12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 8

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You know when you make the best plans and then things happen and your plans go astray? Well that happened last week which is why I’m a bit behind with my weekly posts!! I will doing another post to catch up later this week.

One of the stamps which I love in the Holiday Catalogue, is the Dove of Peace. It’s just lovely!! I love how you can colour the dove differently and create a completely different look.

To help my mojo along this week, I had a look at the Global Design Project for inspiration. I love their challenges but I don’t always get the chance to join in. This week, they have a colour challenge of Real Red, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. I love these traditional colours so I was ready to join in!!

GDP013 Colour Challenge

I grabbed out my cardstock and had a play with layers. I already had a piece of Old Olive cut to a good size then added a little border of Real Red. I used a piece of naturals white cardstock (which has retired) to stamp the dove and sentiment on and coloured away with Real Red and Old Olive ink with blender pens. I like using blender pens rather than markers as they give a softer colour.

I didn’t add anything else as I felt the focus was on the dove and the sentiment, which is, of course, the real reason for the season.

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I always wanted to do a card with the dove cut out. Anyone would think I like doing fussy cutting!! I still used the same colour theme and just re-arranged my layers. I also stamped the background with the dots and stars from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.

I just love the Banner Triple punch for making banners so easy! A quick punch at each end and voila, a perfect banner!! Seeing as the stamp is called Dove of Peace, I thought the Peace sentiment from the Christmas Greetings thinlits would go nicely with the Dove. Especially if it was gold!! I used the new Fine Tip Glue pen to attach it and then quickly assembled it all together.

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I might have to try these out in some non-traditional colours!!

To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

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Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 7

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Christmas is coming up so quickly!! Can you believe that it’s only 5 weeks to go!! And I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet!!

This week, I am celebrating the Wonderland stamp set. I love the trees, and the sentiments on this set. I’m a little unsure of what to do with the antlers though!!

For my first card, I used the matching Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP. This is such a lovely paper to use. It’s very smooth and shiny and feels very luxurious.

I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock as my base. As the name suggests, it’s a bit thicker than the standard Whisper White and it makes a nice base to your cards. I stamped the trees in Memento Black ink and then stamped my sentiment in versamark and embossed it in gold embossing powder. I added a gold doily for some extra bling.

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On my second card, I used the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack. I love it!! I used glue dots to attach it to the Basic Black base then added sequins over the top to hide the glue dots. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink, then punched it out using my 2 1/2″ circle punch. Then I embossed the branches in gold embossing powder. I’ve been practicing my swirls with gold thread and I’m quite happy how this one turned out!!

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Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

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12 weeks of Christmas – Week 6

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I’m a day late with my post this week, my apologies, work got in the way of creating, how rude!!

So this week, I was inspired by the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. This comes with a matching punch which I love!! Anything that saves me cutting out, is a great idea!! Although having said that, I did do some hand cutting on this weeks’ card.

This stamp set always makes me think of snow and snowflakes, so I decided to go with Pool Party as my base card. I used the music paper from Home for Christmas DSP. If you look closely at the paper, the music and words are for Silent Night.

I stamped the largest snowflake in Pool party on the dsp and then stamped the next sized down snowflake in versamark on vellum and used a mix of white embossing powder and dazzling diamonds over the top. I put a few layers of the powder mix on to make it more sparkly. It looks very sparkly in real life. I then hand cut them out, wishing there was a matching framelit!!

I then used the same mix of embossing powder and dazzling diamonds to stamp the sentiment on pool party cardstock. I cut it out with the Project Life – paper clips thinlits.

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Here’s a close up of the sparkles.

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I added a Snowflake Element and put a pearl in the centre of the 3 snowflakes for a touch of glamour. I’m very happy with the sparkly result!! We won’t talk about the sparkly desk. hehe!!

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Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

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12 weeks of Christmas – Week 5

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I can’t believe that we are in November and on the count down to Christmas. This year is just flying past so quickly!! It will be my birthday soon!! (eeek!!)

This week, I am focusing on the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I love this set and I think it’s perfect for colouring with markers. It also does very nicely with my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas!!

For my first card, I chose the Christmas Wishes set, then had a look at which piece of the DSP I could use. I decided to go with the snowy houses. Even though we don’t have snow in Australia at Christmas, I still like to see snowy Christmas things!! I based my colour choices on the colours of the DSP, Real Red, Pool Party and Mossy Meadow. Did you know that the co-ordinating colours are all listed on the back of the packet the DSP comes in? Very helpful, indeed!

As I said, I think these stamps just lend themselves to colouring with markers. It’s a technique that always makes me happy when I do it. My go-to framelits at the moment seem to be Lots of Labels and I have created a layer with Mossy Meadow by cutting a label in half. And of course, you can’t go past the gorgeous Snowflake Elements and an Iced Rhinestone!!

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For my second card, I decided to use the bauble piece of the Home for Christmas DSP. Whilst Pacific Point isn’t really a Christmas colour, it makes a good accent layer and makes the baubles really stand out.

I got a bit excited with layering my card!! Mossy Meadow base, then Pacific Point, Gold Foil, Real Red and then the DSP!! Phew!! As this DSP is quite a stand out on it’s own, I matted the sentiment piece on Gold Foil and added a simple gold thread bow.

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I wonder who will be getting these for Christmas? I hope they like it!

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Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

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