Sunday, 28 February 2021

Cross Stitch Rainbow Heart

I stitched this rainbow heart for one of the assessments for my Diploma - it's from a design by Helen at Fandom Cross Stitchery.  I trimmed a piece of white hammer card so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card, die cut a stitched circle in the centre and used Versafine Majestic Blue to stamp the sentiment (Hobby Art General Greetings) in the lower corner.  

After mounting the cross stitch behind the aperture I attached it to the front of the card.

Kath x

Friday, 26 February 2021

February Rudolph Day

It's time for the second Rudolph Day of the year.  My theme for Rudolph Day cards this year is 'Upcyled' and this card uses gold foil chocolate wrappers and the front off a notecard.

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was smaller than the front of the card blank and die cut JOY from the centre.  I rounded the corners of the panel and attached it to the card blank.  I flattened the chocolate wrappers and wiped the back to remove any chocolate crumbs and then crinkled them so they were slightly larger than each letter.  I used my brayer to flatten them before gluing them to a scrap of paper.  Once the glue had dried I die cut the letters and inlaid them into the card.  I removed a small topper from the front of the notecard and placed the fancy JOY die so I could incorporate some of the lovely gold spots on the bright green card.  I die cut the fancy JOY and attached it over the gold letters.

To make this card I used:
     5.75" x 4.25in white hammer card blank
     Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy' die
     Upcycled gold foil (Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers) and green watercolour card (from the front of a notecard)
     Snippet of white hammer card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use Some Gold
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - February Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

     Rudolph Day Challenge - February Challenge
     Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Tribute Challenge

Kath x

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Thanks

I made this small thank you card for the current Less is More challenge using a tiny bouquet stamp.

I used my MISTI to stamp the bouquet and sentiment so I could stamp twice to get a clear image.  After stamping the image I embossed the stitched circle around the flowers. The bouquet was coloured with different shades of purple and pink flowers, shades of green for the leaves and a gold bow.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Immediate Media Make Special Cards 'Bouquet' and Clearly Besotted 'Fall Flowers' sentiment stamps
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' die
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
     Bruynzeel coloured pencils

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Less is More - One Layer Flowers
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes

Kath x

Monday, 22 February 2021

Have a Gorgeous Day!

I made this birthday card for a few challenges using a new (to me) stamp and die set with lots of snippets.

I used black ink to stamp the large flower onto dark orange card, the smaller flower onto light orange card and the leaves onto turquoise card.  These were all embossed with clear embossing powder and cut with the coordinating dies.  I put the card blank into my MISTI and placed the flowers and leaves in the corner so I could see where to stamp the sentiment.  After removing the flowers and leaves I stamped the sentiment with blank ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I attached the large flower and leaves directly onto the card.  I coloured the edge and centre of the smaller flower with an orange Promarker before attaching it to the card with a foam pad.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Lil'inker Designs 'Modern Medhni' stamps and coordinating dies
     Versafine Onyx Black ink
     Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
     Orange Promarker
     Snippets of dark orange, light orange and turquoise textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     CAS on Friday - Colour Challenge (turquoise/teal, orange and white)
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - February Challenge
     NBUS - Challenge 23 (Lil'inker Designs 'Modern Medhni' stamp and die set)
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 397
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Kath x

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Cranesbill Cross Stitch Card

This is the final Carolyn's Garden cross stitch kit in my box, this one is 'Cranesbill'.  After completing the cross stitch I trimmed around the edge and made a die cut frame from green card before attaching it to a cream hammer card blank.

Kath x

Friday, 19 February 2021

C for Christmas Carols

I made this Christmas card with another topper and papers from my oddments box.

I trimmed two small snippets of green paper to fit the front of the card blank and then attached them to a piece of white paper before attaching a strip of red paper to cover the join.  I die cut a stitched oval from the centre of the panel and attached it to the card.  I then die cut the precoloured LOTV image and inlaid it into the aperture.


To make this card I used:
     5.5" x 4.25" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley ''Tis the Season' Art Pad
     My Favorite Things - Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX Die-manics' die
     Snippets of Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas' papers and white paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge - C for Christmas Carols
     Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Something that begins with C and/or D (I have Carol Singers, Children and Dog)
     Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use Some Green
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Love

I made this CAS heart card for a few challenges using a couple more snippets .

I trimmed a piece of white hammer card so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card, die cut and embossed the heart from the centre before rounding the corners and attaching it to the card.  I attached the snippet of heart paper to a piece of paper to make it a little sturdier and the same thickness as the card front.  I die cut and embossed a heart and then inlaid it into the card.  I die cut 'love' twice from white hammer card, layered them and attached the sentiment across the lower part of the heart.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white hammer card blank
     Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Hearts' and Lawn Fawn 'Scripty Love' dies
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Snippets of Wild Rose Studio 'Always and Forever' paper and white hammer card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Addicted to CAS - Hearts
     CAS on Friday - Love
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - February Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Love is in the Air
     Moving Along With The Times - Valentines/Love

Kath x

Monday, 15 February 2021

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a friend's birthday using lots more snippets.

I cut two pieces of white card slightly smaller than the front of the card and die cut a stitched circle in the centre of both pieces. I layered the panels before attaching a piece of pale blue vellum to the rear of the aperture and then attaching the panel to the card front,  I die cut two waves from snippets of blue textured card and then die cut the bottom of each with the stitched circle so I could inlay them into the aperture.  The reason I had attached two white panels to the front of the card was so the front would lie flat when I inlaid the two waves.  

