Monday, 17 July 2017

Happy Christmas

I made this card for the Dies R Us 'Use a Die Cut Sentiment as the Focus' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Die Cut', Crafty Cardmakers 'Lots of Layers', ABC Christmas Challenge 'O for Old' (I used old dies and papers), Die Cut Divas 'Christmas in July' and Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.   As I'm on a mission to use my snippets mountain, I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk tent fold
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Ovals Large' and 'Lacey Ovals'
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Twinkle' embossing folder
Snippets: Gold pearlescent and whilte silk card, patterned paper

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut a Lacey Oval and sentiment from gold card and set them aside.  I die cut an oval from white card and then die cut the sentiment from the centre.  I attached double sided tape to the rear of the oval and inlaid the sentiment before embossing it with the Twinkle folder.  The sentiment was layered onto the Lacey Oval and attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 10 July 2017

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a teenager's birthday and am entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Tic, Tac, Toe' challenge (I've chosen Summer / Two or More Patterned Papers / Die Cuts), Crafty Friends 'Man/Boy' challenge,  Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Action Time' Art Pad
Die: Memory Box 'Stitched Happy Birthday Circle'
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best' and Country Gent

I covered the front of the card blank with blue paper and then attached a strip of brown stripe paper across the centre.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the precoloured image and attached it across the centre of the striped paper.  I die cut the 'Happy Birthday Circle' from blue paper and snipped the circle from the outside before attaching the sentiment to the card.

Kath x

Monday, 3 July 2017

Joy

I made this card for the Less is More 'Colours of Your Country's Flag' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafting with Dragonflies 'Punches and/or Dies' challenge, Dies R Us Challenge 'Layers' and Die Cut Divas 'Christmas in July'.  All the card is from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading off to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white hammer
Die: Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Red and blue pearlescent, white hammer

I trimmed the red card and attached it to the card blank leaving a small border around the edge.  The white hammer card was trimmed slightly smaller and I die cut JOY from the centre.  This panel was then attached to the card.  I die cut JOY from blue card and inlaid the letters and the white centre of the O.  I then die cut the fancy JOY from red card and attached it with Stick and Stay glue.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Blusher the Reindeer

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Anything Goes'.  I'm on a mission to use lots of old toppers and papers so have used a cute pre-coloured image and coordinating paper for my quick Christmas card.

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


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image and paper: Making Cards 'Blusher the Reindeer' (magazine freebie'
Card: Bright green mirri
Other: Holly Stickles, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the red spotty paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  The image was trimmed, layered onto green card and attached to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the Reindeer with a Wink of Stella and added Holly Stickles to the tree.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

June Rudolph Day

It's Rudolph Day again and we're now half way through the year - where does the time go?  I've used another image from the LOTV 'Festive Foliage' for my card this month.  I'm entering Christmas Card Challenges 'Wreath', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and 'Lacy Squares:
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias:
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card blank.  I die-cut and embossed the pre-coloured wreath image and layered into onto a die cut Lacy Square before attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the wreath with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 23 June 2017

You Have My Heart Snowman

I am hosting the new Winter Wonderland challenge and I have chosen 'Snowmen'.  We are sponsored by The Stamping Studio who are offering one image from each artist.  Join them at their The Stamping Studio Facebook Group for freebies and specials.

I am entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'L for Love or M for More than One' (my card is L for Love and M for More than One Heart), the Alphabet Challenge 'H for Hearts', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamps: Stamping Studio 'You Have my Heart Snowman' digi
Punches: Woodware Regular and Mini Heart
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red matt, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Twas the Night'
Other Diamond Stickles

I trimmed the striped paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the snowman image and printed it onto white card before colouring it with Promarkers to match the backing paper.  The snowman was layered onto red card and attached to the left side of the card.  I printed the sentiment, layered it onto red card and attached it with Pinflair glue.  I punched one regular and two mini hearts and attached them to the lower edge.  To finish I highlighted the snow with Diamond Stickles.


Kath x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Jungle Cuddlies

I made this notecard to send to a friend and I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Quick and Easy' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card bnalk: 6" x 4" white silk
Image and sentiment: Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Images - Jungle Cuddlies'
Snippets: Blue pearlescent card and Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Images - Jungle Cuddlies' paper

I trimmed the leaf paper, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured 'Charlie' image was trimmed, layered onto blue card and attached to the left side.  I cut around the sentiment to remove the brown edging, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card with Pinflair blue.

Kath x