I have no idea how many Friday's till Christmas but I am sure that someone will post it on Facebook to remind me everyday that its closer then it feels it is! But from August till November its pretty much birthday after birthday after birthday - and normally I'm in a mad rush from December to get all my Christmas cards, tags and decorations done but this year I've started early (earlier than I normally would) and it heaps that there are lots of challenges to provide me with incentive to get them done. This card is for Unitys (show & tell) weekly challenge. Details can be found here. I used their Always Pick Naughty Stamp along with My Little Paper World Rectangle nesting dies and some old Christmas paper I've had lying around. Copics: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, E1, R20, YR23, R46, R29.
Have you made all your Christmas cards/tags this year? or ... are you like me and leave it to the last minute?
So very very recently I started playing around with video editing software to learn how to create a craft video to inspire others and share different techniques. It was one of the things in my New Years Resolution post that I wanted to achieve this year - and Yay! I did... It's still a very new skill and there is a lot of room for improvement - technically this is my second video (and I've also made a slideshow which you can view here), but I wanted to test out what the video would look like using a lamp as a light source as that was one of the issues I had (now heading into winter and overcast weather) with my first video. I also decided that for now its best to remove sound (unless you would like to hear the car revving noises a two and four year old can make, along with the relaxing cooing noises of a 8 month old...) and to just add text for additional instructions on how I make the cards in the video. Your feedback is very much welcome! On to the cards... These cards were mad…
I've made a few cards over the last two weeks and I am finally doing a little bit of blog catch up! This card was created using the stamp in the first image below (Simon Says Stamp: Nutty Over You). I'm pretty sure its a stamp that co-ordinates with the sentiments but instead I used it to create my own background. I love using the unexpected stamp to create something different. I did the same for a card I made last month which got a lovely mention on the Lil' Inker's Blog for their You Made It Monday feature which you can view here. The Card is also shown below. I used the belly of the bird stamp (Lil' Inker's: Hello Beautiful) to create the background.
Simon Says Stamp: Nutty Over You
Lil' Inker's: Hello Beautiful Happy Crafting!
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