Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Smile and Be Happy

Another of my quick notecards (I do like to keep a few of these in my card box) and this one has been made for the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge (I was inspired by the cat and the colour pink).  I'm also entering A Gem of a Challenge 'One for the Girls/Ladies' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Die Cuts Kitties'
Stamp: From the Heart Sentiment Stamps (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt'
Other: Pink enamel dots

I trimmed the pink paper and layered it onto black card.  The kitten was already die cut but had a thick white border so I fussy cut leaving a small white border around the edge.  I put the panel into my MISTI and laid the kitten on top so I could line up my stamp.  After removing the kitten I stamped the sentiment onto the paper and then attached the panel to the card front.  I shaped the kitten and attached it with Pinflair glue down the centre to give some dimension.  To finish I added three small enamel dots to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

September Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another of my 4" x 4" cards using snippets and freebies.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge and the Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Dies or Punches'.   All the card was from my snippets drawer to I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', All Occasion Dies 'Small Poinsettia' , Memory Box 'Mini Holly Leaves' and  Festive Wishes Holly Sprig (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Festive Wishes (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Gold mirri, red matt, green matt and white matt card

I embossed a square of white card before layering it onto gold mirri and attaching it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut the sentiment from gold mirri and attached it to the lower part of the card.  I die cut and embossed two large poinsettias from red card and one from green card.  I shaped the die cuts before gluing them together.  I die cut the holly berries from gold mirri and glued them to the centre of the poinsettia.  I die cut two holly sprigs from dark green card and snipped the ends from both sprigs.  The snipped ends were then glued to the back of the poinsettia flower before being attached to the top corner of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Jewel Wreath

I made this card for the CAS Christmas 'Wreath' challenge using a peel-off wreath from my 'bits box'.  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Colouring' challenge, and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and the The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image and Sentiment: Woodware 'Bubble Wreath' and 'Christmas Greetings' silver peel-offs
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Silver mirri, white matt
Other: Red bow (upcycled from a Christmas card)
Other: Wink of Stella

I attached the wreath to the white card adding the sentiment below it.  This panel was trimmed, layered onto silver mirri card and attached to the centre of the card blank.  I coloured the wreath with Promarkers and attached a red bow to the top. To finish I highlighted the baubles with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 21 September 2018

Floral Display

I made the card to send to a friend with a small gift and am entering the Less is More 'One Layer - Florals' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'Autumn Colours' challenge, The Flower Challenge 'Anything Goes' and A Gem of a Challenge 'One for the Girls/Ladies'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Stamps: Hobby Art 'Floral Display' and Ultimate Crafts 'Hello' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine 'Vintage Sepia'
Colouring: Faber-Castell Colour Grip Pencils

I stamped the Floral Display on the left side of the card and then used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the lower edge of the card.  I coloured the flowers with my Faber-Castell pencils and then used a small damp paintbrush to blend the colours.

Kath x

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Snow is Falling

I made this card for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Blue and Gold'.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Tree', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Woodware 'Snow is Falling'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine 'Majestic Blue'
Card: Gold pearlescent, white matt
Other: Gold nailheads

I stamped the tree and sentiment onto white card using blue ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The panel was trimmed and layered onto gold pearlescent card before being attached to the centre of the card blank.  To finish I added gold nailheads to the large snowflakes around the tree.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Wedding Carriage

I made this card for the A Gem of a Challenge 'Wedding Anniversary/Wedding Day/Engagement' challenge (I've chosen Wedding Day), the Poppy Stamps Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Wedding Carriage' Mini Masterpiece
Die; Poppy Stamps 'Celebrate'
Card: Red pearlescent
Other: Wink of Stella

I used the largest pre-coloured image from the Mini Masterpiece sheet and as the image is so beautiful I decided to keep the card very simple.  I die cut 'Celebrate' from the lower edge of the image before layering it onto red card and attaching it to the card front.  I die cut 'Celebrate' from red card and inlaid it. To finish I highlighted the flowers and bride's dress with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Snowman Couple

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'The Cutest Snowman' challenge.  I'm also entering  the ABC Christmas Challenge 'S for Snow', the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Snowman Couple' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Other: Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Computer generated sentiment ''Kristen ITC' font

I resized the digi and added the computer generated sentiment below it before printing it onto white card.  I trimmed the square and coloured the snowmen with Promarkers.  The coloured image was layered onto red mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  I highlighted the hats and scarves with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles for the snow.  To finish I applied Glossy Accents to the heart.

Kath x

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Christmas Angel

I made this card for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Include an Angel', Allsorts 'Things with Wings' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  The paper and card are from my snippets mountain so I'm also heading to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilitites 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Dark red matt card, 'Driving Home for Christmas' paper (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the holly paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured Art Pad image, ensuring the angel was in the centre of the circle.  This was layered onto a die cut and embossed scalloped red circle and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the angel with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Quick and Easy Money Wallet

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and this month we want to see 'Anything But a Card'.  I tend to give money to the teenage members of our families so they can have fun choosing their own gift, so I need quick and easy money wallets.

Money wallets are also a great way to use some of my snippets mountain, so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.



Dies: Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Snippets:  Dark red hammer card, gold and brown pearlescent card,, Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas' paper

I trimmed a piece of red card to measure 7½ inches x 6½inches.  I scored the card at 2 inches and 5 inches on the short edge and ½ inch on the longer sides.  I cut away the corners before folding the flaps inside the wallet.  I folded the bottom edge and marked the sides of the flaps before cutting them level with the bottom flap. I trimmed snippets of paper to cover the front, back and inside flap of the wallet.  I coloured the edges of the papers with Crimson Red Ink before attaching them.  I attached strong red tape to the flaps and folded the bottom over to make the wallet.  To make the belly band I cut a strip of red card to wrap around the wallet and used red tape to fasten it.  I then cut two small snippets of holly paper into oblongs, coloured the edged with Crimson Red ink and attached these on the front and the back of the band.  I die cut the reindeer from gold pearlescent card and attached it to the lower edge of the belly band.  I die cut the antlers, swirl and bow from brown pearlescent card and used Tacky glue to attach them.

Kath x

Friday, 31 August 2018

Christmas Bird Trio

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'Christmas Joy'.  We are sponsored by Imagine That Digi Stamps who are offering the lucky winner a $10 coupon to spend in their online store.

I'm entering the Imagine That Year Round Link-Up, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes',


Card blank: DL tent fold white silk
Stamp: Imagine That 'Christmas Bird Trio' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Other: Stampendous Fun Flock, Wink of Stella

I resized the digi and printed it on white silk card.  This was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto red mirri card and attached to the card front.  To finish I added white Fun Flock to the hats and highlighted the candy cane, holly and bauble with a Wink of Stella.


Kath x