Sunday, 2 October 2022

Hello

I made this card to send to Jo for the September Card Chain Challenge.  I used the Colour Option (Ginger, Buttercup & Sage) and the Theme Option (Friendship).

I die cut four green triangles from snippets of green textured card and attached them to the corners of the card.  I die cut the triangles from lots of snippets of yellow textured card and inlaid them into the green triangles.  I cut a piece of brown cad so it was slightly smaller than the inner square and attached it to the card.  I die cut 'hello' from both green and yellow card, offsetting the yellow on top of the green before attaching it to the centre of the card.  I die cut three stars from green card and punched three stars from yellow card.  I attached the yellow stars to the centre of the green die cut stars and attached them to the card.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Practical Publishing 'Terrific Triangles', Altenew 'Simply Hello' and Xcut 'Nesting Star' dies
     Unbranded star punch
     Snippets of brown, yellow and green textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

     Snippets Playground - Challenge 438

This is the lovely card I received from Julia:


Kath x

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

September Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day card using items that have been magazine cover gifts (this is my RD theme this year).  This card uses an Apple Blossom holly embossing folder that I've had for years and have no idea of the magazine.  The sentiment stamp is from a stamp set that was a cover gift with Making Cards magazine.

I embossed a piece of white card with the holly embossing folder and trimmed around the edge.  I placed the embossed square into my MISTI and stamped the sentiment in the centre before embossing it with clear embossing powder.  The panel was then attached to the card.


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Apple Blossom 'Holly' embossing folder
     Making Cards Magazine 'Essential Christmas Stamps'
     Versafine Olympia Green ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder

I am entering the following challenges:
     CAS on Friday - Christmas
     Daisy Chain Challenge - Clean and Simple
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Chri
stmas Goes
     Rudolph Day - September Challenge

Kath x

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Thinking of You

A friend asked me to make a 'Thinking of You' card for a man so I used one of my favourite Woodware stamps for this card.

I placed the card blank into my MISTI so I could line up the seed and sentiment stamps.  I stamped these a couple of times with purple ink to ensure that I had a good depth of colour before embossing them with clear embossing powder.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Woodware 'Going to Seed' and Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Sayings' stamps
     Versafine Imperial Purple ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Cards - No Layers + Sympathy Card
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Daisy Chain Challenges - Clean and Simple
     We Love Stamping - Anything Goes With Stamping


  
Kath x

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Hello

This is the card I made to send to Robyn for the August Card Chain Challenge.  I used the Colour Option (Kumquat, Lime & Grape), the Sketch Option and the Theme Options (Flowers & Friendship).

I stamped the large flower onto purple textured card, the smaller flower onto light orange textured card and the leaves onto bright green textured card.  These were all embossed with clear embossing powder and cut with the coordinating dies.  I stamped 'hello' onto a snippet of white matt card and embossed it with clear embossing powder before using a fishtail flag die to cut a banner, extending the cut so the banner fit across the bottom of the card.   I attached the banner across the lower edge of the card, with the flowers and leaves attached to the right side using a foam pad to attach the orange flower.


To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt tent fold card blank
     Lil'inker Designs 'Modern Mehndi' stamps and coordinating dies
     My Favorite Things 'Fishtail Flags' die
     Crafter's Companion 'Sweet Florals' sentiment stamp
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder
     Snippets of white matt card, green textured card, purple textured card and orange textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 436


This is the lovely card I received from Mia -

Kath x

Monday, 29 August 2022

Thank You

I made this quick 'Thank You' card to send to a friend and have used a few more snippets and an upcycled dragonfly which had been stamped onto vellum.

I attached a strip of marbled paper to a piece of dark purple card and trimmed the edges so there was a very thin strip of card on either side of the paper.  I placed the card blank into my MISTI and laid the marbled paper strip on top so I could see where to place the 'thank you' stamp.  I stamped the sentiment in purple ink, stamping a couple of times to get a good depth of colour.  After removing the card from MISTI I attached the marbled strip above the sentiment and then attached the dragonfly with a spot of glue under its body.


To make this card I used:
     5.5" x 4.25" white hammer card blank
     Upcycled vellum dragonfly (this was on a card I received from a friend a while ago and I don't know the name of the stamp and die)
     Clearly Besotted 'Mini Calligraphy' stamp
     Versafine Imperial Purple ink
     Snippets of marbled paper and purple card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Less is More - Vellum
     
Kath x  

Thursday, 25 August 2022

August Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another card using a magazine cover gift (which is my RD theme this year).  This card uses a die that was a cover gift with a Practical Publishing magazine several years ago and also some papers that were a cover gift with a magazine last year.

