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Elizabeth Craft Designs: November Designer Challenge

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This months Elizabeth Craft Designs designer challenge theme is a Floral Christmas - this could be simply a Christmas tree or the pretty Poinsettia or other Christmas foliage that is used for Christmas decorations. For my card today I am using the new released PoinsettiaClear Stamp set with coordinating dies and the Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Coloured in with Copic Markers:  Leaves: G14/G16/G17/G19 Flower: R22/R24/R27/R29 I kept this card quite simple. Firstly by stamping a light grey leafy background before colouring in and adding the Poinsettia flower. I embellished the card with sequins and added a twine bow. I also highlighted the center of the flower with a gold pen.   For more Christmas Floral inspiration check out what the design team has created - here.
For our Challenge today Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to 3 lucky winners. 
To enter, simply leave a comment on their blog or the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook pageand answer th…

Ink Road Stamps: Happy Holla Days

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Hello! I'm on the Ink Road Stamps blog today with this fun Christmas card with the best sentiment ever! Here is the card!

When it comes to Christmas cards I like to keep them simple enough to create a few extra cards. This card is no exception. Especially with a sentiment like that!

Card Instructions:
Step 1. Stamp striped image (from Between the Lines) and sentiment (from Happy Holla Days) on Kraft card.
Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 15.5cm
Step 2. Corner punch top right corner.
Step 3. Die-cut small circles (varying in size). Stamp Happy Holla Day images as shown below.

Step 4. Assemble card - Use foam tape to adhere the stamped circles to your card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card based.

Here is the same card but in white. Which card do you prefer?
For original blog post on the Ink Road Stamp blog go here.

Happy Holla Days!

Uniquely Creative: Polar Pals Colour & Stamp (October Release)

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Good Morning! I wanted to share the cards I created for Uniquely Creatives October Stamp & Colour Kit - Polar Pals. This kit is now available and you can find all the details on the Uniquely Creative Shop - here.
The cards below are featured in the Polar Pals magazine which comes with the October Stamp & Colour Kit. This magazine includes card instructions as well as more inspiration from other design team members. 
Christmas Wishes:  Coloured in with Copic Markers Stamp: Polar Pals Die: Circle Cover Plate Big Bear Hugs: 
Coloured in with Copic Markers Stamp: Polar Pals Big Bear Hugs:  Coloured in with Copic Markers Stamp: Polar Pals Die: Hearts Wreath Die You're So Cool: 
Coloured in with Copic Markers Stamp: Polar Pals & Penguin Pals Die: Stitched Penant Frames Big Bear Hugs: 
Coloured in with Copic Markers Stamp: Polar Pals If you also didn't know this release comes with co-ordinating dies for the Polar Pals stamp set as well as the add on stamps. 
Happy Crafting!

Ink Road Stamps: Full Circle Let's Party!

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I'm on the Ink Road Stamps blog sharing this fun card! Check it out -here. I first started by creating my stamped background using Between the Lines. I stamped these using four ink colours I knew would work well together and in colours that I had matching paper to create my googly eyed circle characters with. You could try any combination of colours – I had even though red hats would make fun Christmas themed cards! Next, I die-cut four circles in co-ordinating cardstock. I used black ink and stamped three of them with a few stamps from Full Circle. I stamped the sentiment from Just A Number on one circle and then adhered these to my card front. I don’t own any hat dies and I didn’t want to purchase a cut file so I simply cut out different sized triangles from pattern paper. These were also stamped (for added interest, using Between the Lines) and then adhered above each circle using foam tape. I then used a small circle punch for the pompoms of each hat and glued on googly eyes to…

Craftin Desert Divas: Stocking Stuffers (October Release)

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It's November! Where on earth did October go? The next few posts I'll be playing blog catch up... October was actually a really awesome month - During the school holidays the family did an overnight camping trip, my middle child turned 4 and last weekend I took part in my first market to sell a few of the handmade cards I've made over the years. It was also a very creative month but slacking in the blog writing department!
Here is a card I made for the latest release by Craftin Desert Divas. This stamp set was so cute I decided to pair it up with Winter Wonderland dies to create a very textural card. Stamp: Stocking Stuffers Die: Winter Wonderland Dies Image coloured in with Copic Markers.


Happy Crafting! Check out the whole release over at Craftin Desert Divas - October release is now available. Get ready for sneak peeks of the November release.

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Time To Celebrate

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Hello! Samantha here sharing a wonderful way to use up any scraps of leftover paper as well as using Christmas dies in a non-Christmas card! Last week I shared a card and during my creative process accumulated quite a bit of paper scraps as well as already cut pieces made with the Ribbon Tree die set. I didn't want to make another Christmas card but I didn't want to throw out the leftover bits. Instead, I found a way to use what was originally meant to build a Christmas tree for a birthday card using repetitive patterns and the Birthday Sentiments stamp set!
Here is how I did it!
Card Instructions:
Step 1: Use the Ribbon Tree die set to cut lots of pieces of patterned paper and cardstock in non-Christmas colours. Adhere in rows to the card front, turning the pieces so the angles form long rows as shown. Repeat until the entire card front is covered.  Step 2: Trim off any excess paper at the edges. Round the top right corner.
Step 3: (Optional) Add machine-stitched details.
Ste…