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