Friday, 31 October 2014

Ava and Deacon sitting pretty

     November already! Where is this year going? It doesn't feel quite so odd to be making Christmas cards now it's cooler and darker.
     Today's offering is for CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, we have an 'Anything Christmas Goes' challenge running so please come and join us with your cards or decorations, we would love to see them. This is a digi stamp from Bugaboo, who very kindly sponsor us at CHNC Extra, called Ava and Deacon Merry Christmas Sign.
     I have printed two copies of the same picture making sure they are the same size. One I have cut to fit a 7x5 card blank, the other I have die cut bauble shapes using Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments.

     Both Ava and Deacon are coloured with alcohol markers, including the background. The letters are coloured with a sparkling gold gel pen that I found in a friends art shop in West Wales, it's a long way to go for a pen but they're worth it!!!
     Once coloured the baubles are mounted on foam pads and then on to the card making sure to line up the images perfectly. There are also tiny pale blue gems stuck in the middle of every snowflake.
     The white card is mounted on to green card and then on to a white card blank that has been coloured with Distress Ink Festive Berries. I do this a lot, it saves me having to hunt down coloured card blanks, which are sometimes a little dearer to buy. You only need to colour the edge that will be seen so it doesn't use too much ink either.
     Please come and join us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra with your seasonal creations, we would really appreciate it.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Two or Three Word Sentiment
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas


  1. Super inspiration for our CHNC challenge extra for November - thanks, Rocky x

  2. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  3. fabulous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  4. A Lovely looking card. Looks smashing! Thanks for playing with us over at AUD sentiments this week.
    Love n hugs

  5. Love how you've highlighted the image by using diecuts - Fab card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this week.


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