Thursday, 26 April 2018

Get ready for Christmas with Crafting By Designs

~~~ 1st post of two today ~~~

I am thrilled to be
Guest Designer



I was thrilled to see the Christmas theme for this challenge.

I don't know about you but I usually have a last minute rush with my Christmas card making and struggle to get all my cards posted by my goal time of December 1st.  The last couple of years I have been making a few cards throughout the year and found that it has made my task of bringing Christmas cheer much easier.
That being said, it is a pleasure to have four Christmas cards to share with you.

Today I have used the Tied Up With String digital stamp from Beccy's Place,
a set of stamps that is filled with images and sentiments to mix and match.

All the cards started with the digital stamps on my Silhouette Cameo design mat.  Although they use the same stamp combos, the image sizes, placement and colouring are different, so they are all still one-of-a-kind.
I printed the image panels on A5 X-press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers then trimmed to size.  I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to mat each image panel.

Here are the candy canes filled with Christmas cheer.
These cards are 6 1/4" x 5 1/4"

... they're the same stamp combo but still different ...

... and here are the Merry Christmas cards with bunches of mistletoe.
These cards are 6 1/4" square.

... they're the same stamp combo but still different ...

I added sparkle to these mistletoe berries

and I added luscious pearls to these mistletoe berries

It feels great to add another four cards towards next Christmas.


NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for the


Beccy's Placedigital stamp - Tied Up With String
Copic markers - mistletoe & merry - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - candy canes & Christmas - R22-24-27
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Kaisercraft - 12x12 weave cardstock - scarlet
Perfect Layers Rulers
Kaisercraft - white pearls
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers


Sending a big Thank You to Doris for inviting me to be
Guest Designer on the Crafting By Designs Challenge Blog
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
AAA Cards - CAS Game #113 – Perfect Day
Always Fun Challenges – Challenge 55 – CAS
Beccy's Challenges - April Challenge - Anything Goes
optional theme - BINGO
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog – Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #137 – Anything Goes
with optional dies and punches
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge #391 - Christmas
Happy Little Stampers - HLS April Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes
optional twist Jolly ... my candy canes are tasty & jolly
... kissing under the mistletoe can be pretty jolly too

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1816 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog – Challenge 377 Anything Goes
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #40 - Anything Christmas Goes
optional theme: Feline Festive


  1. I absolutely LOVE your CAS style cards Tracy, they're fabulous! My favourite is the mistletoe with the tiny pearls you used to replace the berries, it looks wonderful. Good job getting started on your Christmas cards nice and early... it's always such a mad rush by the end of the year.

    1. Thank You Beccy :)
      I love this set of digital stamps ... one of my many favourites that you have designed!
      PS - I am loving the pearl mistletoe berries, think I will be making some of this design soon

  2. Great set of cards.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.

  3. The pearls are a perfect addition to your crisp and elegant card. Thanks for joining in with the perfect day challenge at AAA Cards.

  4. Tracy!! I love these <3 They are so crisp and clean and cheerful! Plus your coloring is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us all at PIP Challenges!!

  5. Beautiful cards! Love those pearls! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  6. Fabulous Christmas cards....Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’funky:)
    Wendy x

  7. Beautiful and festive cards, Tracy. Love your use of pearls on the mistletoe. Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Beautiful Christmascards. Love the CAS style. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Wonderful Christmas cards!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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