Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Happy Birthday To You

I made this card for my niece's husband's birthday using one of my favourite large stamps.  I'm entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Spots and/or Stripes or Halloween' (I've obviously gone for the spots option), Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: DL white matt
Stamp: Woodware 'Happy Birthday to You'
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Sakura coloured pencils
Card: Brown and white matt
Paper: Hot off the Press 'Floral Ultimate Pack'
Other: Brown star button, brown/cream baker's twine

I trimmed the spotty paper and covered the front of the card blank. I stamped the sentiment and stars onto white card and coloured the 'Happy' with shaded of green, blue and beige coloured pencils.  The sentiment was trimmed before being layering onto brown card and attached to the front of the card.  I knotted baker's twine through the star button and attached it with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 13 October 2017

Christmas Flowers

The new Winter Wonderland challenge is 'Christmas Flowers' and we are sponsored by Little Claire Designs who are offering the lucky winner three digi stamps of their choice.

I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'U for Unlimited (or anything goes), the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Little Claire 'Poinsettia' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Punch: Woodware Corner Rounder
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk, red mirri
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias'
Other: Wink of Stella, red nailheads

I trimmed the poinsettia paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed a strip of holly paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it across the card.  I resized the digi and printed it on white card.  This was die cut and embossed before being coloured with Promarkers.  I layered the image onto a red die cut and embossed scalloped circle and attached it to the centre of the card with Pinflair glue.  To finish I highlighted the flowers with a Wink of Stella and added nailheads to the top and bottom corners.



Kath x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Celebrate

I made this anniversary card for The Flower Challenge 'Use your Favourite Flower' 1st birthday challenge.  I love all flowers, but roses are one of my favourites and I have used a roses die and heart paper for my card.  There are some fabulous prizes this month at the Flower Challenge and I would love to win a 'Dies to Die For' voucher if I'm one of the lucky winners.

I'm also entering Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Die Cuts or Punches', As You Like It Challenge 'Choose Ribbons or Flowers and tell us why' (I've obviously used both on my card - flowers are my all time favourite but I also like to use ribbon to make small bows, especially around the flower stems on this card) and Crafty Friends challenge Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Dies: Wild Rose Studio 'Rose Bunch, Poppy Stamps 'Celebrate'
Card: Dark green mat
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt', Making Cards magazine 'Dino-mite for Boys' (magazine freebie)
Other: White ribbon, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the heart paper ensuring the hearts were along the left side and bottom of the paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  I die cute the Rose Bunch and Celebrate from dark green card and attached them with Stick and Stay.  I die cut the rose flowers from the darker sections of the Dino-mite paper and attached them to the green die cut.  I covered the roses with Wink of Stella and also highlighted the hearts on the backing paper.  To finish I made a small bow from white ribbon and attached it around the rose stems.

Kath x

Monday, 9 October 2017

My first LOTV image

The first LOTV images I had were magazine freebies and I made some Easter cards with them.  I loved the bunnies so much I bought the 'Spring Bunny with Daffodils' Mini Masterpiece images and have used one of the larger images to make this card for the Lili of the Valley 'Retro' challenge. I'm also entering the Crafty Friends Challenge 'Anything Goes', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Spring Bunny with Daffodils' Mini Masterpiece
Punch: Woodware 'Inverted Corner'
Card: Purple pearlescent
Paper: The Hobby House Wee Stamps 'Decoupage Card Kit' (magazine freebie)
Other: Gold nailheads

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image and punched the corners before layering it onto purple card and attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I attached gold nailheads in the inverted corners.

Kath x

Friday, 6 October 2017

Umbrella and Roses

I made this quick card to send to a friend with a small gift.  I'm entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge and as the paper and card are from my snippets mountain, I'm also in the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.



Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Cute Cottage Garden'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Dark red matt card, Lili of the Valley 'Timeless Victorian' paper

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured image was die cut and embossed before being layered onto a die cut and embossed Lacy Square.  This was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the roses with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Happy Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round and this month we want to see 'Monochromatic Brown Shades'. I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'O for Oval', Allsorts 'Sentiment in Focus', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Ovals Large' and 'Lacey Ovals'
Punch: Woodware regular snowflake
Card: Dark brown and white matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Krafty Christmas'
Other: Papermania Transparent Shimmering Dots 

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto the brown card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed a white oval and layered it onto a die cut and embossed dark brown lacey oval.  This was attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut the sentiment and placed it in the middle of the oval.  To finish I attached three small snowflakes around the sentiment and attached shimmering dots to the centres.

Kath x

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Birthday Wishes

This is another card I've made for Darnell's NBUS Challenge using a NBUS stamp I've had for a while but never used before.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'O for Oval', A Gem of a Challenge 'Birthday Card' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge



Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Stamp: Impression Obsession 'Girl Swing', Woodware 'Salutations'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Ovals Small'and 'Classic Scalloped Ovals Small'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Blackberry Lane'

I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner of the card and then die cut and embossed a scalloped oval above it.  I die cut a scalloped oval from a piece of black card and attached it to the rear of the scalloped oval.  I stamped the girl onto a piece of wildflower paper and attached it to the rear of the aperture.  To finish I covered the inside of the card with a piece of white card to cover the papers and card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Just for You

I made this card for Darnell's NBUS Challenge using a NBUS paper pad from Heartfelt Creations.  I was given the pad last year and have never used - I think it's because it's a 12" x 12" pad so is in a drawer and not with my other papers and I forget about it!  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large', 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark brown matt
Paper: Heartfelt Creations 'Wildwood Cottage Collection'
Other: Brown brad

I trimmed the brick paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the fairy house from another sheet of paper and layered it onto a brown die cut and embossed scalloped circle.  This was then attached to the centre of the card.  I fussy cut the sentiment, pushed the brad though the hole and flattening the legs.  The sentiment was then attached to the card with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Monday, 25 September 2017

September Rudolph Day

It's time for the September Rudolph Day and I've used another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad for my quick card.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'T for Trio' (I've used a trio of colours and a rio of stars), the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'For a Male' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage'
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Stars'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings'

I trimmed the red and green papers and attached them to blue card, ensuring the lettering matched, this was then attached to the card front.  I trimmed the image slightly before layering it onto blue card and attaching it to the left side of the card. I die cut and embossed three small stars and attached them to the top of the card to balance the image.

Kath x

Friday, 22 September 2017

Snowman Trio

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'T for Trio' (I've used this cute precoloured digi stamp of a Snowman Trio).  I'm also entering The Paper Shelter 'Make it Digital' challenge, the Paper Creator 'Simply Christmas' challenge, the  Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Imagine That 'Snowman Trio' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One', 'Decorative Labels One
Punch: Woodware Squared Corner
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue matt, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, punched the corners and layered it onto dark blue card before attaching it to the card front.  I resized the precoloured digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  This was die cut and embossed before being layered onto a dark blue die cut and embossed decorative label.  The snowmen were highlighted with a Wink of Stella and attached to the centre of the card with foam tape.

Kath x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Winter Penguin Trio

I made this card for the Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch Challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'S for Sketch and T for Trio' (my card uses both letters - the Bugaboo sketch and a trio of penguins), Paper Creator 'Simply Christmas', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use Three Different Patterned Papers' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Winter Penguin Trio' digi. Hot of the Press 'Christmas Wishes' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine 'Vintage Sepia'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Snippets: Gold card and patterned papers

I attached blue snowflake paper to the left side of the card blank.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white silk card before trimming it and colouring the image with Promarkers.  This was then layered onto gold card before being attached to the card.  I stamped the sentiment below the image and highlighed it with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  I cut three fishtail banners and attached them along the top edge.  To finish I highlighted the penguins' clothing with a Wink of Stella and applied Diamond Stickles to the snow.

