Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Upcycled Flowers

Whilst in one of our local charity shops I found a birthday card (for 10p) with these beautiful flowers on it, so I bought the card to use the flowers!  I embossed a frame in the centre of a pearlescent card blank and added the flowers to make this quick notecard.


To make this card I used:
     3½" x 3½ white pearlescent card blank
     Upcycled flowers from greetings card
     Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares' die
     Kars tan embossing mat

This is my final post for this week.  I'm not entering any challenges - I just wanted to share my charity shop find!

Kath x

More Christmas Buildings

And another Christmas building card!  This quick card was made by layering the paper onto mirri and adding a die-cut sentiment across the bottom.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Simply Cards & Papercraft 'Driving Home for Christmas' paper
     Lawn Fawn 'Merry Christmas Line Border' die
     Bronze mirri
     
I am entering the following challenges:
    Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' 
    Winter Wonderland 'Christmas or Winter Buildings'
     
Kath x

Christmas Buildings

I made this card to join in the Winter Wonderland challenge and say 'hello' to my old teamies.  I covered the front of the card blank with a piece of paper from the A2 pad and inlaid the sentiment using a coordinating paper from the same pad.  I had just finished inlaying the sentiment when I notice a glue smudge, so I highlighted the sentiment with a Wink of Stella to disguise it!


To make this card I used:
     A2 white matt tent fold card
     SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays' paper pad
     Creative Expressions 'Festive Mini Expressions Stacked Happy Christmas' die
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'
     Winter Wonderland 'Christmas or Winter Buildings'
   
Kath x

July Rudolph Day

My first post today is a Christmas tree card for this month's Rudolph Day.  I was about to publish my post when I saw that the Christmas Kickstart Challenge is Twofer 'Christmas Tree' Challenge so I got my tree stamp out again and made a second card.


On the first card the tree was paper pieced with my last tiny snippets of 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper.  This paper had been a cover gift with a magazine ages ago and I've loved using the papers - sadly I've been unable to find it for sale anywhere.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Woodware 'Tipsy Tree' stamps
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' die
     Brown Promarker
     Snippets of white matt and red textured card, Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper
     
I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Twofer Christmas Tree'    
     Pixie's Snippets Playground 'Challenge 357'
     Rudolph Day - July challenge

For my second card I heat embossed the tree onto kraft card, set it in a thin cream frame and coloured the tree with a white pencil.  To finish I applied several layers of a Wink of Stella to the tree (which sadly doesn't really show in the photograph).


To make this card I used:
     A2 tent fold kraft card blank
     Woodware 'Tipsy Tree' stamp
     My Favourite Things 'A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics' dies
     Versamark ink pad
     Stampendous White Opaque embossing powder
     Bruynzeel Sakura white pencil
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Twofer Christmas Tree'
     Jingle Belles Challenge 'Photo Inspiration' (I have used the tree, rustic cardstock and sparkle as my inspiration)
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'

Kath x

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Layered Poppy

I love poppies and this summer there seem to be more than ever in the fields - they're definitely one of my favourite flowers.  So I was really pleased to see that the cover gift with this month's Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine is an Altenew 'Layered Poppy' stamp and stencil set.  This is the first card I've made using the layered stamps, but I'm sure it won't be the last!


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Altenew 'Layered Poppy' stamps
     Versafine Onyx Black, Satin Red and Spanish Green
     White matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes'
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge 'Anything Goes 42'

Kath x

Butterfly Notecard

Before putting my Stitched Square dies away after making my Christmas Angel card, I used them to emboss a frame on this card.  The stamped image was heat embossed, coloured with Promarkers and attached with foam tape to the centre of the frame.


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Craft Stamper Magazine 'Butterfly Post' stamp
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Squares Stackables' die
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
     Promarkers
     White matt card
     Foam tape
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:  
     Alphabet Challenge 'I for Insect'     
     Butterfly Challenge ' Spin the Wheel with the Letter J'  (I have chosen the colour option - Jasmine/Juicy Orange/Jade)
     Less is More 'Small Images'

Kath x

Christmas Angel

Whilst tidying my 'oddments' box I came across this lovely Lili of the Valley Christmas Angel that I had already die cut, but not used.  I made a coordinating frame and had another quick card for my box.


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside in Stitched Square Stackables' dies
     Red textured card
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Festive Things with Wings'
     Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Christmas in July'
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge 'Anything Goes 42'
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'

Kath x

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Giveaway Winners

My final post today is to announce the winners of my holiday giveaways.  Thank you to everyone for your comments on my posts - I put the comments for each giveaway into a pot to choose the winners and they are:

Blog Candy 1 - Hunkydory Pearl Bouquet - Carol S

Blog Candy 2 - Simply Made Cards 'My Little Memory Book' Dies - Jane Willis

Blog Candy 3 - Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Circles and Beaded Ovals Dies - Mrs A

Blog Candy 4 - Wild Rose Studio 'Rose Bunch' Die - Pat

Blog Candy 5 - The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Stamps and Papers - Valerija

Blog Candy 6 - Spellbinders Designer Series Geo Collection Dies - Liz


Congratulations to everyone!  Please email me at kmbuckell(at)btinternet(dot)com with your full name and address and I'll get the parcels posted as soon as possible.

