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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Jingle Punch

Hello everyone!

The theme this week is "PUNCHES & DIES", a perfect opportunity for me to get my new punches out. A few weeks back, my local craft store had a summer sale and I had a blast rummaging through all the discounted items and coming up with some real gems, like a couple of Martha Stewart border punches and some lovely stamp sets. I don't know about you, but I love a crafty bargain, crafting stuff can be SO expensive, especially the stuff that is to my taste ;) So I don't mind a lovely discount, thank you very much. How Dutch of me ;)

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This week, I decided to make a Christmas card, had it all worked out in my head but of course something went a little awry in the execution, I tried to fix it, that made it even worse, so I salvaged what I could and thought I'd make a little Christmas scene instead. I used my MS punches to create the landscape of a hill and snow underfoot and am pretty pleased with the end result.

* Create & Craft base card
* Hunkydory the Cat's Meow DP, used Stickles on the stars and distressed the edges
* Digital Delights Jingles and Tree and Christmas sentiments set, coloured with Promarkers en Spectrum Noirs (I am especially happy about the boots, seems my colouring is improving somewhat)
* MS Doily Lace & Snow Men Border punches, used to make the snow and a background hill (used up some of those little scraps I had lying around, which was very gratifying)
* Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks
* Sew Easy Brown Floss
* Gems from my stash

* Sparkles Christmas (Punch It)
* Hiding in My Craft Room (Super Scraps Saturday)
* Stamping with the Dragon (Christmas in August)
* Craft a Scene (Anything in the Great Outdoors)
* Dream Valley (Die-cuts and Punches)
* Pan Pastel (Create a Scene)
* Kreative Stempel Freunde (Create a Scene)
* Critter Sketch Challenge (Use a Digi)
* House of Gilli (Add a Sentiment)
* My Time to Craft (Christmas in August)


  1. This is gorgeous hun, love the snow it looks fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft & Sparkles Christmas, good luck! xx

  2. What a clever use of punches to create your fab scene. Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  3. What a pretty little Christmas themed Ciska and how clever to use the doily lace punch for the snowdrifts, is really effective.

    It's really great to see you at Craft a Scene challenge this month, many thanks joining in.

    B x

  4. This is darling Ciska:)
    Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

  5. What a lovely Christmas card, so cute these dies. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch this week, hugs, Marion

  6. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Punch it * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  7. Beautiful card that came out of an awry project. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

  8. I love the way you did the layering of the punch for the snow, very effective.

  9. What an adorable snowman, lovley. Good luck with the challenge at MTTC. Helen DT xx

  10. Wonderful scene and Card!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends.

    nice greeting from Andrea

  11. Fabulous idea to use a lace edge punch to make your snow!! Lovely card with my favorite designer. Thank you for joining us again at Craft a Scene. NancyD