Monday, 20 August 2018

Hello

I made this quick notecard to send to a friend with a small gift.  I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt tent fold
Stamp: Papermania 'Geometric Mono Hello'
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green and Smokey Grey
Card: Dark green matt
Paper: Making Cards ''Floraltastic' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper and stamped 'Hello' in Olympia Green ink using my MISTI.  I stamped it a couple of times but the colour was still a bit too bright to match the dark green matting layer so I stamped it again with Smokey Grey ink.  This paper was then layered onto the dark green card and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted 'Hello' with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Twofer Geometric

I made these cards for the Twofer Card Challenge where the prompt is 'Geometric'.  I have used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Square die to make a friendship card and a birthday card.


Onfer - Friendship Card

I made this thrifty card using the front of an M&S gift card my nephew sent for my birthday together with stars and sequins from the birthday card my brother-in-law sent me.  I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.



Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Stamps for All Occasions (magazine freebie)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Card: Upcycled gift card
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Timeless Victorian'
Other: Acetate, sequins and stars (upcycled from birthday card)

I die cut and embossed a square from the centre of the gift card front (to remove the M&S logo) and trimmed the square so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card blank.  I attached a piece of acetate to the rear and wiped an anti-static pad across it before attaching foam tape around the edges of the aperture.  I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of purple paper and attached it to the rear of the acetate aperture on three sides.  I tipped the sequins and stars behind the acetate and then fastened it on the fourth side.  This panel was then attached to the front of the card blank with foam tape.

Twofer - Birthday

I made this card from snippets of paper and card so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop as well as entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large: Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday.
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: BoBunny 'Isabella' paper (magazine freebie), dark brown matt card

I die cut and embossed several squares from the Isabella paper and cut some of them in half to make the triangles for the edges of the patchwork.  I then glued these to brown card with Tombow liquid glue to give a bit of 'wriggle room'.  I found this glue to be a little too wet for the paper and the card started to curl a bit, so I placed a piece of kitchen paper on top of the patchwork and a heavy book on top and left it to dry for a while.  Once it had dried I trimmed around the edge of the patchwork and then attached the square to the card blank.  I trimmed a strip of pink paper and layered it onto brown card before die cutting the sentiment.  This panel was then attached across the centre of the card before I inlaid the sentiment I had die cut from brown card.

Kath x

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Upcycled Teddy

I'm trying to use lot of bits from my 'I'm sure I'll use it one day' drawer and found this cute image that I had saved from a birthday card.  I'm entering the Gem of a Challenge 'Breast Cancer Awareness' challenge where pink has to be the predominant colour, the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Dots and/or Stripes' (I've gone with the dots option on my paper), and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white pearlescent
Image: Upcycled birthday card
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Grey pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Butterfly Kisses;
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered the dot paper onto grey card and attached it to the card blank.  Although the image was already cut into a circle, I die cut and embossed it to make it slightly smaller.  This was layered onto a grey die cut and embossed scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  The letters and flowers on the image were already glittered, but I added a Wink of Stella to the teddy for an extra sparkle.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Poinsettia

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Q for Quotes'.  I'm also entering the Back to Basics and Beyond 'Use a Digital Image' challenge, the Imagine That Year-Round Link-Up 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 5.5in x 4.25in white silk tent fold
Stamp: Imagine That 'Poinsettia'
Card: Red matt, white silk
Other: Wink of Stella

I resized the pre-coloured digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  This was trimmed, layered onto red card and attached to the card blank.  I then highlighted the quote, poinsettias and leaves with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Christmas Silhouette

I've made this quick card for the Die Cut Divas 'Silhouette' challenge, the Dies R Us  'Black & White' challenge, The Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Die-cuts' and The Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt tent fold
Stamp: Woodware 'Delightful Dangles - Christmas Tree'
Die: Creative Does ' Woodland Scene'
Embossing: Stampendous White Embossing Powdr
Ink: Versamark
Card: Black matt

I die cut the Woodland Scene from black card and stamped the sentiment in the lower corner using Versamark ink.  I then embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  The die cut was attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 August 2018

July Rudolph Day

It's time for the July Rudolph Day Challenge - a little later than usual as ScrappyMo had a 'technical hitch' when releasing the post.  I've made another quick and easy 4" x 4" card, which is my theme this year.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas' and the Merry Litle Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays' cardstock
Card: Dark red matt
Other: Wink of Stella

To make this super quick card, I trimmed the 'Happy Holidays' card, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  I then highlighted the gold with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Christmas Bubble Tree

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and this month we want to see 'Warm/Hot Colours'.  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'P for Plain', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and a new Christmas challenge - the Merry Little Christmas challenge where 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Woodware 'Christmas Bubble Tree'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Purple pearlescent, white matt
Other: Glossy Accents
Snippet: Orange paper

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I used my MISTI to stamp the tree and sentiment and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I stamped the trunk onto a snippet of orange paper and paper pieced it onto the tree.  The baubles were coloured with Promarkers in yellow, gold, orange, red and purple.  The panel was layered onto purple card before being attached to the card front.  To finish I added Glossy Accents to the baubles.

Kath x

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Butterfly Tag

I made this tag for my sister's birthday present and am entering the Allsorts 'Tags' challenge, the Die-Cut Divas 'Anything But a Card' challenge and Die Cuttin' Divas 'Anything Goes' challenge. The paper, card and ribbon are from my snippets drawer to I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.



Stamp: Ultimate Crafts (magazine freebie)
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Pierced Tags', Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Colouring: Purple Promarker
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Cream and purple pearlescent card, Lili of the Valley 'Baskets & Bunnies' paper, white ribbon

I attached a snippet of paper onto cream card before die cutting and embossing the largest tag.  I stamped the sentiment on the lower edge and highlighted it with a Wink of Stella.  I die cut the butterflies and attached them above the sentiment.  To finish I coloured a snippet of white ribbon with a purple Promarker and attached it to the top of the tag.

Kath x

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Happy Birthday Josh

I made this card for my eldest great-nephew.  I'm entering the Seize the Birthday 'Stripes' challenge and Cardz 4 Guys 'Men's Fashion' challenge,


Card blank: 6" x 6" kraft
Stamp: Lili of the Valley ' Oliver Cool' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Kraft, white silk
Paper: Docrafts Papermania 'Capsule Elements Wood'
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I cut a piece of wood effect paper slightly smaller than the card blank and attached it to the front.  I resized the digi and trimmed it to a square before colouring it with Promarkers.  This was layered onto kraft card and attached to the centre of the card front.

Kath x

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Christmas Angel

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'Add some Sparkle' challenge.  I'm also entering Die Cuttin' Divas 'Chritmas in July' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, X-cut Silver Adhesive Glitter Sheet

I layered the silver glitter sheet onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured Art Pad image before layering it onto a die cut and embossed blue scalloped circle.  I attached the circle to the centre of the card with Pinflair glue to ensure it stuck onto the glitter sheet.  I highlighted the angel and stars with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the cloud.

Kath x