Sunday, 30 December 2018

Nick the Gnome

Whilst tidying my Christmas papers I came upon this 'Nick the Gnome' image - perfect for the Butterfly Challenge 'Fairies' Gnomes, Pixies and Elves' (this time I've chosen gnome and Xmas Sparkle).  I'm also entering the Fab 'n' Funky Challenges 'Cute Christmas', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Any Christmas or New Year Card' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Making Cards 'Nick the Gnome'
Card: Gold mirri
Paper: Making Cards 'Nick the Gnome'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the red star paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  I trimmed the gnome image, layered it onto gold mirri and again attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the stars, lantern, and gnomes' hats and beards with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 28 December 2018

Elf Christmas

I found this cute elf image in my upcycled Christmas card box - it was a DL size card that I've cut in half and it was already glittered.  I've used it to make a super quick card for the Butterfly Challenge 'Fairies, Gnomes, Pixies and Elves' (I've chosen the elf option with the Xmas Sparkle option too).  I'm also entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'It's Christmas Time', the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Z for Zero Embellishments' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" cream embossed 
Image: Upcycled Christmas Card
Card: Red matt

I trimmed the Christmas card image around two of the elves, ensuring an equal margin between the image and the card blank.  This panel was then layered onto red card before being attached to the pre-embossed card front. 

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

No card from me today as we're away in our campervan for Christmas and are enjoying the festivities in Cirencester.

A very Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments!

Kath x

Friday, 21 December 2018

Just for You

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge 'Fairies, Pixies, Gnomes and Elves' (and I've chosen another fairy image).  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge,


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Stamps: The Fairy Collection (magazine freebie)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Card: Dark brown matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Amtebellum'

I trimmed the pink paper leaving the flower on the right hand side.  I put the paper into my MISTI, lined up the fairy and sentiment stamps before stamping it several times to ensure a good depth of colour.  The paper was then layered onto dark brown card and attached to the card blank.

Kath x

Friday, 14 December 2018

Meadow Lark

I love papers with large patterns as they don't require many embellishments to make cards and this one is no exception.  I've had the paper for ages and only now am finally taking it out of my drawer to use instead of looking at it!

I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


7" x 7" cream pearlescent card
Die: Crafts-Too Presscut 'Happy Birthday'
Paper: Prima Marketing 'Meadow Lark' (magazine freebie)
Card: Purple pearlescent

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the centre of the card front.  I then die cut the sentiment and attached it so the curve followed the birds's head.  Quick and simple and I hope the recipient likes it!

Kath x

Monday, 10 December 2018

Merry Christmas Mum

This is the Christmas card I made for my mother.  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Y is for Your Favourite Thing' (I love inlaid die cutting as I find it so relaxing), the Crafty Cardmakers 'Christmas' challenge, the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Pick a Previous 2017 Challenge' (I've chosen the November 2017 Sketch Challenge) and the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge. All the card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Dies: Creative Dies 'Festive Scene' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Card: White matt
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Copperplate Gothic Light' font
Snippets: Blue and gold pearlescent card, Marianne Design 'Snow Paper', blue speckled paper, white card

I printed the sentiment onto white card, trimmed the panel, layered it onto blue pearlescent card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the Festive Scene from blue card and used Stick and Spray to glue it to a die cut blue circle before attaching it to the centre of the card.  I attached the blue speckled paper onto thin white card to make it the same thickness as the outline before die cutting the sky and inlaying it.  The snow and snowflakes were die cut from Snow Paper before being inlaid.  To finish I die cut the windows from gold card and inlaid them into the scene.

Kath x

Friday, 7 December 2018

Last Tree in the Shop

It's time for the final Winter Wonderland challenge of the year and our theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes'.   We are sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps who are offering the lucky winner two digis from their online store.