I cut a frame from cream hammer card using stitched square and circle dies.  A snippet of turquoise star paper was placed behind the frame before it was attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut the Elegant Reindeer from dark brown pearlescent card and attached it across the front of the aperture.  I die cut the swirl and bow from gold mirri, inlaying the swirl in the reindeer's body and attaching the bow to his neck.

To make this card I used:
     4" x 4" cream hammer card blank
     Creative Dies 'Elegant Reindeer', My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' and My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out
     Stitched Square STAX Die-namics' dies
     Snippets of cream hammer card, turquoise paper, brown pearlescent card and gold mirri

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge - R for Reindeer
     Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Reindeer
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - August Challenge
     Rudolph Day - August Challenge
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 435

Kath x

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Birthday Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone for leaving comments on my blog and for your birthday wishes too.  I have now picked the winners of the three prizes and they are:

Prize A - Creative Expression stamp sets 'Nature's Botanicals' and 'Floral Delights' - Liz

Prize B - Little Claire Designs stamp sets - 'Loverley Jubblies - Keep in touch' and 'Loverley Jubblies - Robert & Daisy - Anne

Prize C - Tattered Lace 'Afternoon Tea' - Valerija

Liz, Anne and Valerija - will you please email me (kmbuckell@btinternet.com) with your addresses so I can pop the stamp sets in the post.

Kath x

Friday, 19 August 2022

Cross Stitch Thistle

This Thistle is another floral kit from Serendipity Designs that I stitched whilst away in the campervan.  The completed stitching has been mounted behind a frame made from green textured card and cut with two stitched square dies.


I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Cross Stitch Day Lily

This is one of the designs I stitched when we were away in our campervan.  The Day Lily is from the Carolyn's Garden by Serendipty Designs.  After stitching the lily I mounted it behind a frame made from brown textured card and cut with two stitched square dies.


I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Upcycled Reindeer Card

This month I'm challenging myself to finish part-made cards, use bits from my snippets box and have a general tidy up of my crafting drawers.  This card uses a strip from the front of a Christmas card I received last year.  

I trimmed a strip from the front of the Christmas card, cutting on either side of the dashed lines.  I placed the card blank in my MISTI and put the strip on top so I could see here to position the sentiment stamp.  I stamped the sentiment in Satin Red ink and then stamped it again in Crimson Red so the colour matched the reindeer strip.  To finish I attached the strip above the sentiment.


To make this card I used:
     5.5" x 4.25" white matt card blank
     Upcycled Christmas card
     Clearly Besotted 'Cheerful Christmas' sentiment stamp
     Versafine Crimson Red & Satin Red ink

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge - R for Reindeer
     Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Reindeer
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
     Winter Wonderland - Reindeer


I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x 

Saturday, 13 August 2022

My Favourite Flower

I recently bought this preloved stamp in a charity shop - poppies are my favourite flower so it's perfect for the current Less is More challenge.

I put the card blank into my MISTI and placed the poppy stamp on top so I could decide on the sentiment to use (whoever had donated the stamp to the charity shop had cut the sentiments from the stamp set and just left the poppies!).  I decided to use a simple 'Just for You' which I felt was the right size for the card.  I then stamped the poppy and sentiment with dark brown ink.  I coloured the poppy with coloured pencils using two shades of red for the poppy, yellow for the flower centre and dark green for the stem and leaves.


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white card blank
     Woodware 'Poppy' and Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Sayings' clear stamps
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Faber Castell Colour Grip pencils

 I am entering the following challenges:
     Less is More - One Layer - Favourite Flower
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     We Love Stamping - In my Garden

Kath x

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Cross Stitch Conch Shell

A few months ago I purchased a cross stitch kit but unfortunately the seller had made a mistake with the listing.  She refunded my money and also sent me this Conch Shell kit as a freebie - which was very kind of her.  After stitching the design I mounted it behind a frame made from dark blue textured card and two stitched square dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to the centre of the card blank.


I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Enjoy your Special Day

When I got home after our latest campervan adventure, I had a lovely surprise to find a package with some stamps, dies and washi tape I had won in a magazine giveaway.  This is the first card I've made using the washi tape and coordinating die to make a card for a friend's birthday.

