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It's Digi Choosday - Week 26 - Use Some Embossing

Hello everybody             

Welcome to another Tuesday and another great challenge over at Digi Choosday.

This week’s challenge is ‘Use Some Embossing’.

There are a few ways of embossing, but I’ve decided to use one of my embossing folders called ‘Swiss Dots’ and my Grand Calibur to make the card matt and layering and make another Christmas card.  Well it’s never too early to get started and I’ve got a few Christmas things made already.  It’s good to get ahead of yourself even if it does feel a little bit strange creating Christmas projects when the sun is shining.

Not only does Nikky – Polka Doodles produces some absolutely fab downloads and SVG cutting files but she also produces the most amazing CDs and for the Christmas tree elements on the cards I’ve used a great collection I’ve not used for a long while called Magical Winter 1 & 2 CD Collection from the Silly Snowman Collection.  There are tonnes and tonnes of stuff on these two CDs from papers and sentiments to lots of character images which are in colour and black and white too.

You can get the CD here 



I printed the sheet of trees out from one of the CD discs and then layered them on top of one another to create a little scene on my Swiss Dot embossing.  The Merry Christmas bunting is also from the collection, which I've cut in half to drape across the left hand corner of my card.

Here is my crafty make this week:









These are the ingredients I have used:

8 x8 white card
White card
Red card
Blue card
Green card
Black card
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called Swiss Dots
Silver Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver Ink pad for the edgings
White Opal Liquid Pearls – for dots and spots on some of the trees
Pinflair Glue Gel
Magical Winter 1 & 2 CD Collection for the trees and the Merry Christmas bunting.


I can’t wait to see your creations this week.  And remember, it’s not just for cards, you can create ANYTHING you want from home d├ęcor to cards, just remember to follow the rules listed in the blog.  And not only can you win a fabulous prize if you are in the top 3/random prize winner but you can also grab your discount code.  How fab is that?  The discount code only lasts for a short amount of time so you’d better head off over there right now to grab it. 

Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  Just search for Digi Choosday and Polka Doodles Crafting and ask to join the groups to join in all the fun.  It’s a great community group to join in with and show off your Polka Doodles makes.  There’s always one of the Design Team around to have a natter with and offer guidance and inspiration, so don’t be shy….head on over there right now!!!    
If you would like a Guest Design Team Position with us as well, just have a look at our blog posts and you’ll find the details.  Good luck if you’re entering!!!

Hope you’ll pop back to my blog next week because I’ve got a little surprise for you.  Watch this space!!

Take care

Tanya x 

Comments

Jane Savage said…
Another stunner, Tanya! Those images are fab! I NEED those CD’s methinks!! xxx
jane stillman said…
Great images and design - love it!
Scrappy Scatty said…
Loving your card - pretty sure I will need these cds! xx
Moni said…
Beautiful card!!! Love Christmas :o)
Anjie said…
Adore this hun. I too love those CD's and that is one of my fave embossing folders!
Hugs
Anj
xx
Jackie Trinder said…
Hi Tanya this is a gorgeous card. I have been making Christmas cards too. It doesn't seem quite right in the heat. Hugs Jackie
Lea Brawn said…
Fabulous card x
Linda Simpson said…
Fabulous Christmas card, love the trees.
Hugs
Linda xxx
Faublous Tanya love it crafty hugs Judith xxx
Caz s said…
Beautiful Tanya xx
Emz said…
Great card & i agree i need those CD's xx
Bonnie Taylor said…
Beautiful card! I just love the design, and all of the layers. Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion:)
~ Bonnie DT
Lynda said…
awesome card, I love the dotty snow embossing, lovely behind the trees Lynda xx
Wendy Russell said…
Fabulous creation.xx

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