Monday, 20 August 2018

Hello

I made this quick notecard to send to a friend with a small gift.  I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt tent fold
Stamp: Papermania 'Geometric Mono Hello'
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green and Smokey Grey
Card: Dark green matt
Paper: Making Cards ''Floraltastic' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper and stamped 'Hello' in Olympia Green ink using my MISTI.  I stamped it a couple of times but the colour was still a bit too bright to match the dark green matting layer so I stamped it again with Smokey Grey ink.  This paper was then layered onto the dark green card and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted 'Hello' with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Twofer Geometric

I made these cards for the Twofer Card Challenge where the prompt is 'Geometric'.  I have used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Square die to make a friendship card and a birthday card.


Onfer - Friendship Card

I made this thrifty card using the front of an M&S gift card my nephew sent for my birthday together with stars and sequins from the birthday card my brother-in-law sent me.  I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.



Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Stamps for All Occasions (magazine freebie)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Card: Upcycled gift card
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Timeless Victorian'
Other: Acetate, sequins and stars (upcycled from birthday card)

I die cut and embossed a square from the centre of the gift card front (to remove the M&S logo) and trimmed the square so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card blank.  I attached a piece of acetate to the rear and wiped an anti-static pad across it before attaching foam tape around the edges of the aperture.  I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of purple paper and attached it to the rear of the acetate aperture on three sides.  I tipped the sequins and stars behind the acetate and then fastened it on the fourth side.  This panel was then attached to the front of the card blank with foam tape.

Twofer - Birthday

I made this card from snippets of paper and card so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop as well as entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large: Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday.
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: BoBunny 'Isabella' paper (magazine freebie), dark brown matt card

I die cut and embossed several squares from the Isabella paper and cut some of them in half to make the triangles for the edges of the patchwork.  I then glued these to brown card with Tombow liquid glue to give a bit of 'wriggle room'.  I found this glue to be a little too wet for the paper and the card started to curl a bit, so I placed a piece of kitchen paper on top of the patchwork and a heavy book on top and left it to dry for a while.  Once it had dried I trimmed around the edge of the patchwork and then attached the square to the card blank.  I trimmed a strip of pink paper and layered it onto brown card before die cutting the sentiment.  This panel was then attached across the centre of the card before I inlaid the sentiment I had die cut from brown card.

Kath x

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Upcycled Teddy

I'm trying to use lot of bits from my 'I'm sure I'll use it one day' drawer and found this cute image that I had saved from a birthday card.  I'm entering the Gem of a Challenge 'Breast Cancer Awareness' challenge where pink has to be the predominant colour, the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Dots and/or Stripes' (I've gone with the dots option on my paper), and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white pearlescent
Image: Upcycled birthday card
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Grey pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Butterfly Kisses;
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered the dot paper onto grey card and attached it to the card blank.  Although the image was already cut into a circle, I die cut and embossed it to make it slightly smaller.  This was layered onto a grey die cut and embossed scalloped circle and attached to the centre of the card.  The letters and flowers on the image were already glittered, but I added a Wink of Stella to the teddy for an extra sparkle.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Poinsettia

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'Q for Quotes'.  I'm also entering the Back to Basics and Beyond 'Use a Digital Image' challenge, the Imagine That Year-Round Link-Up 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 5.5in x 4.25in white silk tent fold
Stamp: Imagine That 'Poinsettia'
Card: Red matt, white silk
Other: Wink of Stella

I resized the pre-coloured digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  This was trimmed, layered onto red card and attached to the card blank.  I then highlighted the quote, poinsettias and leaves with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Christmas Silhouette

I've made this quick card for the Die Cut Divas 'Silhouette' challenge, the Dies R Us  'Black & White' challenge, The Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Die-cuts' and The Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt tent fold
Stamp: Woodware 'Delightful Dangles - Christmas Tree'
Die: Creative Does ' Woodland Scene'
Embossing: Stampendous White Embossing Powdr
Ink: Versamark
Card: Black matt

I die cut the Woodland Scene from black card and stamped the sentiment in the lower corner using Versamark ink.  I then embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  The die cut was attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 August 2018

