Monday, 27 June 2016

Celebrate in Style

I made this card for a friend's birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  I'm also popping across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Bubble Bloom - Clarissa'
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple 
Embossing: Stampendous clear embossing powder
Other: Gold, purple, red and turquoise nailheads
Snippets: Green paper, white silk card, oddments of Card Candi

I trimmed a the white card to a square before stamping and embossing the flower and sentiment. This was then layered onto green paper and attached to the card front.  I stamped the leaves onto another snippet of green paper and fussy cut them before attaching them to the flower. I've got a box of Card Candi oddments and managed to find enough flower Candi to fill the bubble bloom, these were attached with Glossy Accents.  I then added nailheads to match the colour of the Candi.

Kath x

Saturday, 25 June 2016

June Rudolph Day

This is my final Rudolph Day card as part of ScrappyMo's design team and I've used a lovely die cut which ScrappyMo sent me in a surprise package.  I'm entering this card into the Merry Monday 'Peace, Joy and/or Love' challenge where we need to use one or more of the words - I've managed two!  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where 'Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Die: Creative Expressions 'Christmas Tree Greetings'
Card: Green matt, red glitter
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias'
Other: Red nailheads

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  ScrappyMo had die cut this beautiful image from red glitter card, so all I had to do was attach it to the centre of the card. To balance the floral image on the paper I added three nailheads to the top corner of the card.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's entries into this challenge and don't forget there is a fabulous prize for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random - this month it's a Memory Box Holly Leaf Border die.

Kath x

Monday, 20 June 2016

How Does Your Garden Grow

I made this card for the current Allsorts 'How does your garden grow' challenge and followed the current sketch at Sketch Saturday.  I'm also entering Crafting with Dragonflies 'Dragonfly or Butterfly and Crafty Friends 'Inspired by a Song' (I've been inspired by English Country Garden by Jimmie Rodgers).


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'English Charm' Art Pad
Die: Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterfly'
Card: Purple matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Country Meadow'

I cut a square of floral paper, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the card blank.  A strip of square paper was attached down the centre.  I trimmed one of the Art Pad images, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the centre.  To finish I die-cut a mini butterfly and attached it to the top of the image.

Kath x

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Love

I made this card using a lovely die that Di sent me as one of my playground prizes last week.  The card is from my snippets drawer so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop to show Di what I've made!  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Love and Romance, Cuttlebug Mania 'Wedding' challenge, Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge and ABC Challenges 'J for Just as You Like It (Anything Goes)'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Die: Impression Obsession 'Love'
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Always and Forever'
Snippets: Red pearl card

I trimmed the love birds paper and layered it onto red pearl card.  I die cut 'Love' from the top corner before attaching the panel to the card front.  I die cut 'Love' from another snippet of red pearl. This, together with the heart and centre of the letter 'e' from the original card front, were inlaid.

Kath x

Friday, 17 June 2016

Snowman and Sparkle

Anet is the host for this week's Winter Wonderland challenge and she would like you to 'Add Some Sparkle' which is a nice easy challenge for Christmas projects.

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering three digis from their store and The Craft Barn are offering a £10.00 voucher to spend in their store.

I have used a lovely image from Crafty Sentiments Designs called 'Joy of Christmas' for my card.  I am entering this card into the Alphabet Challenge 'H for Hand Coloured Image', Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Joy of Christmas' digi stamp
Die: Snowflake (magazine freebie)
Punch: Woodware squared corner 
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle, Stardust Stickles, Wink of Stella, red nailhead

I trimmed the sentiment paper, layered it onto red mirri card and attached it to the card front.  The digi was resized and printed onto white silk card before being trimmed to a square and the corners punched.  I used Promarkers to colour the image, matching the colours to the backing paper.  This was then layered onto red mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  I added Star Dust Stickles around the base of the snowman and a Wink of Stella to highlight the image.  I die cut the snowflake and sprayed it with Spray & Sparkle before attaching it to the top of the image.  To finish I added a red nailhead to the centre of the snowflake.

Kath x

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Wedding Couple

I used another lovely pre-coloured Lili of the Valley image to make this card for the current Cuttlebug Mania 'Wedding' challenge and A Gem of a Challenge 'Love and Romance'.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Wedding Couple' Mini Masterpieces
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares Large and Lacy Squares, Tattered Lace 'Mini Celebration'
Embossing: X-cut 'Small Polka Hearts' embossing folder, Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Pink pearl, white silk
Other: Wink of Stella

I embossed a piece of white silk card with the hearts die, trimmed it, layered it onto pink pearl card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured image was already die-cut but it put it into the largest square die and embossed the edge.  I die-cut and embossed a Lacy Square and 'Celebrate' from pink pearl card.  The image was layered onto the pink square and attached to the centre of the card. To finish I attached the sentiment and added a Wink of Stella to highlight the image.  

Kath x

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Happy Birthday to You

I made this card for a friend and am entering The Craft Barn: Two Weekly Challenge 'Loads of Stars', Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Father's Day/For a Male' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Card blank:  DL white silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Happy Birthday to You:
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Sakura coloured pencils
Card: Burgundy matt, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Enchantment'
Other: Burgundy star button, Twine

I layered patterned paper onto burgundy card and attached it to the card front.   I stamped the image and stars onto white card, trimmed it to size, layered it onto burgundy card and attached it to the card front.  I coloured 'Happy' with various shades of coloured pencil until it matched the burgundy card.  To finish, I tied twine through the holes in the button and attached it to the card.

