Monday, October 23, 2023

Christmas Crackers & Treats

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Something that's NOT a card" - we want you to show us your Christmas projects and don't forget, your creation must be Christmas themed and feature a cute image.  

We are a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will continue to play along for your chance to proudly display our Winners or Top 3 Badge.

Meet the Cracker & Treat Box Die-cut by Stampin Up! This is a first for me and all and all it went pretty smoothly.  The dies are easy to work with, all you need is some Christmas paper then let your imagination flow.  These little boxes will be perfect on the plates at Christmas and you could even use them as name cards.

Now it's your turn to show us your Christmas project and make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration and remember - projects must be Christmassy and have to be Cute!

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Monochrome Poinsettias

MONOCHROMATIC is the theme for the October challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!   

Our challenge will run until November 7th so make sure to upload your creation by then for your chance to win a special prize.

After using the 3D embossing folder, Perfect Poinsettias by Altenew with black cardstock, I applied silver pigment ink with an embossing brush overtop the design.  I used a "Merry" die-cut on silver paper and to create some dimension, I used the die-cut twice more on black cardstock and glued them together. I stamped "Christmas" from Christmas Words by Impression Obsession with black ink on the same silver paper.  To finish it off I added a couple pieces of matte black sequins.

This is such an easy and fast technique and I'm looking forward to trying this out on different colored cardstock and pigment inks.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to jump over to CCC and check out the fabulous creations by our Design Team.

Please remember to add our challenge badge (above) to your post for
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Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Flower #153 (Oct 31) .

Monday, October 2, 2023

Have a Spooky Night

 A new month brings a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges!

Our theme this month is PURPLE, BLACK, GREEN and ORANGE.  Show us your creativity using those four colors in your creation!  

We are a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will play along for your chance to proudly display our Winner or Top 3 Badges.

This slimline card was created using Slim Line Have a Spooky Night Word Die by Picket Fence Studios. I started mixing Distress Oxide Inks (Villainous Potion and Spiced Marmalade) on mixed media paper then lined up the die cut and ran it thru my Big Shot machine.  I ran the die through the machine using black paper 3 more times then glued all the layers together.

I sprayed black cardstock with gold shimmer spray then scattered bat die-cuts overtop and ran thru the machine, I did the same with ghost die-cuts on vellum.

The background was created using Black Soot and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide spritzed with water.  When it was dry I gold shimmer spray and black acrylic paint spray overtop then set to work assembling the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you hop over to Get Creative Challenges for some inspiration from our fabulous Design Team!

Crafting Happiness - #147 Halloween (Oct 31)
Double Trouble - #149 Trick or Treat - Distress Oxide Inks (Oct 15) .
My Happy Place - Disney "Not so Scary" or Somewhat Scary Universal (Oct 31) .
Two Old Bats - Anything Halloween (Oct 28) .