Christmas Kisses

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I’m guesting for the Just Some Lines Facebook Challenge again 🙂 To enter the December Tag It! Challenge you need to create a tag.The other stipulation is that you must use a Just Some Lines image.But with so many beauties in the store it wouldn’t be difficult to choose!My card,along with other wonderful inspiration and extra details on how to enter,can be found on the Just Some Lines Blog too.

This is Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines.She’s been printed onto kraft card and coloured with Polychromos Pencils.The tag and layers have been created with a Go Kreate die set as the tag dies I have weren’t really big enough but I think this shape works well.The patterned paper is a freebie,The sentiment was stamped and cut with one of my tag die sets.A strip of natural hessian ribbon has been placed behind Amber to give some texture.To keep with the rustic element some jute twine has been threaded through the top of the tag along with some ribbon that has been recycled from last years Christmas cake 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Sweet Amber – Mistletoe by Just Some Lines

Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad from last year,Cardstock from stash

Tools :Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies X-Cut Nesting Dies Gift Tags,Big Shot,Crop-a-Dile

To Embellish : Natural Hessian Ribbon,Jute Twine & Ribbon from stash, We R Memory Keepers Eyelet

Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything but a Card

Crafty Boots : Merry Christmas

Cutie Pie Challenge : Cute + Anything but a Card

Get Creative Challenges : Christmas

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

Lacy Sunshine : Holiday Joy

Pile It On : Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu : Purple Team : CHRISTMAS but not a card

Emerald Faeries Challenge : Christmas Red & Green

The Craft Garden : Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colours!

Speedy  Fox and Friends : Christmas Tags

A Crafty Mess : Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours

Craft for the Craic : Favourite Christmas Colours

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Tags with Ribbon or Trim

C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas

House That Stamps Built : Anything but a Card

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Holidays

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

How to Save a (Snowman’s) Life ;)

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas!Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Isn’t Sammy – Thank You by Crafty Sentiments just the most adorable snowman you’ve ever seen?!Here’s a little story to go with him.It may explain my post title too,in case you were wondering…

I had so much fun trying to colour this frosty chap in ever so carefully with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Even getting a nice furry effect on the squirrel and some lovely shading on Sammy himself.Well,once finished I stuck him onto the card I’d already prepped and added the sentiment.Then I spotted a blob of red Copic ink  to the right of his eye.Oh no!I’m such a mucky pup 😦 I always seem to get this all over my hands and it’s the worst colour to remove.I pulled out the Blender in the vain hope it would magically disappear.Um,no…instead I was left with a pink smudge.Next course of action was to try and cover it with white gel pen,another good rescue remedy.Nope!Still showed through even after a second coat.Because I use Collall All Purpose it was going to be difficult to take the image off with out damage to the red card underneath as it was almost dry.And,of course,as luck would have it I didn’t have enough left to cut another mat.So I laid it down,walked away and quietly thought about it for a few days.I suddenly remembered I had some gesso…probably thick enough to cover all the mess and add texture into the bargain!Now what if I added some mica powder for some snowy glisten?Perfect!How to add the shading back in without risking damaging my pens?Pearlescent watercolour paint – but not too wet…

Considering how much I messed this up I think I did a pretty good salvage job :

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So now you know how to save a snowman’s life!

And I have another Christmas card ready for 2015!! 😀

Supplies :

Image : Sammy – Thank You by Crafty Sentiments

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Lindsay Mason Block Christmas Words

Mediums : Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Gesso,Mica Powder,Pearlescent Water Colour Palette,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 6 x 6 Pack,Kars Christmas Collection Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 1,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Sticky Ribbon and Brad

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Boots : Merry Christmas

Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Christmas (theme only)

Get Creative Challenges : Christmas

Incy Wincy Designs : Snowy Days

The Crazy Challenge : Christmas

Come and Get It : Merry Christmas

A Gem of a Challenge : Anything Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Christmas!

Brown Sugar : Winter

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Winter

Crafty Catz : Snowmen

Pattie’s Creations : Christmas Cards

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Delightful Challenges : Twinkle Twinkle (add something sparkly)

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Christmas Climate (Definitely cold!)

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Snow People

Crafting By Designs : Christmas

Divas by Design : Feeling Festive

Inky Impressions : Snow

Simon Says Stamp : Christmas Holidays

Whimsy Inspiration : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x