I used dark blue ink to stamp the sailing boat onto a snippet of white card.  This was coloured with Promarkers before being cut with the coordinating die.  I attached a tiny snippet of white card to the back of the sails and then slipped the bottom of the boat between the two waves - the tiny piece of card on the back of the sails made the boat stand out from the vellum background.  

I took a Happy Birthday sentiment and masked the 'birthday' before stamping 'happy' onto a snippet of white card and then embossing it with clear embossing powder.  I die cut a medium sized cloud with 'happy' in the centre and then die cut a small cloud from another tiny piece of white card.  I stamped 'birthday' onto white card and embossed it before using the coordinating die to cut the sentiment.  I then cut another couple of sentiments from more snippets of white card - these were trimmed down and attached to the back of the stamped sentiment so it would lie flat across the aperture.   The clouds and 'birthday' were then attached to the card.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' die
     Clearly Besotted 'Sail Away' and 'Modern Calligraphy' stamps and coordinating dies
     Impression Obsession 'Ocean Border' and Clouds' dies
     Versafine Majestic Blue ink
     Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
     Promarkers
     Snippets of blue textured card, white matt card and pale blue vellum

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Masculine
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - February Challenge
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 396
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Kath x

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Cross Stitch Teddy Card

I made this card with another small cross stitch kit I had recently purchased as a pre-loved 'job lot' of kits.  This was another magazine cover gift which had its own coloured card but I chose to make my own red frame for the stitching.  I trimmed the red card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank, die cut a circle from the centre and rounded the corners before embossing it with my X-cut Small Polka Hearts embossing folder.

The completed cross stitch was mounted behind the aperture before being attached to the card.

Kath x

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Happy Holidays

I made this card for the Less is More 10th Birthday Colour Challenge - Chocolate. 

I used dark brown ink to stamp the wreath onto a snippet of white card before embossing it with clear embossing powder.  I trimmed around the edge of the panel and rounded the corners before colouring the pine cones and letters with a mid-brown marker.  After attaching the panel to the front of the card I added dots of Stickles to the berries.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Funky Fossil 'Joy' stamps
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
     Copic E25 
     Diamond Stickles

I am entering the following challenges:
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Berries
     Less is More - Chocolate (I have used dark and milk chocolate colours)
     Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes Tribute Challenge

Kath x

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

True Love

This is another card I've made with a topper and paper from my oddments box

I attached the paper to a piece of thin card to ensure it was the same thickness as the topper.  I trimmed around the edge, die cut a stitched circle from the centre, rounded the corners and attached it to the centre of the card.  I die cut the precoloured image with the stitched die and inlaid it into the aperture.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card
     Lili of the Valley 'True Love' Art Pad
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics die
     Woodware Corner Rounder punch
     Wild Rose Studio 'Always and Forever' paper
     Snippet of thin white card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Love is ... (I've included lots of hearts on my card)
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Moving Along With The Times - Valentine/Love

Kath x

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Cross Stitch Seahorse Notecard

I made this cute notecard using a chart and leftover threads I recently won given in a Stash Giveaway - the design is by Mouseloft.  I had almost enough thread to complete the design and only had to use a bit of extra pale blue thread from my thread box.  


After completing the cross stitch I fastened it behind a stitched oval blue frame and attached it to the card.

Kath x

Friday, 5 February 2021

Marbled Heart

My snippets of marbled paper are getting smaller, but I did find a piece that was large enough to fit behind a heart aperture for this birthday card.

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank before die cutting and embossing a heart in the centre.  I placed the panel into my MISTI and stamped 'birthday' directly onto the panel before attaching the marbled paper to the back of the aperture.  I rounded the corners on the panel before attaching it to the card.  I stamped 'happy' onto a snippet of white card and used the coordinating die to cut the sentiment before attaching it to the card with foam tape.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Heart' dies
     Clearly Besotted 'Modern Calligraphy' stamps and coordinating dies
     Versafine Onyx Black ink
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Snippets of white card and marbled paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     Addicted to CAS - Pattern
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - February challenge
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Seize the Birthday - Hearts

Kath x

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

More Bright Butterflies

When I was making my butterfly card yesterday I used just the one colour as I didn't think I had any bright orange paper but later found a snippet of marbled paper which I used to make these butterflies.

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and used my Hougie Board to emboss two lines along the length of the card.  I used black ink to stamp 'Happy Birthday to You' below the bottom line before attaching it to the card.  I die cut seven small hearts from the marbled paper trying to get as much of the orange and yellow colours as possible on the butterfly wings.  These butterflies were then attached between the two embossed lines.


To make this card I used:
     DL white matt card blank
     Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterfly' die
     Hobby Art 'General Greetings' stamp
     Versafine Onyx Black ink
     Snippet of marbled paper from The Whimsical Marbler

I am entering the following challenges:
     Butterfly Challenge - H is for ... (I have used Heatwave and Hansa Yellow with my butterflies)
     Less is More - In a Row

Kath x   

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Hansa Yellow Butterfly

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge hoping it will brighten up a dull grey morning.

I embossed a piece of white card and trimmed around the edge before attaching it to a piece of yellow textured card.  The panel was then attached to the card front.  I due cut the sentiment and a small butterfly from yellow card and attached them to the panel in the centre.

To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Crafts-Too 'Happy Birthday' and Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterfly' dies
     X-cut 'Swirls' embossing folder
     Snippets of yellow textured card and white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Birthday Card Challenge - A Large Sentiment
     Butterfly Challenge - H is for ... (I have used Hansa Yellow with my butterfly)
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes
     Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge 395
  

Kath x