THANK YOU for participating in my monthly Christmas challenge and have a wonderful Christmas as well as a glorious Happy New Year ! X The challenge is on hiatus for the time being and will start again last quarter of 2012 or from January 2013 at the latest. I apologise for the inconvenience

Monday, 29 March 2010

Week #13 Tone on Tone Christmas Card - Same tone of colour / Green



Wow 13 weeks can you believe it ? This week challenge is tone on tone one. So if you like different shades of the same colour, be my guest. Have fun with it, I picked the gorgeous Merry Moment papers from Stampin' Up, and the great striped grosgrain ribbons (yep I had to get all four of them, LOL). The stamped sentiment is from Spotlight on Christmas and I used Versafine Olympia green for stamping. I also punched with SU scalloped square.

So to recap the THEME is 'Tone on Tone' and/or Green (but you can pick any colour you want).

Add your creations to Mr Linky and comment as per usual, thank you ! XXX Fab




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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Week #12 Word Confetti Card - Word Confetti and Wide Matting



Ohhhhh this week is a fun challenge. I saw this sheet of Christmas word confettis from HOTP and then two lovely papers so Word Confetti challenge ! YAY

Also the theme is wide matting meaning leaving a wide border around your main focus and of course.....Word Confetti.

Have fun with this one, link to your creations using Mr Linky and don't forget to leave a comment. X Fab



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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Week #11 Pleated and Start Christmas Card - Pleated and Cardstock Stickers





Late again this week but I'm still a bit so and so. Anyhoo I had this idea of using pleated paper this week. I was putting away some Stampin' Up stuff away and found that Christmas kit just begging me to be used for this project so I did.

This week's theme is pleated paper and/or using cardstock stickers ! Have fun and use Mr Linky to link up to your creations. You can leave a comment the usual way.

Thank you for all the lovely email of encouragement ! XXXX

Quick tutorial about pleating:

I use the scor-pal and a strip of 12 inch long paper (height is up to you mine was 5"3/4' inch).

You score at > 1/2 inch, 1 inch, 2 inches, 2 1/2 inches, 3 1/2 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches, 5 1/2 inches and so on

If you don't have a scor pal just score two line at half an inch distance then to 1 inch and repeat until the strip is finished.

You start folding moutain, valley and so fort. Hope that helps.



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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Week #10 2010 Triangle Stencilled Christmas Card - Triangle Card, Stencilling or Stamping


You can call off the villagers with torches and forks... This week's challenge is late (sorry) but I've had a stonking migraine for the past 48 hours and to be honest with you I tend not to find it pleasurable to craft in that condition. 

Now this week's Christmas card challenge is a bit of a toughie one...again my apologies. I was cleaning my Christmas box supplies before making my card and came across this old card we received last year. It's a commercial one but had this beautiful design at the front that was already cut out. So my craft mind thought STENCIL. I used Hero Art Stamps with the writing all round making sure I put a smaller triangle as a mask.

Then I edged it first with dye ink (SU) and finally with gold brilliance (Tsutsineko). Brilliance again to ink the stencil finally I added my newly purchased Tim Holtz distressed stickles unto the tree and the other bits it gives it a frosted look.

To make a triangle card you just measure the length of the fold and then from the top left corner match the same length on the opposite side. Just trim to form the card. You can use any card (rectangle or square).

So this week's challenge is to make a triangular card or/and use stencilling or/and stamping ! Good Luck !




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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Week #9 2010 Teabag Folding Christmas Tree Card - Hot Off the Press Teabag Project, Alternative Techniques


I managed to use the Tea Bag Folding CD from HOTP, although those out of prints book are no longer available. Thanks for that CD you just need to print what you want create one of the projects. This one caught  my eye. I thoroughly enjoyed making the card, I've used a gold star brad instead of using the supplied tiny star and sakura with glitter gel the stripes.

This week's theme is 'Alternative Techniques' so whatever you think that's not mainstream just have fun with it. Just add your creation to Mr Linky and comment as usual.



Now our WINNING bloggers for these two sets (they will get one each).

Roll the drums

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Well done guys, just send me your address details and I'll send your acryclic stamp set in the post. 

On another note I'm getting so many requests asking me how I take pictures of my cards. I thought a picture would be easier to demonstrate it. I use a light box I bought from Maplin (a UK store - Think Radio Shack), I also use a daylight lamp which I perch on a roll of kitchen paper ( you can see it's all high tech ! LOL).

I take at least 7-10 pictures in various angles and use Macro (tulip symbol) as well as switching the E.V. setting to 0.7+. That overexpose the picture and I can fix it with Picasa 3.





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