I attached the washi tape to a snippet of white card and used the coordinating die to cut the wreath.  I placed the card blank in my MISTI with the wreath on top so I could see where the position the sentiment.  I removed the wreath and stamped the sentiment first with blue ink and then with several stampings of grey ink so the colour matched the leaves in the wreath.  To finish I attached the wreath with foam tape.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white hammer card blank
     PinkFresh 'Indio Vines' washi tape & Coordinating die
     Hobby Art 'General Greetings' stamp
     Memento Paris Dusk and Gray Flannel ink
     Snippet of white card

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Anything Birthday Goes
     Happy Little Stampers Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     NBUS - Challenge 41 (my new Pinkfresh washi tape and die)
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes



I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x

Monday, 8 August 2022

Cross Stitch Father Christmas

This Father Christmas design is from an old Quick & Easy Cross Stitch magazine - another piece of my holiday stitching.  I used oddments of thread to stitch the design and then mounted it behind a frame made from red glitter card and two stitched square dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to the centre of the white matt card blank.


I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Cross Stitch Beach Hut

I've several cross stitch pieces I've stitched whilst away in our campervan so am making them into cards as part of my August tidy-up.  This card uses a Mouseloft beach hut cross stitch kit I was given as part of a cross stitch swap.  After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from cream hammer card using stitched square and circle dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a cream hammer card blank.


I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x

Friday, 5 August 2022

Jammie Dodger Cross Stitch Coaster

A friend sent me a cross stitch kit to make a Jammie Dodger coaster which should have been backed with a piece of felt.  I didn't want my stitching to get stained with tea and coffee so after finishing the design I trimmed the fabric and placed it into an acrylic coaster instead.  A piece of paper was placed behind the design to cover the back of my stitching before the coaster was clipped closed.

I'm also giving away some stamp sets as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

Kath x

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Birthday Blog Giveaway

I am celebrating a milestone birthday this month - it doesn't have an '0' at the end, but I do get a pension and bus pass!  To celebrate the occasion I'm offering three stamp sets.

Set A - Creative Expression stamp sets 'Natures Botanicals' and 'Floral Delights'


Set B - Little Claire Designs stamp sets - 'Loverly Jubblies - Keep in touch' and
'Loverly Jubblies - Robert & Daisy'


Set C - Tattered Lace 'Afternoon Tea' stamps

If you would like a chance of winning one of these stamp sets, please leave a comment before 1.00pm on Sunday 21 August.

I will put all names into a hat and draw Set A - that person's name will then be left out of the draw for Set B.  I will draw a name for Set B - that person's name will then be left out of the draw for Set C.  I will then draw a name for Set C.   The winners' names will be announced the following day.

Kath x

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

July Card Chain Challenge

I made this card to send to Gundi for the July Card Chain Challenge.  I used the Colour Option (Red, White & Blue) and the Product/Technique Option (Something a friend sent you/Stitches).  My card uses a Mouseloft seahorse cross stitch pattern that a friend gave me last year.

I stitched the seahorse in two shades of blue and used red thread (rather than the green on the pattern) for the weeds as this matched the colours in the challenge.  I made the frame from red card using two stitched circle dies.  The fabric was trimmed to fit behind the frame and this was then attached to the centre of the card.



To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Mouseloft 'Seahorse' cross stitch pattern
     My Favorite Things 'Outside In Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' dies
     White 14hpi aida
     DMC threads 307, 310, 702, 995 & 996
     Snippet of red matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Love to Craft- Anything Goes  

This is the lovely card I received from Joanne -

Kath x

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

July Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day challenge and another card I've made with a magazine cover gift (which is my RD theme this year).  This cute teddy was a cover gift with Cross Stitch Card Shop magazine.  I had previously stitched the design but kept the pattern to stitch again with snippets of fabric and threads.

I stitched the teddy using oddments of thread left over from other projects onto a small piece of 14hpi white aida.  I attached a snippet of  'Merry Christmas' paper onto white card and trimmed it so it was slightly smaller than the card blank before rounding the corners.  I die cut a stitched circle from the centre of the panel and glued the fabric to the rear of the frame before attaching it to the front of the card blank.