I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'S is for Season's Greetings', ABC Christmas Challenge 'Z is for Zero Embellishments', Cardz 4 Gals 'Non-traditional Christmas colours' challenge, the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Dr Digi's House of Stamps 'Last Tree in the Shop' digi and Imagine That 'Snowman Trio'
Card: Purple pearlescent and white matt
Other: Wink of Stella

I resized the tree and sentiment digis and merged them in a Word document before printing onto white card.  I trimmed the panel and coloured the tree and baubles with Promarkers.  The panel was layered onto purple pearlescent card before being attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the star, baubles and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Magical Fairy

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Wheel with the Letter X' where Mrs A wants to see Fairies, Gnomes, Pixies or Elves (I've obviously chosen the Fairy option).  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Fairies, Fantasy and Magical' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Magical Fairies' Art Pad
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Floral Oval'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Blackberry Lane'
Other; Silver holographic Card Candi, Wink of Stella

As the paper had a plain centre and patterned edges I attached it to cover the whole card front so the leaves framed the card.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured fairy image and attached it to the centre.  I flattered the Card Candi and glued it to the top and bottom corners of the card.  To finish I highlighted the fairy with a Wink of Stella, adding several layers to the wings so they had the same shimmer as the Card Candi.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Sister

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round - the final one this year - and we have a nice easy challenge 'Anything Goes'.   I made a similar card for the September Rudolph Day Challenge and thought the design would be suitable for my sister so made this card mounting the panel onto a larger card blank and changing the die cut.

This is a scheduled post as we're away this weekend visiting our families (and exchanging Christmas presents and cards) so I'm not linking to any challenges this time.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Dies: All Occasion Dies 'Small Poinsettia', Creative Expressions From the Heart 'Female Relatives, Memory Box 'Mini Holly Leaves', Festive Wishes Holly Sprig (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Festive Wishes (magazine freebie)
Card: Gold mirri, red matt, green matt and white matt card

I embossed a square of white card before layering it onto gold mirri and attaching it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut 'Sister' from gold mirri and attached it to the lower part of the card.  I die cut and embossed two large poinsettias from red card and one from green card.  I shaped the die cuts before gluing them together.  I die cut the holly berries from gold mirri and attached them to the centre of the poinsettia.  I die cut two holly sprigs from dark green card and snipped the ends from both sprigs.  The snipped ends were then glued to the back of the poinsettia flower before being attached to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Rudolph and Presents

I made this card for the Alphabet Challenge 'R is for Reindeer'.  I'm also entering the Allsorts challenge 'Inspired by a Song' (I've chosen Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer) and Cardz 4 Guys 'Christmas Critters'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamps: Bugaboo 'Rudolph Presents' and Imagine That 'Poinsettia' digis
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri and white matt
Other: Glossy Accents

I resized Rudolph and the sentiment and merged them in a Word document before printing onto white card.  I trimmed the panel and coloured the image with Promarkers.  The panel was layered onto red mirri and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted Rudolph's eyes with Glossy Accents.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 November 2018

November Rudolph Day

It's time for the last Rudolph Day of the year and the last of my 4" x 4" cards making use of all the freebies I've collected.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'R is for Reindeer' and Die Cut Divas 'Anything Goes'.  The card and paper is from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Die: Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Tattered Lace snowflake paper (magazine freebie), brown and red pearlescent card, Marianne Design 'Snow Paper'

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the reindeer and antlers from brown card, the bow, swirl and three snowflakes from red mirri card and four snowflakes from the glitter paper.  These were all attached to the card front with tacky glue.

Kath x

Friday, 23 November 2018

Fairy Godmother

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see 'Christmas or Winter Characters (people only)'.  We are sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs who are offering the lucky winner as super prize.

I'm entering the Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Twinkle Lane Designs 'Fairy Godmother' digi
Colouring: Bruynzeel Sakura coloured pencils
Paper: Driving Home for Christmas 'Stars' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I cropped the fairy and sentiment images from the Fairy Godmother set and used Word to merge them into one image.  This was then printed onto white silk card and trimmed.  I used coloured pencils for the fairy and lots of Wink of Stella on her wings.  The panel was layered onto star paper and attached to the card.

Kath x

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Merry Christmas

I made this card for the Less is More 'Metallics' challenge.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'CAS Christmas' challenge, the  Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge, the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'CAS' and the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white pearlescent
Dies: Marianne Design Creatables 'Christmas Tree' and Lawn Fawn 'Merry Christmas Line Border'
Embossing: Sizzix 'Dots' folder
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Green & silver (magazine freebie)

I die cut the tree twice from the green and silver paper and once from silver mirri.  I also die cut the sentiment from silver mirri.  I trimmed the card blank slightly so the sentiment sit across the whole width.  The sentiment was attached to the lower edge of the card and the two green trees were glued directly onto the card.  I embossed the silver tree with dots and attached it to the centre with foam pads.