July Rudolph Day

It's time for the July Rudolph Day Challenge - a little later than usual as ScrappyMo had a 'technical hitch' when releasing the post.  I've made another quick and easy 4" x 4" card, which is my theme this year.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas' and the Merry Litle Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays' cardstock
Card: Dark red matt
Other: Wink of Stella

To make this super quick card, I trimmed the 'Happy Holidays' card, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  I then highlighted the gold with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Christmas Bubble Tree

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and this month we want to see 'Warm/Hot Colours'.  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'P for Plain', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and a new Christmas challenge - the Merry Little Christmas challenge where 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Woodware 'Christmas Bubble Tree'
Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Purple pearlescent, white matt
Other: Glossy Accents
Snippet: Orange paper

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I used my MISTI to stamp the tree and sentiment and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I stamped the trunk onto a snippet of orange paper and paper pieced it onto the tree.  The baubles were coloured with Promarkers in yellow, gold, orange, red and purple.  The panel was layered onto purple card before being attached to the card front.  To finish I added Glossy Accents to the baubles.

Kath x

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Butterfly Tag

I made this tag for my sister's birthday present and am entering the Allsorts 'Tags' challenge, the Die-Cut Divas 'Anything But a Card' challenge and Die Cuttin' Divas 'Anything Goes' challenge. The paper, card and ribbon are from my snippets drawer to I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.



Stamp: Ultimate Crafts (magazine freebie)
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Pierced Tags', Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Colouring: Purple Promarker
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Cream and purple pearlescent card, Lili of the Valley 'Baskets & Bunnies' paper, white ribbon

I attached a snippet of paper onto cream card before die cutting and embossing the largest tag.  I stamped the sentiment on the lower edge and highlighted it with a Wink of Stella.  I die cut the butterflies and attached them above the sentiment.  To finish I coloured a snippet of white ribbon with a purple Promarker and attached it to the top of the tag.

Kath x

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Happy Birthday Josh

I made this card for my eldest great-nephew.  I'm entering the Seize the Birthday 'Stripes' challenge and Cardz 4 Guys 'Men's Fashion' challenge,


Card blank: 6" x 6" kraft
Stamp: Lili of the Valley ' Oliver Cool' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Kraft, white silk
Paper: Docrafts Papermania 'Capsule Elements Wood'
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I cut a piece of wood effect paper slightly smaller than the card blank and attached it to the front.  I resized the digi and trimmed it to a square before colouring it with Promarkers.  This was layered onto kraft card and attached to the centre of the card front.

Kath x

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Christmas Angel

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'Add some Sparkle' challenge.  I'm also entering Die Cuttin' Divas 'Chritmas in July' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella, X-cut Silver Adhesive Glitter Sheet

I layered the silver glitter sheet onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured Art Pad image before layering it onto a die cut and embossed blue scalloped circle.  I attached the circle to the centre of the card with Pinflair glue to ensure it stuck onto the glitter sheet.  I highlighted the angel and stars with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the cloud.

Kath x

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Walking the Plank

We're back from our holiday and I'm trying to catch up with my August crafting.  I made this card for my youngest great-nephew's birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Stripes' challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Walking the Plank' Mini Masterpiece
Stamp: Ultimate Crafts
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Card: Brown matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Candles and Cake'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the striped paper into a square, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card blank.  I trimmed the pre-coloured image before layering it onto brown card and attaching it to the card front.  I attached a die cut '2' and stamped 'Today' at the top corner before highlighting the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 6 July 2018

Snowman Snowy

Another scheduled post from me as it's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland. This month our theme is 'Simply Snowman' and we are sponsored by Kinda Cute who are offering the winner three digi stamps.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk tent fold
Stamp: Kinda Cute 'Snowman Snowy Snow' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Dark blue mirri, white silk
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'AR Christy' font, Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I resized the digi and added the sentiment before printing it onto white card.  I trimmed the panel and coloured the snowman with Promarkers before laying it onto dark blue mirri and attaching it to the card front.  I highlighted the scarf with a Wink of Stella and added Stickles for the snow.

