I couldn’t keep away from the Christmas cards for too long.  The recent heat and very high humidity kept me out of the craft room but after some rather dramatic thunderstorms last night our air has finally cleared and we have the windows wide open once more.  It’s still sunny but it’s quite a bit cooler than the past three weeks or so and our night time lows are going to be much closer to average.  So I took the chance of some down time earlier and popped back in to the craft room again.

I used LOTV Twinkling Star, coloured her up with Prismas and added lots of MS Fine Glitter, along with a bit of Frosted Lace Stickles.  It wasn’t until I’d coloured her that I realised that her two mitts are different on the stamp!  One is striped, the other plain!  next time I’ll have to remember to colour some stripes on the plain one.  The paper is SEI Berry Melody, don’t use this pack often enough.  All the pink card is Bazzil, most of it from the scraps drawer, the white is The Paper Company, again from the scraps drawer, and the stamping card is GinaK Pure Luxury White.  The LO is based on the current sketch at Sketch & Stash.

The corners are an EKSuccess Photo Corner punch with added Martha Stewart punched snowflakes.  The tree is a Marianne die and I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.  The sentiment is from a set of Wild Rose Studio stamps, it was hand cut as it doesn’t fit any punches or dies I have (not difficult to spot, lol!), and it’s mounted on scalloped punch from Marvy Uchida.  I added a couple of gems and a pink and glittered star for the top of the tree, from a cheap no brand punch.  The image and papers were edged with DI Fired Brick ink.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ GinaK ~ Bazzil ~ The Paper Company
  • DP: SEI Berry Melody
  • Stamps: LOTV Twinkling Star ~ Wild Rose Studio Christmas Sentiments
  • Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Distress Ink Fired Brick ~ Memento Rosebud
  • Embellies: Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ Gems from Michaels ~ Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots embossing folder ~ Marianne Tree Die ~ EKSuccess Corner Punch ~ Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch ~ Marvy Uchida Scalloped Circle Punch ~ Star Punch

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Challenges:

Sketch & Stash ~ Current Sketch (new to me LOTV stamp, new corner punch, hoarded paper)

Lili’s Little Fairies ~ Christmas In July

LOTV Challenge ~ Pretty In Pink

Penny Black & More ~ Punches & Die Cuts

Stamp & Create ~ Christmas In July

Sparkles Christmas Challenges ~ Christmas Trees

Sweet Stampin Challenge ~ Christmas In July

Crimbo Crackers ~ Anything Goes

Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Pixies Crafty Workshop ~ Use Up Your Snippets (Most of the pink card, the white snowflakes, tree and white sentiment card)

Stampin For The Weekend ~ Sparkle & Bling

Southern Girls Challenge ~ No Spoolin’ (No ribbon, twine etc)

Merry Monday ~ Anything Goes Christmas

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