Monday, December 7, 2020

Fancy fold Christmas card for December challenge at Unstampabelles

 Hello. Welcome to December 2020.

Time for a new challenge. You can make anything but it must include the following:

#107 DecemberJoy -

the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : DELIGHT; the expression or exhibition of such emotion : GAIETY: a state of happiness or felicity : BLISS: a source or cause of delight

                    TWIST : a music Carols/ Carol singing; instruments; drummer boys; bird song; concerts; music bringing joy

I have chosen to make a fancy fold card. Thanks to Mitzi for the pattern.

I will give this card to my son's girlfriend's family.  The girlfriend wrote the Christmas message for me, but she didn't know it was going to be used in her own card. It will be a nice surprise for her I hope.

I've also made another card using this pattern to enter into Mitzi's challenge at Soul Scrappers.

Do you have a preference? They are the same design but give a different feel. Second one suits a family with kids I think.

Happy holiday season.


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Scalloped card and extra technique

 Hello. December at last.

Time to show you the Archi-scraps challenge for this month.

Here is the image and the criteria is to use scallops.

I chose to use Martha Stewart's large Daisy Scallop punch to create some scalloped layers on a card.

I picked the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Dandy Day petite paper pack. I liked the softer colours. I want to give this to a dear girl for her 21st birthday.  (I am making this in September. We share an early October birthday).

I often like to decorate the inside as well. Good to use up the left over strip from the front and tiny bit of ribbon.

To create the front of the card I chose 3 pastel layers. I chose matching pearls for the flower centres. I have added a stamped image in grey and purple. Then for the final touch I added a flower with the same colours and a brad as the centre.

Now there were a lot of  petal shapes punched out and I wanted to do something with them.

I glued them down in a flower pattern with a couple of layers on to the other two left over strips. Then, I glued on a button.  I now have some value added embellishments to use on future projects and have minimised any waste.

What do you think?  Do you think you would like to try this? It's real easy.

Head over to the Archiscraps facebook page for further inspiration from other DT members and to add your entry. There is always a prize on offer too.


Dale x

ARTastic December challenge - Wildflowers

 As so this is Christmas.  Well, nearly. I've been in Christmas mode for some time.

A lovely challenge this month at ARTastic. Here is the inspo pic and there is no added criteria.

Salvatore Zofrea with Christmas Bells 2011

I've used flower photos from my August 2020 Broome holiday. I had a lot to choose from. I made a double page layout.

I let the photos speak for themselves.

Hope you can join in this month.