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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Winter Wonderland

I made this quick, cute card using another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Keep it Simple'.


Card blank: 5.5" x 4.25" white tent fold
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Paper: SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I cut the centre out of the brown frame and attached the precoloured Art Pad image behind it, trimming the Art Pad image slightly along the top and one side.  This was then attached to the card.  I used a Wink of Stella to highlight the girl and squirrels and Diamond Stickles for the snowflakes.

Kath x

Friday, 11 May 2018

Christmas in the Snow

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme is 'Christmas in the Snow'.  We are sponsored by LeAnn's World 101 who are offering the winner two digi stamps of their choice.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: LeeAnn's Wold 201 'Snow Friends' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I covered the front of the card with green paper, leaving a white border around the edge.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card.  The image was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto red paper and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snow.


Kath x

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Happy Birthday Dad

I made this card for my father-in-law's birthday using the aptly named papers 'Father Knows Best'!  I'm entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge. The card and papers are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading over to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Dies: My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Hexagons'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Other: Star button, black/white baker's twine, computer generated sentiment 'Harrington' font
Snippets: Black matt card, white silk card, Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best' paper

I die cut and embossed hexagons from snippets of paper and attached them to a piece of paper using Collall All Purpose glue to give a little 'wriggle room'.  This panel was trimmed and layered onto black card before being attached to the card blank.  I printed the sentiment onto white card and die cut a fishtail flag.  I drew around the die onto a piece of black card to make a matt layer and then cut the shape out.  The white flag was layered onto the black matt and attached to the left side of the card.  To finish I tied baker's twine through the button and attached it to the left of the sentiment with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Happy Birthday Katie

I made this card for Steve's niece's birthday.  I'm entering the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Wheel with the letter D' (I have used D for Dirt [hair], Denim Blue [clothes, butterfly, card and sentiment], Dark Salmon [roses, clothes and butterfly], Digi Image, Die Cut [banner], Dimension [matting and layering] and a Butterfly).  I'm also entering Ally's Angels 'Butterflies', Crafty Cardmakers 'Birthdays' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenges.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Butterfly Rose Girlz' digi stamp
Die: My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card; Denim blue matt, white silk
Paper: Green mottled 
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Harrington' font, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green paper, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card blank.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  I trimmed the image and coloured it with Promarkers before layering it onto blue card and attaching it to the left side of the card. I printed the sentiment onto white card and die cut it using the smallest fishtail flag.  I placed the same die onto blue card and drew around the outside edge to make the matt for the sentiment.  After layering the sentiment onto the blue card I attached it to the lower edge of the card with Pinflair glue to give extra dimension.  To finish I highlighted the butterfly, roses, hair and clothes with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Santa and Reindeer

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and it's 'Anything Goes'.  I've made a super quick card for this month's challenge using a cute Lili of the Valley Art Pad image.  I'm entering the Merry Monday 'No Stamping' challenge and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 5.5" x 4.25" white tent fold
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Paper: SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Stampendous White Fun Flock, Wink of Stella

To make this quick card I attached the red and white stripe paper to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image and attached it to the centre of the card.  I added Diamond Stickles for the snow, Fun Flock on Santa's clothing and a Wink of Stella over the image to give a little sparkle.

Kath x

Thursday, 26 April 2018

April Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another of my super quick 4" x 4" snippet cards using magazine freebies.  I'm also entering the Die-cut Divas 'Anything Goes' challenge and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Die: Creative Dies 'Woodland Scene' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella
Cards: Dark blue mirri and white matt
Paper: Emma Ball (magazine freebie)

I die cut the woodland scene from white card and layered it onto a snippet of blue paper before attaching it to a piece of dark blue mirri card.  The panel was then attached to the card blank.  I attached the stars and snowflakes and added a Wink of Stella around the tree and reindeer.

Kath x

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Fairy with Present

I made this quick card for a young friend who likes fairies and anything pink.  I'm entering the first challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond 'Matting and Layering' and the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Card blank: 6"  6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Fairy with Present'
Stamp: Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Designs 'Sentiments' (magazine freebie)
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid
Card: Cerise matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Bella'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the parcel paper, layered it onto cerise card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured topper, and die cut the '6' from the bottom corner.  I used the 'Today' that I had previously cut from a larger stamp and using my MISTI I stamped it at the side of the die cut '6'.  This panel was layered onto cerise card and attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut '6' from cerise card and inlaid it into the topper.  To finish I highlighted the fairy with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Cardz for Gals 'Black, white and one bright colour' challenge.  I'm also entering the Die-Cut Divas 'Anything Goes' and Seize the Birthday 'Vibrant Colours' challenges.  The card is from my snippets drawers so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Dies: Apple Blossom 'Cherry Tree' (magazine freebie), Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday'
Colouring: Black Promarker
Snippets: Black, white and cerise matt card

I die cut two cherry tree dies from black card and then trimmed another piece of black card to make a square the width of the die cut.  I trimmed a piece of white card, layered it onto the black square and attached it to the card front.  I then used Stick and Spray glue to attach the two die cuts to the top and bottom of the card.  I ran a black Promarker around the inside edge of the flowers as I wanted to ensure the white card didn't show around the edges of the inlaid flowers.  I cut the blossoms from several snippets of cerise card and inlaid them.  To finish I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from black card and attached it across the centre.

Kath x