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 : 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.

Video : Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Altenew!

Today I’m behind the door taking part in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Altenew, and this is all thanks to the most amazing Taheerah Atchia!advent-calenda-extravaganza

  • Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2016: Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

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

Here are my cards

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Don’t forget to visit the Altenew Blog for more inspiration and to find out how you can win!  Have Fun!

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Sand / Goldenrod / Dark Umber / Chocolate / Black / Limepeel / Olive Green / Poppy red / Crimson Lake.

Video : 2016 Same but Different Christmas Card Series – No 4 – Mass Production Tips – Six Cards!

Welcome back, and we are already into Week 4 of my Christmas Card Series for 2016, can you believe it!  And today it’s all about ‘mass production’ and you all know that sometimes it’s a necessary ‘evil’ lol. but with some slight tweaks they can all be ‘the Same but Different’.

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

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There are some great advantages to mass production, the pressure is ‘off’, you don’t have to rethink every card design and while the goodies are out, making multiples of a design certainly is a time saver.  Finally, if it means that your friends and family can receive a hand made card from you this Christmas, that is truly a bonus and I will tell you right now that they will appreciate it, it does not matter that the cards are similar or even the same!

See you again real soon!  Hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Annabelle Stamps – Santa’s Star (retired). Crate Paper – Paper Pad – Bundled Up (discontinued but a google search found some on ebay…). Ranger Distress Marker – Squeezed Lemonade.  Copics – E000,00,11,31,50 / BG11,13 / Y11,21 / R22 / T0.