Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Blog Candy Coming Soon!

As we're going on holiday on Friday I won't be posting any cards for the next two Wednesdays so will be offering some Blog Candy instead.  There will be three posts on each Wednesday - some of the items are new and some are pre-loved.  If you see an item you would like then leave a 'Yes, please' comment (or similar) in the same post as the giveaway.  It's fine if you would like to be included in the draws for all giveaways, but you must add a comment on each post.

Also, these items are only on offer to my Followers as a thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my posts.  So please make sure you are, or become, a follower of my blog on Blogger.  If you have a blog and would like to add one of the photos on your sidebar with a link back to my post, that would be lovely but it is not a requirement.

Comments must be left before 08:00 (BST) on Wednesday 17 July.  All comments will be put into a pot and the winners chosen at random before being announced later that day.

Kath x

Happy Birthday - again!

Before putting my 'Grand Happy Birthday' die away after making my birthday card last week, I made another quick birthday card using lots of snippets.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" cream speckled card
     Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' and 'Pippi Butterfly' dies
     Snippets of Lili of the Valley 'Antebellum' paper, cream speckled card and brown textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Die-Cut Divas 'Celebrate the Birthdays'
     Pixie's Snippets Playground 'Challenge 355'
     Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes 168'

Kath x

June Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another Christmas tree card.   One little tip I found useful when making this card is to attach the self adhesive glitter sheet to a piece of thin card as it made it easier to attach to the embossed background.


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" ice gold pearlescent card blank
     Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Christmas Tree Greetings' die
     Darice 'Snowflake Background' embossing folder
     X-cut bronze adhesive glitter sheet
     Ice gold pearlescent card and thin bronze matt card

I'm entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Glitter, Sparkle & Shine'
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies 'June Challenge'
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'June Anything Goes'
     Rudolph Day 'June Challenge'
    
Kath x

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Happy Birthday

Just one card from me this week.  It's a while since I've entered the Butterfly Challenge (sorry Mrs A), so am entering with this card I made for a friend's birthday using two of my favourite dies and lots of snippets.



To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" ice gold pearlescent card blank   
     Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' and Cheery Lynn 'Butterfly 7' dies
     Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt' paper
     Snippets of gold and ice gold pearlescent card, gunmetal grey mirri card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Butterfly Challenge 'G is for ...' (I have used Gold, Granny Smith, Gunmetal Grey and a butterfly)
     Die-cut Divas 'Celebrate the Birthdays'
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies 'June Challenge'
     Pixie's Snippets Playground 'Challenge 354'

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Happy Birthday to my Lovely Husband

My final card today is the one I made for my OH's birthday using an upcycled card I spotted in our communal recyling bin - I thought it was far too lovely to be thrown away!


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" kraft card blank
     Upcycled birthday card
     Dark blue mirri

I am entering the following challenges:
     Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Masculine'
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge 'It's a Man's World'

Kath x

Elf Presents

Another Christmas card using one of the images I chose with the gift card I won at last week's Bugaboo Weekly Challenge.


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Bugaboo 'Deacon Elf Presents' digi stamp
     Desert Diva free sentiment stamp
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' dies
     Kars tan embossing matt
     Promarkers

I'm entering the following challenges:
     CAS Christmas 'Gifts'
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge' 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'
     Dies R Us 'Kids'
     
Kath x

L is for Little

It's Wednesday, so time for a new post and a little Christmas card.


To make this card I used:
     4" x 4" white hammer card blank     
     Bugaboo 'Christmas Block Trio' digi stamp
     Promarkers
     Stampendous white Fun Flock
     White matt and red mirri card

I'm entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge 'L is for Little'     
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'
     Jingle Belles 'Santa Baby'

Kath x

Friday, 7 June 2019

Frosty the Snowman

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'Use Red and Green'.  We are sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps who are offering the winner two digi stamps of their choice.


To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" red embossed card blank
     Dr Digi's House of Stamps 'Frosty the Snowman digi stamp
     Imagine That 'Snowman Trio' digi sentiment stamp
     Promarkers
     Dark green and white matt card

I'm entering the following challenges:
     Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes'
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'

This is my final month on the Winter Wonderland Design Team - I've so many other projects at the moment that I've stepped down from DT duties.  This was a hard decision to make as I've been on the team for over three years.  A big thank you to Helen and the rest of the team for making it such fun to be part of this lovely DT.

Kath x

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Enjoy Your Day

It's Wednesday which is now the day I will be posting my cards (maybe one post or maybe more each Wednesday!).  I made this card for one of my great-nephew's birthday - although the image is a cutie I thought 'Lazy Afternoon' was appropriate for a teenager!


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley 'Lazy Afternoon' Mini Masterpiece (precoloured image)
     Best of Cardmaking Magic Sentiment Stamp
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' dies
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Brown card

I'm entering the following challenges:
     Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Masculine'
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge 'It's a Man's World'
    Tales from the Craft Room 'Let's Hear it for the Boys'

Kath x

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Rudolph and Presents

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and we want you to 'Include a Reindeer'.


To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Bugaboo 'Reindeer Presents' and Imagine That 'Poinsettia' digi stamps
     Promarkers
     Green mirri and white matt card
     Glossy Accents

I'm entering the following challenges:
     Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes'
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'For the Kids'
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'

This is my final month on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Design Team - I've so many other projects at the moment that I've stepped down from DT duties.  A big thank you to Caz and the rest of the team for making me so welcome over the past six months.

Kath x

'Tis the Season

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and our theme is 'Garland/Flowers/Leaves'.


To make this card I used:
    7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Hunkydory 'Vintage Christmas - Winter Berry Bouquet' card and topper
     Gold mirri

I'm entering the following challenges:
     Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'

This is my final month on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Design Team - I've so many other projects at the moment that I've stepped down from DT duties.  A big thank you to Deanne and the rest of the team for making me so welcome over the past three years.

Kath x