Monday, 10 May 2021

Winter Wonderland

I made this card using a lovely Hunkydory Deco-large topper which was part of a preloved pack of goodies I've recently purchased.

I trimmed the green floral paper, layered it onto silver mirri and attached it to the card front.  The Deco-large toppers are die cut, so I popped them from the carrier card and used Pinflair glue to layer the image.  Once the glue had set I attached the decoupaged panel to the centre of the card.  The small 'Festive Wishes' sentiment is also from Hunkydory (although as it was from my oddments box I don't know the name of the topper sheet it was from) and this was attached to the card.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Hunkydory 'Winter Wonderland Deco-Large' toppers
     Hunkydory 'Festive Wishes' topper 
     Kaisercraft Christmas paper 
     Silver mirri card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - May challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Cross Stitch Heart Card

I've made several of these small cross stitch hearts - stitched in different shades of pink and red thread on a cream coloured aida with a gold thread running through it.  I have made some of the hearts into keyrings and others have been made into cards.  

For this card I frayed the edges of the fabric before layering it onto red mirri card and attaching it to the centre of the card blank.

Kath x

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Hello (again!)

I made this card to send to Mia for the April Card Chain Challenge.  I used the Colour Option (Walnut, Lavender and Jade), the Theme Option (Friendship) and the Product/Technique Option (Die Cut).

I used brown ink to stamp the flowers onto lavender textured card and the leaves onto jade textured card, stamping them a couple of times to get a good depth of colour before embossing them with clear embossing powder.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut the flowers and leaves and highlighted the pattern on the flowers with a brown Copic pen.  The two smaller flowers were attached directly onto the card and the larger flower was attached with a foam pad with the leaves tucked underneath the flowers.  I die cut 'hello' from dark brown textured card and attached it to the lower corner of the card.

To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Lil'inker 'Modern Mehndi' stamps and coordinating dies
     Altenew 'Simply Hello' die
     Copic E25 pen
     Snippets of dark brown, lavender and jade textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Clean and Simple

This is the lovely card I received from Gundi:

Kath x 

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Cross Stitch Cat on Pile of Ironing Card

This is the third Mouseloft cross stitch kit I received in the Easter cross stitch swap.  This one is called 'Perfect' which I made into a small card for a cat loving friend.

After completing the stitching I trimmed the fabric and frayed the edges before layering it onto a small piece of white card and then gold card.  

Kath x

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Hello

I needed to make a few more notecards and used the last snippets of my 49th and Market 'Vintage Artistry' paper pad.  

I had made another card with the top section of the paper, so used the Curved Border die to cut the largest shape possible from the remaining paper.  After die cutting, I embossed along the edge of the curved border.  I die cut 'hello' from the paper, setting the pieces to one side, before attaching the paper to the lower corner of the card blank.  I die cut 'hello' twice more from more snippets from the same pad - the papers have a coloured core so I wouldn't get a white edge when stacking the sentiment.  I inlaid one 'hello' together with the small snippets I had set aside before layering the other two sentiments.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white matt card blank 
     Spellbinders Borderabilities 'A2 Curved Border' and Altenew 'Simply Hello' dies
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Snippets of 49th and Market 'Vintage Artistry in Blush' paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - April challenge
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 401

Kath x

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

April Rudolph Day

It's time for the fourth Rudolph Day challenge of the year - I can't believe how quickly time is flying by.  As my RD theme this year is 'Upcycling' I've used a tiny Rudolph image and some red shiny card that have been upcycled from two Christmas cards.

I die cut the Rudolph image with a stitched die and then layered it onto a shiny red square that had been die cut and embossed around the edge.  The tiny topper was then attached to the centre of the card.

To make this card I used:
     4" x 4" white hammer card blank
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' and Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' dies
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Tiny Rudolph image and shiny red card (upcycled from two Christmas cards)

I am entering the following challenges:
     Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Fezzwig's Festive Frolics - Oh Deer
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - April challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
     Rudolph Day Challenge - April challenge

Kath x  

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Cross Stitch Vintage Car Keyring

This Mouseloft 'Vintage Car' cross stitch kit was another gift I received in the Easter cross stitch swap.  After stitching the car I trimmed around the edge of the design and placed it inside an acrylic keyring.

Kath x

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Thinking of You

Today's card is another 'Thinking of You' card - it's probably a sign of the times but I sold this card as soon as it was listed on Folksy.

I die cut the Prim Poppy from white card and coloured it with a red and green Promarker.  I put the card blank into my MISTI and lay the poppy onto it so I could see where to position the sentiment.  After removing the poppy I stamped the sentiment a couple of times to give a good depth of colour.  To finish I then attached the poppy to the card.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white hammer card blank
     Memory Box 'Prim Poppy' die
     Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Sayings' stamp
     Versafine Olympia green ink
     Red and Dark Green Promarkers

I am entering the following challenges:
     Addicted to CAS - Flower
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes


Kath x

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Vintage Boy

A friend saw the 'Vintage Boy' birthday card I recently made and asked me to make one for her father.  I didn't have the same image, but I used another image from the Art Pad.