Kath x

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Holly Tree

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and our theme is 'Christmas Tree (or any kind of tree)'.  This is a scheduled post as we're on holiday in the Yorkshire Dales so I'm not linking to any other challenges this time.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white pearlescent
Stamp: Woodware 'Holly Tree'
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Kaisercraft 'Christmas Collection' paper and Emma Ball gold paper
Other: Wink of Stella

I stamped the tree onto green swirl paper, trimmed around the outer edge and attached it to the front of the card.  I stamped the holly leaves and pot onto red paper and the bow, baubles and star onto gold paper.  These were all fussy cut and attached to the card.  To fnish I highlighted the bow, baubles, star and swirls with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Birthday Wishes

I made this quick card for a friend's birthday next week.  I'm entering the Allsorts 'Sweet Treats' challenge, Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Let's Be Pretty', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Ally's Angels 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley ''English Charm' Art Pad
Card: Light brown pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Shabby Shack' and Hot off the Press 'Ultimate Floral Pack'
Other: Wink of Stella

I layered the blue paper onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured Art Pad image to a square, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the centre.  The sentiment was from the HOTP paper pad, this was trimmed, layered onto brown card and attached with foam tape.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 25 June 2018

June Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day challenge and another of my quick 4" x 4" cards.  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Wood Background' challenge and the Merry Monday 'Rustic Christmas' challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: Kanban 'Cosy Christmas'
Stamp: Hot off the Press 'Christmas Wishes' (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Stampendous clear embossing powder
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Card: Dark brown matt

To make this super quick card I trimmed the image before stamping and embossing the sentiment in the top corner.  The panel was then layered onto dark brown card and attached to the card front.

Kath x

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Delightful Dangles Christmas Tree

I made this card for the Back to Basics and Beyond 'Heat Embossing' challenge.  I'm also entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Wet or Dry Embossing' challenge, the CAS Christmas challenge 'Masculine' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes',



Card blank: 6" x 4" white matt
Stamp: Woodwqare 'Delightful Dangles Christmas Tree'
Embossing: Stampendous clear embossing powder
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Colouring: Gold gel pen
Card: Gold and white matt

I stamped and heat embossed the Christmas tree and sentiment onto white card.  This panel was trimmed, layered onto gold card and attached to the card front.  I then coloured the dangles with a gold gel pen.

Kath x

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Cabrini Ornament

I made these snippets cards with one of my favourite Christmas ornament dies and as I wanted to use two colours it made sense to make two cards so I could use all the die cut pieces.  The card is all from my snippets drawer so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas' and  Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.


Card blanks: 4" x 4" gold matt
Die: Memory Box 'Cabrini Ornament'
Embossing: Apple Blossom 'Holly' (magazine freebie), Sizzix 'Dots', Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Gold matt, white matt and red mirri card

I embossed two snippets of white card, trimmed around the edges of the frames before attaching them to the card blanks.  I die cut and embossed the ornament from both gold matt and red mirri card.  I attached the gold frame and holly leaves to one card and the red to the other.  The centres of the ornaments were embossed with the dots embossing folder before these and the holly berries were inlaid into the cards.

Kath x

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dad

I made this card for my father-in-law on Father's Day.  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Man/Boy' challenge and Cardz 4 Guys 'Father's Day' challenge,  I'm also entering the Die Cuttin' Divas 'Masculine or Father's Day' challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Making Cards 'Landscapes'
Die: Creative Expressions 'From the Heart - Male Relations'
Card: Brown matt
Paper: Making Cards 'Landscapes'

I trimmed the orange paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the image slightly and layered it onto brown card before die cutting 'Dad' from the top corner.  The panel was then attached to the centre of the card.  I attached a small piece of brown card onto a piece of paper (to ensure the same thickness as the image paper and matting layer) before die cutting 'Dad' and inlaying it into the card.  To finish I rolled my brayer across the die cut to ensure it was secure.