To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Cross Stitch Card Shop cover gift pattern
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' die
     Woodware corner rounder punch
     Snippets of Lili of the Valley 'Classic Christmas' paper, white card, 14hpi aida, DMC threads

I am entering the following challenges:
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Rudolph Day - July Challenge
     Snippets Playground - Christmas in July

Kath x

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Christmas in July

This card uses one of my favourite stamp, die, embossing folder sets which was a magazine cover gift a while ago.  I have used the colours from this week's Christmas Card Throwdown (red, white & aqua) for the card.  

I embossed a piece of white card with the bauble embossing folder and trimmed it so it was slightly smaller than the card blank before attaching it to the front.  I attached a snippet of aqua paper to white card and then stamped the 'joy' bauble with red ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the coordinating die to cut the bauble and inlaid it into the card.  I stamped the bow with red ink onto a snippet of red textured card and fussy cut it before attaching it to the top of the bauble with a foam pad.


To make this card I used:
     C6 white matt card blank
     Practical Publishing 'Opulent Baubles' stamp, die and embossing folder set
     Versafine Crimson Red ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder
     Snippets of white matt card, Lili of the Valley 'Beach Bliss' paper and red textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Card Throwdown - Colour Challenge (red, white & aqua)
     Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Christmas
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Let's Squash It - Keep it CAS
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 432 (Christmas in July)

Kath x    

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Cross Stitch Campervan

A friend recently sent me some cross stitch kits in a swap, this is one of them - a lovely Mouseloft campervan.  After stitching the campervan I made a frame from two stitched dies and layered the stitching behind the frame before attaching it to the card front.


Kath x

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Sam's Birthday

I made this card for my youngest great-nephew's birthday using one of my last remaining Lili of the Valley 'Action Time' toppers.

I trimmed a snippet of blue textured paper so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and die cut a circle from the centre before attaching it to the card blank.  I die cut the precoloured topper with the same circle die and inlaid it into the frame.  I die cut a star from a snippet of brown card (that matched the colour of the dog) and attached it to the top of the card.  To finish I die cut '6' from blue paper and attached it to the centre of the star.  



To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley 'Action Time' precoloured topper
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics', Xcut 'Nesting Stars' and Memory Box 'Classic Numbers' dies
     Snippets of blue textured paper and brown textured paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
    


Kath x

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Cross Stitch Summer Garland

I took several cross stitch kits away with me our our last campervan 'adventure' as they're quick and easy for me to stitch in the evenings.  This design was a DMC kit for handbag mirror which should have been stitched on 18hpi.  I find it hard to stitch on 8hpi fabric, especially if the light isn't too good, so I changed the fabric to 14hps and made the design into a card.  The cross stitch was attached to the rear of a frame made from stitched square and circle frames.


Kath x

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

June Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another card made with a cover gift from a magazine - which is my RD theme this year.  This card uses a 'Partridge in a Pear Tree' die that was a cover gift with a magazine a while ago, although I can't recall the title of the magazine.

I cut a snippet of white matt card into a square and die cut a stitched circle from the centre.  I attached a snippet of pale green snowflake paper behind the aperture and layered it onto dark brown pearlescent card before attaching the panel to the card blank.  I die cut the 'Partridge in a Pear Tree' from dark brown pearlescent card and attached it to the centre of the aperture.  I die cut the image again from snippets of gold mirri so I could inlay the leaves, pears and swirl on the partridge.  To finish I used a clear Gelly Roll pen to highlight the snowflakes and the eye of the partridge.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Immediate Media 'Partridge in a Pear Tree' die and My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' die
     Snippets of white matt card, dark brown pearlescent card, gold mirri and Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper
     Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen

I am entering the following challenges:
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies - June Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

     Rudolph Day - June Challenge
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 431

Kath x

Friday, 3 June 2022

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

I made this card to send to Dee for the May Card Chain Challenge.  I chose the Colour Option (Peach, Terracotta & Pineapple), the Theme Option (Friendship) and the Product Option (Embossing Powder).

I used the two largest rectangle dies to cut a frame from a snippet of terracotta textured card.  I trimmed a snippet of peach paper so it was slightly smaller than the frame and then placed it into my MISTI.  I stamped the sentiment in the top corner of the paper using brown ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The paper was attached to the back of the frame and then onto the centre of the card. I stamped the butterfly with brown ink onto a snippet of white card and embossed it with clear embossing powder before cutting it with the coordinating die. I coloured the butterfly wings with a yellow Promarker and the body with a peach Promarker.  I attached the butterfly to the card along its body so I could shape the wings.  To finish I attached three small clear shimmering dots below the sentiment.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" tent fold white matt card blank
     Card Making Magic 'The Best of Cardmaking Magic' butterfly stamp & coordinating die
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics' dies
     Practical Publishing 'Slimline Spring Florals' sentiment stamp
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail Embossing Powder
     Promarkers ' Yellow & Soft Peach
     Papermania transparent shimmering dots
     Snippets of white matt card, terracotta textured card and Lili of the Valley 'Bear Necessities' peach paper

