Saturday, 25 February 2017

February Rudolph Day

A big 'Thank You' to ScrappyMo for inviting me to be her Guest Designer for the February Rudolph Day challenge.  I'm using another precoloured image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad. There are ten different images in the Art Pad, I used one for the January challenge and plan to use the other images for the next eight challenges, with something different in November!

I'm entering this card for the Merry Monday 'Stockings' challenge, A Gem of a Challenge 'Your Favourite Colour Combo' challenge (I love traditional red and green for Christmas cards), Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Card: Gold mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley ' 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Wink of Stella, Woodware 'Christmas Sentiments' and stars peel-offs

I trimmed the holly paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front. I trimmed the pre-coloured image, punched the corners, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  I added the 'Joy' and stars peel-offs and highlighted the stockings with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

With Love

This is the last of my daily posts for this week as I'm back at work tomorrow!  I made this quick card with a bargain stamp I bought at the Craft4Crafters show on Thursday.  It's an Anita's heart stamp, but I don't know what it's called - if anyone knows the name of the stamp, please let me know.

I'm entering Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Love is in the Air', Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Love', The Paper Shelter 'Be My Valentine', Allsorts 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: C" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Anita's heart stamp, Hobby Art 'With Love'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Red matt, white silk

I trimmed a square of white card before stamping and embossing the heart stamp and sentiment. This square was layered onto red card and attached to the card blank.

Kath x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Frosty the Snowman

I made this card for the Merry Monday 'Snowmen' challenge.  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Your Favourite Colour Combo' (I love blue and silver for Christmas cards), Christmas with the Cuties 'Christmas Carols and Songs' (I've chosen Frosty the Snowman - which I now can't stop singing!), ABC Christmas Challenges 'D for Dimension', Allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge, Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes' and Season's Greetings 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'The Perfect Snowman' pre coloured Mini Masterpiece
Die: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, Papermania Shimmering Dots

I trimmed the dark blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  I cut a strip of light blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it across the card lining up the snowflakes so the pattern matched. The pre-coloured image was trimmed slightly, layered onto silver mirri and attached to the centre with foam tape.  I die cut a snowflake and attached it to the top corner, adding a shimmering dot to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and the snow with Diamond Stickles.

Kath x

Friday, 17 February 2017

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Tribute Challenge for Eileen

As many of you know, Eileen our Winter Wonderland blog owner and coordinator passed away recently.  This challenge is a tribute to Eileen for the hard work she put into running the challenge blog and both teams are joining in.  The theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and we are sponsored by Little Claire Designs who are offering the winner three digi stamps of their choice.

I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'Y for You Choose' (my choice is a Christmas Card), Season's Greetings 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Friends challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Little Claire Designs 'Away in a Manger' digi
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Gold Stardream, white silk
Paper: Marianne Design 'Wintertime'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed a piece of blue paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card before colouring it with Promarkers.  I punched the corners, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a friend who's a keen cyclist and am entering The Male Room 'Wheels' challenge, Seize the Birthday 'Inlaid die-cutting' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Joanna Sheen 'Road Bike'
Stamp: Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday'
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc'
Other: Wink of Stella

I die cut the road bike from black card and set it aside. I trimmed the paper to a square and die cut the bike from the lower edge.  The paper was then layered onto black card and I inlaid the bike and paper pieces.  To ensure the inlaid pieces were flat and glued down well, I placed a piece of plain card over the paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The panel was then attached to the card front. To finish I stamped the sentiment in the top corner and highlighted it with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Pretty Petals

Whilst I've been off work this week I've got ahead with some of the cards I need over the next few weeks, including this card for Mother's Day. I'm entering  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ChallengeDies R Us 'Think Spring' and Allsorts 'Hearts and/or Flowers' challenge.


Card blank: 6" c 6" white silk
Image: Making Cards 'Pretty Petals' (magazine freebie)
Dies: Crafts-Too Presscut 'Mum', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', 
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark green linen
Paper: Making Cards 'Pretty Petals' (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the floral paper, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  I attached the floral image to white card before die cutting  and embossing it.  I then die cut 'Mum' from the lower edge.  The image was layered onto a die cut and embossed green scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut 'Mum' from green card and inlaid it into the topper.

Kath x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

We Three Kings

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'Christmas Carols and Songs' challenge (I have chosen 'We Three Kings').  I am also entering Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Cute' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Nativity Play' Cute Squares
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Paper: Making Cards 'All That Glitters' (magazine freebie)
Card: Gold Stardream
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was die cut and embossed before being attached to a die cut and embossed decorative label. This was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 13 February 2017

Flourish Heart

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Use Red as the Focus' challenge.   I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Use a Heart and/or Flowers', Die Cut Divas 'Use Red or Pink' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenges.  The card and paper are from my snippets drawer so I'm heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Dies: Apple Blossom 'Flourish Heart' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Snippets: Red and white linen card; Lili of the Valley 'Pressed in Time' paper

I trimmed the browny/red paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the Flourish Heart from red card and set it aside. I die cut a Lacy Square from white card and die cut the Flourish Heart from the centre.  I then attached a snippet of white card to the rear.  I inlaid the red heart and then inlaid the red and white pieces to complete the heart.  To give some dimension I added two more snippets of white card to the rear before attaching it to the card front.