Kath x

Friday, 8 June 2018

Christmas Birds

I'm hosting the new challenge at Winter Wonderland and I've chosen 'Christmas Birds' as our theme.  We don't have a sponsor for this challenge, but I'm offering the randomly chosen winner a Tonic Studio 'Peace Dove' die.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Stamp: Woodware 'Tipsy Tree'
Punch: Woodware Corner Rounder
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Paper: Dark green patterned
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green paper so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card, rounded the corners and attached it to the card.  I trimmed the pre-coloured Art Pad image to ensure an even margin around all the sides and rounded the corners.  I then stamped the sentiment in the top corner.  As I wanted to get a deep colour to match the red on the image I used my MISTI and stamped the sentiment several times.  The image was attached to the centre of the card and highlighted with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Happy Birthday Steve

I made this card for my husband's birthday and am entering the Cuttlebug Mania 'Frame It' challenge, Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Man/Boy'challenge, Dies R Us 'Sunshine or Clouds' challenge (I've used both) challenges.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamps: Whale of a Time (magazine freebie)
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large', Whale of a Time (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Stampendous clear embossing powder
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red matt and white silk
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Imprint IT Shadow' font

I stamped the scene onto white card and embossed it with clear embossing powder before colouring it with Promarkers.  I printed the sentiment onto white card and trimmed the card to a square before die cutting a circle above the sentiment.  This panel was then placed over the scene.  I trimmed the lower card so it was slightly smaller than the card with the sentiment before attaching the two and layering them onto red card.  The panel was then attached to the card front.  I die cut a circular frame from red card and attached it around the scene with a few small spots of glue.  I stamped and embossed a sailing boat onto white card and die cut it with the matching die from the set, before attaching it to the waves with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Monday, 4 June 2018

Wishing you Well

I made this card for my father-in-law who has recently been in hospital for an operation.  I'm entering the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Man/Boy'.  The card is from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Wishing you Well' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Green spot and white silk card

I trimmed the spot card and rounded the corners before attaching it to the card blank.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment below.  This was printed onto white card before being coloured with Promarkers.  I trimmed the edges and rounded the corners before attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the bug and heart.

Kath x

Friday, 1 June 2018

Ebony Christmas

It's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see 'Non-traditional Colours'.  I'm a little late in posting my card as the new month has crept up on me and, as usual when I'm short of time, I've dipped into my box of upcycled cards to find a suitable image.  I'm entering the Alphabet Challenge 'E for Ebony', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 5" x 4" white matt
Image: Upcycled Christmas card
Card: Gold matt
Other: Wink of Stella

To make this super quick card, I trimmed the image, layered it onto gold card, attached it to the card blank and added a Wink of Stella.  It was so quick to make I feel like I've cheated, but the image was too beautiful not to use!

Kath x

Friday, 25 May 2018

May Rudolph Day

Another Rudolph Day and another of my 4" x 4" card - this month I've made a super quick card using an upcycled Christmas card.  I'm also entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Keep it Simple', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" gold matt mirri
Image: Upcycled Christmas card
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Black card

To make this super quick card I die cut and embossed the Lacy Square ensuring the sentiment was in the centre.  This was layered onto a couple of small squares of black card to give some dimension before being attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Happy Birthday James

I made this card for Steve's nephew's birthday using my Oliver digi stamp (I think all the boys have now had cards with this image so I'll need to buy another one soon!).  I'm entering the Allsorts 'Happy Birthday' challenge, the Alphabet Challenge 'D for Dots' and A Gem of a Challenge 'It's a Man's World'. 



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

I trimmed the striped paper to a square and and attached it to the card.  I then layered a co-ordinating piece of spot paper to the left side.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment before printing it onto white card, trimming it to a square and colouring it with Promarkers.  I attached two slightly smaller squares of white card behind the image to give a little dimension and attached it to the centre.