Kath x

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Happy Christmas

I made this card for this card for the Allsorts 'CAS Christmas' challenge.  I'm also entering the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christms Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Card: Red matt
Paper: Kaisercraft 'Christmas Wishes' (magazine freebie)

To make this quick card, I trimmed the Father Christmas paper and layered it onto red card before die cutting the sentiment from the top corner.  The panel was then attached to the card blank.  I die cut Happy Christmas from red card and inlaid it into the paper.  A super quick CAS card that will be cheap to post too!

Kath x

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Christmas Wishes

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'W is for Wishes'.  I'm also entering Christmas with the Cuties 'Wrap up Warm' challenge, The Cutie Pie Challenge 'Winter Layers', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Embossing: Stampendous White Opaque Embossing Powder
Stamp: Hot off the Press 'Christmas Wishes'
Ink: Versamark
Card: Red mirri
Other; Wink of Stella

I trimmed the precoloured Art Pad image before stamping and embossing the sentiment in the top corner.  The panel was then layered onto red mirri and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the children with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Prim Poppy

I made this card for the Allsorts 'Poppies or the Colour Red' challenge.  I'm also entering the Seize the Birthday 'CAS' challenge, The Flower Challenge 'A Special Occasion' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.  The card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also making an early visit to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Dies: Memory Box 'Prim Poppy' and Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday'
Embossing: X-cut 'Small Polka Hearts' embossing folder
Snippets: Green, Red and white card

I die cut the poppy from both red and green card and the sentiment from red card and set these aside.  I trimmed a square of white card to 3/4" smaller than the card blank before die cutting the sentiment and poppy.  I attached tape across the back of the die cuts on the white square and inlaid the white poppy and sentiment.  I gently removed the sections that would be inlaid in red and green, leaving the white inlaid pieces attached to the tape.  The panel was then embossed with the polka hearts embossing folder.  I layered this panel onto red card before attaching it to the card blank.  I snipped the green poppy to remove the flowers and inlaid it before snipping the red flowers from the other poppy and inlaying them.  To finish I inlaid the sentiment.

Kath x

Monday, 5 November 2018

Peace and Joy at Christmas

I made this card for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Embossing - Heat or Dry or Even Both' (I've gone for the 'Both' option).  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'CAS',  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Glitter', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: 'Peace & Joy' (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Snowflake Frame' embossing folder, WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Ink: Versamark
Card: Gold pearlescent, white matt

I embossed white card with the snowflake frame before stamping and embossing the sentiment in the centre with glitter embossing powder (although the glitter doesn't show in the photograph).  I trimmed the panel, layered it onto gold pearlescent card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.

Kath x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Gingerbread Wishes

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see 'Gingerbread'.  I'm entering the Crafty Cardmakers 'Explosion of Colour' challenge, The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: The Hobby House 'Elisabeth Bell Gingerbread Wishes'
Card: Red mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Candles and Cake'

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured topper slightly, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  Quick and simple!

Kath x

Friday, 26 October 2018

Penguin Trio Blocks

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'Colour It' which means you have to colour you own image.  We don't have a sponsor for this challenge but Marie has kindly donated a prize for the winner.

I've used a cute Bugaboo penguin digi for my card and am entering the Alphabet Challenge 'P is for Penguins', Christmas With the Cuties' Wrap up Warm' challenge, Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge and Cardz 4 Gals 'Let's Go Digital' challenge.  The card and snowflake paper were from my snippets drawer so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: White silk DL
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Penguin Trio Blocks' digi
Colouring: Promarkers, Sakura coloured pencils
Card: White silk
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella
Snippets: Purple pearlescent card, blue and purple snowflake paper

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the card blank.  I printed the digi onto white card and trimmed it leaving a border around the blocks.  I coloured the penguins with blue and purple Promarkers and coloured the sky with a pale blue coloured pencil.  The stamped panel was layered onto purple card before being attached to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the hats and snowflakes with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snow.

