Thursday, 14 June 2018

Cabrini Ornament

I made these snippets cards with one of my favourite Christmas ornament dies and as I wanted to use two colours it made sense to make two cards so I could use all the die cut pieces.  The card is all from my snippets drawer so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas' and  Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.


Card blanks: 4" x 4" gold matt
Die: Memory Box 'Cabrini Ornament'
Embossing: Apple Blossom 'Holly' (magazine freebie), Sizzix 'Dots', Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Gold matt, white matt and red mirri card

I embossed two snippets of white card, trimmed around the edges of the frames before attaching them to the card blanks.  I die cut and embossed the ornament from both gold matt and red mirri card.  I attached the gold frame and holly leaves to one card and the red to the other.  The centres of the ornaments were embossed with the dots embossing folder before these and the holly berries were inlaid into the cards.

Kath x

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dad

I made this card for my father-in-law on Father's Day.  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Man/Boy' challenge and Cardz 4 Guys 'Father's Day' challenge,  I'm also entering the Die Cuttin' Divas 'Masculine or Father's Day' challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Making Cards 'Landscapes'
Die: Creative Expressions 'From the Heart - Male Relations'
Card: Brown matt
Paper: Making Cards 'Landscapes'

I trimmed the orange paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the image slightly and layered it onto brown card before die cutting 'Dad' from the top corner.  The panel was then attached to the centre of the card.  I attached a small piece of brown card onto a piece of paper (to ensure the same thickness as the image paper and matting layer) before die cutting 'Dad' and inlaying it into the card.  To finish I rolled my brayer across the die cut to ensure it was secure.

Kath x

Friday, 8 June 2018

Christmas Birds

I'm hosting the new challenge at Winter Wonderland and I've chosen 'Christmas Birds' as our theme.  We don't have a sponsor for this challenge, but I'm offering the randomly chosen winner a Tonic Studio 'Peace Dove' die.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Stamp: Woodware 'Tipsy Tree'
Punch: Woodware Corner Rounder
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Paper: Dark green patterned
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green paper so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card, rounded the corners and attached it to the card.  I trimmed the pre-coloured Art Pad image to ensure an even margin around all the sides and rounded the corners.  I then stamped the sentiment in the top corner.  As I wanted to get a deep colour to match the red on the image I used my MISTI and stamped the sentiment several times.  The image was attached to the centre of the card and highlighted with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Happy Birthday Steve

I made this card for my husband's birthday and am entering the Cuttlebug Mania 'Frame It' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Man/Boy'challenge, Dies R Us 'Sunshine or Clouds' challenge (I've used both) challenges.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamps: Whale of a Time (magazine freebie)
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large', Whale of a Time (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Stampendous clear embossing powder
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red matt and white silk
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Imprint IT Shadow' font

I stamped the scene onto white card and embossed it with clear embossing powder before colouring it with Promarkers.  I printed the sentiment onto white card and trimmed the card to a square before die cutting a circle above the sentiment.  This panel was then placed over the scene.  I trimmed the lower card so it was slightly smaller than the card with the sentiment before attaching the two and layering them onto red card.  The panel was then attached to the card front.  I die cut a circular frame from red card and attached it around the scene with a few small spots of glue.  I stamped and embossed a sailing boat onto white card and die cut it with the matching die from the set, before attaching it to the waves with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Monday, 4 June 2018

Wishing you Well

I made this card for my father-in-law who has recently been in hospital for an operation.  I'm entering the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Man/Boy'.  The card is from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Wishing you Well' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Green spot and white silk card

I trimmed the spot card and rounded the corners before attaching it to the card blank.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment below.  This was printed onto white card before being coloured with Promarkers.  I trimmed the edges and rounded the corners before attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the bug and heart.

Kath x

Friday, 1 June 2018

Ebony Christmas

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see 'Non-traditional Colours'.  I'm a little late in posting my card as the new month has crept up on me and, as usual when I'm short of time, I've dipped into my box of upcycled cards to find a suitable image.  I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'E for Ebony', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 5" x 4" white matt
Image: Upcycled Christmas card
Card: Gold matt
Other: Wink of Stella

To make this super quick card, I trimmed the image, layered it onto gold card, attached it to the card blank and added a Wink of Stella.  It was so quick to make I feel like I've cheated, but the image was too beautiful not to use!

Kath x

Friday, 25 May 2018

May Rudolph Day

Another Rudolph Day and another of my 4" x 4" card - this month I've made a super quick card using an upcycled Christmas card.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Keep it Simple', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" gold matt mirri
Image: Upcycled Christmas card
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Black card

To make this super quick card I die cut and embossed the Lacy Square ensuring the sentiment was in the centre.  This was layered onto a couple of small squares of black card to give some dimension before being attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Happy Birthday James

I made this card for Steve's nephew's birthday using my Oliver digi stamp (I think all the boys have now had cards with this image so I'll need to buy another one soon!).  I'm entering the Allsorts 'Happy Birthday' challenge, the Alphabet Challenge 'D for Dots' and A Gem of a Challenge 'It's a Man's World'. 



Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Lili of the Valley 'Oliver Texting' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Paper: Hot off the Press 'Ultimate Floral Pack'
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I trimmed the striped paper to a square and and attached it to the card.  I then layered a co-ordinating piece of spot paper to the left side.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment before printing it onto white card, trimming it to a square and colouring it with Promarkers.  I attached two slightly smaller squares of white card behind the image to give a little dimension and attached it to the centre.

Kath x

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Fairy on Present

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'Let it Snow' challenge.  I'm also entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Things with Wings' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Fairy on Present' Mini Masterpieces
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I cut a piece of blue snowflake paper, layered it onto dark blue card and attached it to the front of the card.  The pre-coloured image was already die cut, but I trimmed it slightly to remove the 'pips' and then put it into the largest square die and embossed the edge.  I die cut and embossed a Lacy Square from dark blue card.  The fairy image was layered onto the Lacy Square and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the fairy and presents with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes.

Kath x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Joy

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'J for Joy & K for Keep it Simple', the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Turquoise and Gold' colour challenge and Crafty Cardmakers 'No Patterned Paper' challenges.   The card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Die: Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy'
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Twinkle'
Snippets: Turquoise and gold pearlescent card, white silk card

I embossed a piece of white card with the Twinkle folder, trimmed it, layered it onto turquoise card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut 'JOY' from turquoise card and the swirly 'JOY' from gold card.  I attached the turquoise letters behind the gold outline and attached the completed die cut to the centre of the card using Pinflair glue.

Kath x