Kath x

Friday, 15 September 2017

Happy Winter

The new Winter Wonderland challenge is 'Wrap it Up' and this can refer to wrapping presents, warm clothes or any other interpretation!  We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who are offering the lucky winner a digi stamp of their choice.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes',  Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Sasayaki Glitter 'Happy Winter' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Moss greeen matt, white silk
Paper: Making Cards 'Blusher the Reindeer' (magazine freebie)
Other: Papermania Merry Christmas ribbon, Stampendous Fun Flock, Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I layered spotty paper onto green card, ensuring the circles matched down the join and wrapped ribbon around the top corner.  This panel was then attached it to the card blank.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  This was die cut and embossed before being coloured with Promarkers.  The image was layered onto a green scalloped and embossed circle before being attached to the centre of the card.  I added Fun Flock on the girl's hat, a Wink of Stella on the clothing and Diamond Stickles on the snow.

Kath x

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Smile and Be Happy

I made this card following the sketch at Wendy's Crafty Crafts Facebook group.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge as well as a visit to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: 'From the Heart Sentiment Stamps' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Snippets: Lili of the Valley 'Sunny Side Up' paper, thin white card

I glued snippets of paper onto thin white card to make them easier to weave.  I trimmed the strips and attached them to the card blank following Wendy's sketch.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner.

Kath x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Greetings of the Season

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Leaves'.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes',  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra 'Anything Goes as Long as It's Christmas', and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Making Cards 'Christmas Special 2016' (magazine freebie)
Stamp: Paper Smooches 'Joyful Greeting'
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured image was trimmed, layered onto red card and attached to the left of the card blank, leaving the same width border on the top, bottom and left.  I stamped the sentiment and a small heart onto a scrap of paper from the same sheet of images (so it was the same white), trimmed it, layered it onto red card and attached it with Pinflair glue.  To finish I highlighted the image and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Mr & Mrs

I made this card for a friend's wedding - I kept the design simple as there is so much detail on this lovely die cut.  I'm entering Die Cut Diva's 'Anything Goes for August' challenge,  Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Taylored Expressions 'Mr & Mrs'
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Baskets and Bunnies'
Other: Diamond Stickles, White Candy BonBons

I attached the die cut to the corner of the sheet of pink paper, where the colour was most intense, using Stick and Spray.  I trimmed the paper around the edge of the die cut and attached it to the card blank leaving an equal white space around the top, bottom and left side of the card.  I then trimmed the right side of the card blank.  To finish I filled the centre of the hearts with Diamond Stickles and added white BonBons to the centres of the large flowers.

Kath x

Friday, 25 August 2017

August Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and, once again, I've used another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'P for People, Q for Quick, R for Red' (I've chosen Q for Quick and R for Red), Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'. The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage'
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Dark red card, Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettia' paper

I trimmed red card so it was slightly smaller than the card front and attached snippets of holly paper to the top and bottom.  I trimmed the image, layered it onto red card and attached it across the centre.  To finish I highlighted the leaves and berries with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Happy Birthday Josh

I made this card for my eldest great-nephew for his 15th birthday.  I'm entering Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Birthday', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Lili of the Valley 'Oliver - Texting' digi
Card: White silk, dark grey matt
Paper: Hot off the Press 'Floral Ultimate Pack'
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I trimmed the denim blue paper, layered it onto grey card and attached it to the card front.  I then added a strip of spotty paper across the lower section.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card before colouring it to match the colours in the paper.  The image was trimmed, layered onto grey card and attached to the left side of the card.  I printed the sentiment, trimmed it, layered it onto grey card and attached it to the right of the image with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 18 August 2017

Santa Mouse

The new challenge at Winter Wonderland is 'Embossing - Wet or Dry' (I've gone for the 'dry' option). We are sponsored by Stamping Studio who are offering the lucky winner one image from each of their artists.