Kath x

Friday, 10 June 2016

Add a Ribbon and a Bow

Iwona is the host for this week's Winter Wonderland challenge and to celebrate our 7th Birthday she would like you to add a ribbon and a bow. This can be an actual ribbon and bow, part of the image or a backing paper.  This week we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons who are giving a £10.00 voucher to spend in their store, A Day for Daisies are giving a $12.00 voucher to spend on images in their online store and Crafter's Companion are giving £10.00 to spend in their store.

For my card I have used a lovely digi image from A Day for Daises called 'Christmas Flower'.  I'm entering this card into Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra 'Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: A Day for Daisies 'Christmas Flower' digi stamp
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Paper: Hot off the Press Carkmaker's Floral Ultimate Pack
Other: Red ribbon, red nail heads, computer generated sentiment (Harrington font)

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card front.  I reduced the size of the digi stamp and typed the sentiment underneath before printing.  This was then trimmed and coloured with Promarkers.  I attached the image to red mirri card and wrapped a small piece of red ribbon around the top corner, before attaching it to the card.  I made a small bow and attached this to the centre of the ribbon.  To finish I added nailheads to the corners.

Kath x

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Happy Christmas

Whilst sorting out my craft papers I found some sheets with large images and this one is perfect for the current Merry Monday 'Cards for Kids' challenge.  I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Paper Smooches 'Joyful Greeting'
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Card: Dark green Moondust
Paper: Making Cards 'Traditional Christmas'

I trimmed the paper into a square, leaving the Father Christmas image in the lower corner, before stamping the sentiment in the top corner. This was layered onto dark green card before being attached to the card front. Simple!

Kath x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Happy Father's Day

I made this card with paper and toppers which had been a magazine freebie (although I can't remember which one).  I'm entering the card into the Cardz 4 Guys 'Father's Day' challenge, Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Father's Day/For a Male', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Images: Father's Day (magazine freebie)
Card: Dark blue matt, white silk
Paper: Bunting (magazine freebie)

I layered bunting paper onto dark blue card and attached it to the card front.  The 'Happy Father's Day' topper was layered onto blue card and attached to the centre.  I glued the lighthouse and sentiment onto white card to make them sturdier.  These were then fussy cut and attached to the card with foam tape.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 June 2016

It's in the Bag

I've been making several small cards from my growing pile of snippets and the images in Lili of the Valley's XL Art Pads are the perfect size for these cards.  I'm entering this card in the Merry Monday 'It's in the Bag' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, as well as popping across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Penguin Pals' Art Pad
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' paper, silver mirri card

I layered patterned paper onto silver mirri card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured topper was layered onto silver mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Golden Wedding Anniversary

The current ABC Challenge is 'I for Important' so I thought I would share this card I made for a Golden Wedding Anniversary.  I'm also entering the Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes#,  as well as popping into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Die: Apple Blossom 'Flourish Heart'
Card: White silk
Other: Computer generated sentiment (Harrington font)
Snippets: Dark brown matt and gold mirri card

I die cut the Flourish Heart from gold mirri card and set it aside.  I printed the sentiment in a dark brown font onto white silk card and trimmed it into a square.  I die cut the Flourish Heart from the centre then layered it onto onto dark brown and gold mirri card before attaching it to the card front.  I inlaid the gold heart and the small pieces of the white heart to fill the gaps.

Kath x

Friday, 3 June 2016

Snowflakes and Sentiment

Cindy is the host of this week's Winter Wonderland challenge and she has chosen 'Snowflakes' as the theme.  This week we are sponsored by Little Claire Designs are offering six digi images and Drawn with Character are offering a £10.00 voucher.

For my card I've used a lovely snowflake embossing folder which is one of the items I bought with the voucher I won on Elly's blog,  I am entering this card into Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Sentiment', Cuttlebug Mania 'Embossing' challenge and Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk 
Stamp: Festive Silhouettes (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Snowflake Frame' embossing folder, Wow ''Silver Dollar' embossing powder
Card: Silver mirri, white silk
Other: Silver bling dots

I embossed the frame onto white silk card and trimmed it long the top and bottom edges.  I stamped the sentiment into the oval frame and embossed it with Silver Dollar embossing powder.  This panel was then layered onto silver mirri before being attached to the card front.  To finish I added silver bling dots around the sentiment.

Kath x

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Road Bike

I made this card for my OH's birthday which is next week - he's a keen cyclist and really enjoys cycling on beautiful summer days.  I'm entering the Crafty Friends 'Summertime' challenge, A Gem of a Challenge 'Weather' (I've chosen summer),  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' and Die Cut Divas 'Anything Goes' challenges.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday'
Die: Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Road Bike'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Onxy Black
Card: Black pearl
Paper: Tattered Lace backing paper (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the backing paper into a square, layered it onto black pearl card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the Road Bike and attached it to the lower corner of the card with Stick & Stay adhesive.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in the top corner.

Kath x