A Jolly Bright Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!  I know, I know, it’s not everywhere in the world yet, but it is for us, so big hugs and hope you have the most fantabulous day (I’m just starting it early for some of you)!

Today I thought I would share this bright Summery Christmas card which was the call for the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine where it was published.

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Hope you are ready for the big event today!  Chrissy Hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Cardstock AC’s – Key Lime / Bazzill – Turquoise Mist.  Copics – RV02,04,17. YG00,03,17. Sparklets – Yellow / Pink MME Enamel Dots – I’m With.

Video : How to make a Shaker Christmas Tag / Ornament!

I don’t know about you but I always forget to make my tags… that is until I start wrapping the presents lol.  And this is not necessarily a bulk tag to create but it is perfect for that special person or family.  But it was fun to make so I thought I would share the process with you!

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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Thought I would sneak one more Chrissy video in…   it’s not long now, are you ready?

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Other Supplies:  Avery Elle – Elle’s Alphas.

Video : Inktense Watercolour – Penny Black!

Today I felt like colouring with my Inktense Pencils, and I forgot how much I adore the vibrancy of them!   Especially when I’m colouring such a sweet little Penny Black image, so I filmed as I created so you can watch the process.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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So happy to be playing in my studio, hope you are finding just a little crafty time right now.  Hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Inktense Pencils – Ink Black / Neutral Grey / Saddle Brown / Madder Brown / Baked Earth / Mustard / Sun Yellow / Apple Green  / Felt Green / Ionion Green / Iris Blue / Sea Blue / Iron Blue / Carmine Pink / Crimson / Shiraz.

Video : Creating Snowflake Leaves is Easy!

Love stretching my supplies and today my card features some ‘Snowflake Leaves’ from Penny Black, and I filmed so you can watch the process.

I was inspired by this wonderful card HERE that Jill Foster made, where I first saw the idea to use these flakes as leaves and she did make the most fabulous wreath…  I gotta do that myself, how clever she is!

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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If I had time, I would love to have made this same card but instead of my ‘leaves’ make them glittery snowflakes, but alas time is precious right now, maybe another day…

Loving this busy time of year though, trying not to make it too stressful and totally enjoying the sparkly lights on my Christmas tree!  Hope you are having holiday fun too, Hugs

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor pencils – White / Black / Warm Grey 10, 20% / French grey 20, 70, 90% / Deco Pink / Poppy Red / Crimson Red.  Queen & Co Pearls – Red.  Cardstock – greens.

Video : 2016 Same but Different Christmas Card Series – No 6 – Keeping it Warm!

I’m sad to say this is my last video in my 2016 Same but Different Christmas Card Series for this year. And for my final set of cards I’ve gone with a theme, and today we are ‘Keeping it Warm’.

I was asked to create some ‘warm weather’ cards because you may have guessed that I live in Australia and typically our weather is hot at Christmas. And I know crafter’s that struggle with the concept of snow flakes on Australian Christmas cards, yes, Linda I’m talking about you lol.  This is also the lady you can blame for me starting my own blog and submitting for publications, I feel very lucky to call her a friend and an inspiration.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement, I have thoroughly enjoyed creating this series and I hope that you may have been inspired along the way too.  I still have a few more Christmas shares before ‘C’ Day so I look forward to seeing you again real soon,  Hugs

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Other Supplies:  TAWS (retired) – Sea Mates / Gill-friend / Cha Cha Cha.  Hero Arts (retired) – Holiday Sayings.  Avery Elle (retired) – Surf’s Up.  Copic Markers – 0 / C1 / T0 / W2 / YG00,03 / R02,05,11,14,22 / RV00,02,04 / B000,21 / BG11,13 / V12 / Y13,17,21 / YR04,18 / E000,00,11,25,31,33,50,53.  Prismacolor pencils – Sandbar Brown / Warm Grey 20% / French Grey 70%.

Video : 2016 Same but Different Christmas Card Series – No 5 – One Layer – Six Cards!

It’s Week 5 in my‘2016 Same but Different Christmas Card Series’ and today is about about One Layer Cards!  There are a few tricks that can be used to take one layer designs to the next level and today I will share a few of my faves.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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The best thing about creating a One Layer Card (other than the challenge of creating exactly what you want in only one layer) is that it is easy to post and with crossed fingers it will arrive at it’s final destination in one piece and without any extra postage cost.

I’ll be back next week with the final in this series!

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Other Supplies:  Hero Arts (retired) – Holiday Sayings / Greetings for the Holiday. The Alley Way Stamps (retired) – Crossing Lines. Cardstock – Bazzill Petalsoft.  Memento Marker – London Fog.  Prismacolor Pencils – White / Warm Grey 10,20,70% / Cool Grey 50% / Deco Pink / Pink / Process Red.