Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Festive Felines

I made this card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Festive Felines'.  I'm also entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Cute, Clean and Simple' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'No Sentiment'


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Cuties' die cut image
Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' 
Kars tan embossing mat
Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettia' paper
Red matt card
Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  Although the image was die cut, I wanted to add an embossed edge so I die cut and embossed it with the square die.  This image was then layered onto red card and attached to the centre.  To finish I highlighed the cats, trees and snow with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Thank You for Being You & Blog Candy too!

On 6 January Di posted Challenge 343 which celebrated her seventh year of running the Snippets Playground after taking over the reins from Jules who set up the challenge and ran it for a year.  To celebrate this occasion Darnell has started a special surprise Blog Hop to thank Di for running this amazing challenge.

My first trip into the playground was on 28 October 2012 with my Patchwork Christmas Tree.  With a growing pile of snippets (I'm sure we all have those!) this soon became one of my favourite challenges. I've never met Di, but feel like I know her through her lovely blog posts - if you've never visited her blog I suggest you pop over now!  This is my 'Thank You' snippets card to Di for being such a great friend to everyone and for running this amazing challenge - thanks Di!

I'm entering this card into the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Make it Flowery', the Allsorts 'Friends' challenge and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.  As this card was made from snippets I am, of course, heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Quick Cards 'From the Heart' sentiment stamp
Memory Box 'Crisp Bows' and Wild Rose Studio 'Rose Bunch' dies
Versafine Olympia Green ink
Wink of Stella
Snippets of dark green texture card, orange matt card, Lili of the Valley 'Antebellum' paper and Making Cards magazine 'Landscapes' paper

I trimmed the beige Antebellum paper and stamped the sentiment in the lower corner.  I layered this paper onto dark green card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the Rose Bunch from dark green card and the flowers from the orange Landscapes paper.  The green die cut was attached to the card and I trimmed the flowers before laying them on top of the green outline.  I attached another snippet of orange paper to orange card to make it thicker and then die cut the Crisp Bow.  I snipped the top of the bow and attached it to the flower stem.  To finish I highlighted the flowers, bow and sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

As well as thanking Di for running the Snippets challenge I would also like to thank my followers for the lovely comments you leave for me, so I have decided to offer some Blog Candy.  I am offering a Spellbinders Borderabilities 'Kaleidoscope' die set - it's perfect for using with snippets!


If you would like a chance to win this die you must:
  • Be or become a follower of my blog on Blogger
  • If you have a blog, add the photo to your sidebar and link back to this post
  • Leave me a comment below before 08:00 (GMT) on Sunday 10 February
A winner will be chosen at random and announced later in the day.

Kath x

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Christmas Kids

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Winter' challenge.  I'm also entering the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Bundle Up', the Fab 'n' Funky Challenges 'Creating for Christmas' and the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Cute, Clean and Simple'.


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Kids' Die-Cut Image
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Squares Stackables' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Woodware 'Large Snowflake' and 'Regular Snowflake' punches
Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas' paper
Marianne Design 'Snow Paper'
Red card
Diamond Stickles
Clear gems
Wink of Stella

I glued a square of red Christmas tree paper onto red card and used the two largest dies to cut and emboss a frame.  I used the smaller of these two dies to cut and emboss the pre-coloured image.  I attached the frame to the centre of the card and inlaid the image. I punched one large and two regular snowflakes from the Snow Paper and attached them to the card, adding small clear gems to the centres.  I added Diamond Stickles to the snow and snowflakes on the image and highlighted the boy and dog with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Less is More 'Sketch' challenge.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Make it Masculine' challenge, the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Creations 'Anything Goes' challenge.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Lawn Fawn 'Scripty Happy' die
Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Designs sentiment stamp
Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
Brown matt card
Lili of the Valley 'Country Gent' paper
Wink of Stella

