Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Merry Christmas Penguins

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Yellow (a little or a lot)' and I've gone for the 'lot' option!  This is my last card for a couple of weeks as we're going on holiday tomorrow with Cali.

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


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpieces
Dies: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflakes Set 2'
Card: Brown Matt
Paper: Making Cards 'Launching Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, gold nailhead

I layered the paper onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the square, pre-coloured image into a rectangle, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the centre.  I highlighted the penguins with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snowline.  To finish I added a die cut snowflake to the corner with a gold nailhead in the centre.

Kath x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Happy 1st Birthday

I made this card for my youngest great-nephew who will soon have his first birthday - it certainly doesn't seem a year since he was born!  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Lots of Layers' challenge, Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes', Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.



Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Toddlers' Art Pad
Dies: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Stars'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Bonnets and Bows' and Making Cards 'Blusher the Reindeer' (both magazine freebies)

I layered yellow star paper onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image to a square, layered it onto blue card and set it aside.  I trimmed blue paper and card to the same size as the image square before attaching it at an angle on the card front.  I then layered the image on top.  I die cut and embossed a blue star and die cut a number '1' from the centre.  I die cut another '1' from the white card I had cut from the side of the image and inlaid it into the star.  This was then attached to the card front.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

July Rudolph Day

As we're dashing towards Christmas, it's time for the July Rudoph Day Challenge.  I've used another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad for this super quick card.

I'm entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Christmas in July' challenge, Christmas Card Challenges 'Photo Inspiration' (I've used the colours), Crafty Calendar 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: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Oher: Dark red nailheads, Wink of Stella

I layered dark green paper onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image, layered it onto red card and attached it to the centre.  I highlighted the berries, bow and pot with a Wink of Stella and added dark red nailheads to the top and bottom of the image.

Kath x

Friday, 21 July 2017

A Star is Born

Our new challenge at Winter Wonderland is 'Use a digi image' and we're sponsored by All Dressed Up who are offering the winner two digi stamps.

I'm entering Die Cut Divas 'Christmas in July', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Die Cut', Holly & Ivy Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Die Cuts' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: All Dressed Up 'A Star is Born' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', X-cut 'Mini Star'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Gold pearlescent, white silk
Paper: Marianne Design 'Wintertime'

I trimmed the blue paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the image and printed it onto white card.  I die cut and embossed a circle before colouring the image with Promarkers.  This was then layered onto a die cut and embossed gold scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I die cut stars and attached them to the corners of the card.



Kath x

Monday, 17 July 2017

Happy Christmas

I made this card for the Dies R Us 'Use a Die Cut Sentiment as the Focus' challenge.  As I'm on a mission to use my snippets mountain, I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  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'.  


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 - I always struggle with male cards but thought this LOTV image would be perfect!  I'm 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

Friday, 9 June 2017

Beautiful Blooms

I made this quick birthday card for a friend who loves roses.  I managed to use some card and paper from my snippets mountain so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Quick and Easy' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Circles Large'  and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Dark green and white card, Lili of the Valley 'Perfect Pair' and Shabby Shack' paper

I trimmed the green card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and die cut the scalloped circle from the centre.  I attached the green square to the card blank and then inlaid a scalloped circle cut from white card into the centre (one of Di's tips).  I trimmed the green paper before attaching it to the card. I trimmed a strip of pink paper, layered it onto green card and attached it horizontally across the centre.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured Art Pad image before layering it onto the green scalloped die cut circle and attaching it to the centre of the card with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Happy Birthday Husband

This LOTV image reminded me of Hayle Towans which is near to where stayed last week in Cali, so I thought it would be a perfect image for Steve's birthday card.  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Special Man/Boy', Crafting with Dragonflies 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Landscape Collection - Sea Breeze' Art Pad
Stamp: Netty's Cards 'Husband Birthday' (freebie)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Country Gent', Hot off the Press 'Floral' Ultimate Pack

I trimmed turquoise paper, layered it onto brown paper and attached it to the card front. I trimmed the Art Pad image, layered it onto brown paper and attached it to the centre.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto turquoise paper before cutting around the edge.  This was then layered onto a die cut brown circle and attached to the card with foam tape.

Kath x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

All that Glitters

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Home, cabin, cottage, vacation spot' - the choice is yours!

I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Non-traditional colours', Cardz 4 Guys  'Favourite Colour Combo' (black and gold are a favourite of mine for men's cards), Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use some Gold' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image and paper: Making Cards magazine 'All that Glitters' (magazine freebie)
Card: Black matt:
Other: Card Candi 'Metallique - Bronze', Wink of Stella

I trimmed the gold floral paper, layered it onto black card and attached it to the card front.  The image was trimmed, layered onto black card and attached to the centre.  I added Card Candi to the top and bottom corners and highlighted the wording and the gold on the houses with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 29 May 2017

May Rudolph Day

It's time for the May Rudolph Day and I've used another image from the LOTV Festive Foliage Art Pad to make this quick card.  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Craty Hazelnut's Christms Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Stamp: Woodware 'Festive Verse'
Punch: Woodware Squared Corner
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the Christmas tree paper and attached it to the card blank adding a snippet of red paper down the left side.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the pre-coloured image before punching the corners and attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the sentiment, parcels and baubles with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 26 May 2017

Girl and Puppy in the Snow

There is a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see 'Hats and/or Scarves'.  We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who are offering the winner a digi stamp of their choice.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Snowflakes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  The paper and card were from my snippets drawer so I'm also popping across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Sasayaki Glitter 'Girl and Puppy in the Snow' digi
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Punch: Woodware Large and Regular Snowflakes
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Snippets: Marianne Design 'Snow Paper', Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Turquoise Candy BonBons, Wink of Stella.

