Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Snowy Town

I made this card for ABC Christmas Challenge 'H for Home', The Male Room 'Architecture' challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Include a House or Other Building' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Snowy Town' pre-coloured image
Die: X-cut mini star
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Sunny Side Up'

I trimmed the red paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card blank.  The pre-coloured image was trimmed slightly, layered onto gold card and attached to the centre.  To finish, I die cut six small stars and attached them to the top and bottom corners.

Kath x

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Cute Garden Cottage

I made this quick card for a friend's birthday using a pre-coloured LOTV Art Pad image, which I think is from the 'Cute Garden Cottage'.  If anyone knows different, please let me know!

I'm entering the Seize the Birthday 'Two Patterned Papers' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'Things with Wings' challenge, Crafty Friends Challenge 'Animals or Birds', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Cute Garden Cottage' Art Pad
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Wink of Stella

I covered the front of the card blank with floral paper and added a piece of striped paper across the card.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the pre-coloured image and attached it across the centre of the striped paper.  To finish I highlighted the birds, flowers and cupcake case with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Magical Fairy

I made this card for the Lili of the Valley 'Feature a Female' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Things with Wings' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  I'm also on a mission to try and use my mountain of snippets, so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Magical Fairies' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Green card and spotty paper
Other:Star Dust Stickles, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was die cut and embossed before being layered onto a die cut and embossed decorative labels. This image was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and added Star Dust Stickles to the wings for extra sparkle.

Kath x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Oliver Birthday

I'm struggling to find crafting time at the moment, but made this card for a young boy's birthday.  I'm entering Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Friends Challenge 'B is for ...' (I have chosen birthday, boy and blue) and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank:  6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Die Cuts Oliver'
Dies: Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' and X-cut 'Mini Star'
Card: Dark blue matt and white silk
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc'

I layered the paper onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut Happy Birthday from blue and white card.  The blue die cut was attached to the lower edge of the card and the white letters were inlaid.  The precoloured image was already die cut and was attached with foam tape.  To finish I die cut three small stars from blue card and attached them to the upper corner.

Kath x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Spring Bunny

I made this Easter card for my mother and am entering the Alphabet Challenge 'B for Bunnies, Dies R Us 'Easter' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'Spring into Spring' challenge and The Paper Shelter 'Easter Time',


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Spring Bunny with Daffodils'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Punch: Woodware Regular 'Daisy'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Gold matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Butterfly Kisses'
Other: White Candy BonBons

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto yellow card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured image was die cut and embossed.  This was layered onto a yellow die cut and embossed decorative label before being attached to the centre of the card.  I punched four daises and attached them to the corners of the card.  To finish I added a small white candy bonbon to the centre of each flower.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Christmas Flower

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round and this month we want to see 'Flowers'.

I'm entering  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: A Day for Daisies 'Christmas Flower' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Green mirri, white silk
Paper: Wild Rose Studio ' Pointed Poinsettias'

I trimmed the poinsettia paper, layered ito onto green mirri card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card, before colouring it with Promarkers.  I trimmed the image, layered it onto green mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Friday, 31 March 2017

All that Glitters

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see you use 'Christmas Animals or Birds'.  We are sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs who are offering one non-coloured digi stamp to the lucky winner.

I'm entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Kitty Bee Designs 'Hollie Christmas Penguin' digi
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Gold pearlescent, White silk
Paper: Making Cards 'All that Glitters' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card.  This was die cut and embossed before being coloured to match the paper. I layered the image onto a gold scalloped and embossed circle and attached it to the centre of the card. To finish I added a Wink of Stella over the gold Promarker so it matched the pearlescent card.


Kath x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Jenny Bear Birthday

I made this card for my great-niece's fourth birthday.  I'm entering the Cardz 4 Gals 'Pretty in Pink' challenge, Crafty Friends 'B is for ...' challenge  (I have chosen Bear, Balloon and Bow) and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'James and Jenny Bear' precoloured image
Dies: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Light brown pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'

Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the pink check paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card blank.  I then attached a strip of darker pink paper across the card.  I die cut and embossed the image and die cut the number from the centre of the balloon.  The image was attached to a die cut and embossed lacy square before being attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut the number from brown card and inlaid it int the topper.  To finish, I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 27 March 2017

Red and Green Christmas

A big thank you to Lisa for inviting me to be a Guest Designer for Christmas with the Cuties  The theme of this challenge is 'Red and Green' and I've used a cute Lili of the Valley precoloured image for my card and the remainder of the green check paper that I used for my Rudolph Day card.