I cut a 2" wide strip of paper and following the sketch I cut this into two triangles before attaching them to the card blank. As the brown card was quite thin,  I die cut Happy twice and glued them together before laying them onto the card.  At his stage I didn't glue them to the card as I used my MISTI to line up the sentiment (the actual sentiment read 'It's your Birthday' but I cut it in half so I as I didn't have another birthday stamp of the right size!).  I removed the die cut, stamped the sentiment and then glued the die cut into place.  To finish I outlined the stamped sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 21 January 2019

Kick up your heels

I made this card for my niece's birthday and am entering the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'BINGO' - I have chosen Something Blue (dress and card) Player's Choice (colouring) and Sentiment.  I'm also entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Creations Challenges 'Anything Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'JJ Tequila and Shoes' digi stamp
Promarkers
Blue texture and white matt card
Wink of Stella

I merged the image and sentiment digis and resized them before printing onto white card.  The image was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers.  I layered the panel onto blue textured card and attached it to the card front.  To finish I highlighted JJ's dress and the cupcakes with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 18 January 2019

Happy Birthday Butterfly

I made this card for a friend's birthday and am entering the Cardz 4 Gals 'Dimensional Elements' challenge, the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Creations Challenges 'Anything Goes'.


6" x 6" white pearlescent card blank
Cheery Lynn 'Butterfly 7' and Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' dies
Purple and white pearlescent card
Polkadoodles 'Fourini' paper

I trimmed purple pearlescent card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and attached the Fourini paper to the top section.  This panel was then attached to the card blank.  I die cut the Grand Happy Birthday from both white and purple card.  The white sentiment was trimmed and attached to the lower section of the card and I then inlaid the purple letters.  I die cut the butterfly from purple card and attached it to the top corner of the card and inlaid the butterfly body in white.  To finish I curled the butterfly wings to give dimension to the card.

kath x

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Hello

I made this card for the Cardz 4 Gals  'New Year, New Stash' challenge and the Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'New Year, New Stash challenge (all the dies I've used are new).  I'm also using my new dies to enter the Cuttlebug Mania 'New' challenge, the Dies R Us challenge 'Anything New' and the Die Cut Divas 'Something New'. The ribbon and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Squares Stackables, Die-Cutting Essential Magazine 'Hello Spring' dies
Dark red nailheads
Snippets of self-adhesive ribbon, brown matt and white matt card

I die cut a square in the middle of the card blank and cut a snippet of white card so it was slightly larger than the aperture.  I attached the self-adhesive ribbon to this square.  When the card was covered with ribbon, I trimmed the edges and attached it to the rear of the aperture with double sided tape.  To make the inside of the card look tidier, I attached a thin strip of foam tape around the edge and covered the inside of the card front with another snippet of white card.  I die cut 'Hello' twice from brown card, layered them and attached them to the lower edge of the card.  I die cut three flowers from brown card and attached them around the edge of the card, adding a red nailhead to the centre of each.

Kath x

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Joy

I made this card for the CAS Christmas 'Blue and Silver' challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'A for Anything Christmas', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies/


6" x 4" white matt card blank
Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy' die
Silver mirri, pale blue pearlescent and white matt card

I trimmed a panel of white card and die cut Joy from the centre.  This was layered onto pale blue pearlescent card and attached to the card blank.  I die cut the Joy letters from silver mirri and inlaid these, together with the white centre of the O.  I then die cut the fancy Joy from pale blue pearlescent card and attached over the silver mirri letters.

Kath x

Friday, 11 January 2019

Wishing you a Speedy Recovery

I made this card for my mother-in-law who is waiting to go into hospital for an operation.  I'm entering the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Wheel with the Letter I' (I've chosen Imperial Purple and Image), the Less is More 'Water' challenge, the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'Tulip Jar' digi stamp
Desert Diva 'Free Sentiment Stamp 469' digi stamp
Promarkers
Purple pearlescent and white matt card
Wink of Stella

I resized the digis in Word and merged them into one document before printing onto white card.  The panel was coloured with Promarkers, trimmed, layered onto purple card and attached to the centre of the card blank.  To finish I highlighted the tulips and butterflies with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Beautiful Blooms Birthday

I made this card for a friend's birthday and am entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Make it Flowery', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Dies 'R' Us Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad image
Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Floral Ovals' and Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Deep pink matt card
Lili of the Valley 'Antebellum' paper 

