Sunday, 15 January 2017

Welcome to your New Home

I made this card for the Crafty Friends 'New Beginnings' challenge.  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Celebrate Something New, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.



Card blank: 6" x 6" silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Moving Day' Mini Masterpiece
Stamp: Hobby Art 'General Greetings'
Punch: Woodware 'Mini Heart'
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed a square of heart paper, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  I cut a strip of blue stripe paper, layered it onto red card and attached it across the lower part of the card. The sentiment was stamped onto the top of the pre-coloured image before it was layed onto red card and attached to the card front with foam tape.  I punched four small hearts and added them each side of the image.  To finish I highlighted the image and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Eggbert

I made this card for the current Bugaboo Stella says Sketch challenge.  I'm entering the Cuttlebug Mania 'Winter Wonderland' and Die Cut Divas 'Make your Project Sentiment Free' challenges.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Eggbert Winter' digi (this week's Friday Freebie)
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Twinkle' folder and Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri and white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Red grosgrain ribbon, red nailheads, Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card front and embossed the top section before attaching holly paper on the lower half.  I wrapped red ribbon around the middle and attached it to the card front.  I resized and printed the image before die cutting and embossing it. This was then attached to a die cut and embossed scalloped circle.  I coloured Eggbert with Promarkers and a Wink of Stella.  I trimmed the image before attaching it to the card with Pinflair glue.  I added Stickles to the snow and three red gems.
Kath x

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Let it Snow

I made this card for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Clean and Simple' using my new die I won in the playground (thanks Di!).  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'B is for Something beginning with B' (I have used blue card), Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with DiesThe Male Room 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white hammer tent fold
Die: Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Let it Snow'
Card: Sapphire Stardream and white hammer

I die cut 'Let it Snow' from sapphire card and put it to one side.  I die cut 'Let it Snow' from the white card, then trimmed it before layering it onto blue card and attaching it to the card front.  I inlaid the blue die cut and then inlaid the pieces from the white die cut.

Kath x

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Follow Your Dreams

I made this card for the Cardz 4 Guys 'Up, Up and Away' challenge.  I am also entering The Male Room 'Anything Goes' challenge and the Dies R Us Challenge 'Anything Goes with Dies',   The card and paper are from my snippets drawer, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk tent fold
Stamp: 'From the Heart' sentiments (magazine freebie)
Dies: Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Borders One, Memory Box 'Beautiful Balloon'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Snippets: Bronze, gold, sapphire Stardream card, white card, green and cloud paper

I layered cloud paper onto bronze card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut a piece of green paper with the plain curved border, trimmed it to size and stamped the sentiment.  This was attached to the lower left corner.  I attached another piece of green paper to white card (to add dimension to the front hill) and used the same die to cut another curve.  This was then attached to the lower right corner.  I die cut and embossed three balloons.  The bronze and gold balloons were attached with double sided tape and the blue balloon was attached on top of them with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 6 January 2017

Thank You Very Much

I made this card for the Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I am also entering In The Pink 'Anything Goes' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Images: Lili of the Valley 'Party and Cake' Art Pad and 'Sentiment'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Dark red nailheads, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the pink paper and layered it onto red card before attaching it to the card front.  The image was pre-coloured from an Art Pad. I die cut and embossed it before attaching it to a die cut, embossed scalloped circle.  I cut around the sentiment, coloured the flowers and butterflies before attaching it to a die cut, embossed scalloped circle.  I attached the image to the left side of the card and then attached the sentiment with Pinflair glue to the lower edge of the image.  To finish I highlighted the girl and flowers with a Wink of Stella and attached nailheads to the corners of the card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Best Wishes

I made this card for the Less is More 'Dimension' challenge.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Something New' challenge (I've used two new dies that Santa gave me), Dies R Us Challenge 'Anyhing Goes with Die Cuts' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  The card is from my snippets drawer, so I'm into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop


Card blank: Cream speckled C6 tent fold
Dies: X-cut 'Mini 3D flower' & 'Mini Sentiment - Best Wishes'
Punch: Woodware 'Regular Circle'
Snippets: Bronze and Gold Stardust card

I die cut three sentiments from bronze card and layered them on the lower edge of the card.  I die cut one flower from bronze card and punched two small circles from gold card.  I attached the circles to the rear of the flower, opened the inner petals and shaped the outside petals before attaching it to the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 1 January 2017

A Very Merry Christmas To You

A Happy New Year - I hope 2017 will be a good year for everyone.

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round and this month we want you to 'Add some Snowflakes'.  The challenge no longer has sponsors and in future winners will receive a special prize.

I am entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Christmas with the Cuties 'Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes'. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra 'Where Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpiece
Die: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Gold Stardust
Paper: Making Cards magazine 'Winter Wonderland (magazine freebie)
Other: White pearl

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card blank.  The pre-coloured image was originally a square, but it I trimmed it to a rectangle, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre.  I die cut a gold snowflake and attached it to the top corner and added a white pearl to the centre.

Kath x