I'm entering Die-cut Divas 'For the Love of Animals/Pets', Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Let's Go Green', Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge '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 'Christmas Mix' precoloured image
Dies: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Card: Red matt, white glitter
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Twas the Night'
Other: Red nailhead, Stampendous Fun Flock, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green checked paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card.  The precoloured image was layered onto green paper and a red Lacy Square die cut, before being attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut a snowflake from white glitter card and attached it to the top of the topper, adding a red nailhead to the centre. To finish I added Fun Flock to the dog's hat and highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

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 LOTV '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

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Pop-up Gift Card Holder

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Anything but a Card' and I've made a pop-up gift card holder using Debs' tutorial as a guide for the sizes.

I'm entering Season's Greetings 'Colour' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  All the paper was from my snippets drawer so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.




Dies: Memory Box ' Ringed Buckle'
Punch: Woodware corner rounder
Card: Red double sided pearlescent
Snippets: Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias'

I cut a piece of red card to measure 10" x 4.25" and scored it at 3", 4", 5" and 8".  I then trimmed snippets of holly paper for the inside - two pieces measuring 4" x 2.75" and one measuring 4" x 1.75" and poinsettia paper for the outside to the same measurements.   I rounded the corners of both the card and paper and attached the paper to the card.  I used a craft knife to cut a slit where the gift card will sit and then used double sided tape to attach the sides.  A strip of striped paper was then attached across this section of the gift card holder.  To make the belly band, I die cut a Ringed Buckle from red card and threaded a strip of holly paper through the buckle, This was wrapped around the gift card holder and fastened at the rear with double sided tape.

Kath x

Saturday, 25 February 2017

February Rudolph Day

A big 'Thank You' to ScrappyMo for inviting me to be her Guest Designer for the February Rudolph Day challenge.  I'm using another precoloured image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad. There are ten different images in the Art Pad, I used one for the January challenge and plan to use the other images for the next eight challenges, with something different in November!

I'm entering this card for the Merry Monday 'Stockings' challenge, A Gem of a Challenge 'Your Favourite Colour Combo' challenge (I love traditional red and green for Christmas cards), Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Card: Gold mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley ' 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Wink of Stella, Woodware 'Christmas Sentiments' and stars peel-offs

I trimmed the holly paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front. I trimmed the pre-coloured image, punched the corners, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  I added the 'Joy' and stars peel-offs and highlighted the stockings with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

With Love

This is the last of my daily posts for this week as I'm back at work tomorrow!  I made this quick card with a bargain stamp I bought at the Craft4Crafters show on Thursday.  It's an Anita's heart stamp, but I don't know what it's called - if anyone knows the name of the stamp, please let me know.

I'm entering Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Love is in the Air', Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Love', The Paper Shelter 'Be My Valentine', Allsorts 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: C" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Anita's heart stamp, Hobby Art 'With Love'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Red matt, white silk

I trimmed a square of white card before stamping and embossing the heart stamp and sentiment. This square was layered onto red card and attached to the card blank.

Kath x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Frosty the Snowman

I made this card for the Merry Monday 'Snowmen' challenge.  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Your Favourite Colour Combo' (I love blue and silver for Christmas cards), Christmas with the Cuties 'Christmas Carols and Songs' (I've chosen Frosty the Snowman - which I now can't stop singing!), ABC Christmas Challenges 'D for Dimension', Allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge, Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes' and Season's Greetings 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'The Perfect Snowman' pre coloured Mini Masterpiece
Die: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, Papermania Shimmering Dots

I trimmed the dark blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  I cut a strip of light blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it across the card lining up the snowflakes so the pattern matched. The pre-coloured image was trimmed slightly, layered onto silver mirri and attached to the centre with foam tape.  I die cut a snowflake and attached it to the top corner, adding a shimmering dot to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and the snow with Diamond Stickles.

