Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Upcycled Christmas Decoration

I made this card for the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Recyling' challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'D for Decorations', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use Some Gold' and the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

As well as my 'normal' snippets drawer where I keep offcuts of  'normal' card and paper, I also have a box of 'recycled' snippets which includes pieces I've cut from the front of greetings cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, cardboard packaging and anything else I think 'oh, that might come in useful one day'.  This card was made from snippets out of the 'recycled' box so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop


6" x 4" white matt card blank
Memory Box 'Lydia Ornament', Memory Box 'Traditional Ornament', Memory Box 'Crisp Bows' & Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas' dies
Floral patterned card (the front of a birthday card), gold holographic card (Christmas gift tag) recycled snippets

I die the Traditional Ornament from gold card and the Lydia Ornament from the floral card.  I layered these and then attached them to the left of the card.  I die cut the bow from gold card and snipped it to the right length before attaching it above the ornament.  I die cut the sentiment from both gold card and floral card.  I layered the floral sentiment onto the gold die cut to create a shadow effect and attached them to the lower corner of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 25 February 2019

February Rudolph Day

It's time for the first Rudolph Day of 2019 (the first challenge was delayed as Mo was due to have an operation last month).  For the past two years I've had a theme for my Rudolph Day cards - in 2016 I used images from the LOTV Festive Foliage Art Pad and last year I made 4" x 4" cards.  I have decided that this year's theme will be Christmas trees - and here's the first one!

I'm entering the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 'Christmas', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use Some Gold, the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and the The Male Room 'No Designer Papers' challenge.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Woodware 'Delightful Dangles - Christmas Tree' stamp
Versafine Olympia Green ink
Gold pearlescent and white matt card
Gold gel pen

To make this quick card I stamped the Christmas tree and sentiment onto white card.  The panel was trimmed, layered onto gold pearlescent card and attached to the card blank.  I then used the gel pen to colour the ornaments on the tree.

Kath x

Friday, 22 February 2019

Flower Doodle

I made this card for Charlene in the Kit and Clowder Card & Colouring Swap, the theme of which is 'Friendship, Encouragement/Support, or Inspiration'.  I'm entering the Butterfly Challenge 'A for Aperture' challenge (I have chosen to use an aperture, together with anything (flowers and sentiment) amber (flower centres), apple green (leaves) and, of course, butterflies).  I'm also entering the Die Cuttin' Divas 'Random Acts of Kindness' challenge and the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Friends',


6" x 6" white pearlescent card blank
Bugaboo 'Friend Flower Doodle' digi stamp
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Rectangles' die
Copics and Promarkers
Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt' paper
White pearlescent card
Wink of Stella

I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto pink Heartfelt paper.  I coloured the image with Copics (pinks and lemon) and Promarkers (greens).  I used the largest die to die cut the aperture from the card blank, trimmed the image to size and attached it to the rear.  I then cut a square of white card and attached it to inside of the card to cover the back of the paper.  To finish I highlighted the flowers and butterflies with a Wink of Stella.

This is the lovely card Charlene sent me for the swap.


Kath x

Thursday, 21 February 2019

For a Special Couple

I made this card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Have a Heart'.  I'm also entering the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'BINGO' (I've chosen Bugaboo Image, Embossing & Sparkle), the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 'Christmas', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use Some Green' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


7" x 7" white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'Snow Couple' digi stamp
Lawn Fawn 'Outside in Stitched Square Stackables' die
Creative Expressions 'Sparkle Squares' embossing folder
Kars tan embossing mat
Promarkers
White and dark green matt card
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella
Computer generated sentiment 'Curlz MT' font

I embossed white card with the Sparkle Squares embossing folder and trimmed it to a square.  This was layered onto green card and attached to the card front.  I resized the digi stamp and added the sentiment before printing it onto white card.  I used the largest die to die cut and emboss the square before colouring it with Promarkers.  This square was layered onto green card and attached to the centre.  I highlighted the scarves and hats with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles for the snow.  To finish I added Glossy Accents to the heart.

Kath x

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

On your Wedding Day

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Marriage' challenge.  I'm also entering the Tales from the Craft Room 'Love' challenge and the  Die Cut Divas 'Love' challenge,


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Wedding Couple' Mini Masterpiece topper
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Card Making Magic sentiment stamp
Versafine black ink
Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt' paper
Thin white card

I attached a piece of the pink heart paper onto thin white card before die cutting and embossing a frame using the two largest dies.  The frame was then attached to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured topper before stamping the sentiment in the top corner.  I then inlaid the topper into the frame.

Kath x

Friday, 15 February 2019

Blooming Bouquet

I made this card for my mother's birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Creations Challenges 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Hunkydory 'Floral Favourites - Blooming Bouquet' card and decoupage images
Crafts-Too Presscut 'Mum' die
Gold mirri card

I covered the front of the card blank with the lilac and green card and added a peach strip down the join.  I removed the die cut bouquet, shaped the flowers and assembled it with Pinflair glue to add dimension.  This panel was then attached to the centre of the card and I added two circular sentiments to the top of the panel.  To finish I die cut 'Mum' from gold card and attached it to the lower corner of the card.