This is a scheduled post as we're still on holiday in Cali in Pembrokeshire.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: The Stamping Studio 'Santa Mouse Pre-Coloured' Digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and Lacy Squares
Embossing: Creative Expressions 'Sparkle Squares', Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Red matt, white silk
Other: Spray and Sparkle, Computer generated sentiment 'Kirsten ITC' font

I embossed a piece of white card, before trimming it to a square, layering it onto red card and attaching it to the card blank.  I resized the pre-coloured digi stamp and added the sentiment. The image was die-cut and embossed before being sprayed with Spray and Sparkle.  This was then layered onto a die cut and embossed Lacy Square.  The image was attached to the centre of the card with foam tape so it stood away from the embossed background.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Merry Christmas Penguins

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Yellow (a little or a lot)' and I've gone for the 'lot' option!  This is my last card for a couple of weeks as we're going on holiday tomorrow with Cali.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpieces
Dies: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflakes Set 2'
Card: Brown Matt
Paper: Making Cards 'Launching Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, gold nailhead

I layered the paper onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the square, pre-coloured image into a rectangle, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the centre.  I highlighted the penguins with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snowline.  To finish I added a die cut snowflake to the corner with a gold nailhead in the centre.

Kath x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Happy 1st Birthday

I made this card for my youngest great-nephew who will soon have his first birthday - it certainly doesn't seem a year since he was born!  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Lots of Layers' challenge, Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes', Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Toddlers' Art Pad
Dies: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Stars'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Bonnets and Bows' and Making Cards 'Blusher the Reindeer' (both magazine freebies)

I layered yellow star paper onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image to a square, layered it onto blue card and set it aside.  I trimmed blue paper and card to the same size as the image square before attaching it at an angle on the card front.  I then layered the image on top.  I die cut and embossed a blue star and die cut a number '1' from the centre.  I die cut another '1' from the white card I had cut from the side of the image and inlaid it into the star.  This was then attached to the card front.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

July Rudolph Day

As we're dashing towards Christmas, it's time for the July Rudoph Day Challenge.  I've used another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad for this super quick card.

I'm entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Christmas in July' challenge, Christmas Card Challenges 'Photo Inspiration' (I've used the colours), Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Oher: Dark red nailheads, Wink of Stella

I layered dark green paper onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image, layered it onto red card and attached it to the centre.  I highlighted the berries, bow and pot with a Wink of Stella and added dark red nailheads to the top and bottom of the image.

Kath x

Friday, 21 July 2017

A Star is Born

Our new challenge at Winter Wonderland is 'Use a digi image' and we're sponsored by All Dressed Up who are offering the winner two digi stamps.

I'm entering Die Cut Divas 'Christmas in July', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Die Cut', Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Die Cuts' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: All Dressed Up 'A Star is Born' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', X-cut 'Mini Star'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Gold pearlescent, white silk
Paper: Marianne Design 'Wintertime'

I trimmed the blue paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the image and printed it onto white card.  I die cut and embossed a circle before colouring the image with Promarkers.  This was then layered onto a die cut and embossed gold scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I die cut stars and attached them to the corners of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 17 July 2017

Happy Christmas

I made this card for the Dies R Us 'Use a Die Cut Sentiment as the Focus' challenge.  As I'm on a mission to use my snippets mountain, I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use a Die Cut', Crafty Cardmakers 'Lots of Layers', ABC Christmas Challenge 'O for Old' (I used old dies and papers), Die Cut Divas 'Christmas in July' and Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk tent fold
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Ovals Large' and 'Lacey Ovals'
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Twinkle' embossing folder
Snippets: Gold pearlescent and whilte silk card, patterned paper

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut a Lacey Oval and sentiment from gold card and set them aside.  I die cut an oval from white card and then die cut the sentiment from the centre.  I attached double sided tape to the rear of the oval and inlaid the sentiment before embossing it with the Twinkle folder.  The sentiment was layered onto the Lacey Oval and attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 10 July 2017

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a teenager's birthday - I always struggle with male cards but thought this LOTV image would be perfect!  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Tic, Tac, Toe' challenge (I've chosen Summer / Two or More Patterned Papers / Die Cuts), Crafty Friends 'Man/Boy' challenge,  Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Action Time' Art Pad
Die: Memory Box 'Stitched Happy Birthday Circle'
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best' and Country Gent

I covered the front of the card blank with blue paper and then attached a strip of brown stripe paper across the centre.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the precoloured image and attached it across the centre of the striped paper.  I die cut the 'Happy Birthday Circle' from blue paper and snipped the circle from the outside before attaching the sentiment to the card.

