Friday, 31 May 2019

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

I made this card to send to Lucille for the May Card Chain Challenge (I can reveal the card as Lucille has told me she's received it).  I made my card following the Colour Palette Option, Sketch Option and Theme Option (butterfly and friendship).

The card and ribbon are from my snippets drawer so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


6" x 6" cream speckled card blank
The Best of Cardmaking Magic Butterfly Stamp and Die
Stamps for All Occasions sentiment stamp
Versafine Olympia Green ink
Red and yellow coloured pencils
Snippets of cream speckled and green matt card, yellow ribbon

I trimmed the cream speckled card to a square and stamped the sentiment in the top corner.  I wrapped a yellow ribbon around the lower section before layering the panel onto green card and attaching it to the card front.  I used green ink to stamp the butterfly onto cream speckled card and cut it with the coordinating die.  I coloured the butterfly with red and yellow coloured pencils before attaching it to the card.

This is the lovely friendship card I received from Greta.

Kath x

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

May Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another Christmas tree card.  I'm also entering the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


7" x 5" red embossed card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad image
Dark green matt card
Wink of Stella

To make this super quick card, I trimmed the sides of the pre-coloured image, layered it onto green card and attached it to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the baubles with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Thank You

I was lucky to win the latest Stamps by Chloe Cardmaking Collection from Liz's blog - thank you Liz - and have used the stamps, dies and paper from the collection to make this Thank You card.

I'm entering the Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'The Colour Purple', Die Cut Divas 'Flowers' challenge and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.   I also used a couple of snippets for the card so am also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


6" x 6" cream speckled card blank
Dies, stamps and paper from the 'Stamps by Chloe Cardmaking Collection 3'
Stampendous 'Cling Thank You' stamp
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' die
Kars tan embossing mat
Versafine Imperial Purple ink
Snippets of cream speckled and purple pearlescent card
Papermania Transparent Shimmering Dots
Wink of Stella

I die cut the flowers from cream speckled card before die cutting and embossing the largest Stitched Square.  Using my MISTI I lined up the flower stamps and over-stamped them onto the die cut flowers.  I also stamped the sentiment into the top corner.  I covered the back of the panel with a piece of paper from the Collection before layering the panel onto purple pearlescent card and attaching it to the card front.  To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the flowers and sentiment and Shimmering Dots to the flower centres.

Kath x

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Happy Birthday to You

I made this quick card for a friend's birthday.  I'm entering the Allsorts 'Happy Birthday challenge (to celebrate Allsorts 10th  birthday), Crafty Cardmakers 'Birthdays' challenge and Tales from the Craft Room 'Floral Frenzy' challenge.


Docrafts 'Full Bloom' Card Kit (cover gift with Crafts Beautiful magazine)
Hobby Art 'General Greetings' stamp
My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags' die
Versafine Onyx Black ink

I trimmed the pink card blank from the kit to make a 6" x 6" card.  I covered the front with the floral card leaving a small border around the edge.  I stamped the sentiment onto the offcut of pink card before die cutting and embossing the fishtail flag. To finish I attached the sentiment to the lower corner of the card with foam tape.

Kath x

Monday, 13 May 2019

Happy 17th Birthday Katie

I made this card for Steve's niece's birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Jasmine' Art Sheet image
Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles' and My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Lili of the Valley 'Galaxy Stars' paper
White matt card
Computer generated sentiment Footlight MT Light' font

I trimmed the paper and attached it to the card blank.  Using the largest Wonky Rectangle I die cut and embossed the precoloured image before attaching it to the left of the card.  I printed the sentiment onto thin white card before die cutting and embossing it.  This was then attached to the lower corner of the card with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Monday, 6 May 2019

You're How Old?

I made this card for my great-nephew's 17th birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and the AAA Birthday Card Challenges 'Anything Birthday Goes.  All the card is from my snippets box so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Woodware 'Numbers' stamp
Tattered Lace 'Mini Candle' die
Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
Snippets of blue, brown, green, red and turquoise texture card, brown, yellow and white matt card

I die cut 17 candles from blue, brown, green, red and turquoise card and attached them to white card and then die cut 17 yellow flames which were inlaid into the candles.  I trimmed the panel and stamped the sentiment below the candles.  The panel was layered onto brown card before being attached to the card blank.

Kath x

Friday, 3 May 2019

Christmas Trio Block

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'Anything But a Square Card'.  We're sponsored by Bugaboo who are offering the lucky winner a $12.00 gift code.

I'm entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'For a Child', the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Kids' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


DL white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'Christmas Trio Block' digi stamp
Promarkers
Red mirri and white matt card
Stampendous white Fun Flock
Wink of Stella

I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  This was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto red mirri card and attached to the card blank.  To finish I added Fun Flock to Santa's hat and highlighted the images with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Let's See Some Holly

It's time for another challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and our theme is 'Let's See Some Holly'.

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


6" x 4" red textured tent fold card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Silver mirri card
Wink of Stella

I have used one of my favourite LOTV Art Pads to make this quick card.  I trimmed the precoloured Art Pad sheet so it was slightly wider than the image and layered it onto a strip of silver mirri.  This was then attached across the centre of the card blank.  To finish I highlighted the berries and holly leaves with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Elf Ornament

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see 'Ornaments'.

I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Kids',  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'For a Child', the Alphabet Challenge 'C for Clean and Simple' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'AKV Elf - Ornament' digi stamp
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Squares Stackables' dies
Lili of the Valley 'Galaxy Stars' paper
White matt card
Wink of Stella

I attached a piece of Galaxy Stars paper (this is becoming one of my favourite paper pads) to white card to make it slightly thicker before using the two largest dies to die cut and emboss a frame.  This was then attached to the card blank.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card.  I die cut and embossed the image using the second largest die, coloured it with Promarkers to match the stars in the frame and inlaid it.  To finish I highlighted the elf and ornament with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x