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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - July!

Good morning again!

Today is July 25th (my baby brother is 46 today!) and it also is time for a Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!

If you haven't seen these posts before, on the 25th of each month throughout the year the former The Challenge Design Team along with the Keeping Christmas creator, Kelly Lunceford and a few other designers have an inspirational Christmas card blog hop to help inspire you to build upon your Christmas card stash throughout the year.
I decided to go a little bright and modern.   I decided to keep with the same color scheme for both, but I am definitely going to do some like these in other bright colors. 

Now hop through the list below and see what the rest of the team has created this month.  It is sure to inspire you to break out some Christmas stamps!

Nance Salkeld (You are HERE!)

See you next month!

Keeping Christmas Blessings!

Krafty Chicks #465 Tags, Bookmarks

Hello there!

This week has really sped by, it's already Thursday!

That means a new challenge at Crafty Chicks!

Lori is our hostess this week
she has really challenged us with a Twist theme of 

Krafty Chicks Challenge #465 - 
Tags & Bookmarks

So I made bookmarks!
I haven't made bookmarks in years so it was fun doing it again.  I started with some backgrounds I created with Distress Oxide inks on photo paper.  Then, I stamped images on them with Memento black ink and set them aside to dry. Once they were dry I wiped them down with a baby wipe to create a glossy finish. I used images and sentiments from Ink Road Stamps.  I glued the bookmarks to some heavy white cardstock to make them more sturdy. I  then added ribbon, twine and some blingy heart gems for finishing touches.

Now stop by the Hen House and check out the team's projects and bid our July Guestie, Esther, a lovely farewell as this is her last week with us.

Krafty Chick Blessings!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Krafty Chicks #464 Stars & Stripes

Happy Thursday, Chicks!

It's time for a new challenge 

Tangii is our hostess this week and 
she is looking for a Stars n' Stripes Twist!

I decided to go summery for my stars and stripes and do double duty for my card, combining this challenge with my Stamp Nation PenPal card.  You can have wonky stripes, right? LOL

So go check out the rest of the Design Team's projects over at the Hen House!  Then, come play along with us either with our Stars n' Stripes Twist or our always Anything Goes Challenge!  We love to see what you create!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CAS Xmas - Snowflake


Happy Wednesday!

Today is mid-month for 
CAS Christmas Challenge!

It's been a very hectic last two months for the Salkeld household 
and I missed the first of the month installment.

Yet I did manage to pull together a couple of cards for today's mid-month reminder.

I borrowed a snowflake die(by PoppyStamps) from Bonnie with one idea in mind, which morphed into about six more!  Isn't it that how it sometimes happens?  My original idea is the red background, alcohol inked, with the die inlaid in it.  I cut the snowflake out of the red, then out of the white glitter background and then again out of vellum and wound up inlaying the vellum one. The photo doesn't do it justice, it turned out very pretty.  So I decided to use some of the other dies to create a second simple card.

Please stop by the CAS Christmas blog and see the rest of the Design Team's projects, as well as our Guest Designer, Jane.  Then why not play along and create some Christmas in July with some CAS Snowflake cards.  You have until July 24th to play.

CAS Christmas Blessings!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Krafty Chicks #463 Christmas In July

Good Morning, Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge at 
Krafty Chicks Challenge!

Amy is our hostess this week.

She's looking for Christmas as the Twist!

I have had some foiled elements for Christmas cards and so I decided to pull out my laminator and fix one up for this challenge.

I used the Holly & Berries Cutting Plate by Catherine Pooler Designs. I cut a sheet of foil toner paper and added Stick It paper to the back, then ran it with the die through my Gemini Jr.  Once my laminator was hot I placed green foil on top of the die cut piece and ran it through the laminator.

The foiled sentiment I had in my Christmas stash so it was perfect.  To finish it off I took a holly berry die from "Tis The Season" coordinating dies by Catherine Pooler Designs, cut it several times, foiled them and added them where the berries were on the background.

Stop over to the Hen House and see what the rest of the Design Team has created along with our July Guestie, Esther.  Then come along and play with us and celebrate Christmas in July!

Krafty Chick Blessings!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Krafty Chicks #462 Recipe

Hello Thursday!

It's time for another challenge at 
Krafty Chicks Challenge!
I'm your hostess this week
I have a Recipe for our twist!

Stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the Design Team's projects.  Also welcome our Guest Designer for July, Esther from Shoregirl's Creations.

Come play along with us with our Recipe Twist or our forever "Anything Goes" challenge.  

Krafty Chicks Blessings!