I die cut the precoloured image with a rectangle die, die cutting from both ends so I could elongate the shape.  I then die cut 'DAD' from the upper corner and set the pieces aside.  I trimmed a piece of wood effect paper so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and attached it to a thin piece of white card.  I then die cut an elongated rectangle from the centre, ensuring it was the same size as my topper.  I attached the frame to the card and inlaid the image.  I die cut 'DAD' from a snippet of the wood effect paper and inlaid it into the card.




To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley 'Vintage Boys' Art Pad image
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics' and Creative Expressions 'From the Heart - Male Relations' dies
     Papermania 'Capsule Elements - Wood' paper
     Snippets of white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     The Male Room - Wood

Kath x     

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Cross Stitch Meerkat Keyring

I took part in an Easter cross stitch swap and one of the gifts I received was a Mouseloft 'Meerkat' cross stitch kit.  The yellow lines on the design should have been longer, but as I wanted to make a keyring I adjusted their length to fit the acrylic keyring.


Kath x

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Isabella Butterfly

I made this card for a friend's birthday - someone who doesn't like 'girlie' colours.

I covered the front of the card blank with purple and teal patterned paper leaving a border around the edge.  I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from white hammer card and attached it across the bottom of the card, lining up the edges with the paper.  I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from dark purple pearlescent card and inlaid the letters.  To finish, I die cut a butterfly from dark purple pearlescent card and attached it above the sentiment.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white hammer card blank
     Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' and Memory Box 'Isabella Butterfly' dies
    Snippets of Lili of the Valley ''Antebellum' paper, dark purple pearlescent card and white hammer card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Butterfly Challenge - L is for ... (I have chosen Lattice with my filigree butterfly)
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - April Challenge
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 400
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes


Kath x

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Hope and Chances Charity Kit - April 2021

The April Hope and Chances Charity Kit is being sold to support Tiggiwinkles, the world's busiest wildlife hospital.

The kit has everything to make a lovely Spring card, other than gems and foam tape.  Full instructions are included with the kit and, for once, I made the card following Christine's instructions and didn't make any changes.  

The sentiment was already stamped onto the panel so I attached it to the front of the card.  I cut the oval decorative tag in half and fixed it behind the pierced tag before attaching it to the front of the card with foam tape.  The bird table and bird were than attached to the centre of the panel with foam tape.  The flowers were attached in the lower corner of the die cuts and I added small transparent shimmering dots to the centre of the flowers.

Kath x

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Hello

This is another notecard I made with paper from my Vintage Artistry paper pad - this card was to send with a cross stitch swap.

I trimmed the paper so I had the flowers in the lower corner of the card and then die cut 'hello' from the upper corner.  I layered the panel onto green textured card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut 'hello' from green card and inlaid it, together with the small pieces of the pink paper.  

I then used the pink 'hello' I had cut from the card to seal the tissue paper I used to wrap my swap gift.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white matt card blank
     Altenew 'Simply Hello' die
     49th and Market 'Vintage Artisry - Blush' paper
     Green textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Kath x

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Happy Mail

I like to keep a supply of notecards to send with gifts and swaps and made this one with a couple of small snippets of a lovely Vintage Artistry pad.

I die cut two squares from snippets paper - one of the squares had a butterfly in the corner and the other had a plainer background.  I put the plain square into my MISTI and placed the stamp in the centre before stamping it with black ink.  I used wet glue to attach the squares to the card to give me some 'wriggle room' and ensure they were level.  To finish I used a silver gel pen to colour the paper aeroplane on the sentiment.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white hammer card blank
     Practical Publishing 'The Best of Cardmaking Magic' stamp
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' die
     Versafine Onyx Black ink
     Silver gel pen
     Snippets of 49th and Market 'Vintage Artistry in Blush' paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Cards - Two Quarters
     CAS on Friday - Happy Mail
     Love to Craft - April Anything Goes

Kath x

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Cross Stitch 'A' Notebook

I made this notebook for a cross stitch swap where we had to stitch our swap partner's initial onto a notebook.  I had previously used these Framecraft initial charts for a cross stitch trinket dish and decided to use them for this notebook.  Although I liked the lilac initial and flowers they didn't really stand out in the design so I backstitched them in the dark purple thread.

After finishing the stitching I die cut two scalloped circles, one in dark purple and one in lilac textured card.  I die cut the aperture in the darker circle with a plain circle die and used a scalloped die for the lilac circle.  The two coloured frames were layered and the cross stitch mounted at the rear of the frame before being attached to the notebook with strong tape.  

Kath x