Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Merry Christmas!

Just one card from me today and my final post for 2019 - a card for my favourite challenge!

To make this card I trimmed a snippet of white card, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I die cut the sentiment and the poinsettias from red card and the poinsettia flowers from gold glitter card.  I attached the sentiment across the card, trimming the edges so they were level with the white panel.  The poinsettias were layered and attached to the card front with the gold flowers added to the centres.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white hammer card blank
     All Occasion Dies 'Small Poinsettia', Lawn Fawn 'Merry Christmas Line Border' & Memory Box 'Mini Holly Leaves' dies
     Snippets of red embossed card, white hammer card and gold glitter cardI

I am entering the following challenge:
         Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 368
     
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Kath x

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Knitted Cable Head Band

I don't often wear hats, but do like to wear head bands to keep my ears warm when we're out walking.  I knit this head band with two strands of double knitting yarn that is a mix of acrylic and merino wool so it's lovely and soft.


I'll be adding some of these headbands to my Folksy shop soon.

Kath x

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Two Hearts

I made this card for this week's Allsorts challenge - although I wish I could now stop humming 'Two Hearts'!

I cut a piece of card slightly smaller than the card blank, rounded the corners and attached it to the centre.  I die cut 'Celebrate' from red mirri card and attached it o the lower edge of the card.  I die cut the hearts from both red mirri and red pearlescent card - inlaying the pearlescent heart inside the mirri heart.  The larger heart was attached to the card front with the smaller heart attached with a foam pad on top.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white hammer card blank
     Creative Expressions 'From the Heart - Female Relations' hearts and Poppy Stamps 'Celebrate' dies
     Whie hammer card, snippets of red mirri and red pearlescent card

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Cards - Along the Edge
     Allsorts - Inspired by a Song (I chose Two Hearts by Phil Collins)
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - December Challenge
     Perfectly CAS - Celebrate



Kath x

Santa

Whilst tidying my Christmas bits 'n' bobs I came across this cute LOTV image that I had already die cut and then not used.  It's perfect for a quick Christmas card to enter a few challenges.

I covered the front of the card blank with a snippet of red paper, leaving a white margin around the edge.  The precoloured image had already been die cut and embossed.  I cut a piece of white fun foam slightly smaller than the image and attached it to the centre of the card. To finish I added Diamond Stickles on the snow and a Wink of Stella to the fur on Santa's clothes.


To make this card I used:
     5.5" x 4.25" white tent fold matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
     Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles' die
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas' paper pad
     Diamond Stickles
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Santa, Mrs Claus or Elves    
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Last Minute Madness If it's Christmassy, link it up!
     Christmas with the Cuties - Christmas Cuties
     Winter Wonderland - End of Year Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Butterfly Gift Box

This is another of my charity shop finds - a cross stitch kit that had been a cover gift with a magazine.  The floral box was already die cut and had the holes on one side ready for the pattern to be stitched.  After stitching the butterflies on the top of the lid I added a piece of white card on the rear and then used strong tape to make the box.  It's perfect for wrapping a small gift.


Kath x

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Sail Away

My final post today is a note card. I do like to keep a supply of these small note cards in my box - they're also a great way to use up snippets of card and paper.

I stamped the waves onto snippets of blue paper and fussy cut them.  The background wave was attached to the card and the second was was attached along the lower edge only.  Using my MISTI I stamped the sentiment in the upper corner.  I stamped and die cut the sail boat before colouring it with Promarkers and adding a Wink of Stella to the sails.  Finally, I attached the boat to the card tucking it between the waves.


To make this card I used:
     4" x 4" white hammer card blank
     Clearly Besotted 'Sail Away' stamp and coordinating die
     Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Sayings' stamp
     Memento Paris Dusk Ink
     Promarkers
     Wink of Stella
     Snippets of white card and blue paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - December challenge
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 367

Kath x

S for Snow and Snowman

I made this card for a few of my favourite challenges using a cute Lili of the Valley precoloured image.

I die cut and embossed a red circle using the two largest dies and then layered them onto another large red circle.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured image and inlaid it into the frame.  I embossed a piece of white card with snowflakes, trimmed it and layered onto red embossed card leaving a 6mm border around the edges (this is the same width as the circle frame).  The panel was attached to the card blank with the image in the centre.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
     My Favourite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' dies
     Darice 'Snowflake Background' embossing folder
     Red embossed and white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Snowman and/or Snowflakes
     Alphabet Challenge - S is for Snow
     The Cutie Pie Challenge - Christmas Cuties
     Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Knitted Beanie Hat

This week's non-cardmaking item is a knitted beanie hat using the yarn I had left over from the buttoned neck warmer I posted a couple of weeks ago.  The beanie was knit in stocking stitch on a circular needle so I avoided having to sew it up - I love knitting but dislike sewing up the finished item so circular knitting is perfect for me!


Kath x

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Another Christmas Tree

Just two posts from me today as I'm playing catch-up after visiting our families at the weekend and am also working a couple of extra shifts this week.  This card was made for a few of my favourite challenges.

To make this card I cut a piece of card slightly smaller than the card blank, rounded the corners and attached it to the card.  I die cut the tree from green, red and gold pearlescent card.  The green tree was attached to the centre of the card and the red and gold leaves were inlaid.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white embossed card blank
     Sizzix 'Leafy Trees' die
     Woodware corner rounder punch
     White embossed card, green, gold and red pearlescent card

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Cards - Made in Minutes     
     CAS Colours & Sketches - Colour Challenge (Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Gold & Shaded Spruce)
     Less is More - Pick a Triangle
     Tales from the Craft Room - Christmas

And, of course, I used the other die cuts to make two more cards so I had a set of three using all the colours.


Kath x

Christmas Gifts

I've been asked to make a cute penguin Christmas card and this precoloured Lili of the Valley image was perfect to make a quick card.

To make this card I attached a piece of purple paper to the front of the card, leaving a small margin around the edge.  As I didn't have the right size die to cut around the image, I used the rectangle die to cut along half of the image.  I then then lined up the stitched edge inside the die to cut the second half - ensuring I didn't go too far and cut it in half!  This panel was then attached to the centre of the card.




To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Vally 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
     My Favourte Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics' die
     Snippet of purple paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Christmas Gifts
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Blackwork Christmas Tree Decoration

My non-cardmaking item this week is a blackwork Christmas decoration.  Whilst looking in a local charity shop I found a small blackwork kit that had been a cover gift with a magazine and was being sold for 75p.   The frame was part of a 'pre-loved' set of frames I bought a while ago and the ribbon I had previously snipped from inside a jumper.  Thrifty crafting at its best!



This was the first time I'd ever done blackwork and really enjoyed making this decoration.  I found blackwork even more addictive than cross stitch so I'm sure I will be making more decorations soon! 

Kath x