Monday, 18 September 2017

Winter Penguin Trio

I made this card for the Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch Challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'S for Sketch and T for Trio' (my card uses both letters - the Bugaboo sketch and a trio of penguins), Paper Creator 'Simply Christmas', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use Three Different Patterned Papers' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Winter Penguin Trio' digi. Hot of the Press 'Christmas Wishes' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine 'Vintage Sepia'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Snippets: Gold card and patterned papers

I attached blue snowflake paper to the left side of the card blank.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white silk card before trimming it and colouring the image with Promarkers.  This was then layered onto gold card before being attached to the card.  I stamped the sentiment below the image and highlighed it with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  I cut three fishtail banners and attached them along the top edge.  To finish I highlighted the penguins' clothing with a Wink of Stella and applied Diamond Stickles to the snow.

Kath x

Friday, 15 September 2017

Happy Winter

The new Winter Wonderland challenge is 'Wrap it Up' and this can refer to wrapping presents, warm clothes or any other interpretation!  We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who are offering the lucky winner a digi stamp of their choice.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes',  Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Sasayaki Glitter 'Happy Winter' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Moss greeen matt, white silk
Paper: Making Cards 'Blusher the Reindeer' (magazine freebie)
Other: Papermania Merry Christmas ribbon, Stampendous Fun Flock, Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I layered spotty paper onto green card, ensuring the circles matched down the join and wrapped ribbon around the top corner.  This panel was then attached it to the card blank.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  This was die cut and embossed before being coloured with Promarkers.  The image was layered onto a green scalloped and embossed circle before being attached to the centre of the card.  I added Fun Flock on the girl's hat, a Wink of Stella on the clothing and Diamond Stickles on the snow.


Kath x

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Smile and Be Happy

I made this card following the sketch at Wendy's Crafty Crafts Facebook group.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge as well as a visit to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: 'From the Heart Sentiment Stamps' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Snippets: Lili of the Valley 'Sunny Side Up' paper, thin white card

I glued snippets of paper onto thin white card to make them easier to weave.  I trimmed the strips and attached them to the card blank following Wendy's sketch.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner.

Kath x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Greetings of the Season

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Leaves'.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes',  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra 'Anything Goes as Long as It's Christmas', and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Making Cards 'Christmas Special 2016' (magazine freebie)
Stamp: Paper Smooches 'Joyful Greeting'
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured image was trimmed, layered onto red card and attached to the left of the card blank, leaving the same width border on the top, bottom and left.  I stamped the sentiment and a small heart onto a scrap of paper from the same sheet of images (so it was the same white), trimmed it, layered it onto red card and attached it with Pinflair glue.  To finish I highlighted the image and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Mr & Mrs

I made this card for a friend's wedding - I kept the design simple as there is so much detail on this lovely die cut.  I'm entering Die Cut Diva's 'Anything Goes for August' challenge,  Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Taylored Expressions 'Mr & Mrs'
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Baskets and Bunnies'
Other: Diamond Stickles, White Candy BonBons

I attached the die cut to the corner of the sheet of pink paper, where the colour was most intense, using Stick and Spray.  I trimmed the paper around the edge of the die cut and attached it to the card blank leaving an equal white space around the top, bottom and left side of the card.  I then trimmed the right side of the card blank.  To finish I filled the centre of the hearts with Diamond Stickles and added white BonBons to the centres of the large flowers.

Kath x

Friday, 25 August 2017

August Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and, once again, I've used another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'P for People, Q for Quick, R for Red' (I've chosen Q for Quick and R for Red), Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'. The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage'
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Dark red card, Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettia' paper

I trimmed red card so it was slightly smaller than the card front and attached snippets of holly paper to the top and bottom.  I trimmed the image, layered it onto red card and attached it across the centre.  To finish I highlighted the leaves and berries with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Happy Birthday Josh

I made this card for my eldest great-nephew for his 15th birthday.  I'm entering Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Birthday', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Lili of the Valley 'Oliver - Texting' digi
Card: White silk, dark grey matt
Paper: Hot off the Press 'Floral Ultimate Pack'
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I trimmed the denim blue paper, layered it onto grey card and attached it to the card front.  I then added a strip of spotty paper across the lower section.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card before colouring it to match the colours in the paper.  The image was trimmed, layered onto grey card and attached to the left side of the card.  I printed the sentiment, trimmed it, layered it onto grey card and attached it to the right of the image with Pinflair glue.

Kath x