Kath x

Thursday, 25 October 2018

October Rudolph Day

It's time for the October Rudolph Day and another of my 4" x 4" cards using freebies.  I'm also entering the Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" gold matt
Image: Apple Blossom 'Ornament' (magazine freebie)
Die: Apple Blossom 'Ornament' (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Apple Blossom 'Holly' (magazine freebie)
Card: White and gold matt
Other: Gold ribbon

I embossed the white card, trimmed around the edge of the frame and attached it to the card blank.  I attached the bauble onto a piece of card to make it more rigid and then die cut it using the matching die.  This was attached to the centre of the card with foam tape. I die cut the bauble top from gold card and attached it to the card.  I made a small bow from gold ribbon and used Pinflair glue to fasten it to the top of the bauble.

Kath x

Monday, 22 October 2018

The Quickest Christmas Card Ever!

I thought the pattern on this paper was perfect for a super quick card - another for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'. I'm also entering Allsorts 'Traditional Christmas Colours', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" pale gold hammer
Paper: Kaisercraft 'Christmas Collections' and Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the patchwork paper, layered it onto dark red paper and attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the sentiment and berries with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A Very Merry Christmas To You

I made this card for the Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge.  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Silver' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'October Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpiece
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Green/Silver/White (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image to remove the 'pips', layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the centre.  Another quick card for my Christmas card box!

Kath x

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Happy Christmas

As I'm falling behind on my Christmas card tally, I've made another card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge, the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Silver' challenge and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: White matt DL
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Driving Home for Christmas (magazine freebie)

To make this very quick card I trimmed the paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  I die cut 'Happy Christmas' from silver mirri and attached it to the top of the card. 

Kath x

Friday, 12 October 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'October Anything Christmas 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: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Hunkydory Snowy Season 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Red mirri card, patterned paper

To make this very quick card, I trimmed the snippet of paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card.  I trimmed the pre-coloured die cut topper to remove the patterned frame, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the centre of the card with fun foam.

Kath x

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Lots of Love

I made this card for my aunt and uncle's wedding anniversary.  I'm entering the Dies R Us 'Anything Goes' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white pearlescent
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities ' Classic Heart'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: White pearlescent
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Always and Forever'

To make this quick card I layered a square of white card onto floral paper and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the heart ensuring I got the 'lots of love' at the top, middle and bottom of the heart.  To finish I glued the heart to the centre.

Kath x

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Seize the Birthday 'Travel' challenge.  I'm also entering Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Use Dies or Punches', the Dies R Us' Anything Goes challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.



Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Die: Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday'
Card: Rust texture, white matt
Paper: First Edition 'Man Made'

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto rust card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from white card, trimmed the edges and attached it to the lower edge of the card leaving an equal border around the edge.  I then die cut 'Happy Birthday' from rust card and inlaid the die cut pieces.

Kath x

Monday, 1 October 2018

Santa

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see Santa, an Elf or Fairy.  I've chosen Santa and have used a cute Lili of the Valley Art Pad image for my card.

I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Christmas is for Kids', Christmas with the Cuties 'For a Child', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Something beginning with S' (I have obviously chosen Santa).


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One;
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Red embossed
Paper: Making Cards 'Contemporary Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  The image was precoloured, so I die cut and embossed it before layering it onto a die cut and embossed decorative label.  I then die cut three smaller labels and attached these to the back of the image (to give some dimension) before attaching it to the card front.  To finish I highlighted Santa, the snow and holly with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 28 September 2018

Decorating LeAnn

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this month we have an 'Anything Christmas Goes' challenge.  We are sponsored by LeAnns World 101 who are offering the winner two digi stamps from their online shop.

I'm entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Colouring' challenge. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use some patterned paper' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: LeAnn's World 101 'Decorating LeAnn' digi
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Faber-Castell Colour Grip Pencils
Card: White silk
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle's Christmas' (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the paper and attached it to the card blank leaving a white margin around the edge.  I resized the digi and printed it on to white card before colouring it with coloured pencils to match the Baubles in the backing paper.  I die cut and embossed the panel before attaching it to the centre of the card with craft foam to give some dimension.