Kath x

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Fairy on Present

I made this card for the Christmas with the Cuties 'Let it Snow' challenge.  I'm also entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Things with Wings' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Fairy on Present' Mini Masterpieces
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and 'Lacy Squares'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I cut a piece of blue snowflake paper, layered it onto dark blue card and attached it to the front of the card.  The pre-coloured image was already die cut, but I trimmed it slightly to remove the 'pips' and then put it into the largest square die and embossed the edge.  I die cut and embossed a Lacy Square from dark blue card.  The fairy image was layered onto the Lacy Square and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the fairy and presents with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes.

Kath x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Joy

I made this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'J for Joy & K for Keep it Simple', the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Turquoise and Gold' colour challenge and Crafty Cardmakers 'No Patterned Paper' challenges.   The card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Die: Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy'
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Twinkle'
Snippets: Turquoise and gold pearlescent card, white silk card

I embossed a piece of white card with the Twinkle folder, trimmed it, layered it onto turquoise card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut 'JOY' from turquoise card and the swirly 'JOY' from gold card.  I attached the turquoise letters behind the gold outline and attached the completed die cut to the centre of the card using Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Winter Wonderland

I made this quick, cute card using another image from the Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and the ABC Christmas Challenge 'K for Keep it Simple'.


Card blank: 5.5" x 4.25" white tent fold
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Paper: SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I cut the centre out of the brown frame and attached the precoloured Art Pad image behind it, trimming the Art Pad image slightly along the top and one side.  This was then attached to the card.  I used a Wink of Stella to highlight the girl and squirrels and Diamond Stickles for the snowflakes.

Kath x

Friday, 11 May 2018

Christmas in the Snow

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme is 'Christmas in the Snow'.  We are sponsored by LeAnn's World 101 who are offering the winner two digi stamps of their choice.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: LeeAnn's Wold 201 'Snow Friends' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Wink of Stella

I covered the front of the card with green paper, leaving a white border around the edge.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card.  The image was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto red paper and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the image with a Wink of Stella and added Diamond Stickles to the snow.

Kath x

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Happy Birthday Dad

I made this card for my father-in-law's birthday using the aptly named papers 'Father Knows Best'!  I'm entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge. The card and papers are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading over to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Dies: My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Hexagons'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Other: Star button, black/white baker's twine, computer generated sentiment 'Harrington' font
Snippets: Black matt card, white silk card, Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best' paper

I die cut and embossed hexagons from snippets of paper and attached them to a piece of paper using Collall All Purpose glue to give a little 'wriggle room'.  This panel was trimmed and layered onto black card before being attached to the card blank.  I printed the sentiment onto white card and die cut a fishtail flag.  I drew around the die onto a piece of black card to make a matt layer and then cut the shape out.  The white flag was layered onto the black matt and attached to the left side of the card.  To finish I tied baker's twine through the button and attached it to the left of the sentiment with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Happy Birthday Katie

I made this card for Steve's niece's birthday.  I'm entering the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Wheel with the letter D' (I have used D for Dirt [hair], Denim Blue [clothes, butterfly, card and sentiment], Dark Salmon [roses, clothes and butterfly], Digi Image, Die Cut [banner], Dimension [matting and layering] and a Butterfly).  I'm also entering Ally's Angels 'Butterflies', Crafty Cardmakers 'Birthdays' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenges.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Butterfly Rose Girlz' digi stamp
Die: My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card; Denim blue matt, white silk
Paper: Green mottled 
Other: Computer generated sentiment 'Harrington' font, Wink of Stella

I trimmed the green paper, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card blank.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card.  I trimmed the image and coloured it with Promarkers before layering it onto blue card and attaching it to the left side of the card. I printed the sentiment onto white card and die cut it using the smallest fishtail flag.  I placed the same die onto blue card and drew around the outside edge to make the matt for the sentiment.  After layering the sentiment onto the blue card I attached it to the lower edge of the card with Pinflair glue to give extra dimension.  To finish I highlighted the butterfly, roses, hair and clothes with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Santa and Reindeer

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and it's 'Anything Goes'.  I've made a super quick card for this month's challenge using a cute Lili of the Valley Art Pad image.  I'm entering the Merry Monday 'No Stamping' challenge and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 5.5" x 4.25" white tent fold
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Paper: SugarPea Designs 'Happy Holidays'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Stampendous White Fun Flock, Wink of Stella

To make this quick card I attached the red and white stripe paper to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image and attached it to the centre of the card.  I added Diamond Stickles for the snow, Fun Flock on Santa's clothing and a Wink of Stella over the image to give a little sparkle.

