Saturday, 31 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
This week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge we are looking for a background you created. I have never used digital backgrounds that you print yourself. This week, Design Bundles had a free download called, Merry Christmas seamless patterns. New Year digital paper. Because I wanted the pattern to be smaller than the download, using CorelDraw software I was able to copy the pattern 4 times, paste together and print a 6" x 6" version using my HP inkjet printer. The snowman, stamp and die, is called Snowy from Penny Black. This, hands down is my favourite Christmas stamp.The sentiment is also by Penny Black. The card stock strip is from my stash. I coloured Snowy with my Tombow markers.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
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.
Please join us each week for new ideas for Christmas cards.
Saturday, 10 October 2020
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.
Saturday, 3 October 2020
Friday, 2 October 2020
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.
Thursday, 1 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."
Join us each month for another example of using your patterned paper