I am entering the following challenge:
      Snippets Playground - Challenge 429

This is the lovely card I received from Marga -

Kath x

Thursday, 26 May 2022

May Rudolph Day Challenge

It's time for another Rudolph Day card using a magazine cover gift (which is my theme this year).  This card uses a Hot off the Press stamp set that was a cover gift about ten years ago and is still one of my favourite Christmas stamps.  The lilac card was also a cover gift - it was the back of a card in a cross stitch kit.

I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card blank and die cut a rectangle from the centre.  I placed the lilac card into my MISTI and laid the frame over the top so I could place the reindeer and sentiment stamps in the centre.  I removed the frame and stamped the images a couple of times to get a good depth of colour.  I layered the paper behind the frame and attached it to the card.

To make this card I used:
     5.5" x 4.25" white matt card blank
     Hot off the Press 'Reindeer & Sentiment' stamps
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics' die
     Versafine Onyx Black ink
     Snippets of lilac card and white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Rudolph Day - May Challenge

Kath x

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Beautiful Birdsong

This is another quick birthday card which uses a piece of Hundydory card with gold accent foiling - perfect for a friend who likes bright colours.

I trimmed a snippet of gold mirri so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and then trimmed the corner of the foiled card leaving a small border around the edge.  I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from a snippet of gold mirri and set it aside before die cutting 'Happy Birthday' from the top corner of the card.  I layered the patterned card onto the mirri and attached it to the card blank before inlaying the sentiment.



To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Hunkydory 'Beautiful Birdsong' gold accent foiled card
     Crafts-Too 'Happy Birthday' die
     Snippets of gold mirri

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything for a Birthday
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Kath x

Monday, 23 May 2022

Happy Birthday To You

As we're away in our campervan next weekend, I've spent some time making cards for the next few months. I made this card for a friend's birthday using the colours from the Butterfly Challenge.

I trimmed a piece of cream hammer card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and die cut the Springtime butterfly frame from the top of the card.  I placed the panel into my MISTI and stamped the sentiment a couple of times to get a good deep colour.  I attached a snippet of paper behind the aperture before attaching it to the front of the card blank.  I die cut the Springtime frame from green textured card and inlaid it into the aperture.  I die cut a large butterfly and two smaller butterflies from purple textured card and attached them to the front of the card.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white hammer card blank
     Practical Publishing Memory Box 'Springtime Butterflies' dies and Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterfly'
     Clearly Besotted 'Simply Said' stamps
     Versafine Imperial Purple ink
     Snippets of white hammer card, purple and green textured card and Lili of the Valley 'Antebellum' paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything for a Birthday
     Butterfly Challenge - I have used two colours (Asparagus and African Violet) with my butterflies
     CAS on Friday - Butterflies
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - May Challenge    
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 428

Kath x

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Sunflower Notecard

I like to keep some small notecards in my box so made a few of these sunflower cards.  

I used a stitched die to emboss a panel in the front of the card.  The sunflower was stamped onto a snippet of white card using brown ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the cordinating die to cut the sunflower before colouring it with Promarkers.  The sunflower was then attached to the centre of the card with foam pads.


To make this card I used:
     4" x 4" white matt card blank
     Card Making Magic 'Best of Card Making Magic' sunflower stamp & coordinating die, My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Square STAX
     Die-namics' dies
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail Embossing Powder
     Promarkers
     Snippet of white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Addicted to CAS - Flower
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies - May Challenge
     Love to Craft - May Challenge

Kath x

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Daisy Coaster

This lovely daisy design was with a kit to make a handbag mirror.  I started the design but was finding it hard going as it was on 18hpi fabric so I stitched it on 14hpi aida instead.  When I had finished the stitching I trimmed the fabric so it fit inside a coaster.  I then die cut a circle from cream paper, laid it behind the stitching and clipped the back onto the coaster.


Kath x

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Bee Happy

I stitched this design when we were on our last campervan trip - it's a lovely pattern from Catkin and Lillie.  I stitched it on 16hpi aida and changed some of the colours so I could use up oddments of thread.  After finishing the stitching I used a stitched circle die to make a frame and then attached the panel to the card blank.

