I can’t believe how fast this month is going by, wow! Over at Crafting Ireland we are wrapping up our 12 Days of Christmas event today. I decorated this advent frame for my house. You can see the full tutorial over at the Crafting Ireland blog but I thought I would share the finished project here….
I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well!
Welcome to my December Daily journey! I have been convinced to give this a try this year but am taking a very different twist on it. Rather than document every day and use a big album I am going digi. This is for two reasons – time and also – I have no where near an interesting enough life to document every day! So I am breaking it down into weeks. I will do four weeks and combine a weeks worth of activity into one page – maybe two depending on how exciting a week I have! You can see all my pages on my December Daily page here.
I have used Sarah Hurleys Documented 365 range for most of my pages as well as some of the digi images from the December 365 Kit.
I have used teals, kraft and reds mostly for my colour scheme, I do love this combo! Some Photoshop brushes of stitching and arrows are all that was used on this cover apart from the Sarah Hurley products.
Week 1 page
I found it hard to remember to take pictures for this but got there in the end. I had a more interesting week than usual on this one so its a good start!
Another Christmas card from me today – tis’ the season! I used the cute Santa Mouse image from 2 Cute Ink to create this one. I love how this little guy looks about to pop right down that chimney!
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Lawn Fawn are doing their Catalogue Challenge again this year and I am getting an entry in last minute as always! I used the Hoppy Halloween set along with Smitty’s ABC’s to create my card for their 3rd entry category.
I used the small star in the Hoppy Halloween set and 2nd generation stamping to create the background on a piece of red card. I mounted this red card at a fun angle to a wood grain embossed white card base (this doesn’t show very well in the image, sorry!). I created the banner using the carrot from the Hoppy Halloween stamp set and added orange stickles to them to make them look like a string of carrot lights.
I created a tag from a piece of textured black card stock and white embossed my sentiment. The ‘Hoppy’ is from the Hoppy Halloween stamp set and the ‘Holidays’ is created using Smitty’s ABC’s. The adorable gothic bunny is from the Halloween set also. He has his finest red cape on in celebration of Christmas I created some photo corners using a punch and finished the card off with these.
I tried to capture more of the sparkle on the carrots to show how fun they looked. This bunny went all out on his Christmas decorating!
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a fast Monday!!
I forgot to share a little tutorial here that I had up on the Crafting Ireland blog the other day as part of the 12 Days of Christmas celebration they are running. You can view the tutorial over at their blog but I thought I would share the finished projects here. They are cute little mini cards that look like Christmas baubles and can be hung on the tree to be displayed….
Head over to the Crafting Ireland blog to see the tutorial and also to see more 12 Days Of Christmas Inspiration!!
I am stopping by with yet more holiday themed projects – I am on a roll! I couldn’t wait to use the new Sarah Hurley Digi Kit The Most Wonderful Time. Its full of fabulous papers and embellishments and stamps etc. I just loved the snowfall paper that was in the kit. I started with it as my base and digitally added the string of lights. The wonderful tree sentiment is also in the kit. I added it on and liked the look of it so much I stopped there! I plan to print this off onto some canvas paper and pop it in a frame on my gallery wall for a bit of Christmas cheer in my hallway.
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We have a really fun challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges today – Create Your Own Background! I love creating my own backgrounds
For my card I used the large Crackle Texture stamp to create a background on my white card base. I did the same thing stamping it on a piece of Sarah Hurley wood grain patterned paper. I then used the strip stamp from the Zombie Doodle Doll stamp set to create a background on a piece of green Sarah Hurley paper. I stamped it in alternating colours for extra effect. I used a journaling card from a Sarah Hurley kit. I filled a little glassine envelope with sequins and stapled this to the card. I also stapled on some feathers. The hello stamp is also from a Sarah Hurley kit….I went wild on this one!!
I added a strip piece of paper again from Sarah Hurleys papers to add some contrast.
I hope you join in the challenge, its such a fun one!
Just stopping by today with another share on Christmas cards. This one has a woodgrain embossed card base. The image panel is backed with strips of red ribbon and not paper, it adds some nice texture. I love this fun image but the company name is escaping me right now, I will have to go check and fill it in later!
The mouse looks so happy to have found a gingerbread friend….or gingerbread dinner maybe?
I hope your Christmas creating is all coming along well!
The weather is getting colder and making it feel more like Christmas to me! I love this image from Meljens, I kept the colouring very simple on it but added lots of sparkle with my stickles. I think I am a tad addicted to the things at this stage, they are going on everything I make lately!
The sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps finishes this card off perfectly. I am really loving white cards with pops of colour. I hope you guys are all enjoying seeing them!!