Kath x

Thursday, 26 April 2018

April Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another of my super quick 4" x 4" snippet cards using magazine freebies.  I'm also entering the Die-cut Divas 'Anything Goes' challenge and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Die: Creative Dies 'Woodland Scene' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella
Cards: Dark blue mirri and white matt
Paper: Emma Ball (magazine freebie)

I die cut the woodland scene from white card and layered it onto a snippet of blue paper before attaching it to a piece of dark blue mirri card.  The panel was then attached to the card blank.  I attached the stars and snowflakes and added a Wink of Stella around the tree and reindeer.

Kath x

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Fairy with Present

I made this quick card for a young friend who likes fairies and anything pink.  I'm entering the first challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond 'Matting and Layering' and the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Card blank: 6"  6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Fairy with Present'
Stamp: Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Designs 'Sentiments' (magazine freebie)
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid
Card: Cerise matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Bella'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the parcel paper, layered it onto cerise card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured topper, and die cut the '6' from the bottom corner.  I used the 'Today' that I had previously cut from a larger stamp and using my MISTI I stamped it at the side of the die cut '6'.  This panel was layered onto cerise card and attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut '6' from cerise card and inlaid it into the topper.  To finish I highlighted the fairy with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Cardz for Gals 'Black, white and one bright colour' challenge.  I'm also entering the Die-Cut Divas 'Anything Goes' and Seize the Birthday 'Vibrant Colours' challenges.  The card is from my snippets drawers so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Dies: Apple Blossom 'Cherry Tree' (magazine freebie), Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday'
Colouring: Black Promarker
Snippets: Black, white and cerise matt card

I die cut two cherry tree dies from black card and then trimmed another piece of black card to make a square the width of the die cut.  I trimmed a piece of white card, layered it onto the black square and attached it to the card front.  I then used Stick and Spray glue to attach the two die cuts to the top and bottom of the card.  I ran a black Promarker around the inside edge of the flowers as I wanted to ensure the white card didn't show around the edges of the inlaid flowers.  I cut the blossoms from several snippets of cerise card and inlaid them.  To finish I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from black card and attached it across the centre.

Kath x

Friday, 13 April 2018

Christmas Reindeer

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see your 'Cute Christmas Critters'.  We're sponsored by Just Me Digital Stamps who are offering the lucky winner three digis of their choice.

I'm entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Delightful Digis', Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Feature a Creature' and the Holly and Ivy Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  The card and paper are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Just Me Digital Stamps 'Christmas Reindeer digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities ' Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: White silk
Snippets: Brown matt card, Marianne Design 'Wintertime' paper

I trimmed the snippet of reindeer paper into a square, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card.  This image was die cut and embossed before being coloured with Promarkers.  This circle was then layered onto a brown die cut and embossed circle and attached to the centre of the card. Quick and simple!

Kath x

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Over the Hill

I made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday and am entering the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  I am also entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Gus Over the Hill' digi
Dies: Signature Dies 'Star Bunting', Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Green spot, red matt, white silk

I trimmed the spot paper and attached it to the card blank.  The Gus image and sentiment were resized and printed onto white card.  The panel was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut the Star Bunting from red card and attached it across the top corner, adding three of the small stars to the right of Gus.  To finish I die cut a 5 and 0 from red card and attached them under the sentiment.

