Saturday, 29 December 2012

25 December - Christmas Day

This week's Crafty's Hazelnut's Challenge is 'Anything Goes' and Hazel is asking for cards which haven't been seen before or a new card for next Christmas.  This was a card I made last month, but hasn't yet been seen.

I used Versafine Black Onyx to stamp the Woodware 'Christmas Date' stamp onto white pearlescent card and embossed the image with clear embossing powder.  I then cut around the image, layered it onto red mirri card and used Promarkers to colour the holly and numbers.  I layered a square of red Marianne Design paper (a magazine freebie) onto red mirri card and attached it to the card blank.  The image was attached with foam tape.  To finish, I used Diamond Stickles on the snowflakes and Glossy Accents on the holly berries.

Kath x

Friday, 28 December 2012

Wee Love You Bunches

Another horrid wet day.  My OH is decorating the living room and insists he doesn't need any help so I've decided to make a start on birthday and anniversary cards for next year.   This card uses a Wee Stamp which was a freebie in a magazine earlier this year - I've followed the CAS - Colours and Sketches sketch to make the card.

I used Tuxedo Black Momento ink to stamp the image onto white pearlescent card and then coloured it with Promarkers.  I cut two squares of green/purple paper and layered it onto green paper.   The image was also layered onto green paper.  These papers are fabulous, although I've no idea what make they are as they were a Secret Santa present.  I used double sided tape to attach the squares to the front of a square card blank and foam tape to attach the image.

Kath x

Monday, 24 December 2012

My Five Favourite Christmas Cards

I've just come across Debby's blog and she is asking crafters to choose 'My Five Favourite Christmas cards' - there is also a chance to win some candy.  These are the five cards I have chosen and the reasons I have chosen them:

This Christmas Wreath was for a colour challenge - I wouldn't normally have chosen these colours but I was pleased with the finished card.

My OH bought this cute Bella stamp for me - I've used it several times but liked it layered onto the dark green heart paper for my sister (she liked it too!).

This Patchwork Christmas Tree was the first time I had tried paper pieceing - and I'm now hooked as it's a great way of using paper snippets.

This Carol Singing card was for a challenge - a traditional image with non-tradiitional colours - it was made from a recycled image and I liked the non-traditional colours

This Blue and Green Christmas Tree was the design I chose for my 'quick and easy' cards and made 20 in one evening using oddments of green paper for the trees and various colour papers and gems for the decorations.

Kath x


My Christmas cards are all written and delivered, presents are wrapped and under the tree - probably a good job as it's Christmas Eve!   It's time to start making birthday and celebration cards as my card box is empty.   This week's Less is More is a recipe challenge and the recipe is 'Drinks'.

I used Imperial Purple Versafine to stamp the Woodware Champagne Celebration stamp and Hobby Art sentiment onto white pearlescent card.  I then embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  I used a Woodware Squared Corner Cutter to punch the corners of the card.  This was layed onto purple mirri card and then onto a square pearlescent card blank.   The image was coloured with Promarkers.  To finish, I added Diamond Stickles to the champagne bubbles and Glossy Accents to the hearts.

Kath x

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Girlie Christmas Tree

One of the cards I've made this week is for a friend who loves pink - it also fits well with this week's Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge which is to 'make it girlie'. 

I placed a Woodware silver bubble tree peel off onto white pearlescent card and layered it onto silver mirri.  Pink paper (a magazine freebie) was layered onto silver mirri and attached to the card blank - the topper was then attached to the front of the card.  To decorate the tree I used pink and purple pearls and rhinestones, and pink and purple Stickles. To finish, I coloured the pot and tree trunk with a pink Promarker and glossy accents.

Kath x