Merriest Berries

Hey all! Today is new release day for Power Poppy! I love that Marcella has both clear and Digital images for us to play with, and today is a digital one, so you can pick it up now and use it now!

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Isn’t this adorable, and there are a few different versions so you don’t have to use the candy cane, one has a bow instead of just the bow tails (that is so not the proper word but it is the one I am going with lol)

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I did my usual thing, I enlarged the image and added a great sentiment and then coloured it up, I always find the Power Poppy images look so good when they are huge! once I was done colouring it, I added some clean Nuvo drops over the berries, as you would glossy accents or something of that nature and then called it done!

Copics used:
Red – R89, R29, R08, R05, R02
Green – YG99, YG67, YG63, YG61, Y21
Yellower Green – YG97, YG95, YG93, Y11
Blue – B05, B04, B02, B01, BV25, BV23, BV20

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie

Rudolph

Hey everyone! Before I get into today’s card I thought I would pass along that I am having a Black Friday sale over on my etsy store! The code Black30 will get you 30% off all the cards listed there till Monday night!

Onto today card! I am using a Wee Stamps image called Rudolph you can pick it up in rubber here or in Digital form here!

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I coloured him up with copic markers, again I do not have the colours I used on him. I really do have to get better at that! He is such a darling little guy!

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I used up a little bit more of some Maja Design paper that has been in my stash for a while now, a little string and a button to finish off this card!

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You can purchase this card on etsy (don’t forget the code at the top of this post!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jess

Rudy

Reindeer 1

Hey everyone! I am back with my last Christmas card for this year! The current challenge over on the Polkadoodles challenge blog  is Anything Goes. So for this card I reached for the Work & Play 5 Hollybobs Collection. In this collection you will find some extra digital images aside from the main characters and that is where I found Rudy, this gem of a reindeer! You will also find all of the patterned paper I used on this card in that collection as well! It really is a fantastic holiday collection.

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The image was printed out onto kraft coloured cardstock and coloured with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I didn’t write down the colours I used as this was one of the first images I coloured up with them and I wasn’t entirely sure that it would turn out (that will teach me to always write them down!)

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I used two of the lovely patterned papers from this collection and layered them on kraft and white cardstock. I had this wood veneer in my stash (probably came from Micheals) and painted it white then cut my image down to fit inside of it. The twine and lace are also from my stash.

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Hugz,

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessie

Deck The Halls

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Hey everyone! Today I have a fun christmas card for you all! I used Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Deck the Halls (get it while you can, its a rubber stamp and once its sold out there will be no more.)

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I coloured him up with my copic markers and my Polychromos Pencils, I may have gone a bit to far with the pencils. LOL.

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I used Shimelle’s Christmas Magic paper pad, seam binding, a wood veneer (I got it at Michaels) and some little square pieces out of my stash to finish off the front of this card.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Hugz,

Jess

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Just a simple Christmas.

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Hey everyone! Jess here again, have you been looking at the cards for the past few days! It is astounding how talented these wonderful people are.

So while I was planning out my cards for this series, I decided that not everything that you cut on your machine has to be a detailed cut, sometimes you can cut something as simple as the bottom piece for this card, just a simple half circle cut at the bottom. Honestly, unless you are cutting chipboard, or something of that nature, you can do all of your die cutting with an electronic die cutter.

So this card is rather simple, on top of the piece I cut on the cameo, I attached a green polka dot strip, and then took a piece of white cardstock that I punched with a Martha Stewart punch (sorry the name of the punch escapes me at the moment). Then I tied some chocolate brown bakers twine around that.

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Then I stamped the Season’s Greeting sentiment from my go to Hero Art’s stamp set, matted that on patterned paper then added a white banner behind it, added some faux stitching around the bottom panel and put it all on a standard size, top folding card base.

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That’s it for today’s card.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugz

Jess

For the Christmas in Cricut – Linda Holloway

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Hi Jess and friends! Its Linda here today!
Thank you for including me in your October Christmas Card Series. I am honoured to be included among all of these very talented card artists.
To create this card I used my trusty old Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter with a 6 inch wide mat. I love this machine and am constantly going back to it even though I have other cutters.
I used the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge and cut the images of the deer, doily, snowflakes and poinsetta from cardstock. The snowflakes were covered with Stickles Rock Candy and set aside to dry.
The base  paper is from the Close To My Heart Seaside Collection with the edge inked in Saddle Brown.  The second paper layer is edge distressed and from CTMH Yuletide Carol Collection. They were attached to the card base with liquid adhesive. Then the doily was glued down.
The manilla shipping tag was from my stash and edged in Saddle Brown ink. The bow is seam binding ribbon. I glued down the reindeer and used dimensional tape to attach the tag to the card. The reindeer nose is itty bitty bling.
The three snowflakes covered in Rock Candy Stickles  were attached to the card with liquid adhesive. Then the green pinwheel shape was glued down. I layered the two red pinwheels with dimensional tape and then glued the smalles snowflake on top.
The complete list of supplies used can be found on my blog : http://mrshollowaylovesstamps.blogspot.ca/
Happy Card Making!
Linda

Non Traditional colours- DarcieGlam

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A big hug and thank you to Jess for asking me to participate in the Christmas Card Challenge! I decided to go with a retro theme (go figure) and use non-traditional colors. I designed and made the tree using the basic shapes in Open Office Impress, a free program, and made the inside pieces too. Then I printed them in black and scanned the page into my Brother Scan N Cut. The shapes were cut out of pink card stock.

I found the perfect paper in my stash from an old GSD line and a coordinating paper from WeR Memory Keepers. I didn’t expect to use classic paper lines but the colors were so great!
The white background is Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through a Claudine Hellmuth stencil. After placing the tree on top, I embellished with bling and it was done.
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For the inside of the card, I placed two coordinating strips of paper on each end and added my cut shapes. I placed paper circle accents on top and a gemstone in the star. The sentiment was printed on my computer. I don’t usually have the patience to cut and line up letters!
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Hope you enjoy my card and are having a great time seeing all the wonderful creations Jess is assembling. Happy Cardmaking! XX DarcieGlam
You can find Darcie and her sister Johnna’s wonderful mini albums here.