Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Hello

I made this card for the Cardz 4 Gals  'New Year, New Stash' challenge and the Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'New Year, New Stash challenge (all the dies I've used are new).  I'm also using my new dies to enter the Cuttlebug Mania 'New' challenge, the Dies R Us challenge 'Anything New' and the Die Cut Divas 'Something New'. The ribbon and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Squares Stackables, Die-Cutting Essential Magazine 'Hello Spring' dies
Dark red nailheads
Snippets of self-adhesive ribbon, brown matt and white matt card

I die cut a square in the middle of the card blank and cut a snippet of white card so it was slightly larger than the aperture.  I attached the self-adhesive ribbon to this square.  When the card was covered with ribbon, I trimmed the edges and attached it to the rear of the aperture with double sided tape.  To make the inside of the card look tidier, I attached a thin strip of foam tape around the edge and covered the inside of the card front with another snippet of white card.  I die cut 'Hello' twice from brown card, layered them and attached them to the lower edge of the card.  I die cut three flowers from brown card and attached them around the edge of the card, adding a red nailhead to the centre of each.

Kath x

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Joy

I made this card for the CAS Christmas 'Blue and Silver' challenge.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'A for Anything Christmas', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies/


6" x 4" white matt card blank
Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy' die
Silver mirri, pale blue pearlescent and white matt card

I trimmed a panel of white card and die cut Joy from the centre.  This was layered onto pale blue pearlescent card and attached to the card blank.  I die cut the Joy letters from silver mirri and inlaid these, together with the white centre of the O.  I then die cut the fancy Joy from pale blue pearlescent card and attached over the silver mirri letters.

Kath x

Friday, 11 January 2019

Wishing you a Speedy Recovery

I made this card for my mother-in-law who is waiting to go into hospital for an operation.  I'm entering the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Wheel with the Letter I' (I've chosen Imperial Purple and Image), the Less is More 'Water' challenge, the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'Tulip Jar' digi stamp
Desert Diva 'Free Sentiment Stamp 469' digi stamp
Promarkers
Purple pearlescent and white matt card
Wink of Stella

I resized the digis in Word and merged them into one document before printing onto white card.  The panel was coloured with Promarkers, trimmed, layered onto purple card and attached to the centre of the card blank.  To finish I highlighted the tulips and butterflies with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Beautiful Blooms Birthday

I made this card for a friend's birthday and am entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Make it Flowery', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Dies 'R' Us Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad image
Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Floral Ovals' and Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Deep pink matt card
Lili of the Valley 'Antebellum' paper 

I trimmed the pink paper, layered it onto deep pink card and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image and attached it to the top of the card.  I then die cut the Floral Oval from deep pink card and inlaid the pieces around the edge of the frame. To finish  I die cut the sentiment and attached it to the lower edge of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 7 January 2019

Rudolph and Recycling

Does anyone else look at Christmas cards as they arrive and decide what they want to make with them?  As soon as I received this card I knew I wanted to add Rudolph amongst the gold glitter trees - perfect for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Rudolph and Friends'.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Reindeer, Fab 'n' Funky 'Recycle your Christmas Cards' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Upcycle or Use Something Old' (I've upcycled my Christmas card).


6" x 4" cream matt card blank
Upcycled Christmas card
Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' die
Bronze and red mirri card
Small red gem

I cut the 'Winter Wishes' from the bottom of the Christmas card, trimmed the card to size and attached it to the front of the card blank.  The sentiment was layered onto bronze mirri and attached to the top of the card.  I die cut the reindeer twice from bronze mirri and layered the two dies together to give more depth before attaching it to the card front with dots of Tacky Glue.  I die cut the reindeer again from red mirri and inlaid the red swirl and attached the bow.  To finish I added a small red gem to Rudolph's nose.

