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My Personal Christmas Challenge

Every year near Christmas time, I challenge myself to make Christmas cards using stamps that are not really “Christmasy”. I love to do this to myself to show how versatile you can make a stamp set that would otherwise just sit on the shelf. These are last years challenges.

First up, A very vintage Christmas. I love the Stampin’ Around wheels, they are easy to use and make a project in minutes. This particular wheel is the Jumbo Very Vintage Wheel and the stamp set Vintage Vogue, I love both these products and use them quite a bit .

A Very Vintage Christmas Card

Another of last year’s “Personal Challenge” cards was this one, using Fifth Avenue Floral. Very much an “outline” type stamp set, when I first saw the set in my hands, all I could think of was how nice these flowers would look coloured in as Poinsettias and would be perfect for Christmas cards. So here is my Fifth Avenue Floral christmas card.

Fifth Avenue Floral Christmas Card

Now onto this year’s “Personal Challenge”. When the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue came out. One of the first sets I had to buy was the “Faith in Nature” stamp set. To receive this set yourself, you must hold a workshop or class with sales of over $300. Being a Demonstrator, gave me the opportunity to be able to order this set a month before the actual catalogue was available to customers and it was on my “had to have” list not the wish list. I have used this stamp set quite a bit since it has been available, but yesterday, I decided to put a Christmas twist to it. So here it is my “Faith in Nature”  Pearry Christmas Card.

Pearry Christmas

I do love to water colour and recently purchased the Regals crayons from Stampin’ Up! after seeing a workshop wow at Brisbane Regional Training in early November this year.  After using the Regals crayons I now have an extension to my wish list…….. more crayons. Hopefully Santa will bring me more for Christmas. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my very first  of many “crafty” posts, and “may the stamps be with you”.

Tess

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