Friday, November 24

Day 24 - "V"

"V" is one of those tricky letters that take some thinking time and a little bit of interpretation. I've used the word vintage as the prompt for my card today, which to me, means lots of muted colours and classic patterns.


YOUR TURN: Create a card using the letter "V" as your prompt.
Click on the link to upload a photo of your creation:

INSPIRATION WORDS:
Vintage, Vixen, visitors, view-master card, Venetian blind card, velvet, vermilion, violet, verdigris.

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Winners

Today is Thanksgiving, and although we don't celebrate the holiday here in Australia, that doesn't mean we can't have a few prizes to mark the occasion.

Congratulations!
Barbara Bruder (15)
Kathy (127)
Crafty (202)
Sarah W. (387)
Treebug (445)
Debi B. (501)

You've each won a $10.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
Please email me at beccysplace@bigpond.com to claim your prize!

Comment Winner - Day 22

Congratulations Mel C!
Your comment has won you a $5.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
Please email me at beccysplace@bigpond.com to claim your prize.


Awesome idea to print on kraft, love the look! I have colored over pre-colored images (this month, a few times because my color ink was low and I couldn't throw any of your images away)!

Day 23 - "U"

Okay, so I might have been a little bit generous with my interpretation of today's letter. But in my defence, "U" is a hard one! I've gone with Under the Mistletoe.


YOUR TURN: Create a card using the letter "U" as your prompt.
Click on the link to add a photo of your creation:

INSPIRATION WORDS:
unwrap, under the tree, under the mistletoe, upright diamond fold card, umber, ultramarine, unbleached titanium



Wednesday, November 22

Comment Winner - Day 21

Congratulations Margreet!
Your comment has won you a $5.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
Please email me at beccysplace@bigpond.com to claim your prize.


I so love snowflakes! We once rented a small bus. The weather was very hot and we couldn't find the AC. When we returned the bus we reported it to the garage. They looked surprised and pointed to a button with a snowflake....we just searched for the letters AC. Since I adore snowflakes.
Enjoy your day!
xxx Margreet

Day 22 - "T"

Today I have a tutorial to share with you that's all about adding a bit more oomph to your pre-coloured digital stamps. You'll need a printed, pre-coloured image and your choice of colouring medium. I've gone with a little snowman printed on kraft coloured card stock and I'm using Prismacolor pencils. For the best results, don't forget to choose the right paper for the colouring medium you're using.


1. Print your pre-coloured image onto card stock and select your colouring medium. Try to match the colours of your pencils or markers to the colours that are already in the image. You won't have much success colouring a red hat over black printer ink!


2. Now pick an area to start colouring and apply a very light layer. (If you're colouring with pencils, don't press too firmly. If you're colouring with markers or paints, select a very light shade.) Go in again and add some darker colour (by pressing more firmly on your pencil or choosing a darker paint or marker) in the areas that would be in shadow. Remember that the pre-coloured stamp will more than likely have the shadowing and highlighting done for you, so you don't need to be particularly fussy.


3. Now repeat the process for the other areas of the image until it's fully coloured. This is a great technique for practising your colouring skills or for boosting your printed images... especially when the printer is a little lack lustre.


YOUR TURN: Create a card using the letter "T" as your prompt.
Click on the link to add a photo of your creation:

Stamps: Mr. Snowflake

Tuesday, November 21

We Broke The Record!

Woohoo!!
What a bunch of champions we are...
We've already smashed last year's record of 422 card entries in the Month Of Holiday Cards challenge, and there's still more than a week to go. Great job everyone!

Comment Winner - Day 20

Congratulations Kathy!
Your comment has won you a $5.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
Please email me at beccysplace@bigpond.com to claim your prize.


How fun. I saw this opportunity in the nick of time (or, in honor of the season maybe I should say the Nicholas of time?!) And just made it in as #424. (Thanks, Beccy. You are always so generous!)

Day 21 - "S"

It's another easy letter today - there are lots of great "S" words that relate to the holidays, including snow, for those in the northern hemisphere, or sunshine, for those in the south. Even though I live in Australia, where there isn't a hint of snow to be seen at this time of year, I've still gone with snowflakes. Mostly because of these gorgeous stickers that my Mum-in-law sent me last year... how could I resist?


YOUR TURN: Create a card using the letter "S" as your prompt.
Click on the link to upload a photo of your creation:

INSPIRATION WORDS:
Santa, stockings, star, snowman, shepherd, s-fold card, shutter card, shaped card, step card, star fold, scallops, stitching, sponging, stamping, stencils, scarlet, sepia, silver. 

Monday, November 20

Race Winners

Our race winners have been decided!

Congratulations
Gail Scott (414)
MCS - Mies (415)
PST - Petra (416)
Swissie (417)
Stamping Kitty (418)
JackieT (419)
Mel C (420)
Suzanne H (421)
Janice Melton (422)
Kathy (424)

You've each won a $10.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
Please email me at beccysplace@bigpond.com to claim your prize!

Comment Winner - Day 19

Congratulations Debi!
Your comment has won you a $5.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
Please email me at beccysplace@bigpond.com to claim your prize.


I must admit, I very briefly considered teaching myself how to quill. And you do have a digi with ink and a quill, or any of the feathers in the feather set could be used as a quill to write Santa a letter. I also considered adding some Christmas decorations to Nell's quaint little cottage. Your group of snowmen that spell JOLLY would make a fine quintuplet, too. What a quintessential challenge you have given us. It's really quite a lot of fun. Okay. I'll quit now. Hugs, Debi

Day 20 - "R"

Santa's reindeer are easily the hardest working critters come Christmas Eve. Along with cookies and milk for Santa, we always make sure to leave out a few juicy carrots and a big bowl of water for his hard-working team.


YOUR TURN: Create a card using the letter "R" as your prompt.
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INSPIRATION WORDS:
Reindeer, Rudolph, red, rejoice, reunion, rocker card, ribbons, rubber stamps, royal blue, ruby.