21 April 2022

Get cracking on Christmas - April 2022

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all doing well! I have been taking a break from crafting for a while (again! ugh), and I probably won't be back "full time" for a while yet, but hey - I am here today! :o)

This year, just like last year, I am joining Jenn Shurkus in her "Get cracking on Christmas" initiative - we will be encouraging each other, and our readers/followers, to create something Christmassy every month. It can be a card, a tag, a decoration... whatever you really want to! It saved me two years in a row now, with having enough cards in my stash for posting out in late November/early December. No stress, no drama - love it!

Do you want to join in? You can read all about it on Jenn's blog here.

Today's card is a cute winter scene, created with some alcohol inks and goodies by MFT and Mama Elephant. I have only started playing with my alcohol inks in the last few weeks, and I am far from where I would like to be with this medium, but the learning curve is so fun with these! I wish I had more time to play, though, but I know that one day - the time will come! It has to! LOL

Have you tried using alcohol inks yet? 

I sat one evening and created a lot of various backgrounds - and now I am trying to find a way to use them. I thought that the one used for this card was apt for a winter background, with the greens, teals/blues and a touch of yellow. It also happened to go more-less with the current colour challenge over at the MFT blog, which was a nice bonus!

Here's the finished card - what do you think? 




I am considering adding some sequins to it - should I, or do you think I should leave it the way it is? All ideas are welcome!

Stay safe and crafty,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Stamp set: MFT, Frosty Friends for the image & Christmas Selfies for the sentiment (appears to be discontinued? But can be still purchases from smaller retailers, like Seven Hills Crafts here)

From Scrapbook.com:

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From Simon Says Stamp:

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17 February 2022

Get cracking on Christmas - February 2022

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm back with another Get Cracking on Christmas card for you. This year, just like last year, I am joining Jenn Shurkus in her "Get cracking on Christmas" initiative - we will be encouraging each other, and our readers/followers, to create something Christmassy every month. It can be a card, a tag, a decoration... whatever you really want to! It saved me two years in a row now, with having enough cards in my stash for posting out in late November/early December. No stress, no drama - love it!

Do you want to join in? You can read all about it on Jenn's blog here.

As always, I am full of excuses - I may sound like a broken record, but February has been so far YET AGAIN a very busy month... I honestly can't remember when it hasn't been busy at this stage, haha! Hence, for now, only one Christmas card gets added to my stash this month. But at least I made cards for other occasions (you can check them out on my Instagram account!), too. 

Quick and simple today, with one of my favourite non-traditional Christmas colour combos - pinks and teals.  I might make a few more, similar cards with the other penguins from this set - they're so cute!

All it took was some Copic colouring (although, I must say, I failed at colouring that image a few times!), and some fussy cutting. You cannot really tell, as the paper appears to have "swallowed" the inked background, but I actually inked some Antique Linen Distress Oxide in the background. I then sprayed it all with some very fine mist of white Copic Opaque White (toothbrush for the win!), to imitate a bit of a snowy scene. I sprayed it with some glittery goodness, too!


The fussy cut image has been popped on foam tape, for some additional interest & dimension, the sentiment (which I love, by the way!) is just stamped directly onto the card. For some final va va voom, I added a few enamel dots here and there. I haven't actually planned that many, but my glitter spray bottle appears to have been clogged a bit, and it created splatters where I didn't want them, so the enamel dots came to the rescue ;o)


And that's it, folks - clean, quick and simple as can be! I am actually proud of myself - I am generally really useless at CAS designs, but I think I am getting better - the lack of hours of crafty time is forcing me to embrace that style!

How has your 2022 been going so far?

Stay safe and crafty,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

From MFT:

BB Holiday Penguins Watercolor Wash Free Form Stencil Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad 

 

From Simon Says Stamp:

My Favorite Things HOLIDAY PENGUINS Clear Stamps bb113 My Favorite Things EXTREME BLACK Hybrid Ink Pad MFT 2986 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 My Favorite Things WATERCOLOR WASH FREE FORM Stencil st156 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDO55792 Copic OPAQUE WHITE WITH BRUSH APPLICATOR 053720 Altenew SEA SHORE Enamel Dots ALT3746 Altenew CHERRY BLOSSOM Enamel Dots ALT4781 Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen 31031 Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM  Paper Pack 25 Sheets Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit MISTI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000144 Simon Says Stamp GRID TRANSPARENCY gridtran Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER 1980e EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01 Prismacolor Colored Pencil WHITE PC938
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