Monday, 28 November 2016

Snowman and Friends

I made this card for the Cardz 4 Gals 'Show a Snowman' challenge and the final Rudolph Day Challenge of the year..  I'm entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Snowmen/women', Allsorts 'Anything Christmas' and Sparkles Monthly Challenges 'Christmas is Coming'  I'm also hopping over the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop with my snippets.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Cuties' Art Pad
Punch; Woodware Squared Corner
Embossing: Sizzix 'Dots' embossing folder
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella
Snippets: Grey matt and white silk card, Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias' paper

I embossed a piece of white silk card, trimmed it, layered it onto grey matt card and attached it to the card front.  The snippet of pink paper was trimmed, layered onto grey card and attached to the left side of the card.  I punched the corners of the pre-coloured image, layered it onto grey card and attached it to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snow.

Kath x

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Perfect Snowman

I made this card for one of my young nephews and am entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Snowman' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Cute', Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Christmas is Coming' and Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes'.  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
Image: Lili of the Valley 'The Perfect Snowman' Mini Masterpiece
Die: Cheery Lynn Designs 'Snowflake Set 2'
Other: Clear gem, Stampendous Fun Flock, Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella
Snippets: Blue matt card, silver mirri, blue snowflake paper

I trimmed blue snowflake paper, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured image was originally a square, so I trimmed it to a rectangle, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the centre of the paper. I die cut a snowflake, attached it to the corner of the image and added a clear gem to the centre.  To finish, I highlighted the snow with Diamond Stickles, the image with a Wink of Stella and added Fun Flock to the hat bobble.

Kath x

Friday, 18 November 2016

Happy Christmas

Louise is the host for this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge and she has chosen 'Poinsettias' or 'Snow is Falling' as the themes.

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering three digis and The Craft Barn who are offering a £10.00 voucher.

I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where 'Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas'.  The paper and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop


Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Other: Clear sequins
Snippets: Red pearlescent card, Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias' paper

The paper was a part-used sheet from the pad, so I trimmed it to a square, layered it onto red pearlescent card and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut the sentiment and attached it to the upper corner.  A few sequins were then added around the sentiment.

Kath x 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Celebrate

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Tic, Tac, Toe' challenge (I have used Rhinestones, Sentiment, Purple).  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Party and Cake' Art Pad
Dies: Poppy Stamps 'Celebrate' and Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Purple matt
Paper: Tattered Lace
Other: Clear rhinestones, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper to a square, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured image and attached it to the left side of the card.  I die cut the Celebrate twice, layered them to give depth and attached the sentiment to the lower corner.  I added rhinestones to the top and bottom corners and highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Greetings of the Season

I made this card for the Cardz 4 Guys 'Oh! Christmas Tree' challenge.  I'm also entering The Paper Shelter 'Christmas is Coming' challenge, Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Stamp: Paper Smooches 'Joyful Greeting'
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Card: Green matt and white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card blank.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the pre-coloured Art Pad image, layered it onto green card and attached it to the left side of the card.  The sentiment was stamped onto white card, trimmed, layered onto green card and attached with Pinflair glue.  To finish I highlighted the sentiment and the baubles with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 7 November 2016

Purple and Gold Christmas

I made this card for the Less is More 'Purple and Gold' challenge.  I am also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'R for Recipe' (I have used Sentiment, Stamp & Embossing), and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  The card and gold foil are from my snippets drawer so I'm off to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Christmas Bubble Tree'
Ink: Versamarkm Versafine Toffee
Embossing: WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Colouring: Purple Flexmarker
Other: Glossy Accents, Sakura Gelly Roll 'Clear Star' pen
Snippets: Gold foil paper, white silk card

I stamped and embossed the tree and sentiment onto white card before trimming it so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I coloured the bubbles with a purple Flexmarker, then highlighted them with the Gelly Roll pen to give a little sparkle before adding Glossy Accents.  I stamped the tree trunk with toffee ink onto gold foil paper, fussy cut it and attached it to the tree trunk.  To finish  I added two smaller pieces of card behind the image before attaching it so it stood away from the card blank.

Kath x

Friday, 4 November 2016

Celebrate in Style

I made this card for the Less is More 'Celebrations and Festivals' challenge.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'R for Recipe' (I have used Sentiment, Stamp & Embossing), Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes',


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Bubble Bloom Clarissa'
Embossing: WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Toffee
Paper; Making Cards 'Party Girls' (magazine freebie)
Other: Card Candi, Papermania Transparent Shimmering Dots, Mark Richards Gold Nailheads

I stamped and embossed the flower and sentiment onto white card.  This was trimmed, layered onto purple/gold paper and attached to the card front.  I stamped the leaves with Toffee ink onto another piece of the purple/gold paper, fussy cut them just inside the stamped image and attached them to the card.  The flower was decorated with Card Candi, shimmering dots and nailheads.

Kath x

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Butterflies are the best dancers

A big thank you to Mrs A for inviting me to be her Guest Designer on the Butterfly Challenge.  I chose the letter 'Q' and Mrs A tells me this is for 'Q for Quotes (which must be a butterfly quote) and/or Quick Silver'.  I found some lovely Hunkydory Butterfly toppers and quotes and have used one for my card.

I'm entering Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'


Card blank: DL white pearl
Image: Hunkydory 'The Butterfly Ball'
Card: Silver mirri, Hunkydory 'The Butterfly Ball'

I trimmed a piece of check card, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card.  A section of the floral card was trimmed, layered onto silver mirri and attached to the left side.  Although the butterfly topper was edged in silver, I wanted to layer it to match the rest of the card so I trimmed it slightly, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it using foam tape.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Happy Birthday

It's a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where the theme is always 'Anything Goes' as long as you use patterned paper.

I am entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes'. The paper and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 7" cream silk
Dies: Memory Box ' Stitched Happy Birthday Circle', Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Cream silk and maroon matt card, Wild Rose Studio 'Man About Town' paper

I trimmed the paper to make a square, layered it onto cream and maroon card before attaching it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut Happy Birthday from cream card and attached it to a die cut cream circle.  This was then fixed to the centre of a die cut and embossed maroon circle.  I die cut Happy Birthday from maroon card and inlaid the pieces.

Kath x

Elf and Ornament

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Santa or Elf' and we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.

I'm entering Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Classic Design Team Open Challenges 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp:  Bugaboo 'AKV Elf Ornament' digi
Die: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Punches: Woodware 'Snowflake Large' & 'Snowflake Regular'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Marianne Designs 'Snow Paper, green and red matt, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: White Fun Flock, white pearl gem, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the Merry Christmas paper, layered it onto red and green card before attaching it to the centre of the card blank.  The digi was resized and printed onto white card - the elf and ornament were coloured to match the backing paper.  I then trimmed the image, layered it onto red and green card and attached it to the centre of the paper.  I added white Fun Flock to the elf's hat and a Wink of Stella to the ornament.  I die cut a large snowflake from the Snow Paper and attached it to the left of the image.  I punched a large snowflake from green card and a regular snowflake from red card - these were attached to the centre of the die cut snowflake and a small pearl added to the centre.

Kath x