Monday, 10 December 2018

Merry Christmas Mum

This is the Christmas card I made for my mother.  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Y is for Your Favourite Thing' (I love inlaid die cutting as I find it so relaxing), the Crafty Cardmakers 'Christmas' challenge, the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Pick a Previous 2017 Challenge' (I've chosen the November 2017 Sketch Challenge) and the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge. All the card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Dies: Creative Dies 'Festive Scene' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Card: White matt
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Copperplate Gothic Light' font
Snippets: Blue and gold pearlescent card, Marianne Design 'Snow Paper', blue speckled paper, white card

I printed the sentiment onto white card, trimmed the panel, layered it onto blue pearlescent card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the Festive Scene from blue card and used Stick and Spray to glue it to a die cut blue circle before attaching it to the centre of the card.  I attached the blue speckled paper onto thin white card to make it the same thickness as the outline before die cutting the sky and inlaying it.  The snow and snowflakes were die cut from Snow Paper before being inlaid.  To finish I die cut the windows from gold card and inlaid them into the scene.

Kath x

Friday, 7 December 2018

Last Tree in the Shop

It's time for the final Winter Wonderland challenge of the year and our theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes'.   We are sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps who are offering the lucky winner two digis from their online store.

I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'S is for Season's Greetings', ABC Christmas Challenge 'Z is for Zero Embellishments', Cardz 4 Gals 'Non-traditional Christmas colours' challenge, the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Dr Digi's House of Stamps 'Last Tree in the Shop' digi and Imagine That 'Snowman Trio'
Card: Purple pearlescent and white matt
Other: Wink of Stella

I resized the tree and sentiment digis and merged them in a Word document before printing onto white card.  I trimmed the panel and coloured the tree and baubles with Promarkers.  The panel was layered onto purple pearlescent card before being attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the star, baubles and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Magical Fairy

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Wheel with the Letter X' where Mrs A wants to see Fairies, Gnomes, Pixies or Elves (I've obviously chosen the Fairy option).  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Fairies, Fantasy and Magical' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Magical Fairies' Art Pad
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Floral Oval'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Blackberry Lane'
Other; Silver holographic Card Candi, Wink of Stella

As the paper had a plain centre and patterned edges I attached it to cover the whole card front so the leaves framed the card.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured fairy image and attached it to the centre.  I flattered the Card Candi and glued it to the top and bottom corners of the card.  To finish I highlighted the fairy with a Wink of Stella, adding several layers to the wings so they had the same shimmer as the Card Candi.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Sister

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round - the final one this year - and we have a nice easy challenge 'Anything Goes'.   I made a similar card for the September Rudolph Day Challenge and thought the design would be suitable for my sister so made this card mounting the panel onto a larger card blank and changing the die cut.

This is a scheduled post as we're away this weekend visiting our families (and exchanging Christmas presents and cards) so I'm not linking to any challenges this time.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Dies: All Occasion Dies 'Small Poinsettia', Creative Expressions From the Heart 'Female Relatives, Memory Box 'Mini Holly Leaves', Festive Wishes Holly Sprig (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Festive Wishes (magazine freebie)
Card: 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 'Sister' 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 attached 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

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Rudolph and Presents

I made this card for the Alphabet Challenge 'R is for Reindeer'.  I'm also entering the Allsorts challenge 'Inspired by a Song' (I've chosen Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer) and Cardz 4 Guys 'Christmas Critters'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamps: Bugaboo 'Rudolph Presents' and Imagine That 'Poinsettia' digis
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri and white matt
Other: Glossy Accents

I resized Rudolph and the sentiment and merged them in a Word document before printing onto white card.  I trimmed the panel and coloured the image with Promarkers.  The panel was layered onto red mirri and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted Rudolph's eyes with Glossy Accents.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 November 2018

November Rudolph Day

It's time for the last Rudolph Day of the year and the last of my 4" x 4" cards making use of all the freebies I've collected.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'R is for Reindeer' and Die Cut Divas 'Anything Goes'.  The card and paper is from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Die: Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Tattered Lace snowflake paper (magazine freebie), brown and red pearlescent card, Marianne Design 'Snow Paper'

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the reindeer and antlers from brown card, the bow, swirl and three snowflakes from red mirri card and four snowflakes from the glitter paper.  These were all attached to the card front with tacky glue.

Kath x

Friday, 23 November 2018

Fairy Godmother

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see 'Christmas or Winter Characters (people only)'.  We are sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs who are offering the lucky winner as super prize.

I'm entering the Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Twinkle Lane Designs 'Fairy Godmother' digi
Colouring: Bruynzeel Sakura coloured pencils
Paper: Driving Home for Christmas 'Stars' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I cropped the fairy and sentiment images from the Fairy Godmother set and used Word to merge them into one image.  This was then printed onto white silk card and trimmed.  I used coloured pencils for the fairy and lots of Wink of Stella on her wings.  The panel was layered onto star paper and attached to the card.

Kath x

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Merry Christmas

I made this card for the Less is More 'Metallics' challenge.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'CAS Christmas' challenge, the  Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge, the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'CAS' and the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white pearlescent
Dies: Marianne Design Creatables 'Christmas Tree' and Lawn Fawn 'Merry Christmas Line Border'
Embossing: Sizzix 'Dots' folder
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Green & silver (magazine freebie)

I die cut the tree twice from the green and silver paper and once from silver mirri.  I also die cut the sentiment from silver mirri.  I trimmed the card blank slightly so the sentiment sit across the whole width.  The sentiment was attached to the lower edge of the card and the two green trees were glued directly onto the card.  I embossed the silver tree with dots and attached it to the centre with foam pads.

Kath x

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Happy Christmas

I made this card for this card for the Allsorts 'CAS Christmas' challenge.  I'm also entering the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christms Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Card: Red matt
Paper: Kaisercraft 'Christmas Wishes' (magazine freebie)

To make this quick card, I trimmed the Father Christmas paper and layered it onto red card before die cutting the sentiment from the top corner.  The panel was then attached to the card blank.  I die cut Happy Christmas from red card and inlaid it into the paper.  A super quick CAS card that will be cheap to post too!

Kath x

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Christmas Wishes

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'W is for Wishes'.  I'm also entering Christmas with the Cuties 'Wrap up Warm' challenge, The Cutie Pie Challenge 'Winter Layers', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Embossing: Stampendous White Opaque Embossing Powder
Stamp: Hot off the Press 'Christmas Wishes'
Ink: Versamark
Card: Red mirri
Other; Wink of Stella

I trimmed the precoloured Art Pad image before stamping and embossing the sentiment in the top corner.  The panel was then layered onto red mirri and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the children with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x