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Christmas: Money cards

I try not to give cash for presents, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. This year for instance: my younger nephew was collecting cash for a new jacket and I topped up my older nephew’s gift with a “beer token”. For the first one, I created a Santa-style envelope, attaching it to the card base using the… Continue reading Christmas: Money cards

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Christmas card: iMac Santa

What: A quick card for my other half to photograph and use as a digital card for his colleagues in the US. How: I had a quick hunt for a decent quality image of an iMac, sized it appropriately, printed it out and fussy cut it. I masked the edges and blended some Distress inks… Continue reading Christmas card: iMac Santa

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Xmas card: Peace Santa

What: A peace-loving Santa for the December instalment of Gerda Steiner’s progressive challenge. The idea: Taking inspiration from the banner that Santa is holding, I wanted to create an aperture for the banner to be hung across. How: Colouring Santa was the most straightforward part of making this card. Fussy cutting him was pretty simple… Continue reading Xmas card: Peace Santa

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Xmas card: Santas all in a row

What: Another card made using Create A Smile’s snow dance card kit. I just love this little Santa! And today he’s brought some friends along. How: I started by stamping the row of Santas using my MISTI — by keeping the stamp in the same place and moving the watercolour card sideways between impressions I… Continue reading Xmas card: Santas all in a row

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Xmas card: Santa and snowflakes

What: My Create A Smile snow dance kit finally arrived! I can only assume the postman was jealous and wanted to hold onto it for an extra few days before delivering it. How: This card looks like there’s a lot going on, but it actually came together quite quickly; for once I had an idea… Continue reading Xmas card: Santa and snowflakes