Thursday, 28 March 2019

Spring Bunny

I made this card for Janine for the Lili of the Valley Card Swap.  I'm entering the Crafty Gals Corner 'Spring is Here' challenge, the Crafty Creations Challenge 'Anything Goes' and the Dies R Us Challenge 'One for the Ladies.  The card was from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixies Crafty Workshop


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Spring Bunny with Daffodils' image
Hobby Art 'General Greetings' stamp
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' and My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags' dies
Woodware Large and Regular 'Daisy' punches
Kars tan embossing mat
Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
White matt card
Snippets of  patterned card and white matt card
Yellow sparkle dots
Wink of Stella

I used the two largest dies to cut a frame from the patterned card and attached the frame to the card front.   I used the second largest die to die cut and emboss the precoloured image and then inlaid this into the frame.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card and die cut the fishtail flag.  I trimmed the end of the flat and attached it to the lower edge of the card with foam tape.  I punched two large and two regular daisies, layered these and attached them to the top corner.  To finish I added two yellow sparkle dots to the centres of the daisies and highlighted the sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

This is the lovely card I received from Janine as part of the swap.

Kath x

Monday, 25 March 2019

March Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day challenge and another Christmas tree card.  I'm also entering the Fab 'n' Funky 'Christmas' challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Inspired by a Christmas Song or Carol' (I've chosen 'Oh, Christmas Tree') and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge'Anything Christmas Goes'.


6" x 4" white matt card blank
Memory Box 'Sparkling Tree Tile' die
Green mirri and white matt card

I trimmed green mirri card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and then trimmed the white card slightly smaller than the green matt layer.  I die cut the Sparkling Tile Tree from the centre of the white card, layered it onto the green matt and attached the panel to the card blank.

Kath x

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Happy 70th Birthday

I discovered last night that one of my neighbours is 70 today, so made this quick card this morning.  I'm entering the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Wheel with the Letter C' challenge (I've used cerise and, of course, butterflies).  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge 'Special Day' (70th birthday) and the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'Tulip Jar' digi stamp
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' die
Kars tan embossing mat
Promarkers
Cerise texture and white matt card
Wink of Stella
Computer generated sentiment 'Imprint MT Shadow' font

I resized the digi and added the computer generated sentiment before printing it onto white card.  I die cut and embossed the image using the largest stitched square die.  The tulip jar was coloured with Promarkers before being layered onto cerise card and attached to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the tulip, butterflies and water with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Elegant Reindeer

I made this card for the CAS Christmas 'Deer' challenge.  I'm also entering the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Mooves on Hooves', the Cardz 4 Guys 'To Die For' challenge and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large' and Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Making Cards magazine 'Contemporary Christmas' paper
Brown and white matt card, silver holographic card

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank before die-cutting and embossing a circle from the centre.  I attached a piece of red paper behind the aperture and attached it to the centre of the card.  I die cut three reindeer bodies and two antlers from dark brown card and one swirl from silver holographic card.  I layered two bodies and two antlers and attached these to the front of the card.  I inlaid the silver swirl into the reindeer body and then attached the third brown body layer to give some depth to the reindeer.

Kath x

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Twofer Balloons

I made these cards for the Twofer Card Challenge where the prompt is 'Balloons' and have used a Memory Box 'Beautiful Balloon' die to make my cards.


Onefer - Let Your Dreams Take Flight 

I'm entering the Cuttlebug Mania 'We are Not Blue' challenge (I have two different blues on the paper, the blue card and blue ink), Die Cut Divas 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Creations Challenges 'Anything Goes'.


5" x 5" white matt card blank
Memory Box 'Beautiful Balloons' and Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Large dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Hot off the Press 'Feathers' sentiment stamp
Memento Paris Dusk ink
Quick Cards magazine 'Lets Fly Away' paper
Dark blue pearlescent and white matt card

I trimmed blue pearlescent card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I trimmed a piece of white matt card slightly smaller than the blue layer. before die cutting and embossing a circle from the centre.  I cut a piece of cloud paper to fit behind the aperture and stamped the sentiment in the lower corner.  The white aperture card, cloud paper and blue card were layered and attached to the card front.  I die cut and embossed a Beautiful Balloon from blue pearlescent card and used foam tape to attach it to the card.

Twofer - Sending Birthday Wishes

I made this card for the The Flower Challenge 'Anything Goes' and The Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies  challenge.  The paper and card were from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading in the playground at Pixies' Crafty Workshop.


7" x 5" cream matt card blank
Memory Box 'Beautiful Balloons' and Memory Box 'Prim Poppy' dies
The Best of Card Making Magic sentiment stamp
Versafine Habanero ink
Snippets of Lili of the Valley 'Antebellum' paper, bronze pearlescent card, green and orange textured card

I trimmed the edges of the paper so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and using my MISTI stamped the sentiment in the lower corner.  I die cut two Beautiful Balloons from bronze card and snipped the middle of one of them to form a small channel halfway down the centre (this was for the flower stems to slot into).  I then layered the two balloons.  I die cut the Prim Poppy stem from green card and two flowers from orange card.  I snipped the flowers from the green stems before attaching the stem to the back of the balloon vase and then onto the card.  I attached the two layers of flowers to the tops of the stems, snipping the lower orange flower so the bottom layer was attached around the stem.

