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