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Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop Day 8

Here is another Christmas card/coffee card combo.  If I had more time, this one probably deserves a do over.   I like the separate elements but this is a case where the sum of the parts did not quite add up to the whole.  It is a bit boring but OK enough not to be put in the shredder.



Online Card Class Day 3

Third and last day of regular classes for the Online Card Class, Exploring Mediums.

Today, the instructors looked at Derwent Watercolour Pencils, Water Soluble Oil Pastels (OMG something I don’t have!), watercolour crayons and Gelatos.

I have to confess I have a love/hate relationship with Gelatos……………mostly hate if the truth be told.  I don’t seem to like too much of what I create with them.  I am usually happy with the backgrounds I make, it is when I try to spritz and stamp with them that I get the 😦 .

Oddly enough, today it was the card and tag done with Gelatos that I liked best.  The card of Fuschias done with Derwent Inktense Pencils did not look as nice on paper as in my head.

As usual,  I did pick up some great tricks and tips that will improve my watercolour skills.

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It is all about “I”

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about “I”.  Now I already put in an entry to this challenge but I didn’t stop there.  No,  I found another stamp set in the “New” drawer that needed to come out and play.  It was perfect for the challenge as it is a Clearly Besotted stamp set of Travel ICONS.


Supplies:  Clearly Besotted Happy Travels stamp set, Technique Tuesday Geo Tags stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies, Hero Arts Ombre inks, Wink of Stella glitter pens, 3M Foam Tape, Basic Grey Kneehigh patterned paper and Scor tape.