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Saturday, 26 October 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 461 - make your own background

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 461 - anything Christmas with optional theme make your own background

I tried to make a Bokeh background using distress inks and moonlight white brilliance ink.  I tried to follow the video  which is on Corrie Berriman's blog which she made for the Country View October challenge
I don't have circle stencil so I punched circles in a card to use.
Stamped Stamp It stamp Holly's Christmas and coloured with marker and gel pens.
Stamped Happy Christmas

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge October #10 - anything goes

Aud Sentiments 238 - for a child + sentiment

Classic Design Team open challenge October #10 - anything goes

Country View October challenge - Bokeh

Lavinia World challenge 12 - anything hand stamped rubber or clear

Merry Little Christmas 15 - anything Christmas

Southern Girls challenge - anything goes

The Creative Crafters 21 - anything goes

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge 58 - Anything Christmas

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes


Furrbster said...

I think your background works really well with this image,

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Great idea to cut holes and make your own stencil. Thank you for crafting with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki- DT

samantha's cards said...

Darling Christmas card, thanks for joining us at the Holly and Ivy.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful Christmas card and your background looks amazing. Love the results. SO glad you shared it with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #12. We look forward to seeing your creations in the future :-).

Grandma Bonnie said...

Margaret, this is such a pretty card, i love how you designed it!! Thank you for sharing at Lavinia World Challenge!
Bonnie - Lavinia World DT

Steph Ackerman said...

Turned out amazing. Thanks for sharing at lavinia World Challenges.

rachel said...

This is fab Margaret - great use of bokeh and I love your stamp too! Thanks so much for joining us at countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs Rachel x

Alina Florea said...

Very cute card! Thank you for sharing it over at Lavinia World Challenge! Hugs, Alina DT

Sue said...

This is so beautiful, I love the soft, gentle feel to the background, and what a fabulous image! Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Sweet and unique Christmas card... love it. Thanks for joining us at MLCCB
Tina dt

Julie Odil said...

Wow, Margaret, this is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Lavinia World Challenges. Julie O, DT member

Lori Kobular said...

I love your Bokeh background on your gorgeous card! That image is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!