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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Merry Christmas - Pinecones

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges' challenge this week is to create a Christmas card with nature in mind.  Lots of different cards come to mind such as poinsettias, pines, holly and Christmas trees.  I chose to use our sponsor Fred She Said Designs' pine cone spray for my card.  Fred has a great assortment of nature inspired digital stamps and is offering a great prize for one lucky winner.  
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Once I had arranged my images on the page the way I wanted I used evergreen distress ink to colour part of the card then added some Copic Markers on the pin needles and pine cones.  I then embossed a Merry Christmas in gold embossing powered and flicked some white acrylic paint to represent snow on the scene.  To complete the card I added some bling and layered the image over gold paper.

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  1. Beautiful, elegant card - thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas 'anything goes' challege, Hazel, DT. Thanks also for sharing this for my CHNC challenge 141 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. Beautiful card. Love how you did the pinecone sprays and the distress ink background.

  3. This is so gorgeous!!! I saw this on the Holly Jolly blog yesterday and loved it! I love what you did with these pine boughs. I have the image and didn't know what you would do with it. Now I know! Love the little gems you added too. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  4. Wonderful card Judy! It inspired me to buy this set from Fred, She Said! :)