Looking through the challenges I found a couple that would get me trying something new... the first was to colour on kraft and as I am a relative newbie using Promarkers I thought okay give it a go and see what happens... the second was paper pleating which I have never done before. So this is the resulting crimbo card. I used a stamp from Little Claire Designs called Birdhouse Garland from the Garden Collection as I thought it best to keep things pretty simple for a first attempt. I had tried the colours out on white card first but when I used them on the kraft they looked duller so I added some red stickles to liven it up. The sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the background papers are from Kaisercraft and Berry Merry by Jennifer Ellory which I also used for paper pleating a small flower. I used a brad, ribbon. pearls and a gold peel-off corner from my stash to finish it off.
I will be doing a lot more of the paper pleating but not sure if I will attempt the colouring on kraft again!!
This is the sketch I followed
I shall enter this in the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers challenge 'Colouring on Kraft'
The Sketchy challenge 'Heidy's Sketch'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'Ribbons & Pearls'
Divas By Design challenge 'Use 2 or More Patterned Papers'
Cupcake Craft challenge 'Paper Pleating'
Little Claire Monthly challenge 'Christmas' (my 2nd entry)
The Crafty Bloggers Network challenge 'Christmas Anything Goes' (my 3rd entry)
Paper Creator's Crafts challenge 'All About Christmas' (my 3rd entry)
Creative Card Crew challenge 'Anything Goes' (my 2nd entry)
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