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Saturday, November 9, 2013

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...Could Someone Please Tell the Weatherman

This posting is a bit long as I have included 5different projects, which have been spread over 11 challenges, all challenges have been listed separately below the relevant project.

It will officially be Summer in Australia in 21 days. Christmas decorations are appearing, Christmas shopping has commenced.  But no-one has told the weather man, apart from a few lovely spring days, it feels like we have been in winter for the last 6 months, which makes it very hard for me to get outside and take photos.  This morning i was able to get outside for a short while in between showers and photogrpah these projects.

My first card features a cute Santa Teddy carolling,  the only name I have is tegning 61, I know he was a freebie, but that is the only caption the artist put on this image.  Coloured with Copic Pens.  I have embossed some green cardstock with a word embossing folder, and chalked over one section.


Close up of Embossing
Entered into:
Ready Teddy Go # 28 - Use Embossing
Crimbo Crackers - #54 - Christmas Words

Next project is a CAS Christmas Card, featuring an image from Beyond the Fringe Crafts, called "Birds".
I have used Copic Pens to colour the leaves, berries and certain parts of the hats.  Added one red pearl onto the top berry, stamped a sentiment and mounted onto green cardstock.


Entered into:
Created With Love CWLC# 65 - Christmas Reds and Greens
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Keep it Clean and Simple
C.R.A.F.T Challenge # 232 - Christmas

Project # 3 is a simple Christmas gift tag, coloured with copic and some added glitter (got to have glitter for Christmas), stamped a To and From.  The image is from Sami Stamps and is this months freebie, it can be found HERE

Entered into:
Sami Stamps November Challenge # 7 - CAS
Polkadoodles - A Christmas Tag

Project # 4,has an image I love to use each year, now I know I have coloured the kangaroos, but the image does remind of the song "Six White Boomers", here is the chorus
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.
They are our reindeer, Santa is wearing thongs on his feet (at the rate we are going, he will probably need his gum boots) as he flies into Australia, coloured with copic pens, added lots of glitter and a red nose to the front kangaroo. 

Closeup of Santa's beard
Entered into:
ABC Christmas - V for Vixen use a Reindeer
Just Inspiration - Use Glitter

My last but not least Christmas Project for today was inspired by a challenge at Lunargirl Moonbeam, "Secrets and Hidden Things".  Not sure how many people do altered matchboxes, but they are great fun, can be done for all types of occasions and reasons.  I have used images from Lunargirl Moonbeam, " Santa 1" sheet.  Look for her images HERE.  These small matchboxes have been covered with different papers (I am only showing one side-on).  Glttle and gems on top, ribbon attached down the sides and under the drawer, then folded over to make a tab for opening.  You can out in a couple of chocolate or lollies, I'm putting in some small punched shaped for a young girl who loves to craft.

Matchbox tops
Side on and underneath
Drawer tabs
Matchboxes Open

Entered into:
Lunargirl Moonbeam Challenge - Secrets and Hidden Things
CHNC Challenge Extra for November - Anything Christmas








21 comments:

  1. Wonderful set of cards. Love them all! Very festive. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.

    Hugs,
    Maria

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  2. those matchboxes are completely darling! thanks for including them in our secrets and hidden things challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

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  3. Gorgeous creations Cass !! all of them are fabulous and I do love the kangaroos, a perfect image to use for my nephew in Australia ! will have to check it out :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Love all the cards. So pretty. Thanks for joining our Red and Green Christmas Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    ~~Chris

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  5. These are quite wonderful, thanks for sharing them in my blog challenge! They are perfect. I love Christmas and especially the images and music for Christmas, so I'm happy to see Santa in the challenge!

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  6. wow you have been busy your cards are beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

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  7. Gorgeous Christmas creations, thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

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  8. Wonderful creations! Very creative! So glad you joined us for our Vixen Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  9. Love that teddy and the embossing looks fab! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Embossing’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
    Debbie Dt

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  10. beautiful matchboxes. Thanks for joining us at JIC!
    Cindye DT

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  11. Love all your fabulous creations and the CAS is lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv
    Debby

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  12. So many lovely christmas projects. Particularly loved the christmas deer. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

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  13. hi there, wow what a gorgeous array of Christmas goodies! Thanks for joining us at PolkaDoodles this week
    Claire xx

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  14. Wonderful Christmas creations.
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Carissa

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  15. A cute festive creations, Cass. Thanks for playing along with us.
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  16. Wonderful cards - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

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  17. Loving your clean & simple tag thanks for joining in with us over at polkadoodles

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  18. Great teddy image, love the traditional red and green colour combo and the embossing finishes it perfectly! Thanks for joining us at ready Teddy Go this month, love Jacky x

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  19. What a great set a cards! Perfect for the upcoming Holidays! Love what you did with Sami Stamps Image "Little Acorn Bird!" The glitter is fun! Thanks for entering in the Sami Stamp Challenge #007!

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  20. I do quite a few matchbox swaps. I did one a few years back which was 24 matchboxes but never thought to do the drawer tabs in this way. Would have saved me so much time!! Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

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  21. Hi, there, i just wanted to say thanks for participating in Sami Stamps challenge..we will have a new challenge coming up this Friday and i hope you can join us! I think you made a sweet card!

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