Christmas Trees

i had some trees that wouldn’t quite fit on the christmas card so i used them to create a christmas tag.

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i painted the sky and trees from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments set. to finish it off, i added stickles to the stars and centres of the snowflakes in the sentiment.

i’m also submitting this to the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson to pair EH with Avery Elle products.

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Christmas Lights

i’m working on my christmas cards; i know it’s a bit early, but i’m a slow card maker.

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i’m playing along with the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson – this time the challenge is to pair EH with Avery Elle products. i used the lights and sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments stamp set and the houses and stars from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie.

i was inspired by the colourful houses in newfoundland and of course i painted the sky, houses and lights with twinkling H2Os and added some stickles to the stars.

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House of Cards August – Bookmark It

it’s hard to believe that it’s the first of august already! it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge blog and we’ve got an inspiration photo for you so you can choose to use either Twine and/or the Colours:

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i was inspired to use some of the colours and twine to create this bookmark for my daughter, who is continuing her university studies. the avery elle die set also comes with some smaller bookmarks so i used one of those and the coordinating cute owl stamp to create these bookmarks; all were coloured with coloured pencils.

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i hope you’ll come and play along! different groups of design team members will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles and inspiration.

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Friendship Bookmarks

while i was having fun with the monster stamp set, i made two bookmarks to submit to the Avery Elle challenge and this month’s theme: AEI♥U Challenge 33–Friendship!

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these little cuties were watercoloured with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper and the backgrounds were brayered with distress inks. since the blue monster had his hands up in the air, i added splatters because i think he’s throwing confetti.

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Monster Friends

this is the first time i’m playing along with the Avery Elle challenge and this month’s theme: AEI♥U Challenge 33–Friendship!

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i thought these little cuties were perfect for the theme and it was fun to use them for something other than halloween. i watercoloured two of the monsters from the avery elle clear stamp set with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment onto the bottom of the AE bookmark die to use as a tab and sponged it with distress ink.

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