Christmas Joy

I’ve been working on a few Christmas cards but this is the first I’ve finished. It’s based on the sketch at Freshly made sketches and uses my favourite sponged and sprinkled Distress Oxides Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey and Abandoned Coral, washi tape and a ribbon. The stamps Joy and the pine branch were free with Christmas magazines!

Entered in Freshly made sketches #FMS363  and CAS on Friday who want washi tape #146.

Also Addicted to Stamps’ Holiday challenge

 

Special birthday

This is a birthday card for a special young friend on her 18th.

Having masked an area with post-it notes, I sponged on my favourite distress oxide inks Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey and added Cracked Pistachio and sprinkled on water. I stamped the Uniko script, and  a few butterflies and feathers from a mix of sets in the same colours, and added Nuvo drops. Then the big sentiment from Uniko and a set free from a magazine for the numbers.

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I think this suits the challenge for a big bold sentiment from Just Add Ink #434

   

and Watercooler Wednesday’s WWC196 – Heidi’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

Haiku:

It’s a scary world
Don’t let them dictate to you
Always be yourself

 

Piano accordion

This card was made for a special birthday for a friend who plays the piano accordion. I made it on the day of her birthday celebration, so it went straight to her and she loved it 🙂

I used glittered card and honeycomb paper I’ve had for years and not touched… Also a gold peeloff Happy Birthday: I drew the keyboard and bass button elements on my computer. The card fits nicely in an envelope and the message was written on the back of the keyboard section.

Haiku

Play your music, friend
The melody of your life
is cheerful and young…

Entered in the Just Us Girls Word week challenge – Music

Also Simply Create Too November challenge #144, “More than One Fold”

and Watercooler Wednesday WWC194  where this week Anything Goes