Kath x

Monday, 2 May 2022

If Friends Were Flowers

I made this card to send to Lucille for the April Card Chain Challenge using the Colour Option (Charcoal, Lime & Bumblebee) and the Theme Option (Spring & Friendship).

I die cut lots of spring leaves from snippets of yellow card, the foliage from green card and the loop embellishment from black card.  To make the flower I die cut a circle from white card for the flower base and attached it to my craft mat with a small piece of double sided tape.  I attached yellow leaves around the edge of the circle placing the solid leaves at the back and the cut out leaves on top.  I attached the green foliage over the top of the solid yellow leaves and then the black embellishments between the foliage.  I used black ink to stamp the sentiment onto white card and embossed it with clear embossing powder before die cutting it with a stitched circle die.  I layered the sentiment onto the centre of the flower before attaching it to the card blank.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card
     Practical Publishing 'Spring Leaves' dies (cover gift with Die Cutting Essentials 86 magazine)
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics)
     Crafter's Companion 'Sweet Florals' sentiment stamp
     Versafine Onyx Black ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail Embossing Powder
     Snippets of white matt card, yellow, lime green and black textured card 

I am entering the following challenges:
     Addicted to CAS - Friendship
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 427

This is the fabulous card I received from Brenda:

Kath x

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Special Birthday

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge using the colours fawn and flame with my butterfly.

I die cut a frame from orange textured card using the two largest circle dies.  I attached a snippet of fawn paper to a snippet of white card and die cut a circle to fit inside the frame.  I also die cut an orange butterfly from another snippet of card.  I placed the circle into my MISTI and lay the butterfly on top so I could see where to position the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment in orange ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I attached the orange frame to the card, inlaid the fawn circle and attached the butterfly by its body so I could shape the wings.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blak
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' dies
     Practical Publishing Memory Box 'Springtime Butterflies' die
     Practical Publishing 'Stamps for All Occasions' sentiment stamp
     Versafine Habanero ink

     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder

I am entering the following challenges:
     Butterfly Challenge - F for Fawn & Flame (I have used the two colours with my butterfly)
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
     Seize the Birthday - Butterflies

Kath x

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Yacht Race

This is another small notecard I've stitched whilst away in our campervan - the design is 'Yacht Race' by Mouseloft.  After completing the cross stitch I made a frame from square and circle stitched dies before attaching the panel to the front of the card blank.

Kath x

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

April Rudolph Day

It's Rudolph Day again - time is flying by, where is this year going?   My Rudolph Day theme this year is to use items that have been cover gifts with magazines.  This card uses an 'Opulent Baubles' set that was a cover gift a Practical Publishing magazine - although I can't recall which one.

I embossed a piece of white card and trimmed the edges before attaching it to the card blank - the embossing folder had also die cut the bauble shape from the embossed panel.  I attached a snippet of green marbled paper onto a snippet of card and stamped the bauble with black ink before embossing it with clear embossing powder.  I placed the bauble into the embossing folder and die cut it before inlaying it into the card.  I stamped the bow onto a snippet of green textured card using black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  To finish I fussy cut the bow and attached it to the top of the bauble.


To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white matt card blank
     Practical Publishing 'Opulent Baubles' embossing folder and dies
     Versafine  Onyx Black ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder
     Snippets of green marbled paper, green textured card and white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Something Beginning with B (I have chosen Bauble & Bow)
     HappyLittle Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Rudolph Day - April Challenge

   
Kath x

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Gold Bauble

I made this gold bauble for the Perfectly CAS challenge using lots of teeny snippets of gold mirri and gold pearlescent card.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from a snippet of white hammer card and attached it to the card blank.  I die cut the Cabrini Ornament from both gold mirri and gold pearlescent card - embossing the pearlescent bauble so the veins in the leaves were prominent.  I then attached the mirri bauble to the card blank and inlaid the pearlescent pieces.  I die cut the Crisp Bow from gold mirri, snipped the tail from the bow and attached it to the top of the ornament.


To make this card I used:
     5.5" x 4.25" white matt card blank
     Memory Box 'Cabrini Ornament' and 'Crisp Bows' dies
     Snippets of white hammer card, gold mirri and gold pearlescent card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies - April Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Perfectly CAS - Gold
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 426


Kath x