Kath x

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Smile and Be Happy

Another of my quick notecards (I do like to keep a few of these in my card box) and this one has been made for the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge (I was inspired by the cat and the colour pink).  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'One for the Girls/Ladies' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Die Cuts Kitties'
Stamp: From the Heart Sentiment Stamps (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt'
Other: Pink enamel dots

I trimmed the pink paper and layered it onto black card.  The kitten was already die cut but had a thick white border so I fussy cut leaving a small white border around the edge.  I put the panel into my MISTI and laid the kitten on top so I could line up my stamp.  After removing the kitten I stamped the sentiment onto the paper and then attached the panel to the card front.  I shaped the kitten and attached it with Pinflair glue down the centre to give some dimension.  To finish I added three small enamel dots to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

September Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another of my 4" x 4" cards using snippets and freebies.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge and the Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Dies or Punches'.   All the card was from my snippets drawer to I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', All Occasion Dies 'Small Poinsettia' , Memory Box 'Mini Holly Leaves' and  Festive Wishes Holly Sprig (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Festive Wishes (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Gold mirri, red matt, green matt and white matt card

I embossed a square of white card before layering it onto gold mirri and attaching it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut the sentiment from gold mirri and attached it to the lower part of the card.  I die cut and embossed two large poinsettias from red card and one from green card.  I shaped the die cuts before gluing them together.  I die cut the holly berries from gold mirri and glued them to the centre of the poinsettia.  I die cut two holly sprigs from dark green card and snipped the ends from both sprigs.  The snipped ends were then glued to the back of the poinsettia flower before being attached to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Jewel Wreath

I made this card for the CAS Christmas 'Wreath' challenge using a peel-off wreath from my 'bits box'.  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Colouring' challenge, and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and the The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image and Sentiment: Woodware 'Bubble Wreath' and 'Christmas Greetings' silver peel-offs
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Silver mirri, white matt
Other: Red bow (upcycled from a Christmas card)
Other: Wink of Stella

I attached the wreath to the white card adding the sentiment below it.  This panel was trimmed, layered onto silver mirri card and attached to the centre of the card blank.  I coloured the wreath with Promarkers and attached a red bow to the top. To finish I highlighted the baubles with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 21 September 2018

Floral Display

I made the card to send to a friend with a small gift and am entering the Less is More 'One Layer - Florals' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'Autumn Colours' challenge, The Flower Challenge 'Anything Goes' and A Gem of a Challenge 'One for the Girls/Ladies'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Stamps: Hobby Art 'Floral Display' and Ultimate Crafts 'Hello' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine 'Vintage Sepia'
Colouring: Faber-Castell Colour Grip Pencils

I stamped the Floral Display on the left side of the card and then used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the lower edge of the card.  I coloured the flowers with my Faber-Castell pencils and then used a small damp paintbrush to blend the colours.

Kath x

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Snow is Falling

I made this card for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Blue and Gold'.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Tree', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Woodware 'Snow is Falling'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine 'Majestic Blue'
Card: Gold pearlescent, white matt
Other: Gold nailheads

I stamped the tree and sentiment onto white card using blue ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The panel was trimmed and layered onto gold pearlescent card before being attached to the centre of the card blank.  To finish I added gold nailheads to the large snowflakes around the tree.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Wedding Carriage

I made this card for the A Gem of a Challenge 'Wedding Anniversary/Wedding Day/Engagement' challenge (I've chosen Wedding Day), the Poppy Stamps Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Wedding Carriage' Mini Masterpiece
Die; Poppy Stamps 'Celebrate'
Card: Red pearlescent
Other: Wink of Stella

I used the largest pre-coloured image from the Mini Masterpiece sheet and as the image is so beautiful I decided to keep the card very simple.  I die cut 'Celebrate' from the lower edge of the image before layering it onto red card and attaching it to the card front.  I die cut 'Celebrate' from red card and inlaid it. To finish I highlighted the flowers and bride's dress with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Snowman Couple

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'The Cutest Snowman' challenge.  I'm also entering  the ABC Christmas Challenge 'S for Snow', the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Snowman Couple' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Other: Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Computer generated sentiment ''Kristen ITC' font

I resized the digi and added the computer generated sentiment below it before printing it onto white card.  I trimmed the square and coloured the snowmen with Promarkers.  The coloured image was layered onto red mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  I highlighted the hats and scarves with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles for the snow.  To finish I applied Glossy Accents to the heart.

