Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas Overload!

Happy Monday. I hope your weekend was fun and full of crafty time.

I am frantically trying to get my Christmas cards done. The last couple of days have been very productive with me making at least 20 cards. More to go, though...

I wanted to share with you a few that I have made. I'm very happy with how they have turned out.

Here is my first card -


This is super easy to create. I made a little triangle template and then randomly stamped the outline circles from the HLS Mix Mash set. The tiny dot is the 'full stop' from the HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments. The sentiment is from the HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments.

I coloured the circles in with WOS pens.

Mix Mash      Bold Birthday Sentiments  Mixed Christmas Sentiments


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Time Out Challenges has this cool photo for inspiration. I love the circles!



Fantasy Stampsers - CAS Christmas


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My next few cards use non-traditional Christmas colours -



This card was made using watercolour paper. I smeared my Festive Berries distress ink pad onto my craft sheet, misted it with water then smooshed my cardstock through the ink. Once it was dry, I did the same with Brillliance Galaxy Gold but just pounced the cardstock onto the ink to get various splotches.

I stamped the sentiment from the HLS Everyday Sentiments set and added some HLS Glitter Enamel dots.

Everyday Sentiments    Enamel Glitter Dots - Gold

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Card Mania - Christmas


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My next card has LOTS of gold and sparkle -


For this card I tried my Brushos, Starch and Cling Wrap technique on Mixed Media paper. It didn't work as well as watercolour paper. Well not for me, anyway. I still got a good impression from the cling wrap. With the brushos, I added some perfect pearls to see how it would turn out. This was quite the experiment. It really does look pretty in real life.

Once it was all dry, I used a stencil and texture paste for the stars. Once they were dry, I replaced the stencil and used a sponge to add the gold. 

The sentiment is from the HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiment set.

Mixed Christmas Sentiments

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Crafty Catz - Sparkle and Shine


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My next card was made VERY quickly. Brushos on the craft mat misted with water and then smooshed Mixed Media paper through the ink.


The sentiment is from the HLS Everyday Sentiment set. The Enamel Glitter dots finished it off.

Everyday Sentiments    Enamel Glitter Dots - Blue


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Love the blue in this photo!

JAI #292-Inspiration



Thanks for sticking with me to the end! I hope you have a lovely day.







28 comments:

  1. Lovely sets of cards Kylie, I am very much inspired by the second card, will surely try something similar to that.

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  2. Kylie, great collection of cards, my favourite being the second pink card with the stars. Looks fantastic, well they all do but this one especially.

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  3. Love all these fab creations, wow, you are so busy and productive...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  4. I LOVE your modern Christmas tree... awesome job!
    Thanks for joining Casology!

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  5. Great cards, Kylie! Love the Christmas tree made of circles! The red and gold background of second and third cards are awesome!

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  6. Love your take on the TO picture and love how you constructed the tree from the small stamps, genius.
    So pleased you joined us at Fantasy Stamps this time and Merry Christmas. :)

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  7. What a wonderful and beautiful bunch of cards you have made. Of course, you know how to truly rock your own stamp sets. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas. Also, thanks so much for playing along at CASology and Time Out.

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  8. Very pretty - love the shimmery backgrounds. And I think your graphic circle-tree is fantastic - full of joy! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  9. What a wonderful batch of cards! My favourite is the brushos with gold stars - must try that background technique!

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  10. A gorgeous selection of cards Kylie. Carol x

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  11. Your cards are all so beautiful. I love the cling wrap technique......it looks fabulous. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

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  12. Beautiful set of Christmas cards Kylie. I especially like the circle tree, a very inventive use of circle stamps. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  13. Gorgeous set of cards Kylie. Each one is so beautiful and creative. Looks like you've been going like crazy the past couple of days. Lots to show for all your hard work! xx

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  14. OH!! this is STUNNING!! Love them ALL!!! And your entry for ARTastic is just awesome!! Would LOVE to know how you do those fantastic backgrounds!! If you have any tutorial please send me a link (if you want to share?) in a comment in my blog urascrap.blogspot.se Many thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic :) Anna xo

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  15. Great collection of cards, love how you have created your circle Christmas tree

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  16. Really gorgeous cards, love the water colour effect and the touches of gold. Thank you for sharing with us at ARTastic
    Mary

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  17. Wow what great cards Kylie - you have been super productive!! And I can tell you are really enjoying all the watercolour and smooching techniques. So much fun that every outcome is unique and I love the patterns you got in your blue version. Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. xxx

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  18. Fabulous cards! I especially love the blue card - the effect you achieved is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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  19. Really FABULOUS Christmas cards, Kylie! You really knocked it outta the park with this amazing collection of cards!!!
    Sending you my warmest wishes for a very, Merry Christmas!

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  20. Totally gorgeous cards, Kylie! But first one is my absolute favorite! Love the video too

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  21. GORGEOUS set of cards! I am in awe of your colorful tree~

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  22. Fabulous cards....looks like you've got all your Christmas cards done here!! Anyways. love the glitz and gloss for your ARTastic challenge entry. Thanks for joining in with us this month:):)

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  23. Four absolutely beautiful cards Kylie. Love the inking on all of them. The shimmer on your tree is amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  24. Lovely work. Thank you for joining in with us on ARTastic.

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  25. Beautiful creations!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  26. Lovely...
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Christmas Challenge:) good luck:)
    Marzena DT

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  27. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing with us at ARTastic.

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  28. Some beautiful CAS cards. Thank you for joining us at CCAYR!! Sarah :0)

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