Happy first of November, can I put up my Christmas tree yet? I love my Christmas tree, but I know I need to wait until at least the first of December. This weekend I started writing in some of the Christmas cards that I have already made and here I was thinking that I had made so many but when I gathered them together I am WAY off.
Today’s creation I have to share is linked into the INKspired sketch blog hop, it is a smaller hop then normal this round but still packed with amazing cards that are all based on the same sketch that I team for the team, you may already be on the hop arriving from Barbara Williams or otherwise known as my Mum.
What do to think of the sketch? It had mixed reviews from the INKspired Artists. I have been excited for this sketch to roll around and play. I had a few different ideas rolling around in my head but after discovering I need so many more Christmas cards, a whole new idea was born. I pulled out my Little Letter Thinlit dies to create JOY, circle Thinlits to cut the music note paper which is from the Home for Christmas DSP and the holly is fussy cut from a design of printed paper in Season of Cheer DSP range.
Over the letters and berries (on the holly) I applied a double coat of Crystal Effects.
The next stop on the INKspired blog hop is the wonderful Lissa Carter.
Here are the items used to order online.
It’s Treasure Hunt time! Be in to win!! This week is our very last post as the 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team. We’ve set up a global Treasure Hunt as a little thanks to you for following our adventures. Do keep in touch!
Here’s how to play:
1) Collect the names of 12 Stampin’ Up! products by clicking through our blog hop this week.
2) Fill out the entry form HERE
I am giving away….. I Think You’re Great Clear-Mount Stamp Set and a extra little suprise.
Please note: One winner will be drawn per Artisan. Entries close 9pm, Wednesday 4th November Eastern Time (US). Winners will be contacted via email week beginning 9th November 2015. These prizes are a bit of love from us to you and are not sponsored by Stampin’ Up!
Now onto my card, the Artisan team are showcasing Sparkly Seasons stamp set for our last round. What a fun stamp set, long time readers of my blog know I am Christmas crazy so I used the Nut Cracker image to make a shaker card.
The team just bonded like ‘Fast Fuse Adhesive’ from the start, I am going to miss being part of this super talented group, I am so grateful for the experience.
I hope you did not miss the ‘HINT’
Now hop over to Allison to see her project and don’t forget our Treasure Hunt.
I have discovered that too much of a good thing, is just too much. It is possible that I have overused my Jolly Christmas stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Even some of my card ladies commented they have used this sweet little reindeer a few times already this year, I kind of agree with them! We have used it four times in six weeks. This will be his last appearance for a little while…At least until December.
Each Monday I will post a card I have created inspired by a challenge from Global Design Project. This round is case the designer, with the spotlight on Kylie Bertucci’s card below and click here to see more of design team creations.
The idea behind this challenge is to take elements from Kylie’s card to inspire your card. I have taken the colour combo of Tip Top Taupe, Cherry Cobbler and a pop of Crushed Curry. Like Kylie, I have used a circle to feature the focal image with a banner of Cherry Cobbler cardstock laid behind.
All the Artisan fun is almost over, next week is the last blog hop for me as part of the design team! It has been the most wonderful experience and I have loved every moment. I am excited to see the new team that Stampin’ Up! have selected.
For this round the team are showcasing one of my favourite Christmas sets, Jolly Christmas which I used only last week (see here). This Christmas I am all about the reindeer, it will be featured on many of my Christmas cards and I have just brought the cutest Christmas decorations from Kmart (see here for one of the styles). I decided I would make this a shaker card, I have kept the design simple to allow the richness of the metallic gold “shine” so to speak.
The window is filled with gold glitter and star sequins in clear and gold. I wish I could provide a way to better display the shaking action, but you will just need to use your imagination. This is totally a card I will only be creating a limited quantity of and they will be going to loved ones that I know we appreciate the extra effort.
The next Artisan to visit is Allison to WOW your socks off.
To my surprise, there is something almost as nice to receive as a handmade card; flowers. They sit on my desk and I enjoy the sweet scent of my floral arrangement. Sometimes I am a terrible cardmaker because I don’t always “give” cards, like in the case when I receive my beautiful flowers I really should say thank you but it always gets pushed down my to do list. Well, thanks to the Global Design Project and the farm them I finally said thank you.
A gift from the garden is a work of heart. The card is simple in design, having the statements and cute gumboots as the feature. I have added a little Twine and Kraft cardstock to add a natural element.
Thanks for stopping by.