Sunday, 14 October 2018

Happy Christmas

As I'm falling behind on my Christmas card tally, I've made another card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge, the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Silver' challenge and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: White matt DL
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Driving Home for Christmas (magazine freebie)

To make this very quick card I trimmed the paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  I die cut 'Happy Christmas' from silver mirri and attached it to the top of the card. 

Kath x

Friday, 12 October 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'October Anything Christmas Goes'.  The paper and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Hunkydory Snowy Season 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Red mirri card, patterned paper

To make this very quick card, I trimmed the snippet of paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card.  I trimmed the pre-coloured die cut topper to remove the patterned frame, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the centre of the card with fun foam.

Kath x

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Lots of Love

I made this card for my aunt and uncle's wedding anniversary.  I'm entering the Dies R Us 'Anything Goes' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white pearlescent
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities ' Classic Heart'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: White pearlescent
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Always and Forever'

To make this quick card I layered a square of white card onto floral paper and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the heart ensuring I got the 'lots of love' at the top, middle and bottom of the heart.  To finish I glued the heart to the centre.

Kath x

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Seize the Birthday 'Travel' challenge.  I'm also entering Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Use Dies or Punches', the Dies R Us' Anything Goes challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.



Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Die: Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday'
Card: Rust texture, white matt
Paper: First Edition 'Man Made'

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto rust card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from white card, trimmed the edges and attached it to the lower edge of the card leaving an equal border around the edge.  I then die cut 'Happy Birthday' from rust card and inlaid the die cut pieces.

Kath x

Monday, 1 October 2018

Santa

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see Santa, an Elf or Fairy.  I've chosen Santa and have used a cute Lili of the Valley Art Pad image for my card.

I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Christmas is for Kids', Christmas with the Cuties 'For a Child', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Something beginning with S' (I have obviously chosen Santa).


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One;
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Red embossed
Paper: Making Cards 'Contemporary Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  The image was precoloured, so I die cut and embossed it before layering it onto a die cut and embossed decorative label.  I then die cut three smaller labels and attached these to the back of the image (to give some dimension) before attaching it to the card front.  To finish I highlighted Santa, the snow and holly with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 28 September 2018

Decorating LeAnn

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this month we have an 'Anything Christmas Goes' challenge.  We are sponsored by LeAnns World 101 who are offering the winner two digi stamps from their online shop.

I'm entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Colouring' challenge. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use some patterned paper' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: LeAnn's World 101 'Decorating LeAnn' digi
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Faber-Castell Colour Grip Pencils
Card: White silk
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle's Christmas' (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the paper and attached it to the card blank leaving a white margin around the edge.  I resized the digi and printed it on to white card before colouring it with coloured pencils to match the Baubles in the backing paper.  I die cut and embossed the panel before attaching it to the centre of the card with craft foam to give some dimension.

Kath x

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Smile and Be Happy

Another of my quick notecards (I do like to keep a few of these in my card box) and this one has been made for the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge (I was inspired by the cat and the colour pink).  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'One for the Girls/Ladies' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Die Cuts Kitties'
Stamp: From the Heart Sentiment Stamps (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt'
Other: Pink enamel dots

I trimmed the pink paper and layered it onto black card.  The kitten was already die cut but had a thick white border so I fussy cut leaving a small white border around the edge.  I put the panel into my MISTI and laid the kitten on top so I could line up my stamp.  After removing the kitten I stamped the sentiment onto the paper and then attached the panel to the card front.  I shaped the kitten and attached it with Pinflair glue down the centre to give some dimension.  To finish I added three small enamel dots to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

September Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another of my 4" x 4" cards using snippets and freebies.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge and the Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Dies or Punches'.   All the card was from my snippets drawer to I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', All Occasion Dies 'Small Poinsettia' , Memory Box 'Mini Holly Leaves' and  Festive Wishes Holly Sprig (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Festive Wishes (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Gold mirri, red matt, green matt and white matt card

I embossed a square of white card before layering it onto gold mirri and attaching it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut the sentiment from gold mirri and attached it to the lower part of the card.  I die cut and embossed two large poinsettias from red card and one from green card.  I shaped the die cuts before gluing them together.  I die cut the holly berries from gold mirri and glued them to the centre of the poinsettia.  I die cut two holly sprigs from dark green card and snipped the ends from both sprigs.  The snipped ends were then glued to the back of the poinsettia flower before being attached to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Jewel Wreath

I made this card for the CAS Christmas 'Wreath' challenge using a peel-off wreath from my 'bits box'.  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Colouring' challenge, and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and the The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image and Sentiment: Woodware 'Bubble Wreath' and 'Christmas Greetings' silver peel-offs
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Silver mirri, white matt
Other: Red bow (upcycled from a Christmas card)
Other: Wink of Stella

I attached the wreath to the white card adding the sentiment below it.  This panel was trimmed, layered onto silver mirri card and attached to the centre of the card blank.  I coloured the wreath with Promarkers and attached a red bow to the top. To finish I highlighted the baubles with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 21 September 2018

Floral Display

I made the card to send to a friend with a small gift and am entering the Less is More 'One Layer - Florals' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'Autumn Colours' challenge, The Flower Challenge 'Anything Goes' and A Gem of a Challenge 'One for the Girls/Ladies'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Stamps: Hobby Art 'Floral Display' and Ultimate Crafts 'Hello' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine 'Vintage Sepia'
Colouring: Faber-Castell Colour Grip Pencils

I stamped the Floral Display on the left side of the card and then used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the lower edge of the card.  I coloured the flowers with my Faber-Castell pencils and then used a small damp paintbrush to blend the colours.

Kath x