Saturday, 1 October 2016

Orange Christmas Tree

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Use Some Orange' and we are sponsored by Freshly Brewed Designs.  For my card I've made an inlaid die-cut Christmas tree (one of my favourite techniques at the moment) but I have found it hard to photograph the mirri card.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Die: Memory Box 'Sparkling Tile Tree'
Snippets: Orange mirri and white silk card

I die-cut the tree from the white card and backed it with double sided tape.  I then die-cut the tree from several tiny snippets of orange mirri card and inserted these into the white tree.  This panel was then trimmed, layered onto a slightly larger piece of orange mirri and attached to the card front.


Kath x

Vintage Florals

It's a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  This is a great challenge where the theme is always 'Anything Goes' as long as you use some patterned paper on your creation.

For my card I have used 'Vintage Florals' coordinating papers and toppers from Making Cards magazine.  


Card blank:  6" x 6" white silk
Image: 'Vintage Florals' (magazine freebie)
Dies; Memory Box 'Scrollwork' Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Card: Brown matt and white silk

I trimmed the floral paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  The image was layered onto brown and white card before being attached to the centre.  I die-cut the Scrollwork and attached it to the upper corner of the card.  The flower topper was die-cut, layered onto a scalloped brown die-cut circle and attached with foam tape.

Kath x

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wire and White Birthday

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge 'W is for Wire and White on White'.  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Female Birthday' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.  The card is all from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white pearl
Die: Crafts-Too 'Happy Birthday'
Embosisng: X-cut 'Swirls'
Other: Craft for Occasions white wired butterfly
Snippets: White pearl and silver mirri card

I embossed the white pearl card, trimmed it slightly before laying it onto silver mirri and attaching it to the card front.  I die-cut the sentiment from both white pearl and silver mirri card, layering the white sentiment onto the silver one to create a shadow.  This was then attached to the centre of the embossed panel.  To finish I attached the butterfly to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 26 September 2016

Good Luck in your New Home

I made this card for my aunt and uncle who are going to move into their new home soon - hopefully it won't be as wonky as this house!  I'm entering the Cuttlebug Mania 'New Home' challenge, Crafty Friends Challenge 'Special Occasion', Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'AKV House' digi stamp
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: X-cut 'Small Polka Hearts'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Light brown matt, white silk
Other: Wink of Stella, Computer generated sentiment 'Rockwell' font

I embossed the light brown card, trimmed it to size and attached it to the centre of the card front.  I printed the digi stamp onto white silk card, resized it and added the sentiment.   This was die-cut with the largest Lacy Squares die. The image was coloured with Promarkers and the windows highlighted with a Wink of Stella.  I cut two squares of white card and attached them to the rear of the image before fixing it to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sending you Warm Winter Wishes

I made this card for the Merry Monday 'Keep Warm' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Sentiment', Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes' and the Rudolph Day challenge where 'Anything Goes as Long as It's Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" cream silk
Card: Gold mirri
Papers: Hunkydory 'Christmas Traditions' (magazine freebie)

I layered a square of patterned paper onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front.  The image was trimmed leaving a small outline of cream, before being layered onto gold mirri and attached to the card front.  The sentiment was trimmed, layered onto gold mirri and attached to the card with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 23 September 2016

Christmas Angel

Christine is the host for this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge and she has chosen 'Bingo Board' and a 'Sketch' for this week's themes.

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons who are giving a £10.00 voucher and Becky's Place who are giving the winner three digis.

For my card I have used chosen the middle line of the Bingo Board 'Blue, Sparkle or Shine and Embossing' (although the sparkle doesn't show too well in the photograph).  I am entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Cute', Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Angels or Fairies' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank:  7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Creative Expressions 'Sparkle Squares', Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Blue Moondust, white silk
Snippets: Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle

I embossed the white card and trimmed it to a square, this was layered onto blue Moondust card before being attached to the centre of the card blank.  I die-cut and embossed a Lacy Square from blue Moondust card.  I trimmed the Christmas Angel so it fitted inside the embossed area of the Lacy Square and then sprayed it with two coats of Spray and Sparkle.  When dry, I layered the image to the die-cut square and  attached it to the card front.






Kath x 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Happy 35th Birthday

I made this card for my nephew's birthday and am entering Stamping Sensations 'One for the Boys' challenge, Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'. The paper and card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: White DL silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Numbers'
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Faber-Castell coloured pencils
Snippets: Brown matt and white silk card, Lili of the Valley 'Enchantment' paper

I attached a piece of Enchantment paper to centre of the card blank.  I stamped the numbers onto white card and then stamped the two smaller sentiment stamps above and below.  I coloured the numbers to match the papers, highlighting my nephew's age!  This strip was trimmed, layered onto brown card and attached across the centre of the card.

Kath x