Kath x

Monday, 11 March 2019

Beautiful Blooms

I made this card for my mother on Mother's Day and am entering the Tales from the Craft Room 'Lovely Ladies' challenge.  I'm also entering the Fab 'n' Funky Challenges 'Spring Colours' , Die Cut Divas challenge 'Anything Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad image
Simply Cards & Papercraft 'Hello Spring' frame and Crafts-Too Presscut 'Mum' dies
Kars tan embossing mat
Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt' paper
Thin white card

I attached pink paper to a piece of thin white card and trimmed it so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I then die cut the frame from the centre and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image using the same frame die.  I die cut 'Mum' from the lower corner before attaching it to the centre.  To finish I die cut Mum from pink paper and inlaid it into the card front.

Kath x

Thursday, 7 March 2019

With Love on our Anniversary

I made this card for my OH for our wedding anniversary - which is today!  I'm entering the Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes', the Cardz 4 Guys 'Clean and Simple' challenge and the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


7" x 5" white matt card blank
Imagine That Digistamp 'Love Swans' digi
Papermania deep pink and grey card, white matt card
Computer generated sentiment 'Colonna MT' font
Wink of Stella

I resized the coloured swan digi and added the sentiment below before printing onto white card.  I trimmed around the image, layered it onto deep pink and grey card before attaching it to the card front. As I had used the coloured image I added a Wink of Stella to the bow tie and flowers to lift the colour.

Kath x

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Beary Merry Christmas

I made this card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Have a Very Bear-y Christmas' challenge.  I'm also entering the Christmas with the Cuties 'Beginning with B' challenge (I have chosen bear, brown & blue), the Cuttlebug Mania 'We are not Blue' challenge (my four different blues are James' hat and scarf, the pale blue snowflake paper, the dark blue strip of paper and the blue pearlescent card) and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Lili of the Valley 'James Bear in Snow' Mini Masterpiece image
Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Kars tan embossing mat
Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' papers
Dark blue pearlescent card
White Fun Flock
Diamond Stickles

I trimmed a square of dark blue card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and attached two pieces of pale blue snowflake paper at the top and bottom with a strip of darker blue paper across the centre to hide the join.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured image before layering it onto a die cut and embossed Decorative Label that had been cut from dark blue card.  This panel was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I added Fun Flock to James' hat and Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes.

Kath x

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Over the Hill

I made this card for my uncle's birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Make us Laugh' challenge.  I'm also entering the Dies R Us Challenge 'For the Men/Boys in our Life', the Cardz 4 Guys 'Clean and Simple' challenge, The Male Room 'No Designer Paper' challenge and the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


6" x 6" white matt card blank
Bugaboo 'Gus Birthday - Over the Hill' digi stamp
Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' die
Kars tan embossing mat
Promarkers
White and green matt card, dark blue textured card

I resized the digi and sentiment and used Word to merge them into one image.  This was printed onto white card before being die cut and embossed with the largest stitched die.  I then coloured the image with Promarkers.  The coloured panel was layered onto green matt and dark blue textured card before being attached to the card front.

Kath x

Friday, 1 March 2019

Winter Berry Bouquet

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and we want to see 'A Vintage Christmas Card'.

I'm entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use Some Gold', Jingle Belles 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' challenge (my topper has sheet music on it) and the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


6" x 6" cream matt card blank
Hunkydory Vintage Christmas Collection 'Winter Berry Boutique' topper
Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer' die
Kaisercraft 'Christmas Collections' paper
Gold mirri card

To make this quick card I trimmed the gold patterned paper, layered it onto gold mirri and attached it to the card front.  I removed the die cut topper from the backing card and attached it to the left side of the card.  I die cut the antlers and small swirl from the reindeer die and attached them to the lower corner of the card before using foam tape to attach the sentiment.

Kath x

Fuzzy Wuzzy Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this month our theme is 'Fuzzy Wuzzy Christmas'.  We want to see something that is furry, frizzy, fluffy, puffy or fuzzy wuzzy - think of furry animals, fluffy hats or mittens, puffy coats or frizzy beards (like Santa).  We are sponsored by SheepSki Designs who are offering the lucky winner three digi stamps of their choice.

I'm entering the Cardz 4 Guys 'Clean and Simple' challenge, the Imagine That Digistamp Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


5" x 5" white matt card blank
SheepSki Designs 'Taking a Break' digi stamp
Desert Diva 'Free sentiment 700' digi
Promarkers
Black matt and red textured card
Wink of Stella

I resized the digi stamps and combined the images using Word before printing them onto white card.  I trimmed the image to a square and coloured it with Promarkers.  The panel was then layered onto black and red card before being attached to the card blank.  To finish I highlighted the fur on Santa's outfit with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Meet me Under the Mistletoe

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and our theme this month is 'Under the Mistletoe (or Kisses/Love)'.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes', the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Crafty Creations Challenges 'Anything Goes'.


6" x 6" cream fleck card blank
Studio Light 'Winter Days' image sheets 
Polkadoodles 'Fourini' paper
Black mirri card, cream fleck card

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto cream card and black mirri card before attaching it to the card front.  The topper had got a small cream edging, but as I wanted it to match my matted layer I trimmed around the edge of the black image.  This topper was then layered onto cream card and black mirri before being attached to the left side of the card with foam tape.  To finish I removed a small die cut heart from the sheet, shaped it and attached it to the lower corner with Pinflair glue.

Kath x