Kath x

Friday, 17 February 2017

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Tribute Challenge for Eileen

As many of you know, Eileen our Winter Wonderland blog owner and coordinator passed away recently.  This challenge is a tribute to Eileen for the hard work she put into running the challenge blog and both teams are joining in.  The theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and we are sponsored by LC Designs who are offering the winner three digi stamps of their choice.

I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'Y for You Choose' (my choice is a Christmas Card), Season's Greetings 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Friends challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: LC Designs 'Away in a Manger' digi
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Gold Stardream, white silk
Paper: Marianne Design 'Wintertime'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed a piece of blue paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card before colouring it with Promarkers.  I punched the corners, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a friend who's a keen cyclist and am entering The Male Room 'Wheels' challenge, Seize the Birthday 'Inlaid die-cutting' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Joanna Sheen 'Road Bike'
Stamp: Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday'
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc'
Other: Wink of Stella

I die cut the road bike from black card and set it aside. I trimmed the paper to a square and die cut the bike from the lower edge.  The paper was then layered onto black card and I inlaid the bike and paper pieces.  To ensure the inlaid pieces were flat and glued down well, I placed a piece of plain card over the paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The panel was then attached to the card front. To finish I stamped the sentiment in the top corner and highlighted it with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Pretty Petals

Whilst I've been off work this week I've got ahead with some of the cards I need over the next few weeks, including this card for Mother's Day. I'm entering  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ChallengeDies R Us 'Think Spring' and Allsorts 'Hearts and/or Flowers' challenge.


Card blank: 6" c 6" white silk
Image: Making Cards 'Pretty Petals' (magazine freebie)
Dies: Crafts-Too Presscut 'Mum', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', 
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark green linen
Paper: Making Cards 'Pretty Petals' (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the floral paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  I attached the floral image to white card before die cutting  and embossing it.  I then die cut 'Mum' from the lower edge.  The image was layered onto a die cut and embossed green scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut 'Mum' from green card and inlaid it into the topper.

Kath x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

We Three Kings

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'Christmas Carols and Songs' challenge (I have chosen 'We Three Kings').  I am also entering Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Cute' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Nativity Play' Cute Squares
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Paper: Making Cards 'All That Glitters' (magazine freebie)
Card: Gold Stardream
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was die cut and embossed before being attached to a die cut and embossed decorative label. This was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 13 February 2017

Flourish Heart

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Use Red as the Focus' challenge.   I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Use a Heart and/or Flowers', Die Cut Divas 'Use Red or Pink' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenges.  The card and paper are from my snippets drawer so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Dies: Apple Blossom 'Flourish Heart' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Snippets: Red and white linen card; Lili of the Valley 'Pressed in Time' paper

I trimmed the browny/red paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the Flourish Heart from red card and set it aside. I die cut a Lacy Square from white card and die cut the Flourish Heart from the centre.  I then attached a snippet of white card to the rear.  I inlaid the red heart and then inlaid the red and white pieces to complete the heart.  To give some dimension I added two more snippets of white card to the rear before attaching it to the card front.

Kath x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Love is Like a Butterfly

I made this card for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge 'P is for Paper Piercing and/or the colour Fern' and I decided to choose both options.  I'm also entering Cardz 4 Gals 'Love is in the Air', A Gem of a Challenge 'Add a Butterfly', International Art & Soul 'Love is in the Air' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Sentiment: Kanban 'Butterfly Meadow'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterflies'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Lilac pearlescent
Paper: Making Cards 'Cocktail Time' (magazine freebie)
Other: Paper piercing tool and mat, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper to a square, layered it onto lilac card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the sentiment topper, layered it onto a scalloped die cut and embossed circle before attaching it to the centre of the card.  I die cut two mini butterflies, pierced them down the centre and attached them to the topper.  To finish I outlined the sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Super Striker

I made this card for my great nephew's birthday as he loves playing football.  I'm entering The Male Room 'Numbers' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenges and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Super Striker' Mini Masterpiece
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Card: Black matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Man About Town'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the football paper, layered it onto black card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was trimmed slightly and the corners were punched.  This was then layered onto black card before being attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut the number 9 from both black card and a football from another image,  I attached the black number to the lower corner with the football number offset on top.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Reindeer

I made this card for the Allsorts 'Paper Piecing' challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'C is for Creatures',  Merry Monday 'Clean and Simple' challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Stamp: Woodware 'Noel Reindeer'
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Faber-Castell colour pencils
Card: White linen
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Woodland Wishes' (pink), Making Cards 'Cocktail Time' (gold) and 'Christmas Special 2016' (brown) (magazine freebies)
Other: Wink of Stella

I stamped the reindeer, sentiment and star onto white card, this was trimmed and the corners punched. I layered it onto pink paper and attached to the card front.  I stamped the reindeer onto brown paper, the collar onto pink paper and the bell onto gold paper before paper piecing them onto the reindeer.  I coloured the sentiment with a pink pencil and added a Wink of Stella to the collar, bell, stars and swirls.

