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Monday 26 November 2012

Challenge 80 *Christmas Photo Inspiration*

Our Challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers, which is hosted by Fiona, is a photo inspiration challenge.  She has asked us to make a card or project  that is inspired by the photo that is shown here - either image or colours.

For my card, I used a textured white card base that was 6" x 6" and folded the front  back in half again. I used some printed paper from my stash (I can't remember which CD I got it from - sorry!) to layer on the base of the card, and on the front flap.  I then cut a layer from the same white card as the base (it was actually the piece I cut off to make the card 6" x 6") and stuck to it using foam pads a stamped Christmas tree from a Hot off the press Enchanted Christmas stamp set that had been heat embossed using turquoise embossing powder.   I decorated my tree with faux pearls and  I then added some die cuts - the Memory Box frostyville border and Spellbinders Make a flake 4 as embellishments.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto some turquoise card which was in my scrap box and attached that to the card base.

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I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people. 
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. 
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

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  1. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love everything about it!

  2. This is AMAZING! I LOVE the punches and swirls that you've used--just a simply stunning creation! :)

  3. Gorgeous card. That die cut border is absolutely gorgeous. Love the snowflake too. Cxx

  4. Gorgeous! I love all the gorgeous die-cuts and pretty pearls that you have used :)
    Fiona x