LLC Advent Calendar Window #1

Yesterday it was December 1st and as it happened to be a Saturday, and Saturday is my day to post to the LLC Blog, it meant that I was the one kicking off with the Advent Calendar. I’ve asked the DT Members to state some of their favourite products from the Live & Love Crafts Store. Each day, December the 1st – 24th, one of the designers will be posting a Christmas project on the LLC blog, using one of their favourite products that will be that day’s Christmas Candy.

Obviously I do have my own favourites as well, and this is one of them:So the candy for Dec 1st is this set of 40 White Rolled Paper Roses from Kort & Godt.
And surprise surprise, I made a Christmas card! 🙂
A couple of weeks ago I discovered that Sweet Pea Stamps had a big sale, so I popped over to their store and before I knew it, 10 or so images had been checked out. 🙄 Most of them are rubber stamps, so I’m currently waiting for my delivery, but I also ordered a couple of digis, this “Poinsetta Fairy” being one of them. This one is designed by Ching-Chou Kuik, in fact I think all images I ordered are by this artist. There’s just something about her images that captivate me, very much the same way that Hannah Lynn’s images do.

As always, I used my Copics for the colouring and went with the realistic colours of the Poinsettas. The traditional colours called for papers in some traditional colours, and what better ones to use than the ones from Maja’s new Christmas collection?! I adore this collection; it’s so versatile and it has papers in all the colours I need for Christmas; brown, white, red and green, all with beautiful patterns!!! The ones I’ve used here are Garlands & Wrap the Gifts. Kept the card simple and didn’t add a lot of embellishments as I didn’t want to cover up the gorgeous papers and I wanted the focus to be on the image.
Here are some close ups:

Incy Wincy Designs – Magical/Mystical
Crafts & Me – #112 Ribbons or Trim
Creative Inspirations – #191 Traditional Christmas Colours
Vintage & Beauty – #32 Glittering
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #23 – Button or Bow
Scrap Creations – Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity – #100 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps – #44 Christmas Time

Thanks for stopping by – hope you’ll join the Advent fun over @the LLC Blog!
Card Ingredients
Papers: Garlands & Wrap the Gifts, It’s Christmas Time, Maja Design
Die: Spellbinder Floral Oval
Gingham Ribbon Burgundy, LLC
Bourdeaux Organza Roses Trim, Maya Road
Pearls, Melissa Frances
Red Blackberries, LLC
Cheese Cloth
Stardust Stickles

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