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:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge' 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'
     CAS Christmas 'Gifts'
     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'
     Jingle Belles 'Santa Baby'
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'

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:
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'
     Bugaboo Weekly 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:
     Tales from the Craft Room 'Let's Hear it for the Boys'
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge 'It's a Man's World'
     Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Masculine'

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:
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'
     Holly and Ivy 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

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