I trimmed the pink paper, layered it onto deep pink card and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image and attached it to the top of the card.  I then die cut the Floral Oval from deep pink card and inlaid the pieces around the edge of the frame. To finish  I die cut the sentiment and attached it to the lower edge of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 7 January 2019

Rudolph and Recycling

Does anyone else look at Christmas cards as they arrive and decide what they want to make with them?  As soon as I received this card I knew I wanted to add Rudolph amongst the gold glitter trees - perfect for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Rudolph and Friends'.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Reindeer, Fab 'n' Funky 'Recycle your Christmas Cards' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Upcycle or Use Something Old' (I've upcycled my Christmas card).


6" x 4" cream matt card blank
Upcycled Christmas card
Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' die
Bronze and red mirri card
Small red gem

I cut the 'Winter Wishes' from the bottom of the Christmas card, trimmed the card to size and attached it to the front of the card blank.  The sentiment was layered onto bronze mirri and attached to the top of the card.  I die cut the reindeer twice from bronze mirri and layered the two dies together to give more depth before attaching it to the card front with dots of Tacky Glue.  I die cut the reindeer again from red mirri and inlaid the red swirl and attached the bow.  To finish I added a small red gem to Rudolph's nose.

Kath x

Friday, 4 January 2019

Snow Drifters

It's time for the first challenge of the year at Winter Wonderland and our challenges are now monthly with all the DT making cards for each challenge..  I'm hosting this challenge and have chosen 'It's Snowtime' as our theme.  We're sponsored by Becky's Place and the lucky winner will receive two digi stamps of their choice.

Becky has generously given me this image to use from the lovely Snow Drifters set so I'm entering my card into the Becky's Place January Challenge.  I'm also entering the Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes', ABC Christmas Challenge 'A is for Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Becky's Place 'Snow Drifters' digi stamp
Promarkers
Silver mirri and white matt card
Blue snowflake  paper (make unknown)
Wink of Stella
Computer generated sentiment 'Footlight MT Light' font

I trimmed the blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment before printing it onto white card.  The image was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto silver mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the edges of the scarf and pom pom.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Merry Christmas Steve

I'm so pleased to have been invited to join the Design Team at Sparkles Christmas Challenge - thank you to Caz and the team!  For the first challenge this year our theme is 'Add Some Sparkle' and I'm sharing the card I made for my husband (using the die he bought me last Christmas!).

I'm entering the Dies R Us 'Anything Goes' challenge and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  The card was made with snippets so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Aurora Star' die
White matt card
Computer generated sentiment 'Copperplate Gothic Light' font
Snippets of dark blue pearlescent card, X-cut silver glitter sheet and thin white card

I attached a square of blue pearlescent card to the centre of the card front.  I printed the sentiment onto white card and trimmed the panel so it was slightly smaller than the blue matt before die cutting the star frame.  I placed this panel onto the card and marked the points of the star to give me a guide when I attached the snippet of silver glitter sheet onto the blue card.  I attached snippets of white card around the glitter sheet so there was an even layer across the card front.  I then attached the panel with the printed sentiment.  I die cut the star and frame from blue pearlescent card and used dots of Tacky Glue to inlay it into the card front.

Kath x

Let it Snow

Happy New Year!  This is my first post of the year for the January Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge and our theme this month is 'Let is Snow'.

I'm entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Any Christmas or New Year Card' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


6" x 4" white pearlescent tent fold card blank
'Let it Snow' stamp (make unknown - cover gift with magazine)
Versafine Majestic Blue ink
Dark blue and white pearlescent card
Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' paper
Clear Gems

I trimmed the blue snowflake paper, layered it onto blue pearlescent card and attached it to the centre of the card.  I used my MISTI to stamp 'Let it Snow' onto white card, stamping it several times to deepen the colour of the ink.  Once dry I trimmed the strip, layered it onto blue pearlescent card and attached it across the centre.  To finish I added clear gems to the centre of the snowflakes.

Kath x