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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Christmas Card Club #13

Hi Ladies, I'm late, but have some cards for this week. Lorraine has set this fortnights challenge, which is Candy Canes/Gingerbread.
 Unfortunately, I don't have any stamps or dies that fit the theme, so I've gone back to a Challenge I missed whilst on holiday. That is Christmas Wreaths, which was Ritas choice back in April.

 The first two cards use a Penny Black stamp, called Adornment. The first is stamped in  Encore Metallic Green pigment ink, and then heat set with Stampendous Metallic Green embossing powder.
 The stitched circle dies were bought from The Works.
I added a few acrylic gems to give a bit of sparkle.
The embossing folder used is a Cuttlebug one, and I accidentally put my cardstock in upside down, so it's actually debossed!

This time stamped in Silver Encore pigment ink, and heat set with silver detail powder. Red gems in assorted sizes gives this one it's bling.
 The embossing folder is from Craft Concepts.

For the next two I built a wreath using a die from Sue Wilson, called Twig Wreath as a base, and then some holly twigs cut with the Tim Holtz Christmas Mixed Media die, and the Winter Greens die set. I've added some red gems for berries, and a bow at the top. I have no idea where the tiny Poinsettia die cut is from, I rather think someone must have gifted it to me. I had 2, in different sizes, along with some tiny deer. If anyone knows what the die is, I'd love to know. I rather think the sentiment die cut was gifted too, as I don't have a die like that.
 The embossing folder is by Dovecraft.
Last card, and made exactly the same way, but this time was cut from white glitter card, and some golden holly added, along with the smallest of the two poinsettia flowers.

The background is a folder that I think was a magazine freebie, as it has no info on it.
 The sentiment is also from an embossing folder by Crafts Too, and has  6 sentiments strips on it.

The Sue Wilson twig wreath die cut, along with an assortment of foliage.

Three of the Penny Black stamped images, I haven't done the copper one yet.

Some embossed backgrounds I made up, you can see the Crafts Too one 2nd from the right.


Mrs A. said...

All so attractive but the last two are my favourite . I have an abundance of embossing folders but Don't get them out often enough. I really must try better! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a lovely set of cards you have created Shaz, lovely embossed backgrounds and lots of die cutting for the wreaths too, must have taken ages.

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh loads of die cutting here, must have taken a while, worth it all as your cards are gorgeous, everyone of them,Kate x x

rachel said...

Great cards Shaz - really love the stamped wreath. So pretty! Hugs rachel x

Kyla said...

oh Shaz these are awesome! I thought, ooh I love that one....then I scrolled down....wow! Cant decide which is best, love them all, so detailed.


Christine Harrop said...

A great collection of cards Shaz. I just love the stamped wreath! Christine

dutchess said...

A great selection of cards Shaz ...love all the die cuts and that. stamped wreath....I love the embossing folders you have used...I have so many and just don’t use them enough....you have been having fun in your craft room....xxx

MaryH said...

Hi Shaz, Loved all these beautiful wreaths (I have that stamp and a die too). It looks lovely in every color you've used, and I really like the way you've built up the twig wreath (think I have that die too!) Your foliage of green & gold holly looks splendid & festive with the red poinsettia. The embossing folders are gorgeous too! TFS & have a good week.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I know it makes sense to get started on the Christmas cards and I keep saying I'll do it but! Any way these are gorgeous. Hope the fix works for you, it's great to have the comments back on the emails again. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great woyww, Angela x13x

Aimeslee W. said...

I believe we've located Santa's workshop AND his head elf! Such a lovely assortment of Christmas beauty. xoxo

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