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!!

Christmas Craft Creations - Tartan/Plaid

This month we are thrilled with the theme of Tartan/Plaid for our April creations.
I had a concord and 9th stamp set that I have used before but I never really loved it.   I really enjoyed playing around with distress inks, Catherine Pooler inks and water colour paper to end up with a nice blend and fade.    Im really enjoying playing with the products I own vs adding more to my stash.
That said I did get the new Tim Holtz colours.. I mean duh thats a no brainer.

Im looking forward to seeing how others use this theme this month.

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Christmas Craft Creations - Slimline


So I continue my “shop the craft room” rule for the year vs “buying new products”.  And I must say I love how the plan is forcing me to look into my supplies.     Today I grabbed my water pens that I had filled with Dylusion sprays years ago, some long lost stamps and I paired those with some slimline dies including watercolour card.

I really love how it turned out, I had forgotten how vibrant the Dylusion spray is, and how pretty it is as it pools in water as it dries.   I even dug out my Tim Holtz travel stamp press after watching his new release online. 

So what will you create this month in our Slimline Card themed challenge.  We very much look forward to seeing your creations over on the blog.  
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Blue and Silver - Christmas Craft Creations February challenge

Well that month has passsed by quickly.   The December/January period for our family saw us in back to back isolation.  Firstly my youngest daughter was a close contact at work (the week our premier decided to get rid of masks..and then my middle daughter was a close contact at her church beach mission (the second year in a row they had to pack up and come home, 2020/21 they evacuated due to fires, then 21/22 due to Covid contact).   So my annual leave saw me sitting at home bingeing on way to many tv shows and chocoate.  Thankfully though, everyone was fine, no positive cases in the house and we all were safe.  The bonus being my craft room is getting some use too.

So.. back to things of craft and challenges!

Christmas Craft Creations are looking for Blue and Silver projects.  I got my inspiration from Instagram and I think a Gina K story.  If I can find the original inspiration I will definitely link it.

For this card, I went in search of items I hadn't used for a while, this included die's and zing embossing powder.   A recent binge in instagram was talking about using embossing powder to create new effects, So I added embossing ink to a whole panel of card and dumped on different colours of zing embossing powder to try and create an interesting background, I was hoping for something similar to a sky scene.. I got close.    I also die cut some snowflakes out of white heavy white card and threw on several layers of silver embossing powder.

Despite this not being my normal type of card, I did enjoy using products that were once forgotten.  I think if I do this type of card again, I will add more in terms of layering on the frame to give a more 3d effect.  Or perhaps a clear layer and some sequins for a shaker, stay tuned.

Now its your turn to show us your flair using Silver and Blue for our Christmas Craft Creations Challenge.
Head on over to the challenge blog and link up your projects!

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