Kath x

Upcycled Gift Box

I save small boxes as I often give gift cards or money to younger family members and like to wrap them as a small parcel.  This box had a lovely white decorative finish, but had the company's logo on the top and two sides so I decorated it to cover the logos.


To make this box I used:
     Hundydory 'Tis the Season Designer Decoupage - Winter Bouquet'
     Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas' paper
     Gold mirri card
     Upcycled gift box

I'm entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Crafts All Year Round 'Gifts (no cards)'
     Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Christmas in July'
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'

Kath x

Birthday Wishes

When we went on holiday I took a some stamped images and a small box of Promarkers with me.  We had one wet day and I spent a few happy hours colouring my images to make into cards on my return.  This is one of the images I took with me.


To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" tent fold kraft card blank     
     Bugaboo 'Ladybug Daisy Vase' digi stamp
     Desert Diva 'Sentiment 796' free digi stamp
     Promarkers
     Purple pearlescent and white matt card
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:
      I Love Promarkers 'For the Girls'
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Kath x

Traditional Ornament

My second card today is a CAS Christmas card - a super quick card made by attaching paper to the rear of the negative die cuts and stamping a sentiment.


To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Memory Box 'Traditional Ornament' and 'Crisp Bows' dies
     Woodware 'Festive Verse' stamp
     Versafine Majestic Blue ink
     Making Cards 'Watercolour' paper 
     Gold metallic paper - upcycled from chocolate wrapper
     Matt white card

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge 'O for Ornament'    
     Allsorts 'Clean and Simple'
     Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Christmas in July'
     Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Use Negative Space'
     Tales from the Craft Room 'Christmas in July'

Kath x

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I made this card to send to Dawn for the June Card Chain Challenge and have chosen the Theme Option (CAS, Feathers & Friendship).

I used snippets of paper for the feathers, gluing two pieces together to make the paper double sided as I only attached them along the centre. I also made a few extra feathers which I enclosed with Dawn's card.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" cream fleck tent fold card blank
     Hot off the Press 'Feather' die and sentiment stamp
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Snippets of patterned paper
     Small gold bow - upcycled from Christmas card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts 'Clean and Simple'     
     Die Cut Divas 'Anything Goes'
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies 'July Challenge'
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge 'Anything Goes'
     Pixie's Snippets Playground 'Challenge 356

This is the lovely card I received from Jane.


Kath x

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Giveaway 6 - Spellbinders Designer Series Geo Collection Dies

This is my final giveaway and it's for four die sets from the Spellbinders Designer Series Geo Collection.  The Decagon View and Pyramid sets are new, the Rhombus Borders and Tri-Hex have been used a couple of times.



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 the photo on your sidebar with a link back to my post, that would be lovely but it is not a requirement.

If you would like a chance to win this giveaway, please leave a 'Yes please' comment (or similar) below.  All comments must be left before 08:00 (BST) on Wednesday 17 July and I will announce the winner later that day.

Kath x

Giveaway 5 - 'The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' Stamps & Papers

My second giveway today is a set of stamps and coordinating papers from 'The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady'.  These were a cover gift with a magazine and are new.


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 the photo on your sidebar with a link back to my post, that would be lovely but it is not a requirement.

If you would like a chance to win this giveaway, please leave a 'Yes please' comment (or similar) below.  All comments must be left before 08:00 (BST) on Wednesday 17 July and I will announce the winner later that day.

Kath x

Giveaway 4 - Wild Rose Studio 'Rose Bunch' Die

My first giveaway today is a Wild Rose Studio 'Rose Bunch' die.  This die is pre-loved but is in great condition.


This item is 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 the photo on your sidebar with a link back to my post, that would be lovely but it is not a requirement.

If you would like a chance to win this giveaway, please leave a 'Yes please' comment (or similar) below.  All comments must be left before 08:00 (BST) on Wednesday 17 July and I will announce the winner later that day.

Kath x

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Giveaway 3 - Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Circles and Beaded Ovals Dies

My final giveaway today is a set of Spellbinders Beaded Circles and Beaded Ovals Dies.  These are both pre-loved items but in great condition.


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 the photo on your sidebar with a link back to my post, that would be lovely but it is not a requirement.

If you would like a chance to win this giveaway, please leave a 'Yes please' comment (or similar) below.  All comments must be left before 08:00 (BST) on Wednesday 17 July and I will announce the winner later that day.

Kath x

Giveaway 2 - 'Simply Made Crafts - My Little Memory Book' Dies

My second giveaway today is a die set from Simply Made Crafts 'My Little Memory Book'.  This set was a cover gift with a magazine and is new.


This item is 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 the photo on your sidebar with a link back to my post, that would be lovely but it is not a requirement.

If you would like a chance to win this giveaway, please leave a 'Yes please' comment (or similar) below.  All comments must be left before 08:00 (BST) on Wednesday 17 July and I will announce the winner later that day.

Kath x

Giveaway 1 - Hunkydory Pearl Bouquet

This is the first of my Blog Candy posts and I am offering a Hunkydory Pearl Bouquet Luxury Card Collection and Paper Pad.  These items are both new.


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 the photo on your sidebar with a link back to my post, that would be lovely but it is not a requirement.

If you would like a chance to win this giveaway, please leave a 'Yes please' comment (or similar) below.  All comments must be left before 08:00 (BST) on Wednesday 17 July and I will announce the winner later that day.  Please remember that 

Kath x