Kath x

Monday, 3 July 2017

Joy

I made this card for the Less is More 'Colours of Your Country's Flag' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafting with Dragonflies 'Punches and/or Dies' challenge, Dies R Us Challenge 'Layers' and Die Cut Divas 'Christmas in July'.  All the card is from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading off to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white hammer
Die: Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Red and blue pearlescent, white hammer

I trimmed the red card and attached it to the card blank leaving a small border around the edge.  The white hammer card was trimmed slightly smaller and I die cut JOY from the centre.  This panel was then attached to the card.  I die cut JOY from blue card and inlaid the letters and the white centre of the O.  I then die cut the fancy JOY from red card and attached it with Stick and Stay glue.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Blusher the Reindeer

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Anything Goes'.  I'm on a mission to use lots of old toppers and papers so have used a cute pre-coloured image and coordinating paper for my quick Christmas card.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image and paper: Making Cards 'Blusher the Reindeer' (magazine freebie'
Card: Bright green mirri
Other: Holly Stickles, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the red spotty paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  The image was trimmed, layered onto green card and attached to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the Reindeer with a Wink of Stella and added Holly Stickles to the tree.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

June Rudolph Day

It's Rudolph Day again and we're now half way through the year - where does the time go?  I've used another image from the LOTV 'Festive Foliage' for my card this month.  I'm entering Christmas Card Challenges 'Wreath', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and 'Lacy Squares:
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias:
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card blank.  I die-cut and embossed the pre-coloured wreath image and layered into onto a die cut Lacy Square before attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the wreath with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 23 June 2017

You Have My Heart Snowman

I am hosting the new Winter Wonderland challenge and I have chosen 'Snowmen'.  We are sponsored by Stamping Studio who are offering one image from each artist.  Join them at their Stamping Studio Facebook Group for freebies and specials.

I am entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'L for Love or M for More than One' (my card is L for Love and M for More than One Heart), the Alphabet Challenge 'H for Hearts', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamps: Stamping Studio 'You Have my Heart Snowman' digi
Punches: Woodware Regular and Mini Heart
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red matt, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Twas the Night'
Other Diamond Stickles

I trimmed the striped paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the snowman image and printed it onto white card before colouring it with Promarkers to match the backing paper.  The snowman was layered onto red card and attached to the left side of the card.  I printed the sentiment, layered it onto red card and attached it with Pinflair glue.  I punched one regular and two mini hearts and attached them to the lower edge.  To finish I highlighted the snow with Diamond Stickles.

Kath x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Jungle Cuddlies

I made this notecard to send to a friend and I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Quick and Easy' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card bnalk: 6" x 4" white silk
Image and sentiment: Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Images - Jungle Cuddlies'
Snippets: Blue pearlescent card and Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Images - Jungle Cuddlies' paper

I trimmed the leaf paper, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured 'Charlie' image was trimmed, layered onto blue card and attached to the left side.  I cut around the sentiment to remove the brown edging, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card with Pinflair blue.

Kath x

Friday, 9 June 2017

Beautiful Blooms

I made this quick birthday card for a friend who loves roses.  I managed to use some card and paper from my snippets mountain so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Quick and Easy' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Circles Large'  and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Dark green and white card, Lili of the Valley 'Perfect Pair' and Shabby Shack' paper

I trimmed the green card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and die cut the scalloped circle from the centre.  I attached the green square to the card blank and then inlaid a scalloped circle cut from white card into the centre (one of Di's tips).  I trimmed the green paper before attaching it to the card. I trimmed a strip of pink paper, layered it onto green card and attached it horizontally across the centre.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured Art Pad image before layering it onto the green scalloped die cut circle and attaching it to the centre of the card with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Happy Birthday Husband

This LOTV image reminded me of Hayle Towans which is near to where stayed last week in Cali, so I thought it would be a perfect image for Steve's birthday card.  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Special Man/Boy', Crafting with Dragonflies 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Landscape Collection - Sea Breeze' Art Pad
Stamp: Netty's Cards 'Husband Birthday' (freebie)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Country Gent', Hot off the Press 'Floral' Ultimate Pack

I trimmed turquoise paper, layered it onto brown paper and attached it to the card front. I trimmed the Art Pad image, layered it onto brown paper and attached it to the centre.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto turquoise paper before cutting around the edge.  This was then layered onto a die cut brown circle and attached to the card with foam tape.

