Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Mr & Mrs

I made this card for a friend's wedding - I kept the design simple as there is so much detail on this lovely die cut.  I'm entering Die Cut Diva's 'Anything Goes for August' challenge,  Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Taylored Expressions 'Mr & Mrs'
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Baskets and Bunnies'
Other: Diamond Stickles, White Candy BonBons

I attached the die cut to the corner of the sheet of pink paper, where the colour was most intense, using Stick and Spray.  I trimmed the paper around the edge of the die cut and attached it to the card blank leaving an equal white space around the top, bottom and left side of the card.  I then trimmed the right side of the card blank.  To finish I filled the centre of the hearts with Diamond Stickles and added white BonBons to the centres of the large flowers.

Kath x

Friday, 25 August 2017

August Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and, once again, I've used another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'P for People, Q for Quick, R for Red' (I've chosen Q for Quick and R for Red), Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'. The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage'
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Dark red card, Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettia' paper

I trimmed red card so it was slightly smaller than the card front and attached snippets of holly paper to the top and bottom.  I trimmed the image, layered it onto red card and attached it across the centre.  To finish I highlighted the leaves and berries with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Happy Birthday Josh

I made this card for my eldest great-nephew for his 15th birthday.  I'm entering Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Birthday', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Lili of the Valley 'Oliver - Texting' digi
Card: White silk, dark grey matt
Paper: Hot off the Press 'Floral Ultimate Pack'
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I trimmed the denim blue paper, layered it onto grey card and attached it to the card front.  I then added a strip of spotty paper across the lower section.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card before colouring it to match the colours in the paper.  The image was trimmed, layered onto grey card and attached to the left side of the card.  I printed the sentiment, trimmed it, layered it onto grey card and attached it to the right of the image with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 18 August 2017

Santa Mouse

The new challenge at Winter Wonderland is 'Embossing - Wet or Dry' (I've gone for the 'dry' option). We are sponsored by Stamping Studio who are offering the lucky winner one image from each of their artists.

This is a scheduled post as we're still on holiday in Cali in Pembrokeshire.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: The Stamping Studio 'Santa Mouse Pre-Coloured' Digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and Lacy Squares
Embossing: Creative Expressions 'Sparkle Squares', Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Red matt, white silk
Other: Spray and Sparkle, Computer generated sentiment 'Kirsten ITC' font

I embossed a piece of white card, before trimming it to a square, layering it onto red card and attaching it to the card blank.  I resized the pre-coloured digi stamp and added the sentiment. The image was die-cut and embossed before being sprayed with Spray and Sparkle.  This was then layered onto a die cut and embossed Lacy Square.  The image was attached to the centre of the card with foam tape so it stood away from the embossed background.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Merry Christmas Penguins

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Yellow (a little or a lot)' and I've gone for the 'lot' option!  This is my last card for a couple of weeks as we're going on holiday tomorrow with Cali.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', Christmas Card Challenges 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpieces
Dies: Cheery Lynn 'Snowflakes Set 2'
Card: Brown Matt
Paper: Making Cards 'Launching Christmas' (magazine freebie)
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, gold nailhead

I layered the paper onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the square, pre-coloured image into a rectangle, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the centre.  I highlighted the penguins with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snowline.  To finish I added a die cut snowflake to the corner with a gold nailhead in the centre.

Kath x