Kath x

Monday, 6 February 2017

Bunnies in Love

I made this card for the Lili of the Valley 'Love' challenge.  I am also entering Cardz 4 Gals 'Love is in the Air, Crafty Cardmakers 'Love, Love, Love', Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Love is in the Air', Crafting with Dragonflies 'Valentine's Day', International Art & Soul 'Love is in the Air' and Die-Cut Divas 'Use Red or Pink' challenges.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Bunnies in Love' precoloured image
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Punch: Woodware mini heart
Card: Dark red embossed
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt'
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered a square of pink paper onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured image, layered into onto a die cut and embossed decorative label and attached it to the centre of the card.  I punched four mini hearts and attached them to the corners.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Branwen Briar

This week Darnell's NBUS challenge has the optional theme of 'Use Bubble Wrap' and I chose to use my NBUS 'Branwen Briar' die.  My first challenge was then to find some bubble wrap and my second was to photograph the card without having an image of me in the metallic circle! I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Add a Butterfly', Die Cut Divas 'Use Red or Pink' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities ' Classic Scalloped Circles Large' Tonic Studios 'Branwen Briar', Tattered Lace 'Mini Sentiment'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid 
Card: Cerise metallic
Other: Bubble wrap

I inked the bubble wrap with the Orchid ink pad and stamped it onto white card.  I trimmed the square, layered it onto cerise metallic card and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed a cerise scalloped circle and attached it to the centre.  The Branwen Briar, mini butterfly and sentiment were die cut from white card and attached to the scalloped circle.

Kath x

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Snowman Couple

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Use Lots of Red or Pink and add a Heart'. We no longer have a digital sponsor for the challenge, but the winner will receive a prize donated by one of the design team.

I am entering the Christmas Card Challenges 'Snow', A Gem of a Challenge 'Hearts and/or Flowers', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge 'No Sentiment' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Snowman Couple' digi
Punch: Woodware regular and mini hearts
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley ' Heartfelt'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella

I layered pink heart paper onto red mirri and attached it to the card.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  I trimmed the image to a square and coloured it with Promarkers.  This was then layered onto red mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  I punched four regular and four mini hearts and attached them to the corners.  I coloured the snow people with a Wink of Stella and used Diamond Stickles on the snow.  To finish I added Glossy Accents to the heart.

Kath x

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Celebrate

I made this card for the Allsorts 'Let's Celebrate' 400th challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Love, Love, Love' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Wedding Carriage' precoloured topper
Dies: Memory Box 'Scrollwork ' and 'Wicker Panel', Tattered Lace 'Mini Sentiment'
Punch: Woodware 'Squared Corner'
Card: Silver pearlescent, white matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Timeless Victorian'
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered pink paper onto silver card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the 'Wicker Panel' from silver card and attached it across the card.  The image was trimmed slightly and the corners punched before it was attached to silver card.  I attached pieces of white card to the rear so it would lie flat across the wicker panel - the image was then attached to the card.  The sentiment and scrollwork were die cut from silver card and added to the front of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 29 January 2017

January Rudolph Day

I made this card for the January Rudolph Day challenge, using a pre-coloured image from the LOTV 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad.  There are ten images in the pad which I will use for my Rudolph Day cards this year, with a surprise post in November!