Kath x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

All that Glitters

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Home, cabin, cottage, vacation spot' - the choice is yours!

I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Non-traditional colours', Cardz 4 Guys  'Favourite Colour Combo' (black and gold are a favourite of mine for men's cards), Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use some Gold' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image and paper: Making Cards magazine 'All that Glitters' (magazine freebie)
Card: Black matt:
Other: Card Candi 'Metallique - Bronze', Wink of Stella

I trimmed the gold floral paper, layered it onto black card and attached it to the card front.  The image was trimmed, layered onto black card and attached to the centre.  I added Card Candi to the top and bottom corners and highlighted the wording and the gold on the houses with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 29 May 2017

May Rudolph Day

It's time for the May Rudolph Day and I've used another image from the LOTV Festive Foliage Art Pad to make this quick card.  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Craty Hazelnut's Christms Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Stamp: Woodware 'Festive Verse'
Punch: Woodware Squared Corner
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the Christmas tree paper and attached it to the card blank adding a snippet of red paper down the left side.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the pre-coloured image before punching the corners and attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the sentiment, parcels and baubles with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 26 May 2017

Girl and Puppy in the Snow

There is a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see 'Hats and/or Scarves'.  We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who are offering the winner a digi stamp of their choice.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Snowflakes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  The paper and card were from my snippets drawer so I'm also popping across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Sasayaki Glitter 'Girl and Puppy in the Snow' digi
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Punch: Woodware Large and Regular Snowflakes
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Snippets: Marianne Design 'Snow Paper', Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Turquoise Candy BonBons, Wink of Stella.

I trimmed the red paper and attached it to the card front.  The digi stamp was resized and printed onto white card before being die-cut and embossed.  I coloured the image to match the colours of the paper and then attached it to the centre of the card.  I punched two large and two small snowflakes and attached them to the corners of the image before adding turquoise BonBons to the centres.  To finish I added Stickles to the snowflakes around the girl and a Wink of Stella on her dress frill and hat.

Kath x

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Beautiful Blooms

I made this card for a friend's birthday and am entering the Allsorts 'Happy Birthday' challenge.  I'm also entering Die-Cut Divas 'May Flowers' challenge, Crafty Friends 'Summer Colours' challenge and  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad
Dies: Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' and Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterfly'
Card: Purple and lilac pearlescent, white silk

I trimmed the purple card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I then trimmed the width of the pre-coloured Art Pad image before die-cutting 'happy' from the lower edge.  This was then attached to the card blank.  I die-cut 'happy birthday' from lilac pearlescent card, trimmed it and attached it to the lower edge of the card.  I then die-cut the sentiment from white silk card and inlaid the pieces.  To finish I added a small die-cut butterfly to the top corner.

Kath x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Festive Scene

I made this card for the Merry Monday 'Non-black Silhouette' challenge and followed the sketch at Christmas Card Throwdown.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Keep it Simple', Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes and Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies challenge.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white silk
Dies: Creative Dies ''Festive Scene', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Gold pearlescent and white silk

I die cut the Festive Scene from white card and layered it onto a gold die cut circle.  I then die cut and embossed a scalloped white circle and a slightly larger scalloped gold circle.  The Festive Scene and scalloped circles were layered and attached to the centre of the card blank.  To finish I removed the snowflakes from the die cut waste and added them above the houses.

Kath x

Monday, 8 May 2017

Wishing you a Magical Birthday

I made this card for a young girl's birthday and am entering the Lili of the Valley 'Happy Birthday' challenge, In the Pink 'Birthday' challenge, Crafty Friends 'Cute' challenge,Cuttlebug Mania 'Have Wings, Will Fly' challenge and Crafty Cardmakers 'Use a Sentiment'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Fairies' Art Pad
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley ''General Sentiments' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Brown Pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the pink spotty paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured Art Pad image was die cut, layered onto a die cut and embossed scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  The sentiment was die cut, layered onto a scalloped die cut circle and attached to the top corner of the card with Pinflair glue.  I die cut the numbers and attached them to the lower corner.  To finish I highlighted the fairy, teddy and present with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 6 May 2017

You're how old?