Kath x

Friday, 4 January 2019

Snow Drifters

It's time for the first challenge of the year at Winter Wonderland and our challenges are now monthly with all the DT making cards for each challenge..  I'm hosting this challenge and have chosen 'It's Snowtime' as our theme.  We're sponsored by Becky's Place and the lucky winner will receive two digi stamps of their choice.

Becky has generously given me this image to use from the lovely Snow Drifters set so I'm entering my card into the Becky's Place January Challenge.  I'm also entering the Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes', ABC Christmas Challenge 'A is for Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Becky's Place 'Snow Drifters' digi stamp
Promarkers
Silver mirri and white matt card
Blue snowflake  paper (make unknown)
Wink of Stella
Computer generated sentiment 'Footlight MT Light' font

I trimmed the blue snowflake paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment before printing it onto white card.  The image was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto silver mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the edges of the scarf and pom pom.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Merry Christmas Steve

I'm so pleased to have been invited to join the Design Team at Sparkles Christmas Challenge - thank you to Caz and the team!  For the first challenge this year our theme is 'Add Some Sparkle' and I'm sharing the card I made for my husband (using the die he bought me last Christmas!).

I'm entering the Dies R Us 'Anything Goes' challenge and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  The card was made with snippets so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Aurora Star' die
White matt card
Computer generated sentiment 'Copperplate Gothic Light' font
Snippets of dark blue pearlescent card, X-cut silver glitter sheet and thin white card

I attached a square of blue pearlescent card to the centre of the card front.  I printed the sentiment onto white card and trimmed the panel so it was slightly smaller than the blue matt before die cutting the star frame.  I placed this panel onto the card and marked the points of the star to give me a guide when I attached the snippet of silver glitter sheet onto the blue card.  I attached snippets of white card around the glitter sheet so there was an even layer across the card front.  I then attached the panel with the printed sentiment.  I die cut the star and frame from blue pearlescent card and used dots of Tacky Glue to inlay it into the card front.

Kath x

Let it Snow

Happy New Year!  This is my first post of the year for the January Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge and our theme this month is 'Let is Snow'.

I'm entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Any Christmas or New Year Card' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


6" x 4" white pearlescent tent fold card blank
'Let it Snow' stamp (make unknown - cover gift with magazine)
Versafine Majestic Blue ink
Dark blue and white pearlescent card
Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' paper
Clear Gems

I trimmed the blue snowflake paper, layered it onto blue pearlescent card and attached it to the centre of the card.  I used my MISTI to stamp 'Let it Snow' onto white card, stamping it several times to deepen the colour of the ink.  Once dry I trimmed the strip, layered it onto blue pearlescent card and attached it across the centre.  To finish I added clear gems to the centre of the snowflakes.

Kath x

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Nick the Gnome

Whilst tidying my Christmas papers I came upon this 'Nick the Gnome' image - perfect for the Butterfly Challenge 'Fairies' Gnomes, Pixies and Elves' (this time I've chosen gnome and Xmas Sparkle).  I'm also entering the Fab 'n' Funky Challenges 'Cute Christmas', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Any Christmas or New Year Card' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Making Cards 'Nick the Gnome'
Card: Gold mirri
Paper: Making Cards 'Nick the Gnome'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the red star paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the centre of the card.  I trimmed the gnome image, layered it onto gold mirri and again attached it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the stars, lantern, and gnomes' hats and beards with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 28 December 2018

Elf Christmas

I found this cute elf image in my upcycled Christmas card box - it was a DL size card that I've cut in half and it was already glittered.  I've used it to make a super quick card for the Butterfly Challenge 'Fairies, Gnomes, Pixies and Elves' (I've chosen the elf option with the Xmas Sparkle option too).  I'm also entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'It's Christmas Time', the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Z for Zero Embellishments' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" cream embossed 
Image: Upcycled Christmas Card
Card: Red matt

I trimmed the Christmas card image around two of the elves, ensuring an equal margin between the image and the card blank.  This panel was then layered onto red card before being attached to the pre-embossed card front. 

Kath x