Sunday, 19 February 2017

With Love

This is the last of my daily posts for this week as I'm back at work tomorrow!  I made this quick card with a bargain stamp I bought at the Craft4Crafters show on Thursday.  It's an Anita's heart stamp, but I don't know what it's called - if anyone knows the name of the stamp, please let me know.

I'm entering Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Love is in the Air', Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Love', The Paper Shelter 'Be My Valentine', Allsorts 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: C" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Anita's heart stamp, Hobby Art 'With Love'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Red matt, white silk

I trimmed a square of white card before stamping and embossing the heart stamp and sentiment. This square was layered onto red card and attached to the card blank.

Kath x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Frosty the Snowman

I made this card for the Merry Monday 'Snowmen' challenge.  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Your Favourite Colour Combo' (I love blue and silver for Christmas cards), Christmas with the Cuties 'Christmas Carols and Songs' (I've chosen Frosty the Snowman - which I now can't stop singing!), ABC Christmas Challenges 'D for Dimension', Allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge, Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes' and Season's Greetings 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'The Perfect Snowman' pre coloured Mini Masterpiece
Die: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, Papermania Shimmering Dots

I trimmed the dark blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  I cut a strip of light blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it across the card lining up the snowflakes so the pattern matched. The pre-coloured image was trimmed slightly, layered onto silver mirri and attached to the centre with foam tape.  I die cut a snowflake and attached it to the top corner, adding a shimmering dot to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and the snow with Diamond Stickles.

Kath x

Friday, 17 February 2017

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Tribute Challenge for Eileen

As many of you know, Eileen our Winter Wonderland blog owner and coordinator passed away recently.  This challenge is a tribute to Eileen for the hard work she put into running the challenge blog and both teams are joining in.  The theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and we are sponsored by LC Designs who are offering the winner three digi stamps of their choice.

I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'Y for You Choose' (my choice is a Christmas Card), Season's Greetings 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Friends challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: LC Designs 'Away in a Manger' digi
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Gold Stardream, white silk
Paper: Marianne Design 'Wintertime'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed a piece of blue paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card before colouring it with Promarkers.  I punched the corners, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a friend who's a keen cyclist and am entering The Male Room 'Wheels' challenge, Seize the Birthday 'Inlaid die-cutting' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Joanna Sheen 'Road Bike'
Stamp: Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday'
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc'
Other: Wink of Stella

I die cut the road bike from black card and set it aside. I trimmed the paper to a square and die cut the bike from the lower edge.  The paper was then layered onto black card and I inlaid the bike and paper pieces.  To ensure the inlaid pieces were flat and glued down well, I placed a piece of plain card over the paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The panel was then attached to the card front. To finish I stamped the sentiment in the top corner and highlighted it with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Pretty Petals

Whilst I've been off work this week I've got ahead with some of the cards I need over the next few weeks, including this card for Mother's Day. I'm entering  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ChallengeDies R Us 'Think Spring' and Allsorts 'Hearts and/or Flowers' challenge.


Card blank: 6" c 6" white silk
Image: Making Cards 'Pretty Petals' (magazine freebie)
Dies: Crafts-Too Presscut 'Mum', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', 
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark green linen
Paper: Making Cards 'Pretty Petals' (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the floral paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  I attached the floral image to white card before die cutting  and embossing it.  I then die cut 'Mum' from the lower edge.  The image was layered onto a die cut and embossed green scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut 'Mum' from green card and inlaid it into the topper.

Kath x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

We Three Kings

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'Christmas Carols and Songs' challenge (I have chosen 'We Three Kings').  I am also entering Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Cute' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Nativity Play' Cute Squares
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Paper: Making Cards 'All That Glitters' (magazine freebie)
Card: Gold Stardream
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was die cut and embossed before being attached to a die cut and embossed decorative label. This was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 13 February 2017

Flourish Heart

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Use Red as the Focus' challenge.   I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Use a Heart and/or Flowers', Die Cut Divas 'Use Red or Pink' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenges.  The card and paper are from my snippets drawer so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Dies: Apple Blossom 'Flourish Heart' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Snippets: Red and white linen card; Lili of the Valley 'Pressed in Time' paper

I trimmed the browny/red paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the Flourish Heart from red card and set it aside. I die cut a Lacy Square from white card and die cut the Flourish Heart from the centre.  I then attached a snippet of white card to the rear.  I inlaid the red heart and then inlaid the red and white pieces to complete the heart.  To give some dimension I added two more snippets of white card to the rear before attaching it to the card front.

Kath x