Kath x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

All White Bauble

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see your 'All White' creations.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Dies: Marianne Designs Creatables 'Christmas Bauble' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Embossing: Apple Blossom 'Holly' folder (magazine freebie)
Card: White matt and white pearlescent
Other: White ribbon

I embossed a piece of white card, trimmed it around the border, layered it onto a slightly larger piece of white pearlescent card and attached it to the front of the card.  I die cut the Christmas bauble from pearlescent card and also a circle of the same size. I attached the bauble to the circle.  I then die cut the bauble from white matt card and inlaid the pieces into the bauble.  I normally run an inlaid die cut through my Cuttlebug to ensure everything is flat, but as the bauble had some embossing I rolled it with a brayer instead so it wasn't flattened too much. The bauble was attached to the centre with foam tape.  To finish I made a small white ribbon bow and attached it to the top of the bauble with a blob of Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Magical Fairy

I made this card for my great-niece's 5th birthday.  I'm entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Spring Cuties', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'. As the paper and card are from my snippets mountain I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Magical Fairies' Art Pad
Stamp: Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Designs 'Sentiment'
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Deep Lagoon, Brilliance Pearlescent Purple
Snippets: Making Cards 'Springtime' paper (magazine freebie), white card
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the purple paper to a square.  As it was a snippet there was a chunk missing from one of the corners but I cut the largest square I could and then attached it to the card front.  To hide the missing corner, I cut four triangles from a co-ordinating striped paper and attached them to the corners of the purple paper.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image and die cut the number from the lower edge.  The 'Today' stamp was part of a larger sentiment and I carefully cut the word away from the rest of the stamp (it can easily be pieced back together if I want to use the whole sentiment).  I didn't have the right colour ink, so using my MISTI I stamped 'Today' once in Deep Lagoon and a couple of times in Pearlescent Purple to give the colour I wanted to match the backing paper.  I die cut two smaller wonky rectangles from snippets of white card and attached them to the back of the image before attaching it to the card.  I attached another small snippet of purple paper onto white card, die cut the number '5' and inlaid it into the topper.  To finish I highlighted the fairy with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 March 2018

March Rudolph Day

It's time for the March Rudolph Day challenge and I've made another 4" x 4" card.  I have a lot of these small images from the LOTV Mini Masterpiece sheets and have found they work well with snippets, so I'll be using a lot of them in my frugal crafting year!  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Embossing' challenge, the ABC Christmas Challenge 'E for Embossing' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.



Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Candle' Mini Masterpiece
Embossing: 'Festive Wishes' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Green and white matt card

I embossed a snippet of white card with the holly folder and trimmed it to a square.  This was layered onto green card and attached to the card front.  The precoloured topper was trimmed slightly to remove the 'pips', layered onto green card and attached to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the girl and candle with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 23 March 2018

Christmas Pud

I made this card for Loll and Bonnie's new CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is 'Holly'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Funstamps 'Christmas Pud'
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri and white matt
Other: Wink of Stella

I stamped the Christmas Pud onto a piece of white card before die cutting and embossing it.  The holly and star were coloured with Promarkers before the panel was layered onto red mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish, I highlighted the Pud with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Spring Bunny with Eggs

I made this Easter card for my niece and her family.  I'm entering Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Spring is in the Air', Cuttlebug Mania 'Springtime' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Spring Bunny with Eggs'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and Lacy Squares
Embossing: Kars tan embossong mat
Card: Dark blue pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Sunnyside Up'

I trimmed the yellow paper, layered it onto dark blue card and attached it to the card front.  The precoloured image was already die cut, but I placed it into the Classic Square Die and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the embossing mat to emboss the edges.  This was then layered onto a dark blue die cue and embossed Lacy Square and attached to the centre of the card.

Kath x

Friday, 16 March 2018

Rescue Squad

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'Outdoor Fun.  We're sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps who are offering the winner two digi stamps of their choice.

I'm entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Things with Tails' challenge, Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.  I'm also heading over to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.



Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Dr Digi's House of Stamps 'Rescue Squad'
Sentiment: Marianne Design 'Ice Skating Don' (magazine freebie)
Punch: Woodware Snowflake
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Colouring: Promarkers
Other: Stampendous White Fun Flock, Pearl Diamond Spray and Sparkle, Wink of Stella
Snippets: Tree background paper, red matt and white silk card

I trimmed the background paper, popped it into my MISTI and stamped the sentiment in the top corner - stamping it a couple of times to get a deep colour.  I layered the paper onto red card and attached it to the card blank.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white silk card.  This was fussy cut before being coloured with Promarkers.  I added Fun Flock to the edge of the hood and then attached the image to the lower corner of the card with foam tape.  I punched three snowflakes from white card and sprayed them with Spray and Sparkle before attaching them to the card.  To finish I highlighted the sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mother's Day Wishes

I made this card for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  I'm entering A Gem of A Challenge 'Mother's Day', the Alphabet Challenge 'Y for Your Choice' (I've chosen to make a quick  CAS Mother's Day card) and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad
Sentiment: Woodware 'Happy Mother's Day'
Punch: Woodware Corner Rounder
Ink: Versafine Olympia Green
Paper: Lilac (make unknown)
Other: Clear sequins, Wink of Stella

I covered the front of the card blank with lilac paper.  I trimmed the pre-coloured Art Pad image so it had equal borders around the edge and rounded the corners.  Using my MISTI I stamped the sentiment under the floral basket before attaching the panel to the centre of the card.  To finish I added five small clear sequins and highlighted the flowers with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Oliver Texting

I made this birthday card for one of my great nephews.  I always struggle making cards for teenage boys, but these LOTV 'Oliver' digi stamps are perfect!  I'm entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Stamp: Lili of the Valley 'Oliver Texting' digi, Hobby Art 'General Greetings'
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Dark Brown matt, white silk
Paper: Papermania 'Capsule Elements Wood', Hot off the Press 'Floral Ultimate Pack'

I trimmed the wood effect paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card blank, adding a strip of spotty paper across the middle.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white silk card before colouring it with Promarkers.  The panel was trimmed and the sentiment stamped on the left side using my MISTI.  This was then layered onto brown card and attached to the left side of the card.

Kath x

Friday, 2 March 2018

My heart belongs to you

I made this card for Steve for our forthcoming wedding anniversary and am entering the Less is More 'Dry Embossing' Challenge.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'Y for You Choose' (I've chosen die cutting and embossing to make an anniversary card) and Sparkles Monthly Challenge 'Clean and Simple'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Hannelie's 'My heart belongs to you' digi (freebie from Hannelie's blog)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Heart'
Embossing: X-cut 'Small Polka Hearts folder
Card: Dark red embossed, white silk
Paper: White silk

I trimmed white card to a square, layered it onto red card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut the largest Classic Heart and embossed it with the heart embossing folder.  This was attached to the centre with Pinflair glue so I could easily wriggle it to the centre of the card.  I printed Hannelie's sentiment onto white paper (frustratingly my printer is refusing to print onto the white card I've always used!) which was then glued onto white card, trimmed and attached it across the heart with foam tape.

For those who haven't seen Hannelie's blog, there are loads of fabulous sentiments you can download.

Kath x

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Christmas Flowers

This months's challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round is 'Flowers' and I've used the last snippet of a pretty poinsettia paper for my card.  I'm entering the Merry Monday 'Poinsettia' challenge and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  I'm also heading over to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop with my snippets.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Die: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas'
Snippets: Red and white matt card, red mirri card, Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper (magazine freebie)

I trimmed my last snippet of poinsettia paper to a square, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut Happy Christmas from red mirri card and set it aside.  I die cut the sentiment from white card, trimmed it to a strip and layered it onto red card.  I then inlaid the red mirri sentiment and the rest of the white pieces which were still inside my die (for safe keeping!).  I put a piece of paper across the top of the sentiment and ran it through my Cuttlebug to ensure all the pieces were flat and then attached the panel across the card.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 February 2018

February Rudolph Day

It't time for another Rudolph Day challenge and another of my small upcycled, snippet cards - this one also used a magazine freebie!  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'C is for Clean', the Holly and Ivy Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: Upcycled Christmas card
Punch: Woodware 2" square
Embossing: Festive Wishes (magazine freebie)
Snippets: White matt and red mirri card

To make this quick and simple Christmas card I embossed a snippet of white card, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card blank.  I punched the robin image from a Christmas card and layered it onto red mirri before attaching it to the centre of the card with foam tape.

Kath x