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Archive for November, 2014

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations November Release! We have a couple of really cute Christmas/Winter images for you!

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Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.  You have until November 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM EST to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on November 25, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

I was very excited when I saw this nutcracker…I really love them and have a number of them I put out every Christmas. This guy just looked like a member of the Royal Guard so I used mostly red, white & blue on him.

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After stamping and coloring, I die cut the nutcracker and matted it with red. The striped paper is a new collection coming soon from Our Daily Bread designs. I die cut the right edge along with a white layer using a bracket border die.The front of the white card was embossed using the largest die of the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern set. I die cut and added all the little stars from the ODBD Sparkling Stars set. I used one of the triangles from the ODBD Pennant dies to make the fishtail on the greeting banner. The blue background was embossed and I used a white chalk maker to highlight the raised embossing. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

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The second image for this release is the sweet little Snow Angel Murphy! I stamped Murphy twice, colored and die cut the circle ornament shape on one and colored and fussy cut Murphy on the other. I added a Santa hat from the Santa Claws set and the greeting from the Santa Paws set.

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I added a little sparkling snow glitter writer dimensional paint to the snow and fur on the Santa hat for some dimension and sparkle. 
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The paper and snowflakes are from Our Daily Bread designs. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.

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Please be sure to visit all the DT Blogs for more inspiration!

Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Lisa * Amber

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps:  North Coast Creations –Nutcracker, Snow Angel MurphySanta PawsSanta Claws, Old Fashioned Santa – Our Daily Bread designs –  Sparkling Snowflakes
Paper:  white, ODBD Christmas Collection 2014 paper, ODBD Patriotic paper collection, royal blue, red, wine red
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, love letter, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress ink antique linen
Accessories: ODBD Sparkling Stars, Pennant, Matting Circles & Circle Ornaments, Flourished Star Pattern, Snowflake dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, bracket border, mega oval, radiant rectangles dies, white chalk marker, Copic markers, sparkling snow dimensional writer, snowflake frame embossing folder (Darice)

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Welcome to the November Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is appropriately…Things you are Thankful or Grateful pt 2! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  The DT has the added challenge of using a non-craft related item.. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale this week is Free Shipping on any US Order of $15 or more …  good through Nov 26th.
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Cornucopia 04982 For my Thanksgiving card, I stamped the beautiful Horn of Plenty, colored it with Copics, then die cut it. A gold, leaf border die cut square was added underneath before attaching to a large chocolate colored layer. 

Cornucopia xcu 04991 I used a Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum die to make the white flower and a CL sunflower die on the yellow flower. I also used a CL fanciful flourish die. Embedded in my corner fall corsage arrangement, I have my non-craft item…the netting. It’s actually from a bag of lemons and I used an orange Copic to make the yellow a bit deeper. A little raffia tied in a loose bow adds the finishing touch. The tag was die cut and stamped with the Small Happy Thanksgiving and I used a Copic to color the border of it.
Cornucopia inside 04989 On the inside, I used a leftover narrow frame that I also colored w/ Copics, some leftover chrysanthemum petals and a band of the chocolate on which I stamped the small Maple Leaf.
Cornucopia env 04997 As an extra non-craft item, I used my envelope punch board to make a sturdy envelope out of an old calendar page. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

Cornucopia copics 04970 Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit and comment on all the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!

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Special Guest Designer: Lisa Minckler


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Horn of Plenty 672K, Happy Thanksgiving Small 666CHappy Thanksgiving 1127D, Maple Leaf set 806QCL
Paper:X-Press It white, chocolate brown, goldenrod, lt yellow, green, fall calendar page
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, cantaloup & tangelo (for sponging the sunflower)
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, labels 22, leafy squares, std tag dies, Copic markers, Cheery Lynn dies (Chrysanthemum CL-B311, Fanciful Flourish CL-B117, Sunflower, mini brad, raffia, netting from lemon bag, envelope punch board (We R Memory Keepers)

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A big Congrats to Audrie, the newest Featured Stamper (FS406) on Splitcoast! I’m always inspired by her creations and I chose THIS to case. I loved the layout with the cords going vertically & horizontally behind the main panel so I kept those. I used different images, different colors and added a die cut greeting instead of stamping it. 

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The Christmas dove was stamped, colored with Copics and I fussy cut around the black border then attached it to a piece of textured white c/s. I added the narrow silver ribbons to the die cut aqua textured c/s before attaching the dove on top. I stamped, colored & fussy cut an extra holly branch to pop up on top. 

The Peace die was cut once our of silver glitter c/s and twice out of heavy white then glued together for more dimension. 

Peace Dove xcu05089 The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

Peace Dove copics 05066 Congrats again, Audrie! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Christmas Dove 679J
Paper: X-Press It whitetextured aqua & white (DCWV – pastel matstack), silver glitter
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Serendipity Peace die 030HD, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, stickles