Kath x

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Football Crazy

I made this card for my football crazy great-nephew's birthday and am entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'One for the Boys'.  I'm also entering the Imagine That Digistamp 'Anything Goes' challenge and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Football Crazy' digi stamp
Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' die
Promarkers
Orange card
Wild Rose Studio ' Man about Town' paper
Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I trimmed the football paper, layered it onto orange card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi stamp and added the computer generated sentiment.  I die cut and embossed the image before colouring it with Promarkers.  This panel was then layered onto orange card and attached to the centre.

Kath x

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you to everyone that left comments for the Spellbinders Borderabilities die set. The winner is:


Congratulations Liz - please email me (kmbuckell@btinternet.com) with your full name and postal address and I'll get the dies posted to you!

Kath x

Friday, 8 February 2019

Christmas Poinsettias

I made this quick card for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Quick and Easy'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'


5" x 5" cream matt card blank
Hundydory 'Festive Splendour - Christmas Poinsettia' card pack
Gold mirri card

I trimmed the corner of the poinsettia card, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front.  I removed the die cut poinsettias from the backing card, shaped them in my hand and layered them with Pinflair glue.  I removed the sentiment and added foam tape to the centre and extra sticky tape to the ends before attaching it to the corner of the card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Snowflakes

I made this card for the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Sketch' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Quick and Easy', the Crafty Gals Corner 'Clean and Simple' challenge and the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Add Texture and Ribbon'.  As the card was made with snippets I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Cheery Lynn 'Snowflake Set 2'
Darice 'Snowflake Background' embossing folder
Red nailhead
Snippets of white matt card, green textured card, double sided gold card, Xcut gold adhesive glitter sheet and red snowflake ribbon

I trimmed the white card so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card blank and embossed it. I attached a strip of gold glitter card to a slightly larger strip of green card and attached these across the bottom of the snowflake panel.  I wrapped the ribbon around this border, fastening it at the rear, before attaching the panel to the front of the card.  I attached a small square of glitter card to gold double sided card and die cut the snowflake.  This was attached to the ribbon with tacky glue.  To finish I added a red nailhead to the centre of the snowflake.

Kath x

Monday, 4 February 2019

T for Teenager

I made this card for one of my great-nephews and am entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Something Beginning with T' challenge (I have chosen teenager).  I'm also entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes..


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Lilli's Die-Cuts - Oliver'
Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die
Unbranded star punch
Hot off the Press 'Floral Ultimate Pack' paper
White and brown matt card

I trimmed the brown paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut Happy Birthday from both white and brown card.  The white die cut was trimmed and attached to the lower part of the card and I inlaid the brown letters.  The image was already die cut but I trimmed around the edge to reduce the white border around Oliver.  I then shaped the die cut and attached it with Pinflair glue.  To finish I punched three stars and attached them to the left of the card.

Kath x

Friday, 1 February 2019

Perfect Poinsettias

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and our theme this month is 'Poinsettia'. We want to see one or more poinsettias which must be the main or focal point of the card.

I'm entering the Crafty Creations Challenges 'Anything Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Hunkydory ''Tis the Season - Perfect Poinsettias' decoupage set 

The decoupage set is so beautifully decorated that I kept the card simple.  I folded the poinsettia card to make a DL card blank and trimmed to shape.  I removed the die cut pieces, shaped them in my hand and then used Pinflair glue to build the layers.  When dry, this panel was attached to the centre of the card front and the sentiment attached to the top.

Kath x

With Love at Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland.  This is our Tribute Challenge to Eileen who was the former owner and DT coordinator of the blog.  Eileen sadly passed away a couple of years ago and this is our annual challenge in her memory.  We are sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and our theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes'.

I'm entering the Crafty Gals Corner 'Clean and Simple, challenge, Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Dr Digi's House of Stamps ' Mistletoe' digi stamp
Lawn Fawn ' Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' die
Kars tan embossing mat
Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font
Promarker
Green textured card and white matt card
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green textured card and attached it to the front of the card blank.  I resized the digi stamp and added the sentiment before printing onto white card.  This was die cut and embossed before the leaves were coloured with a green Promarker.  I cut a small piece of white card and attached it to the rear of the image before attaching the panel to the card front.  I added Glossy Accents to the berries and a Wink of Stella to the leaves.

Kath x

Away in a Manger

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.  This month our theme is 'Carols or Songs' and I have chosen 'Away in a Manger' using a cute LOTV image for my card.

I'm entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Cute, Clean and Simple', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'No Sentiment'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley Cute Squares ' Nativity Play'
Purple pearlescent card 
Wild Rose Studio 'Bluebell' paper
Wink of Stella

I trimmed the spot paper from the Bluebell paper pad, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the card front.  The cute image was precoloured, but I trimmed it slightly before layering it onto purple card and attaching it to the centre.  To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the image.

Kath x