Monday 22 December 2014

Another Christmas make....words can say so much...

Hello again,

I spent a day recently at my crafty desk trying not to use a digi image!

I have only been colouring since April (2014!) and before that inking, stamping and distressing was my love, but since discovering my alcohol markers I have not made anything without a focal digi stamp for ages!

The sentiment is one that meant so much to me, reaching out to my family, a time to come together no matter what and just be xxx

So I challenged myself not to use my growing pile of coloured digi stamps and this is one I was very pleased with; still using papers but its one of my fav's from the crafty session...

Here's what I used:
Sentiment: Create with TLC - free sentiments and this is one that really spoke to me and the Christmas feeling :D
Backing elementsShabby Blue Frost Elements Pack 2 by Michele R Designs - Another make just using tags and tickets!  No backing papers were used at all!  I love working with different ways to use our  stash x (the insert was also from the elements pack.
Colour: Instead of ink I used Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Wax!  I had real trouble to get the lustre to show up on the pics so you will just have to trust me, its gorgeous lol  Cosmic Shimmer products are available at That Craft Place
Embellies: varies funky ribbons, bling and a die cut from a Joy Crafts die (butterfly border) - from That Craft Place

No here's how because as you can see, its just all layered.  I cut an 8x8 inch card base down to 6.5 inch square so I could hang over and still get it in the envelope for mailing!
I laid the central sentiment once matted onto the base card roughly were I wanted it and used a pencil to lightly mark the edges on the base card.  This meant when I removed it I knew how much of the base card I needed to cover with my random placing of the tags and tickets.  Once done and glued down I then used foam tape to layer the sentiment in place...then add bling!

Here's the close ups:

 Thank you for stopping by and I hope you leave me a comment before you go as I love to read them and I really do appreciate the time you take to do it xxx

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

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  1. Hi Sandie this is gorgeous it must have been hard not using your digi stamps. I can't believe that you have only been colouring since April. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is fabulous Sandie, I love the sentiment and words are so powerful. WOW only colouring since April you are very talented.
    Linda xxx

  3. So lovely. Great colour combo and layout. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  4. Lovely design and detail. Love the layout and colours.

  5. This is great. Merry Christmas xx Jan

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  7. Hello Sandie, A fabulous card, love the words.Love the colours. I'd also like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.


  8. A fabulous card Sandie and a lovely sentiment.
    Have a wonderful Christmas x

  9. Thanks for playing with us at Noy Just Cards Challenge this week and Happy Christmas!
    Monica - DT

  10. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and we wish you a Merry Christmas! xxx

  11. Beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this week. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. What a stunning card! I love the quote focal point and such layers and textures. A really fabulous work!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge at Use Your Stuff and don't forget about our DT call!
    Tammy DT 

  13. Fantastic! this card is really pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges

    Erika, DT

  14. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx


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