I'm also entering Die Cut Divas 'Make your Project Sentiment Free', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'No Sentiment' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foilage'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark green matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings'
Other: Dark red nailheads, Wink of Stella

I layered green paper onto dark green card and attached it to the card blank.  The image was die cut and embossed, layered onto a die cut and embossed scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  I added nailheads to the top and bottom corners and highlighted the wreath with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Love

Darnell's NBUS challenge this week has an optional theme of 'Hidden Word' or 'Camouflaged Word' -a new technique for me - my NBUS is the Hexagon dies.  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Hearts and/or Flowers' (I've obviously chosen the hearts theme), Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white hammer
Dies: Impression Obsession 'Love' and Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Hexagons'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: White hammer
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Always and Forever'

I attached the heart paper onto white card before die cutting and embossing a hexagon.  I die cut part of the 'Love' die and set it aside before attaching the hexagon to the card blank.  To add dimension I die cut four words from white card, three were layered and attached to the card. I attached the section of the 'Love' die I had set aside and then trimmed and attached the fourth white 'Love '.

Kath x

Monday, 23 January 2017

Christmas Baubles

I made this card for the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Cream, Aqua and Brown' colour challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'B is for Something Beginning with B' (I have chosen Baubles), the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Sentiment' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  The card and ribbon were all snippets, so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" cream silk
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', Memory Box 'Lydia Ornament' & 'Traditional Ornament'
Snippets: Aqua matt, Brown Pearlescent, Cream silk, Brown ribbon

I die cut two Lydia Ornaments from aqua card and two Traditional Ornaments from brown card.  I attached the aqua die cut onto the brown bauble and threaded brown ribbon through the loop, attaching it to the rear.  The baubles were attached to a square of cream card and the ribbon was fastened to the rear of the card.  This square was then layered onto brown card and attached to the card front.  I die cut the sentiment from both aqua and brown card.  The brown die cut was glued to the lower corner of the card with the aqua die cut attached to form a shadow.  To finish, I made two small brown bows and attached them to the baubles.

Kath x

Friday, 20 January 2017

You Brighten my Day ...

As our Winter Wonderland followers will know Eileen, our DT coordinator, is in hospital at the moment and Helen has kindly taken over the coordinator role until Eileen returns.  The new challenge is 'Spring Fever' (Sunshine, Flowers, Romance), it will run for four weeks and doesn't have to be a Christmas creation.  We don't have a sponsor this month, but we will still choose a winner using Mr Random and I will send them a small prize (10 sheets of Lili of the Valley Christmas Mini Masterpiece die cut images).  We will, of course, still have our Top Three creations.

Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'English Charm' Art Pad, Lili of the Valley 'Sentiment'
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Faber-Castell coloured pencils
Card: Green pearl
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Country Meadow' and 'Promises'
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered lilac stripe paper onto green card and attached it to the card front.  A strip of yellow floral paper was layered onto green card and attached across the centre.  The image was pre-coloured, this was trimmed, layered onto green card and attached to the left side of the card with foam tape.  I cut around the printed sentiment and coloured the butterflies and flowers.  This was layered onto a scalloped die cut and embossed circle before being attached to the top corner of the card with Pinflair glue.  To finish, I highlighted the image and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Coloured Pencils on Kraft

I made this card for Darnell's new NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge and have made my card with her optional challenge 'Use Coloured Pencils on Kraft'.   My NBUS item is the Decorative Labels One die - I bought the dies a while ago, but this is their first outing.  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Something New' (I've used my new die).


Card blank: 5" x 5" kraft
Stamp: Hobby Art 'Floral Display'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One:
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Faber-Castell coloured pencils
Card: Kraft and dark brown pearlescent

I stamped the 'Floral Display' image onto kraft card and coloured it with coloured pencils.  This was then die cut and embossed.  I die cut and embossed a Decorative Labels One from dark brown pearlescent card.  I layered the floral die cut onto the decorative die cut and attached it to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Welcome to your New Home

I made this card for the Crafty Friends 'New Beginnings' challenge.  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Celebrate Something New, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.



