Water Coloring with Brightly Gleaming Holly Leaves

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A few months ago I was looking for inspiration to try something ‘now’ or ‘different’, looking in my supplies I came across my Water Color pencils.  Now I know that they are not exactly new but as I had not used them in an absolute age they were going to be ‘different’ …….   for me at least!

Since that time I have used them on a number of projects and today’s card is no different, the holly leaves/berry stamp in the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set is just perfect for coloring and so it is this Christmas card came into being!

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Mercury Glass meets the ‘Stars’ Christmas Card

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Last week I shared that Blue and Silver was one of my favorite Christmas color combinations and the tree in my craft room/study has blue and silver  so today’s card showcases those colors.  Showcasing Pretty Peacock and the stunning Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

There is a minimal amount of stamping – despite that I managed to use two stamp sets – yes two – so unlike me I know! So the greeting is from the Itty Bitty Stamp Set and the little flowery star from Memorable Mosaic

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Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Tags ~ video tutorial

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I always forget to buy gift tags,  I have the paper, the adhesive tape and the gift, but no tags!  But I do have the supplies to make them and today I am sharing a video on gift tags you should be able to produce  quickly and easily and look so good on your Christmas parcels.

I chose to use the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper – this is a perfect way to use up some of the scraps I have left over from other projects.  I also found I had not yet used any of the Star Designer Elements from the 2019 Holiday Catalog so these make an appearance as well.

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Rooted in Nature ~ Happy Birthday

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In among all the holiday celebrations there are birthdays – tomorrow would have been my dear Pop’s 90th – so I am commemorating with a card for the fellas today.

The Rooted in Nature stamp set paired with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder is a perfect combination ~ add some Early Expresso and throw in a little Pumpkin Pie….. and I think it really works for the guys!

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Tidings All Around ~ Christmas Wreath

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I love the combination of reds and greens at Christmas – the tree in my family room has a red, green and gold theme.  Having said that I also love the combination of blue and silver – so I have a tree in my craft room/study in those colors!

The Tidings All Around stamp set was one of the first on my wish list when the 2019 Holiday Catalog came out – I knew instantly what I was going to do with it and what colors I would use.

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~Christmas

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Jacque’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is CHRISTMAS and I have chosen to share a 3D treat/Gift Card Holder featuring the Wrapped in Plaid Suite

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Christmas

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a Christmas theme – I chose to use some of the Christmastime is Here suite of products

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Painted Harvest – Thanksgiving Sunflowers

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The Painted Harvest Stamp Set was one of my absolute favorites this time last year, then new goodies come along which I am just as excited about , but I still love this set so time to use it for another thanksgiving themed card.

I used yellows and browns to make the flowers look like sunflowers, change out the greeting and this would make a great birthday card as well!

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To Every Season ~ Thanksgiving Card

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We will be celebrating Thanksgiving here  in the US in the coming days, as an ex-pat Brit – it is not a holiday that we were familiar with when we came to the US in 2001.  Since that time we have celebrated the holiday with our friends here and certainly enjoy the traditions and food linked to the holiday.

So today is has a thanksgiving flavor but would also be perfect as a birthday or an all occasion card.  The To every Season Stamp Set and coordination Every Season Punch Pack

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