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Cricut® Artistry Collection!

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Water Colours!

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Water colouring is all the rage right now and I have had the water colour pencils from CTMH since last year. I have used them a few times and wanted to incorporate them into this years Christmas Card workshop as a new technique.  
A few things to know when using water colours, you can get special water colouring paper which I would suggest for large projects but for a little one regular cardstock will work. I do recommend using a permanent ink like CTHM's Archival Black or a Pigment ink. Also, a LITTLE water goes a VERY long way.
When I first saw the Joyful Garland (B1489) stamp set (this is a hostess rewards set) I knew that I wanted to make a cute little rustic Christmas card with it. 
Sorry but this picture really doesn't do the colours justice. I tried adjusting but was making it worse not better!
When using water colour pencils you can colour your images in dry and then go back with a wet paint brush or you can dip the pencil into the water and then colour. I did have so…

Atlantic Hearts #126, BTF #7 and Color Dare #160

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Been feeling so MIA lately! Been very busy with back to school for my little guy (of course) AND I got the back to school bug. It was just a cold for most but for me it is lingering going and round and round from my ears to my sinus to my lungs. So annoying! Anyways, I have also been very busy working on this years epic Christmas Card Workshop, this is my 4th year and my crafty peeps do 20 cards (2 each each of 10 designs) in one day. This year has a few changes and I can't wait to share... soon, very soon!
To take a little break from Christmas, I decide to make a card using the La Vie En Rose paper packet. My mother-in-law needs an extra special Thank You card and I thought these papers would be perfect. With this weeks design challenge from AHSC, I am also doing a few other challenges. This weeks colour challenge from Color My Heart was to use Black, White, Ruby and Goldrush and this weeks challenge from Between to the Fold is Quotes. 
Some other news for me... I got a Cricut Ex…

Atlantic Hearts #124

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I love to use the sketches from Atlantic Hearts and often the cards I create from those sketches become the samples from my monthly creative clubs. When I saw this sketch a few weeks ago, I actually squealed "sewing!" because a focus of the creative clubs is to learn new skills and I knew most of my crafty girls had never sewn on paper... (maniacal laughter!) So the classes were last week and many did sew, a few chose not to and we did discuss alternate ways we could create the look without actually sewing like hand drawing the lines with a journal or fine tipped pen, using the stitch guide and piercing the pattern but not actually sewing it or by stamping with a "stitch" stamp (CTMH had a great one a few years ago and currently there is a pretty one called Stitch Wonder C1564).   
So the most helpful step for sewing on paper??  Use a stitch guide and CTMH has two! The first one is a ruler with a simple sewing pattern and the second is much larger. It is still shap…