Saturday, 17 November 2018

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #412 / Tag #11

Please take a moment to give Hazel a thought...
sadly she lost her husband John last Sunday...
Thinking of you Hazel and all your family and friends...





a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add something beginning with H'.

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!


Here is my card...





Recipe:
1. I started with square craft card blank.
2. I added faux stitching with a black fineliner.
3. The sentiment and holly pieces are from Stamplorations Layered Holly stamp set. I embossed these using gold, green and red embossing powder. I coloured the holly pieces with Copics.
4. I added a kraft tag with red check ribbon on dimensional tape (see more tags below). The holly pieces were added as shown.
5. I added a scatter of pearls.



I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 412

I am also catching up with 25 Days of Christmas Tags - this is my 11th post:
This is my first year doing this - such a good idea to join in - and get my Christmas tags done at the same time!!

It is hosted by Tracey McNeely and you will find the main hop post here

Here are my new tags...



I was inspired by Tracey herself on Day Six (once again I am looking back!) 
illustrated here and demonstrated in her video


I used the same method as with the card above.




I will link these to the main hop post

Happy Crafting!





25 Days of Christmas Tags - Tag #10

This is my first year doing this - but it sounds like a pretty good idea to join in - and get my Christmas tags done at the same time!!

It is hosted by Tracey McNeely and you will find the main hop post here

I am still catching up but I am getting there!
Each day there are so many tags I could be inspired by - so I keep scrolling through the older posts and keep finding other things...
I have just gone back to Day Two - and saw this tag by Zinia Redo



Zinia has used ornament dies so I had a look at what dies I have...


These ornaments were cut using a Tattered Lace die, making apertures in the tag. I placed sections of an alcohol ink background (that had had ink lifted from it using an alcohol ink lift pad and a couple of stamps) behind the apertures. The sentiment is a Tattered Lace die (last year's Advent calendar) - cut from the alcohol ink background.


I will link this to the main hop post



Happy Crafting!



25 Days of Christmas Tags - Tag #9

This is my first year doing this - such a good idea to join in - and get my Christmas tags done at the same time!!

It is hosted by Tracey McNeely and you will find the main hop post here

I am still doing catch up ...but here are today's tags...



I was inspired by Tracey herself on Day Nine illustrated here and demonstrated in her video


The two snow people I used are lovely images drawn by Krista

These are the images for the 
  Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz for November.

I coloured the images with Copics.

Behind them I placed an oval of silver glitter paste.

The sentiment is from a Craftstash Snowman stamp set.


I will link these to the main hop post

Happy Crafting!


25 Days of Christmas Tags - Tag #8

This is the first year that I have come across this - but it sounds like a pretty good idea to join in - and get my Christmas tags done at the same time!!

It is hosted by Tracey McNeely and you will find the main hop post here

I am very much doing catch up as it started on the 1st -
 however I am giving it a go...and here is my 8th set of tags...


There were so many excellent tags on Day 8 - I really couldn't choose!!
in the end I took my inspiration from Linda Walmsley  and Izzy Scrap - these are their tags:

  

Here is what I came up with - in the first the image is from Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on Facebook, coloured with Copics, the paper is from  Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. I used a fineliner to faux stitch around the edges. Merry Christmas is a die from the Tattered Lace Advent Calendar last year.




In the second one I typed the paper in Word and printed it. The tree is an unbranded die used with the paper mentioned above. Merry Christmas is a Happy Little Stampers stamp.



I will link these to the main hop post



Happy Crafting!

Friday, 16 November 2018

Lifting image from alcohol ink background...

Recently I have used the technique of lifting images from an alcohol ink background (with a Tim Holtz alcohol lift pad) quite often...





Here is the video:



 Thank you for watching!


Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, 15 November 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Tag #7

This is the first year that I have come across this - but it sounds like a pretty good idea to join in - and get my Christmas tags done at the same time!!

It is hosted by Tracey McNeely and you will find the main hop post here

I am very much doing catch up as it started on the 1st -
 however I am giving it a go...and here is my 7th set of tags...again quite difficult to photograph with all the glitter!






I was inspired by Lindsey M-p on Day Seven - this is her tag:






Lindsey made a circular tag using glitter cardstocks - she used a layering die set (which formed a lovely pattern) while I have used glitter cardsticks with Sizzix nesting dies. To add more pattern I used a base of Designer Paper (a 12 by 12 pad from the Works)



I will link these to the main hop post



Happy Crafting!

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Tag #6

This is the first year that I have come across this - but it sounds like a pretty good idea to join in - and get my Christmas tags done at the same time!!

It is hosted by Tracey McNeely and you will find the main hop post here

I am very much doing catch up as it started on the 1st -
 however I am giving it a go...and here is my 6th set of tags...two similar but of different sizes. Quite difficult to photograph with all the glitter!




I was inspired by Debbie Marcinkiewicz on Day Six - these are her tags:






I loved the ribbon!! The tags are black based, with a splash of colour with the images. 

I used red, black and green glitter paper for my tags. The dies I used were Tim Holtz (Tag shapes), Sissix (the holly leaves and berries), and Tonic (happy).
The ribbon is also sparkly and a green and gold check.


I will link these to the main hop post



Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Tag #5

This is the first year that I have come across this - but it sounds like a pretty good idea to join in - and get my Christmas tags done at the same time!!

It is hosted by Tracey McNeely and you will find the main hop post here

I am very much doing catch up as it started on the 1st -
 however I am giving it a go...and here is my 5th set of tags...




I was inspired by Naki Rager on Day Five - these are her tags:




Basically white or white on white with a pop of red...

My first one has a white tag with a layer of die cut (unbranded) and then the deer cut again in red.


The next one - embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and Ho Ho Ho - Sweet Spots Die-versions die.


Finally textured paper for the tag, trees die cut in white (unbranded dies) and Die-namics Deer Love cut in red.


I will link these to the main hop post



Happy Crafting!