Kath x

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Christmas Angel

I made this card for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Include an Angel', Allsorts 'Things with Wings' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  The paper and card are from my snippets mountain so I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilitites 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Dark red matt card, 'Driving Home for Christmas' paper (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the holly paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured Art Pad image, ensuring the angel was in the centre of the circle.  This was layered onto a die cut and embossed scalloped red circle and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the angel with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Quick and Easy Money Wallet

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and this month we want to see 'Anything But a Card'.  I tend to give money to the teenage members of our families so they can have fun choosing their own gift, so I need quick and easy money wallets.

Money wallets are also a great way to use some of my snippets mountain, so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.



Dies: Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Snippets:  Dark red hammer card, gold and brown pearlescent card,, Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas' paper

I trimmed a piece of red card to measure 7½ inches x 6½inches.  I scored the card at 2 inches and 5 inches on the short edge and ½ inch on the longer sides.  I cut away the corners before folding the flaps inside the wallet.  I folded the bottom edge and marked the sides of the flaps before cutting them level with the bottom flap. I trimmed snippets of paper to cover the front, back and inside flap of the wallet.  I coloured the edges of the papers with Crimson Red Ink before attaching them.  I attached strong red tape to the flaps and folded the bottom over to make the wallet.  To make the belly band I cut a strip of red card to wrap around the wallet and used red tape to fasten it.  I then cut two small snippets of holly paper into oblongs, coloured the edged with Crimson Red ink and attached these on the front and the back of the band.  I die cut the reindeer from gold pearlescent card and attached it to the lower edge of the belly band.  I die cut the antlers, swirl and bow from brown pearlescent card and used Tacky glue to attach them.

Kath x

Friday, 31 August 2018

Christmas Bird Trio

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'Christmas Joy'.  We are sponsored by Imagine That Digi Stamps who are offering the lucky winner a $10 coupon to spend in their online store.

I'm entering the Imagine That Year Round Link-Up, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes',


Card blank: DL tent fold white silk
Stamp: Imagine That 'Christmas Bird Trio' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Other: Stampendous Fun Flock, Wink of Stella

I resized the digi and printed it on white silk card.  This was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto red mirri card and attached to the card front.  To finish I added white Fun Flock to the hats and highlighted the candy cane, holly and bauble with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 25 August 2018

August Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another of my quick 4" x 4" cards using freebie papers.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" cream hammer
Card: Green mirri
Paper: Making Cards magazine 'Festive Florals' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

To make this simple card I trimmed a piece of poinsettia paper so the flower was on the left side of my card, layered it onto green mirri and attached it to the card.  I trimmed the poinsettia image to a square, layered it onto green mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the poinsettia with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 24 August 2018

Sparkling Tree Tile

I made this card for the CAS Christmas 'Tree' challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'P for Plain', the Memory Box Challenge 'Keep Cool and Carry On' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Die: Memory Box 'Sparkling Tree Tile'
Card: Green mirri and white matt

I die cut the tree from white card and trimmed around the edge so it was ¾" smaller than the card blank.  Before attaching the panel onto the green mirri matting layer I masked around the tree on the rear and sprayed it with Stick and Spray.  The panel was then layered onto the green mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  I placed a piece of kitchen paper on top of the tree and applied gentle pressure to ensure all the small intricate pieces of the die cut tree were secure.

Kath x

Monday, 20 August 2018

Hello

I made this quick notecard to send to a friend with a small gift.  I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt tent fold
Stamp: Papermania 'Geometric Mono Hello'
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green and Smokey Grey
Card: Dark green matt
Paper: Making Cards ''Floraltastic' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper and stamped 'Hello' in Olympia Green ink using my MISTI.  I stamped it a couple of times but the colour was still a bit too bright to match the dark green matting layer so I stamped it again with Smokey Grey ink.  This paper was then layered onto the dark green card and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted 'Hello' with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Twofer Geometric

I made these cards for the Twofer Card Challenge where the prompt is 'Geometric'.  I have used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Square die to make a friendship card and a birthday card.


Onefer - Friendship Card

I made this thrifty card using the front of an M&S gift card my nephew sent for my birthday together with stars and sequins from the birthday card my brother-in-law sent me.  I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.



Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Stamps for All Occasions (magazine freebie)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Card: Upcycled gift card
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Timeless Victorian'
Other: Acetate, sequins and stars (upcycled from birthday card)

I die cut and embossed a square from the centre of the gift card front (to remove the M&S logo) and trimmed the square so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card blank.  I attached a piece of acetate to the rear and wiped an anti-static pad across it before attaching foam tape around the edges of the aperture.  I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of purple paper and attached it to the rear of the acetate aperture on three sides.  I tipped the sequins and stars behind the acetate and then fastened it on the fourth side.  This panel was then attached to the front of the card blank with foam tape.

Twofer - Birthday

I made this card from snippets of paper and card so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop as well as entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large: Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday.
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: BoBunny 'Isabella' paper (magazine freebie), dark brown matt card

I die cut and embossed several squares from the Isabella paper and cut some of them in half to make the triangles for the edges of the patchwork.  I then glued these to brown card with Tombow liquid glue to give a bit of 'wriggle room'.  I found this glue to be a little too wet for the paper and the card started to curl a bit, so I placed a piece of kitchen paper on top of the patchwork and a heavy book on top and left it to dry for a while.  Once it had dried I trimmed around the edge of the patchwork and then attached the square to the card blank.  I trimmed a strip of pink paper and layered it onto brown card before die cutting the sentiment.  This panel was then attached across the centre of the card before I inlaid the sentiment I had die cut from brown card.

Kath x

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Upcycled Teddy

I'm trying to use lot of bits from my 'I'm sure I'll use it one day' drawer and found this cute image that I had saved from a birthday card.  I'm entering the Gem of a Challenge 'Breast Cancer Awareness' challenge where pink has to be the predominant colour, the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Dots and/or Stripes' (I've gone with the dots option on my paper), and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white pearlescent
Image: Upcycled birthday card
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Grey pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Butterfly Kisses;
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered the dot paper onto grey card and attached it to the card blank.  Although the image was already cut into a circle, I die cut and embossed it to make it slightly smaller.  This was layered onto a grey die cut and embossed scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  The letters and flowers on the image were already glittered, but I added a Wink of Stella to the teddy for an extra sparkle.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Poinsettia

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Q for Quotes'.  I'm also entering the Back to Basics and Beyond 'Use a Digital Image' challenge, the Imagine That Year-Round Link-Up 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 5.5in x 4.25in white silk tent fold
Stamp: Imagine That 'Poinsettia'
Card: Red matt, white silk
Other: Wink of Stella

I resized the pre-coloured digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  This was trimmed, layered onto red card and attached to the card blank.  I then highlighted the quote, poinsettias and leaves with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Christmas Silhouette

I've made this quick card for the Die Cut Divas 'Silhouette' challenge, the Dies R Us  'Black & White' challenge, The Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Die-cuts' and The Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt tent fold
Stamp: Woodware 'Delightful Dangles - Christmas Tree'
Die: Creative Does ' Woodland Scene'
Embossing: Stampendous White Embossing Powdr
Ink: Versamark
Card: Black matt

I die cut the Woodland Scene from black card and stamped the sentiment in the lower corner using Versamark ink.  I then embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  The die cut was attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 August 2018

July Rudolph Day

It's time for the July Rudolph Day Challenge - a little later than usual as ScrappyMo had a 'technical hitch' when releasing the post.  I've made another quick and easy 4" x 4" card, which is my theme this year.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas' and the Merry Litle Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays' cardstock
Card: Dark red matt
Other: Wink of Stella

To make this super quick card, I trimmed the 'Happy Holidays' card, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  I then highlighted the gold with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Christmas Bubble Tree

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and this month we want to see 'Warm/Hot Colours'.  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'P for Plain', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and a new Christmas challenge - the Merry Little Christmas challenge where 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Woodware 'Christmas Bubble Tree'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Purple pearlescent, white matt
Other: Glossy Accents
Snippet: Orange paper

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I used my MISTI to stamp the tree and sentiment and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I stamped the trunk onto a snippet of orange paper and paper pieced it onto the tree.  The baubles were coloured with Promarkers in yellow, gold, orange, red and purple.  The panel was layered onto purple card before being attached to the card front.  To finish I added Glossy Accents to the baubles.

Kath x