A Christmas card already

Can you believe it? September already?! Goodness me. It does, however, mean it is time for a new progressive challenge over at Mi Ran’s Facebook group! The entries in the last one were great! What you do is you purchase the image and enter in the challenge and then you get the next one given to you! How awesome is that?! You can purchase it next month in Mi Ran’s shop as well if you’d like. I’ve decided to make a Christmas card this month.

I have coloured her in with copics. I have a weak spot for making Christmas cards in blue, so obviously this is no exception, heh. The unusual bit is that I decided to not just combine it with white this time, but also red! Loads of snowflakes is also a must for me. I made mine with Noor Design and Tim Holtz dies! All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Peals and glitter and liquid pearls were used as finishing touches.

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Wedding frogs

One of my friends got married in August and she absolutely loves greens and blues. The colour scheme for the wedding was white, obviously, and a dark teal shade.┬áHer best-friend asked if I could make a card with a box for her to give away. It was to keep with the colour scheme, and if possible include a bride and groom FROG! WTF??!! Oh well, I had to give it a go… I also made a matching card and box from myself, and another matching card from a co-worker, as I thought it would be cool to have it as a set. I will post up the others in a few days!

I knew the exact shade of teal as I’d help pick some stuff, so all I had to do was match it up. She was borrowing my Martha Stewart puncher to make butterflies, so obviously I had to add a lot of butterflies to the card. I bought a pre-coloured digital image and printed it. I’ll update with where I bought it as soon as I get home from my holiday as I cannot remember here and now.. I used ribbon from a local shop. The lace and flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, as are the big pearls. The butterfly border has been made with a Tim Holtz die, and I have them all the dark green shadow and various colours for the wings and added rows of small pearls to create the body.

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I used a pre-made box bought at Panduro and decorated it with the same colours, flowers, butterflies and pearls and wrote the name of the bride and groom.

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Here is another photo of the card and box together.

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I will link up various bits when I get home towards the end of the week.

For my sister

This is the birthday card I made for my sister earlier this year. I let her have some requests as such and what she listed was aqua and pink colours, Victoria secret themed and bold.

I instantly regretted asking, but what could I do but try to make something along those lines. I decided on a cute fairy, by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary and coloured it in with copics, and added sparkles and liquid pearls to the wings. I have coloured a couple of images since which is an improvement, but I was quite happy with this when I did colour it in. Everything is a learning curve, right? (I really must get cracking on those colouring classes I bought soon after I coloured this image!) I punched out loads of butterflies using the Tim Holtz die in various aqua and pink papers and used rows of pearls to give them bodies. I used a deep pink, almost red to frame the various elements and punched out S and V, my sisters initials coincidently! I have used flowers and big pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, the lace I believe I purchased at Bikuben and the ribbon may be the Hobby House.

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And a close up of the colouring:

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I have entered this card into the following challenges:

ppinkydolls – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays – Anything Goes
card and scrap – brug blomster

Time for snow

A little over a week to go. Goodness me. We had a bit of snow at the weekend, but it’s already mostly melted and rained away. Hopefully the temperature will drop a few degrees and we’ll get more snow before Christmas. It’s not really Christmas without snow!

Today I have another card made with a Lili of the Valley pre-coloured image. I have added snow to it by adding tiny dewdrop pearls. The top right corner has been folded down, snowflakes have been made with a Tim Holtz emboss folder and made blue with Tim Holtz distress ink. The punched sides and brances are made with Martha Stewart punches, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and lace are both from my stash.

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Spring wishes

May. Almost. At least that’s what the calendar claims. The weather seems to do its best to disagree. Oh well.

It is time for another spring card. I made this one with a butterfly border on top, made with a Tim Holtz die. The image is a pre-coloured topper from Lili of the Valley, and the sentiment stamp is from there too. I have used ribbon and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, card candi from Craftwork Cards and a Martha Stewart puncher for the leaves.

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Lili’s Little Fairies – Photo inspiration
Crafting by Designs – Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything goes
Bearly-Mine Challenges – Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays – Anything goes