Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

I made a batch of these cards this year and these are the last remaining three that didn't get posted. I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Y for Yikes and Z for Zoom', The Male Room 'Christmas/December/Celebrations/Winter Wishes' challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Sentiment', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra 'Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blanks: 5" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo 'Merry Christmas to You and Yours'
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Stampendous clear embossing powder, Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Gold gel pen

I layered rectangles of holly paper onto gold mirri card and attached them across the centre of the card blank.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto white card before die cutting and embossing the image.  I then attached the die cut with foam tape across the centre of the holly panel.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Kath x

Friday, 23 December 2016

Festive Scene

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Christmas (use any colour but red and green)' challenge and the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Favourite Technique or Product' (I've chosen Inlaid Die Cuts - my favourite technique as I find it very relaxing and I love to see the finished image).  I'm also entering the Crafting with Dragonflies 'Get your Christmas On' challenge, the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown 'Pick a Previous 2016 Challenge' (I've chosen the July 2016 Colour Challenge - Shades of Blue, plus White and Silver), Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies challenge and the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Christmas Time'.  The paper and card were all from my snippets drawer so I'm off to the Christmas playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Dies: Creative Dies 'Festive Scene' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabliites 'Standard Circles Large'
Snippets: Blue and silver pearlescent, white hammer, white glitter, thin white silk card and blue paper

I die cut a circle and the Festive Scene from blue pearlescent card and glued the scene onto the backing.  I attached the blue paper onto thin white card (to make it the same thickness as the rest of the card) and then die cut the sky.  I die cut the snow from white glitter card and the windows from silver pearlescent card.  I then inlaid all the pieces into the Festive Scene.  I layered a square of white hammer card onto blue pearlescent card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.  The completed Festive Scene was then attached to the centre.

Kath x

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Purple Fairy

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge which for the month of December is 'Fairies, Elves, Gnomes and Pixies'.  I am also entering the Crafty Friends 'Sparkle' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and The Paper Shelter 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Fairies' Art Pad
Punch: Woodware Squared Corner
Card: Purple matt
Paper: Tattered Lace
Other: Papermania Transparent Shimmering Dots, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the card blank.  The pre-coloured image was trimmed to a square and I punched the corners.  This was layered onto purple card and attached to the centre of the paper.  I highlighted the fairy image with a Wink of Stella and added shimmering dots to the top and bottom corners.

Kath x

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Celebrate your 70th Birthday in Style!

I made this card for my aunt's birthday and am entering  the Cardz 4 Gals 'Anyone for Cocktails' challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Challenges 'V is for Varied (Anything Goes)', The Paper Shelter 'A Special Birthday Card' challenge and Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Happy Birthday'.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Cocktail Molly' precoloured digi stamp
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Dark brown matt and white silk
Paper: Hot off the Press Cardmaker's Floral Ultimate Pack
Other: Wink of Stella, Computer generated sentiment 'Harrington' font

I resized the digi stamp, added the sentiment and printed it onto white silk card.  I coloured the hair and then trimmed the image to a square.  This was layered onto brown card, pink paper and brown card before being attached to the centre of the card blank.  To finish I highlighted Molly with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 16 December 2016

Merry Christmas to a Special Friend

Eileen is the host for this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge and she has chosen 'For Someone Special' or 'Happy New Year' as the themes. This doesn't have to be a Christmas project, although I've chosen to make another Christmas card.  We are sponsored by A Day for Daisies who are offering a $12 voucher and Crafter's Companion who are offering a £10.00 voucher.

I have used my last snippets of red and green card so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I am also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'U for Use Something Red', A Gem of a Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Friends 'Merry Christmas' challenge.


Card blank:  7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: A Day for Daisies 'Christmas Flowers' digi stamp
Colouring: PromarkersCard: Red matt and green embossed
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Harrington Font', Wink of Stella
Snippets: Red matt and green embossed card

I resized the digi stamp and added the sentiment before printing it onto white silk card.  I trimmed the image and coloured it with Promarkers.   This was then layered onto snippets of red and green card before being attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the flowers with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Snow

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Anything Christmas / Holiday' and we are sponsored by Bugaboo.

I'm entering this card into the Merry Monday 'Masculine Christmas' challenge, A Gem of a Challenge 'Snowman/women' Allsorts 'Anything Christmas' and Christmas with the Cuties 'Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes' challenge.


Card blank:  7" x 7" white silk
Stamp:   Bugaboo 'Christmas Words - Snow' digi
Die:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Smowflake Set 2'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Bronze pearl, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley ''Twas the Night'
Other: Crystal Stickles, Wink of Stella, Maroon nailhead

I trimmed the strip paper, layered it onto bronze card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white silk card.  This was coloured with Promarkers to match the backing paper.  The image was trimmed to the width of the stripe paper, layered onto bronze card and attached across the centre.  I die cut a snowflake from bronze card, attached it to the top corner of the card and added a maroon nailhead to the centre.  I added a Wink of Stella to the hat bands and Crysal Stickles to the snow.

Kath x

Christmas Blessings

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  This is a great challenge where the theme is always 'Anything Goes' as long as you use some patterned paper on your creation.

I am entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Sentiment' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where 'Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 7" cream silk
Card: Gold mirri
Papers: Hunkydory 'Traditional Christmas' (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the patterned paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front.  The image was trimmed to the edge of the cream border, layered onto gold mirri and attached to the left side of the card.  The sentiment was layered onto gold mirri and attached with Pinflair glue.

Kath x