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.  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