Saturday, 25 March 2017

March Rudolph Day

It's hard to believe it's the third Rudolph Day of the year!  I've used another image from the Festive Foliage Art Pad for my card and am entering Crafty Friends 'B is for ...' challenge (I've used chosen baubles, branch and blue),  Crafty Hazelnuts's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7"  7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Card: Red and white matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Twas the Night'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed blue and green check paper, layered them onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured image slightly, layered it onto red card and attached it to the left side.  I die cut the sentiment three times from red card and once from white card.  To ensure the sentiment lay flat across the card front I cut two red sentiments in half before layering the them.  The white sentiment was attached to the top creating a shadow effect, before being attached to the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Happy Birthday to You

I made this card for my uncle's birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Black, White and One Other Colour' challenge (I've used brown), Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. The paper and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.



Card blank: White DL silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Happy Birthday to You'
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Faber Castell coloured pencils
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Black texture and white silk card, black and brown patterned paper

I attached black card to the card blank,before cutting my snippet of paper in half and attaching it to the top and bottom.  I stamped the sentiment and stars onto white card and coloured them with various shades of brown coloured pencils.  The sentiment was then layered onto black card and attached across the centre of the card blank. To finish I highlighted the sentiment and stars with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 13 March 2017

Lazy Afternoon

I made this card for one of my great nephews on his 14th birthday.  I'm entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Clean and Simple' challenge, Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes', the Alphabet Challenge 'Z for Zero Embellishments' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Lazy Afternoon' Mini Masterpiece
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Card: Maroon matt
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc' and Hot off the Press ' Floral' Ultimate Pack

I trimmed the beige paper, layered it onto maroon card and attached it to the card front before adding a strip of green paper to the left side. The precoloured image was trimmed slightly, layered onto maroon card and attached to the centre. I die cut the numbers and attached them to the top of the image.

Kath x

Friday, 10 March 2017

No Man Like a Snowman

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'No Man Like a Snowman' challenge.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'Z for Zero Embellishments', Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Use Silver or Gold' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Cuties' Bumper Art Pad
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Plain turquoise and turquoise sentiment (magazine freebies)
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the plain turquoise paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card.  I trimmed the snippet of sentiment paper slightly to ensure Merry Christmas was visible above and below the image, before attaching it to the left side of the cared.  The precoloured image was layered onto silver mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  I used Diamond Stickles for the snow and highlighed the snowman and birds with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Carol Singing

I made this card for the Merry Monday 'Light Posts' challenge.  I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Season's Greetings 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Carol Singing' Mini Masterpieces
Die: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley ' 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Gold nailhead, Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the plaid paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  The image was precoloured, I trimmed it slightly, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre.  I die cut a snowflake and attached it to the top corner with a gold nailhead in the centre.  I added Diamond Stickles for the snow and highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Heart of Hearts

This is the card I made for my OH to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary.  I'm entering Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Die Cuts', Alphabet Challenge 'Z for Zero Embellishments', Dies R Us 'Something New' challenge (I used my new Heart of Hearts die that I bought to make this special card) and Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Love'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Impresion Obsession 'Heart of Hearts'
Card: Silver mirri, silver pearlescent, white silk
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Harrington' font

I printed the sentiment in grey onto white card  and then die cut the heart.  This was trimmed before being layered onto silver pearlescent and silver mirri card.  I die cut the heart from both the silver pearlescent and silver mirri card and inlaid the pieces.  The completed topper was then attached to the centre of my card blank.

Kath x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Vintage Christmas

There is a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see you 'Use Lace or Ribbon' on your Christmas cards.  We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons who are offering the winner a £10.00 voucher.

I have scheduled this post and when I return from work I will enter Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', The Cutie Pie Challenge 'Simply Love' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Vintage Christmas' Art Pad
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Paper: Making Cards 'Winter Wonderland' (magazine freebie)
Oher: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the snowflake paper and layered it onto dark blue card.  I wrapped white lace and blue ribbon around it before attaching it to the card front.  I layered the precoloured image onto dark blue card and attached it to the centre of the card with foam tape.  To finish I added Diamond Stickles for the snow and highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.



Kath x