffs, and pocket detail. The SVG design is from SVG Cuts. I hope you like this one as much as I enjoyed making it. Note: I made this card using my Cricut Explore Air.


Inside card


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Saturday, 5 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 506 - Use Some Patterned Paper

 

This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for the use of patterned paper. I used one of Michael's Reflection Paper Pads featuring Christmas Cats and Dogs. The front sentiment is from MFT and inside sentiment by Paper Smooches. I used a SVG file for a shutter card by fellow card maker, Sha-Rah. You can also find many tutorials on Pinterest, Google Search, and YouTube.

Card Front


Card inside
(When you open the card,the shutter reveals a message)


Opening of Card

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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge September 2020


For my Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge month card I made a special card for my friends Pearl and Wendy's grandchildren. The Canadian Mint came out with a special limited edition of our two dollar coin in 2019 to honour the WWII servicemen who serviced during D-Day (June 6,1944). These coins were only available to purchase in a roll of 25. So I decided to purchase a roll and display them in a card along with information about D-Day. September marked the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. I used Stampendous's stamp and dies called Pretty Poppies. I coloured them with Copic Markers. I cut 1 1/2" circles from the front patterned paper. The coins were put into covered coin holders to show both the front and back of the coins. Inside the card, I included the write-up.
The background papers have metallic flowers and they don't always photograph well for me.



As an added note: both my Mother and Father serviced in the Canadian Army in World War II. My mother was a driver/CWACS (she never got to go overseas because you had to be 100 pounds and she couldn't gain the weight!) and my father worked in stores. He was in London when Germany surrendered. He had the choice of staying on the help with the cleanup or signing on for the "Pacific Conflict". He chose the latter but by the time the ship hit Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Japan had surrendered so he was sent home. When the men come home they had a decision to make. They could have a world time house (1 1/2 storey home), go the school, or work for the government. My mother being just a woman got nothing. My father became a Professional Engineer (Mechanical ENG) and joined the Reserves where he served as a Captain.

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Saturday, 29 August 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 505 - Something beginning with the Letter S


This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a card with something that starts with S. I recently purchased a new SVG file from My Scrappy Chick called Gnome Cycle, and he was perfect - Santa and Scooter! I used card stock from my stash and a sentiment from Penny Black.
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Saturday, 22 August 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 504 - Embossing (Wet or Dry)


This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a card with Wet and/or Dry Embossing. I opted for Dry embossing on my card. For today's card I made a Snow Globe Box Card SVG design by My SVG Hut. I used embossing folders on the globe base, and for the background of the box. The designer has many versions for this same snowglobe, with one that you use a photo as the background.

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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 503 - For a Lady or Girl


For this week's Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge the Design Team is looking for a card suitable for a lady or girl. I chose to use another card from Dreaming Tree's, The Magic of Christmas SVG Bundle - Lantern Shadow Box. This is such a pretty design with the poinsettia I thought it matched the challenge. I used my Cricut and card stock from my stash.




Saturday, 8 August 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 502 - No Stamp or Digital Image

This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, the Design Team is looking for a card with no stamp or digital image. Dreaming Tree just recently a new card bundle called, The Magic of Christmas SVG Bundle. This card is 1 of the 3 cards, called Nativity Card SVG. It is a gatefold card. I used card stock from my stash and an embossing folder to add interest to the sky.



Friday, 7 August 2020

Simply Create Too Challenge 163 - Black & White + 1 Other Color

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For this month's Simply Create Too Challenge we would like you to try to create a project using Black and White and a "POP" of another colour. I made a quick and easy purse card from My Scrap Chick. When I first was thinking about this card a solid B&W card looked flat. That is when I thought of using patterned paper. It gave my card that added punch. I used gold the highlight the purse hardware. The paper was from my stash. I used small magnets to keep the purse closed. The
SVG file I used is called Purse Card - Satchel. I made it using my Cricut Explore Air.

Front
inside card (opened)
small front pocket (opened)

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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 501 - Include a Reindeer


This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a Reindeer. I have been having fun with my Cricut Explore Air and made a SVG cut 3D card from a pattern from Dreaming Tree. I purchased the 3 card bundle called, Holly Jolly Cards SVG Bundle, but you can purchase the Reindeer Card separately as well. I used cardstock from my stash.
Card Front

Card Opened


I look forward to seeing everyone's cards!

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge August 2020



For this month's Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge I went back to my favourite colouring medium, Derwent Inktense Watercoloured pencils. I used numerous stamps from Stampendous - Beauty Face, Bowl Bouquet, Lovely Garden, Cling Build A Bouquet Stamp, and Cling Rose Bouquet. I first stamped the face onto patterned paper from my stash, coloured the eyes and lips with markers, then stamped and watercoloured the flowers. Once dry, I fussy cut them out and arranged on the face, The achieve dimension, I used foam tape. The sentiment is from the same Michael's brand paper pack.


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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 500 - use some twine or ribbon


For this week's challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, I made a simple card using paper from my Christmas cardstock stash, layered it on the card front and added a simple ribbon. Easy Peasy!


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Saturday, 18 July 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 499 - use a die cut or punch



This week's challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to make a  ard using a die cut or punch. I just purchased a new die from Crafter's Companion called Sara Davies Signature Scandinavian Christmas Metal Dies-Partridge In A Pear Tree. I simply cut out the tree and layered it on card stock from my stash. To finish it, I added gemstones.


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