I made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday.  I'm entering Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge '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: White silk DL
Stamp: Woodware 'Numbers'
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Promarkers
Snippets:  Green mirri and white silk card, brown paper

I attached a strip of brown paper across the card blank.  I then stamped the numbers and sentiments onto white card and trimmed the top and bottom.  This was layered onto brown paper and green mirri card before being attached across the middle of the card.  To finish I coloured B-i-L's age with a bright green Promarker.

Kath x

Monday, 1 May 2017

James Bear in the Snow

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Precipitation in some form (rain, snow, clouds, ice)'.  I've chosen 'snow' and used a pre-coloured LOTV image, snowflake paper and snowflake die.

I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Snowflakes', Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'James Bear in the Snow' Mini Masterpiece
Dies: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Light gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Papermania transparent shimmering dot, Stampendous White Fun Flock, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto light gold card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre.  I added a gold die-cut snowflake to the top corner of the image, adding a shimmering dot in the centre.  I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella, added white Fun Flock to James' hat and added Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes and snow.

Kath x

Friday, 28 April 2017

Christmas Stocking

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to you to 'Add Some Sparkle or Bling'. We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering three digi images of the winner's choice.

This is a scheduled post as we're having our first weekend away in our new campervan (see my other blog Where's Cali?).  Hopefully I can get wifi on site so will enter Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Candy Cane' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Christmas Stockings' digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Ovals Large' and 'Lacey Ovals'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers, Gold Gel Pen
Card: Gold mirri, white silk
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Bella'
Other: Star Dust Stickles, Wink of Stella, Woodware 'Joy' gold peel-off, star peel-offs

I trimmed the lilac paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi stamp, printed it onto white card and coloured it with Promarkers, adding gold gel pen to the tassle. The image was die cut and embossed, layered onto a gold die cut and embossed lacey oval, before being attached to the left side of the card.  I added Star Dust Stickles to the stocking cuff and highlighted the stocking and presents with a Wink of Stella.  To finish I added gold stars to the top corner and a sentiment and stars to the lower corner.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

April Rudolph Day

It's time for the fourth Rudolph Day challenge of the year and I'm using another LOTV 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad image to make this quick card.

I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Twas the Night'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the red checked paper and covered the whole of the card front.  Two strips of green checked paper were attached across the card, matching the pattern.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image to make it slightly narrower and then attached it across the centre.  To finish I highlighted the baubles and leaves with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Snowy Town

I made this card for ABC Christmas Challenge 'H for Home', The Male Room 'Architecture' challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Include a House or Other Building' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Snowy Town' pre-coloured image
Die: X-cut mini star
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Sunny Side Up'

I trimmed the red paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card blank.  The pre-coloured image was trimmed slightly, layered onto gold card and attached to the centre.  To finish, I die cut six small stars and attached them to the top and bottom corners.

Kath x

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Cute Garden Cottage

I made this quick card for a friend's birthday using a pre-coloured LOTV Art Pad image, which I think is from the 'Cute Garden Cottage'.  If anyone knows different, please let me know!

I'm entering the Seize the Birthday 'Two Patterned Papers' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'Things with Wings' challenge, Crafty Friends Challenge 'Animals or Birds', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Cute Garden Cottage' Art Pad
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Pastel Dreams'
Other: Wink of Stella

I covered the front of the card blank with floral paper and added a piece of striped paper across the card.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the pre-coloured image and attached it across the centre of the striped paper.  To finish I highlighted the birds, flowers and cupcake case with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Magical Fairy

I made this card for the Lili of the Valley 'Feature a Female' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Things with Wings' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  I'm also on a mission to try and use my mountain of snippets, so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Magical Fairies' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Green card and spotty paper
Other:Star Dust Stickles, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was die cut and embossed before being layered onto a die cut and embossed decorative labels. This image was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and added Star Dust Stickles to the wings for extra sparkle.

Kath x