Christmas Craft Creations - January Challenge Snippets

Happy New Year and welcome to 2023
Im not great at resolutions but I would like to think that I can start being more active on my blog and more importantly in the craft room.  As always Im trying to clean up the craft space to make it inviting and a home to creativity.

First up - there is anew challenge at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge and this month we want to see you use Snippets - heads up I had to check what this meant as I was thinking preprinted die cuts etc.    The other way to think of this challenge is “remnants”.  
Use what you have in that stash container, those pretty papers that were too good to throw out, those images you coloured but they didnt have a project in mind!

I had a lot of fun creating this card using my lovely friend Deby’s card stash, she has some amazing red white and blue remnants that were begging to be used.  Basically I cut strips from the scraps and layered them up in a stripe pattern.  I added a few other scraps from the craft room and finally found a home for the penguin that was water-coloured years ago.

Im looking forward to seeing your creations, be sure to link up over on the challenge blog.

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Christmas Craft Creations - White on White

Isn’t it nice to get into the craft room and being limited to just one colour (or lack of colour).
I grabbed some nice heavy weight white cardstock and some dies and off I went in creating.  I do think I broke my Gemini in the process but thats another story :(

The theme for Christmas Craft Creations this month is White on White, I really am looking forward to seeing what people come up with.   I was considering using white foil on white card but decided to save that precious item for another time.

It’s time for you to get creative and link up your creations over on the challenge blog

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Christmas Craft Creations - Ribbon and Twine

Im slowly finding my craft groove again, I moved my inks to a big desk which means I access things more swiftly, add to that my stamps are mostly sitting beside me. 

I have been trying to use “one stamp/die” set in projects to keep things simpler, that said this project includes Concord and 9th dies, a Kaszazz background stamp and My favourite things sentiment so Im not sure how that plan is going for me.

Im looking forward to seeing other peoples take on Ribbon and Twine this month over on the Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog.


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Christmas Craft Creations - July Launch Patterned Paper

Theme: Patterned Paper

A lot has been happening in my world and yet again craft takes a back burner, I really need to stop and think about that and find a way to keep craft and creating in my life, as you know its my happy place.   I got a new job and im regretting it, realising very quickly that my old job was also my happy place and the new job isn’t.  Im going to give it until Christmas and then decide on what to do.  I spent too many years worrying about what other people think vs what is important to me and keeping myself happy!

So back to craft, as my MOJO appears to have taken a backwards step I needed to keep this project a little simple, I checked out my images, my cardstock and things on hand (I have a stash of items ready to go) and I decided on a simple layout for this card.

What will you create for this months Patterned Paper challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations?

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Well this challenge we are looking for Two Colours, I decided to get inky, as you know one of my favourite things to do.    I love how water and ink play together and the results are always a surprise and there is never a chance of duplicates!

I used Catherine Pooler inks, applying them to a craft sheet spritzing with water and laying watercolour paper direct to the ink, I heat set and then placed the watercolour paper back down but only focusing on small areas to capture the small water droplet effects at the base of the card stock.    

There was sufficient card stock left to use for a sentiment panel.

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I look forward to seeing what you create for the Two Colour Challenge.  Be sure to link up your projects over on the Christmas Craft Creations blog.  Time to get creative!!