I trimmed the red paper and attached it to the card front.  The digi stamp was resized and printed onto white card before being die-cut and embossed.  I coloured the image to match the colours of the paper and then attached it to the centre of the card.  I punched two large and two small snowflakes and attached them to the corners of the image before adding turquoise BonBons to the centres.  To finish I added Stickles to the snowflakes around the girl and a Wink of Stella on her dress frill and hat.

Kath x

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Beautiful Blooms

I made this card for a friend's birthday and am entering the Allsorts 'Happy Birthday' challenge.  I'm also entering Die-Cut Divas 'May Flowers' challenge, Crafty Friends 'Summer Colours' challenge and  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad
Dies: Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' and Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterfly'
Card: Purple and lilac pearlescent, white silk

I trimmed the purple card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I then trimmed the width of the pre-coloured Art Pad image before die-cutting 'happy' from the lower edge.  This was then attached to the card blank.  I die-cut 'happy birthday' from lilac pearlescent card, trimmed it and attached it to the lower edge of the card.  I then die-cut the sentiment from white silk card and inlaid the pieces.  To finish I added a small die-cut butterfly to the top corner.

Kath x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Festive Scene

I made this card for the Merry Monday 'Non-black Silhouette' challenge and followed the sketch at Christmas Card Throwdown.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Keep it Simple', Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes and Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies challenge.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white silk
Dies: Creative Dies ''Festive Scene', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Gold pearlescent and white silk

I die cut the Festive Scene from white card and layered it onto a gold die cut circle.  I then die cut and embossed a scalloped white circle and a slightly larger scalloped gold circle.  The Festive Scene and scalloped circles were layered and attached to the centre of the card blank.  To finish I removed the snowflakes from the die cut waste and added them above the houses.

Kath x

Monday, 8 May 2017

Wishing you a Magical Birthday

I made this card for a young girl's birthday and am entering the Lili of the Valley 'Happy Birthday' challenge, In the Pink 'Birthday' challenge, Crafty Friends 'Cute' challenge,Cuttlebug Mania 'Have Wings, Will Fly' challenge and Crafty Cardmakers 'Use a Sentiment'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Fairies' Art Pad
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley ''General Sentiments' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Brown Pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the pink spotty paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured Art Pad image was die cut, layered onto a die cut and embossed scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  The sentiment was die cut, layered onto a scalloped die cut circle and attached to the top corner of the card with Pinflair glue.  I die cut the numbers and attached them to the lower corner.  To finish I highlighted the fairy, teddy and present with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 6 May 2017

You're how old?

I made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday.  I'm entering Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes.  The card and paper are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: White silk DL
Stamp: Woodware 'Numbers'
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Promarkers
Snippets:  Green mirri and white silk card, brown paper

I attached a strip of brown paper across the card blank.  I then stamped the numbers and sentiments onto white card and trimmed the top and bottom.  This was layered onto brown paper and green mirri card before being attached across the middle of the card.  To finish I coloured B-i-L's age with a bright green Promarker.

Kath x

Monday, 1 May 2017

James Bear in the Snow

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Precipitation in some form (rain, snow, clouds, ice)'.  I've chosen 'snow' and used a pre-coloured LOTV image, snowflake paper and snowflake die.

I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Snowflakes', Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'James Bear in the Snow' Mini Masterpiece
Dies: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Light gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Papermania transparent shimmering dot, Stampendous White Fun Flock, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto light gold card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre.  I added a gold die-cut snowflake to the top corner of the image, adding a shimmering dot in the centre.  I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella, added white Fun Flock to James' hat and added Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes and snow.

Kath x

Friday, 28 April 2017

Christmas Stocking

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to you to 'Add Some Sparkle or Bling'. We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering three digi images of the winner's choice.

This is a scheduled post as we're having our first weekend away in our new campervan (see my other blog Where's Cali?).  Hopefully I can get wifi on site so will enter Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Candy Cane' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Christmas Stockings' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Ovals Large' and 'Lacey Ovals'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers, Gold Gel Pen
Card: Gold mirri, white silk
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Bella'
Other: Star Dust Stickles, Wink of Stella, Woodware 'Joy' gold peel-off, star peel-offs

I trimmed the lilac paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi stamp, printed it onto white card and coloured it with Promarkers, adding gold gel pen to the tassle. The image was die cut and embossed, layered onto a gold die cut and embossed lacey oval, before being attached to the left side of the card.  I added Star Dust Stickles to the stocking cuff and highlighted the stocking and presents with a Wink of Stella.  To finish I added gold stars to the top corner and a sentiment and stars to the lower corner.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

April Rudolph Day

It's time for the fourth Rudolph Day challenge of the year and I'm using another LOTV 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad image to make this quick card.

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


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Twas the Night'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the red checked paper and covered the whole of the card front.  Two strips of green checked paper were attached across the card, matching the pattern.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image to make it slightly narrower and then attached it across the centre.  To finish I highlighted the baubles and leaves with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

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