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Offline djc

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2019, 08:18:16 PM »
Connie and April, thank you for posting more cards.

Connie, I bought a card kit to make a shaker card a long time ago---clearance sale.  I still haven't even taken it out of its package.  Maybe soon?

April, I love those polar bears.  I used the baby on a Christmas card for my nephew on his first Christmas.  Maybe this year, I'll use both bears?

Thanks for playing.

I have one birthday card to make before I can take the time to put together the Christmas cards I'm working on. 

Daria

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2019, 07:25:57 PM »
I made 3 cards using this image, as you can see.  Thanks so much for this challenge, Daria!

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=4593#top_display_media

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2019, 06:35:28 AM »
Nora, I'm glad you found time to play some more.  These are darling cards.  I like the soft coloring.

Daria

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2019, 09:39:21 AM »
made another one but this is going to be my last for this month, have to get working on my cards for August birthdays:

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=4594#top_display_media

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2019, 11:22:27 PM »
Connie, your card is darling.  Good luck with the August birthday cards.  I still have one more to make for this month, and I need it tomorrow!  I wasn't home all day, and I'm too tired to make it now.  Hopefully, inspiration will hit in the morning.

Daria

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2019, 01:59:38 PM »
Here is my last card! I used a new die I bought at the show.

April :smile:

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=4596#top_display_media

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2019, 07:35:03 PM »
April, I can see all of us adding that die to our Wish Lists.  Gorgeous card!

Daria

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #52 on: July 30, 2019, 11:53:52 PM »
Yes, isn't that a pretty die?!

So, I took the day off from paperwork and Mom and Dad care ... mostly, except for a few phone calls.  I was able to run a few errands and tonight I planned to make Christmas cards. 

Except, I couldn't find the stamp I had in mind ... ugh!  It's probably in a pile somewhere.  That's ok, I found another while I was looking for the first.  I stamped it in several inks, on two different papers and came up with just two cards.  I might make more once I decide which I like best.  I wasn't feeling very artsy in my inking tonight!  I have all these supplies and couldn't get motivated .  Maybe tomorrow will be better.  I'll take pictures in the light of day and let you vote!
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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2019, 11:51:28 AM »
This is it--the last day of the challenge.  I am happy that I have eight backgrounds ready to go, but I still haven't made a single card.  I'm going to visit my eldest sister today, and tomorrow I'm taking my niece to her doctor appointments.  I think my cards will be posted to Cindi's August thread for the All Year Christmas Challenge.  lol.   (Actually, I saw a super easy card to make.  Even though I'd have to begin from scratch, it would be a really quick card.  I think; sometimes I'm really wrong about that.  We'll see . . .)

Good luck to anyone who still plans to post a card to this challenge.  Cindi, I hope you finish your card today.

Daria

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2019, 05:54:52 PM »
I made a total of 12 cards using the same Herald Angels stamp from Lost Coast.  I found it when I was looking for a different stamp, that is still in hiding.  I don't recall that I've used this stamp before. 

I had more mojo this morning and I found the deckle edge dies and some gold mediums, Inka Gold and The Crafter's Workshop Shimmering Gold Gesso.  I bought the gesso thinking of using it through stencils, but I think it worked well scraped over cardstock too.  I kind of got on a roll trying different inks and surfaces (glassine, and smooth cardstock).

Stamped on glassine
Stamped on Natural White . There are 5 versions pictured but I made multiples of the first two cards.

I will attach close ups of a few so you can see the inka gold, the gold gesso and maybe the wink of stella on the angel wings.


Thank you so much for hosting Daria!  I look forward to your challenge every year!  It's fun to see Christmas cards in the gallery.  I was bound and determined to make some Christmas cards for your challenge!  I hope you finish the cards you started with backgrounds.  If you don't get them done tonight you are more than welcome to post them to Christmas Cards All Year - August.  Whoa!  How did that get here already?


I saw an easy card layout recently.  I bookmarked it so there's a slight chance I'll start it tonight, but more likely next month.



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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2019, 07:04:35 PM »
Cindi, hurray!  You beat the deadline.  Your cards are wonderful.  I'm glad you posted the close-ups.

Daria

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2019, 08:02:36 PM »
Thanks Daria!  Luckily DH is easy going!  I was uploading, linking/posting when he got home from work, and I just needed to finish!  I heated up a little appetizer to tide us over.  Decided that was almost enough for dinner so he just made us tuna fish sandwiches.  Yay!  A sandwich and some baseball on tv and then I’ll go clean up my mess.

I’m glad I ordered the clear stamp mount from Purple Onion.  I had to use double stick tape in my stamp positioner to mount the angel stamp.  Need to clean a little stickiness off it and the back of the rubber.

I was stepping on my stamp today.  It’s a great, detailed stamp, but  I find I get the best impression if I put it on the floor and step on the mount (or positioner in this case), gently, but pretty firmly.  I have a few stamps that I step on!
Cindi

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2019, 11:48:15 PM »
Cindi, I haven't had a tuna sandwich in years.  Sounds good. 

I was notified a couple of days ago that my mounting stamp had shipped!  That was a lot sooner than I had anticipated.
I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Daria

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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2019, 12:02:06 AM »
OK.  It's time.  I was gone most of the day and was tired when I got home.  I was just going to post tomorrow, but I felt guilty for not posting today. 

I had fun looking through your posts and checking out your cards one more time.  You made a lot of cards!  While I didn't finish any cards, I do have those eight backgrounds and some new ideas from you.  Thank you all for playing!

This is always the bitter-sweet part.  I wish everyone could win, but this year there is only one lucky winner.  As always, I do it the old-fashioned way.  I wrote your names on strips of paper and folded them.  My straw hat is in the car so I put the names in an empty kleenex box.  Heidi did the honors.  At least, I didn't have to wake her up this year; she's still watching TV. 

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Is there someone who just barely made the deadline?
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Congratulations, Cindi!  I'm so glad you were able to get your cards posted in time.  Please send me your address so I can send you your RAK.

Thank you, everyone, for playing.
Daria


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Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge – 2019
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2019, 06:24:46 AM »
Thanks for doing this challenge Daria! I didn’t get as many cards done as I wanted to, but I did get some done, which is better than some other months!  And congrats to Cindi!  Hoping to play along this month too!
~~Heidi~~