Sunday, 14 October 2018

Christmas Card Club - Monochromatic Design

Kate at I Love Socks and Cards blog, chose a Monochromatic theme for this fortnights' Christmas Card Club.

While I still had my supplies out on my desk, I have created another Let it Snow card.   I usually forget to use my embossing folders, but I saw so many lovely embossed cards on my Blogger reader that I was inspired to use one of mine as well.


This is another 5 1/4 inch square card, but this time it was created completely from snippets.. The aqua embossed background was created with a snippet of Bazzill 110 pound card and a La Crea Embossing folder. The Memory Box Bianca Snowflake was cut from snippets of white glitter card that were left over from creating 12 card kits of this design for my Langley Stampers Club. I used my last snippet for the Sue Wilson  Let it Snow die, and the sentiment is my favourite, tried and true  Christmas stamp.




A group of 12 ladies get together once a month and we take turns creating and bringing card kits for the others. Although I have had my turn this year, one of our members is very poorly and so I took over her turn. Another lady helped out as well and we each brought 12 card kits.

Once I had finished making up all the kits, I had quite a few snippets, let me tell you. So I just kept cutting and making up more kits! They should be great fun to assemble during the coming weeks. One can never have too many finished Christmas cards!


The center aqua mirri card snowflake is Memory Box, Trio of Pointed Snowflakes. I used some snippets to cut the  two smaller snowflakes from this trio, and used the second snowflake on the back of this card.




I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1.  Christmas Card Club - Monochromatic

Monday, 1 October 2018

September Rudolph Days Challenge Winner


We had a grand total of 62 entries. Now, that makes me very happy indeed. I visited every one of you and as always I was amazed by your talent! So many beautiful Christmas cards!


 I used Random Org and here is a photo of our winning number.  24




Jane, could you please drop me an email to maureenkane@telus.net and let me know which prize you prefer.


Sunday, 30 September 2018

Christmas Card Club - Camels, Turkey or Sheep

Rachel at Fischer's Cards and Crafts blog chose this fortnights theme and I picked Camels for my card. A quick look through my stamps turned up these Three Kings on their way to Bethlehem. I am not sure if this is NBUS. I do not remember using this Inkadinkado stamp before, but it is marked 2004 so perhaps I am wrong as that is a long time ago! I stamped it in Momento Rich Cocoa.

The background DP is Chatterbox two sided Light Snowfall. It was the perfect shade of blue to go with the aqua mirri card mat. I stamped the image on ivory Bazzil 110 pound paper and used a Sizzix stitched die for the image and the mirri mat.

The hills are made with snippets of  kraft stripey textured paper, from an 8x8 DP pad I bought at the last paper craft garage sale. The cover was missing from this pad so I do not know the manufacturer. I wiped a generous amount of that Momento Rich Cocoa  all around the edges, and let the ink edge up onto the hills themselves.


I used a snippet of kraft  paper for the Spellbinders die I used  behind the top portion of the image., It reminded me of Moorish windows.  I decided to go with that Eastern feeling.

The Merry Christmas Sentiment is from Make An Impression 1994. Now that is old!

There is one imported item on my card. It was imported by me! It is the golden diamond bling on the North Star! I bought it in Inverness at The Works!

It is always nice to make a religious card, hope you enjoyed it too.

If you would like to join our fortnightly club, drop me an email. We each take a turn picking the themes and if you want to view the other members cards, just click on the list on my right sidebar.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.