Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Christmas Wishes

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'W is for Wishes'.  I'm also entering Christmas with the Cuties 'Wrap up Warm' challenge, The Cutie Pie Challenge 'Winter Layers', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Embossing: Stampendous White Opaque Embossing Powder
Stamp: Hot off the Press 'Christmas Wishes'
Ink: Versamark
Card: Red mirri
Other; Wink of Stella

I trimmed the precoloured Art Pad image before stamping and embossing the sentiment in the top corner.  The panel was then layered onto red mirri and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the children with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Prim Poppy

I made this card for the Allsorts 'Poppies or the Colour Red' challenge.  I'm also entering the Seize the Birthday 'CAS' challenge, The Flower Challenge 'A Special Occasion' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.  The card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also making an early visit to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Dies: Memory Box 'Prim Poppy' and Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday'
Embossing: X-cut 'Small Polka Hearts' embossing folder
Snippets: Green, Red and white card

I die cut the poppy from both red and green card and the sentiment from red card and set these aside.  I trimmed a square of white card to 3/4" smaller than the card blank before die cutting the sentiment and poppy.  I attached tape across the back of the die cuts on the white square and inlaid the white poppy and sentiment.  I gently removed the sections that would be inlaid in red and green, leaving the white inlaid pieces attached to the tape.  The panel was then embossed with the polka hearts embossing folder.  I layered this panel onto red card before attaching it to the card blank.  I snipped the green poppy to remove the flowers and inlaid it before snipping the red flowers from the other poppy and inlaying them.  To finish I inlaid the sentiment.

Kath x

Monday, 5 November 2018

Peace and Joy at Christmas

I made this card for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Embossing - Heat or Dry or Even Both' (I've gone for the 'Both' option).  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'CAS',  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Glitter', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: 'Peace & Joy' (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Snowflake Frame' embossing folder, WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Ink: Versamark
Card: Gold pearlescent, white matt

I embossed white card with the snowflake frame before stamping and embossing the sentiment in the centre with glitter embossing powder (although the glitter doesn't show in the photograph).  I trimmed the panel, layered it onto gold pearlescent card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.

Kath x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Gingerbread Wishes

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see 'Gingerbread'.  I'm entering the Crafty Cardmakers 'Explosion of Colour' challenge, The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: The Hobby House 'Elisabeth Bell Gingerbread Wishes'
Card: Red mirri
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Candles and Cake'

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured topper slightly, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  Quick and simple!

Kath x

Friday, 26 October 2018

Penguin Trio Blocks

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'Colour It' which means you have to colour you own image.  We don't have a sponsor for this challenge but Marie has kindly donated a prize for the winner.

I've used a cute Bugaboo penguin digi for my card and am entering the Alphabet Challenge 'P is for Penguins', Christmas With the Cuties' Wrap up Warm' challenge, Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge and Cardz 4 Gals 'Let's Go Digital' challenge.  The card and snowflake paper were from my snippets drawer so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: White silk DL
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Penguin Trio Blocks' digi
Colouring: Promarkers, Sakura coloured pencils
Card: White silk
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella
Snippets: Purple pearlescent card, blue and purple snowflake paper

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto purple card and attached it to the card blank.  I printed the digi onto white card and trimmed it leaving a border around the blocks.  I coloured the penguins with blue and purple Promarkers and coloured the sky with a pale blue coloured pencil.  The stamped panel was layered onto purple card before being attached to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the hats and snowflakes with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snow.

Kath x

Thursday, 25 October 2018

October Rudolph Day

It's time for the October Rudolph Day and another of my 4" x 4" cards using freebies.  I'm also entering the Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas'. 


Card blank: 4" x 4" gold matt
Image: Apple Blossom 'Ornament' (magazine freebie)
Die: Apple Blossom 'Ornament' (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Apple Blossom 'Holly' (magazine freebie)
Card: White and gold matt
Other: Gold ribbon

I embossed the white card, trimmed around the edge of the frame and attached it to the card blank.  I attached the bauble onto a piece of card to make it more rigid and then die cut it using the matching die.  This was attached to the centre of the card with foam tape. I die cut the bauble top from gold card and attached it to the card.  I made a small bow from gold ribbon and used Pinflair glue to fasten it to the top of the bauble.

Kath x

Monday, 22 October 2018

The Quickest Christmas Card Ever!

I thought the pattern on this paper was perfect for a super quick card - another for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'. I'm also entering Allsorts 'Traditional Christmas Colours', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" pale gold hammer
Paper: Kaisercraft 'Christmas Collections' and Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the patchwork paper, layered it onto dark red paper and attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the sentiment and berries with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A Very Merry Christmas To You

I made this card for the Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge.  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Silver' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'October Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpiece
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Green/Silver/White (magazine freebie)

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image to remove the 'pips', layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the centre.  Another quick card for my Christmas card box!

Kath x

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Happy Christmas

As I'm falling behind on my Christmas card tally, I've made another card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'.  I'm also entering the Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge, the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Silver' challenge and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: White matt DL
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Card: Silver mirri
Paper: Driving Home for Christmas (magazine freebie)

To make this very quick card I trimmed the paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  I die cut 'Happy Christmas' from silver mirri and attached it to the top of the card. 

Kath x

Friday, 12 October 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'V for Very Quick'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'October Anything Christmas Goes'.  The paper and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Hunkydory Snowy Season 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Red mirri card, patterned paper

To make this very quick card, I trimmed the snippet of paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card.  I trimmed the pre-coloured die cut topper to remove the patterned frame, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the centre of the card with fun foam.

Kath x