Card blank: 6" x 6" silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Moving Day' Mini Masterpiece
Stamp: Hobby Art 'General Greetings'
Punch: Woodware 'Mini Heart'
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed a square of heart paper, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  I cut a strip of blue stripe paper, layered it onto red card and attached it across the lower part of the card. The sentiment was stamped onto the top of the pre-coloured image before it was layed onto red card and attached to the card front with foam tape.  I punched four small hearts and added them each side of the image.  To finish I highlighted the image and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Eggbert

I made this card for the current Bugaboo Stella says Sketch challenge.  I'm entering the Cuttlebug Mania 'Winter Wonderland' and Die Cut Divas 'Make your Project Sentiment Free' challenges.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Eggbert Winter' digi (this week's Friday Freebie)
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Twinkle' folder and Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri and white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Red grosgrain ribbon, red nailheads, Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card front and embossed the top section before attaching holly paper on the lower half.  I wrapped red ribbon around the middle and attached it to the card front.  I resized and printed the image before die cutting and embossing it. This was then attached to a die cut and embossed scalloped circle.  I coloured Eggbert with Promarkers and a Wink of Stella.  I trimmed the image before attaching it to the card with Pinflair glue.  I added Stickles to the snow and three red gems.

Kath x

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Let it Snow

I made this card for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Clean and Simple' using my new die I won in the playground (thanks Di!).  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'B is for Something beginning with B' (I have used blue card), Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with DiesThe Male Room 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white hammer tent fold
Die: Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Let it Snow'
Card: Sapphire Stardream and white hammer

I die cut 'Let it Snow' from sapphire card and put it to one side.  I die cut 'Let it Snow' from the white card, then trimmed it before layering it onto blue card and attaching it to the card front.  I inlaid the blue die cut and then inlaid the pieces from the white die cut.

Kath x

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Follow Your Dreams

I made this card for the Cardz 4 Guys 'Up, Up and Away' challenge.  I am also entering The Male Room 'Anything Goes' challenge and the Dies R Us Challenge 'Anything Goes with Dies',   The card and paper are from my snippets drawer, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk tent fold
Stamp: 'From the Heart' sentiments (magazine freebie)
Dies: Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Borders One, Memory Box 'Beautiful Balloon'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Snippets: Bronze, gold, sapphire Stardream card, white card, green and cloud paper

I layered cloud paper onto bronze card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut a piece of green paper with the plain curved border, trimmed it to size and stamped the sentiment.  This was attached to the lower left corner.  I attached another piece of green paper to white card (to add dimension to the front hill) and used the same die to cut another curve.  This was then attached to the lower right corner.  I die cut and embossed three balloons.  The bronze and gold balloons were attached with double sided tape and the blue balloon was attached on top of them with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 6 January 2017

Thank You Very Much

I made this card for the Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I am also entering In The Pink 'Anything Goes' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Images: Lili of the Valley 'Party and Cake' Art Pad and 'Sentiment'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Dark red nailheads, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the pink paper and layered it onto red card before attaching it to the card front.  The image was pre-coloured from an Art Pad. I die cut and embossed it before attaching it to a die cut, embossed scalloped circle.  I cut around the sentiment, coloured the flowers and butterflies before attaching it to a die cut, embossed scalloped circle.  I attached the image to the left side of the card and then attached the sentiment with Pinflair glue to the lower edge of the image.  To finish I highlighted the girl and flowers with a Wink of Stella and attached nailheads to the corners of the card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Best Wishes

I made this card for the Less is More 'Dimension' challenge.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Something New' challenge (I've used two new dies that Santa gave me), Dies R Us Challenge 'Anyhing Goes with Die Cuts' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  The card is from my snippets drawer, so I'm into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop


Card blank: Cream speckled C6 tent fold
Dies: X-cut 'Mini 3D flower' & 'Mini Sentiment - Best Wishes'
Punch: Woodware 'Regular Circle'
Snippets: Bronze and Gold Stardust card

I die cut three sentiments from bronze card and layered them on the lower edge of the card.  I die cut one flower from bronze card and punched two small circles from gold card.  I attached the circles to the rear of the flower, opened the inner petals and shaped the outside petals before attaching it to the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 1 January 2017

A Very Merry Christmas To You

A Happy New Year - I hope 2017 will be a good year for everyone.

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round and this month we want you to 'Add some Snowflakes'.  The challenge no longer has sponsors and in future winners will receive a special prize.

I am entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Christmas with the Cuties 'Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes'. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra 'Where Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpiece
Die: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Gold Stardust
Paper: Making Cards magazine 'Winter Wonderland (magazine freebie)
Other: White pearl

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card blank.  The pre-coloured image was originally a square, but it I trimmed it to a rectangle, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre.  I die cut a gold snowflake and attached it to the top corner and added a white pearl to the centre.

Kath x