Kath x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Love is Like a Butterfly

I made this card for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge 'P is for Paper Piercing and/or the colour Fern' and I decided to choose both options.  I'm also entering Cardz 4 Gals 'Love is in the Air', A Gem of a Challenge 'Add a Butterfly', International Art & Soul 'Love is in the Air' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Sentiment: Kanban 'Butterfly Meadow'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large', Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterflies'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Lilac pearlescent
Paper: Making Cards 'Cocktail Time' (magazine freebie)
Other: Paper piercing tool and mat, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper to a square, layered it onto lilac card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the sentiment topper, layered it onto a scalloped die cut and embossed circle before attaching it to the centre of the card.  I die cut two mini butterflies, pierced them down the centre and attached them to the topper.  To finish I outlined the sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Super Striker

I made this card for my great nephew's birthday as he loves playing football.  I'm entering The Male Room 'Numbers' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenges and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Super Striker' Mini Masterpiece
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Card: Black matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Man About Town'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the football paper, layered it onto black card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was trimmed slightly and the corners were punched.  This was then layered onto black card before being attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut the number 9 from both black card and a football from another image,  I attached the black number to the lower corner with the football number offset on top.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Reindeer

I made this card for the Allsorts 'Paper Piecing' challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'C is for Creatures',  Merry Monday 'Clean and Simple' challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Stamp: Woodware 'Noel Reindeer'
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Faber-Castell colour pencils
Card: White linen
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Woodland Wishes' (pink), Making Cards 'Cocktail Time' (gold) and 'Christmas Special 2016' (brown) (magazine freebies)
Other: Wink of Stella

I stamped the reindeer, sentiment and star onto white card, this was trimmed and the corners punched. I layered it onto pink paper and attached to the card front.  I stamped the reindeer onto brown paper, the collar onto pink paper and the bell onto gold paper before paper piecing them onto the reindeer.  I coloured the sentiment with a pink pencil and added a Wink of Stella to the collar, bell, stars and swirls.

Kath x

Monday, 6 February 2017

Bunnies in Love

I made this card for the Lili of the Valley 'Love' challenge.  I am also entering Cardz 4 Gals 'Love is in the Air, Crafty Cardmakers 'Love, Love, Love', Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Love is in the Air', Crafting with Dragonflies 'Valentine's Day', International Art & Soul 'Love is in the Air' and Die-Cut Divas 'Use Red or Pink' challenges.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Bunnies in Love' precoloured image
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Punch: Woodware mini heart
Card: Dark red embossed
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt'
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered a square of pink paper onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured image, layered into onto a die cut and embossed decorative label and attached it to the centre of the card.  I punched four mini hearts and attached them to the corners.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Branwen Briar

This week Darnell's NBUS challenge has the optional theme of 'Use Bubble Wrap' and I chose to use my NBUS 'Branwen Briar' die.  My first challenge was then to find some bubble wrap and my second was to photograph the card without having an image of me in the metallic circle! I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'Add a Butterfly', Die Cut Divas 'Use Red or Pink' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities ' Classic Scalloped Circles Large' Tonic Studios 'Branwen Briar', Tattered Lace 'Mini Sentiment'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid 
Card: Cerise metallic
Other: Bubble wrap

I inked the bubble wrap with the Orchid ink pad and stamped it onto white card.  I trimmed the square, layered it onto cerise metallic card and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed a cerise scalloped circle and attached it to the centre.  The Branwen Briar, mini butterfly and sentiment were die cut from white card and attached to the scalloped circle.

Kath x

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Snowman Couple

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Use Lots of Red or Pink and add a Heart'. We no longer have a digital sponsor for the challenge, but the winner will receive a prize donated by one of the design team.

I am entering the Christmas Card Challenges 'Snow', A Gem of a Challenge 'Hearts and/or Flowers', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge 'No Sentiment' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Snowman Couple' digi
Punch: Woodware regular and mini hearts
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley ' Heartfelt'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella

I layered pink heart paper onto red mirri and attached it to the card.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  I trimmed the image to a square and coloured it with Promarkers.  This was then layered onto red mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  I punched four regular and four mini hearts and attached them to the corners.  I coloured the snow people with a Wink of Stella and used Diamond Stickles on the snow.  To finish I added Glossy Accents to the heart.

Kath x