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James the bear is watching the snow fall

Here you can see the second Christmas card I made for March. This means I am still on track for two a month this year, phew! Barely made it with this one as well. I guess I will try to do better in April and start a bit earlier.  At least, I still had snow when I made this.. not sure I will manage to make anything once tempratures start realising summer is only a couple of months away! Oh well, I’ll try!

I went with a Lili of the Valley bear. This is possibly my very favourite bear and I love his different poses. His name is James, by the way, if you didn’t know. Lili of the Valley was one of the first stamp brands I started using, and even though they have stopped selling their rubber stamps, I still have mine from when I first got them in 2011! I’m glad they’re still doing digital stamps, as they’re great!

I’ve used Noor Design and Maja Design paper, a bit of acrylic paint and cheesecloth as well as Baker’s Twine, a Kort og Godt charm and some candi. Those are all high on my list of things I like to use to make Christmas cards.

Here is another photo where the card is laying down flat:

Copics used: (blue) B00, B95, B97, B99, (bear) E41, E42, E43, E44, (snow and hat) C1, C3, C5

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Teddy in hot air balloon

Do you remember the tag I shared on Monday? The La-La Land Crafts one? Well, the kid liked it and wanted one to use as a bookmark. I couldn’t say no to that, so I made it in the requested purples and pinks. I won’t show the background, as it has the kid’s name embedded, but basically it has the same bottom border die and the quote “a book is like a garden carried in the pocket“. Links to products and list of Copics below the photo.

Stamp:
Sending Smiles

Dies:
Hello Tag
Winter Hill Border

Copics used: (purple) V12, V15, V17, V09, (pink) RV52, RV55, RV66, (teddy) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, (background) BV00

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Purple Christmas Tilda

One of the two Christmas cards I made for March was a simple one and it features Magnolia’s Tilda. I’ve used a La-La Land Crafts christmas die and a border die by Pretty Pink Posh. I do like my cards clean and simple, and I never make enough purple Christmas cards!

Copics used: V09, V12, V15, V17, W1, W3, W5, E70, E71, E74, E77, E000, E00, E02, E04, E13, E15, R20, R22

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Rainbow haired fairy

First Tuesday of the month again already! You know what that means, right? New Tiddly Inks challenge! I suppose my card looks like the theme is colour explosion or something, but it is in fact let’s go round! That means circular projects. They’re fun to make, right? At least I think so!

I decided to go with Fairy Tenderhearted (Tiddly Inks stamp, of course) for my card and I gave her a rainbow coloured hair and two-toned wings, with glitter! And so from there I apparently went completely crazy with the colours! I’m not sure I’ve ever used so many colours in so many places before. Fun, though, I admit!

The embossed sentiment is by My Favorite Things, the your chipboard by Make it Crafty and the birthday die by La-La Land Crafts.

Here is another photo from a different angle.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E02, E04, E13, (branch) E71, E74, E77, E79, (hair) R89, R24, R22, YR02, Y38, Y13, YG01, YG13, YG63,  G28, BG78, BG75, BG49, BG15, B32, B37, BV13, V12, V17, (bird) V12, V15, V17, (dress) RV17, RV52, RV55, RV66, R59 (wings) Y11, Y17, YG01, YG13, (sky) B00 B02 + blender.

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Sending smiles tag

It is Monday again so we’re due another La-La Land Crafts post. This time the theme is anything goes so I decided to make a tag! LLLC is having a sale until tomorrow night as well. Check out the info at the bottom of this post.

The adorable teddy bear in the hot air balloon is called Sending Smiles. Isn’t it adorable? I coloured it up with Copics and played around with various combinations of colours which I rarely use together. It is fun to play around with new combination, I think.

I think the tag itself is absolutely gorgeous. What I did was that I cut it out twice and glued the sides together so I’d get the same background front and back. then I cut out some various bits in various colours to make it even more colourful. It was such a fun tag to make and there will be plenty more of those from me for sure!

Stamp:
Sending Smiles (sentiment also from there)

Dies:
Hello tag (both the tag shape and the hi in the heart)
Happy Birthday
Pierced Scalloped Circles

Copics used: (purple) BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, (red) R11, R12, R22, (green) Y000, G40, YG61, YG63, (teddy) E70, E71, E74, E77, (yellow) Y11, Y17

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