Sunday, 30 October 2022

Congrats

I made this card for a friend's anniversary - it's also perfect for the Allsorts 700th Challenge.

I stamped the red hearts and congrats onto snippets of white card and embossed them with clear embossing powder before cutting them with the coordinating dies.  I placed the hearts and sentiment onto the card blank and marked where I wanted to emboss the lines.  I then used my Hougie board to emboss two lines across the card.  I attached the hearts and sentiment to the card using small foam pads to lift them away from the card.

To make this card I used:
     DL white matt card blank
     Clearly Besotted 'With All Your Heart' and 'Modern Calligraphy' stamps and coordinating dies.
     Versafine Satin Red ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Cards - Anything CAS Goes
     Allsorts - Let's Celebrate - Any Special Occasion
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - October Challenge     

Kath x

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

October Rudolph Day Challenge

It's time for another Rudolph Day card using a magazine cover gift - which is my RD theme this year.  This card uses a Cardmaking Magic 'Perfect Poinsettia' die that was a cover gift with Die Cutting Essentials magazine.

I trimmed a piece of card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I then die cut the poinsettia outline and 'Christmas' from the panel (keeping the 'Christmas' sentiment to one side as I needed the small pieces to inlay).  I attached a snippet of gold sparkle card behind the panel before attaching it to the front of the card blank.  I die cut the intricate poinsettia and 'Christmas' from red sparkle card and inlaid these into the front of the card.  To finish I inlaid the small pieces of white card into the 'Christmas' sentiment.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white hammer card blank
     Practical Publishing Cardmaking Magic 'Perfect Poinsettia' dies
     Snippets of white hammer card, red sparkle card and gold glitter paper

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Poinsettias and Posies
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - October Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Rudolph Day - October Challenge
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 439

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Penguin

This is the final card I made with the stitching from our last campervan trip.  This card uses a Mouseloft 'Penguin' cross stitch kit I found in a charity shop.  After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from cream hammer using stitched square and circle dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a cream hammer card blank.



Kath x

Monday, 24 October 2022

Panda

This card uses a Mouseloft 'Panda' cross stitch kit - more of my campervan stitching.  After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from cream hammer card using two stitched square dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a cream hammer card blank.



Kath x

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Cuddly Dog

This is another card stitched whilst we were on our last campervan adventure this is a Mouseloft 'Cuddly Dog' cross stitch kit.  After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from cream hammer using two stitched square dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a cream hammer card blank.



Kath x

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Green Camper Van

I have another small notecard made with a Mouseloft kit - this is 'Green Camper Van'.  After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from cream hammer using two stitched square dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a cream hammer card blank.


Kath x

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Fancy Butterfly

This card uses a Mouseloft 'Fancy Butterfly' cross stitch kit which was part of the job lot of kits I've recently purchased.  After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from cream hammer using stitched square and circle dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a cream hammer card blank.



Kath x

Monday, 17 October 2022

Fox

This card uses a Mouseloft 'Fox' cross stitch kit that I recently bought as part of a 'job lot' of kits.  After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from cream hammer using stitched square and circle dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a cream hammer card blank.


Kath x

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Two Robins

This is another design I stitched on our last campervan adventure. I used a Hobbycraft 'Two Robins' cross stitch kit I received as a RAK swap   After completing the stitching I mounted the fabric behind a frame I made from white hammer using two stitched square dies.  The framed stitching was then attached to a white hammer card blank.

Kath x

Friday, 14 October 2022

Black, White and One Colour

I was over the moon to be the winner of the CAS on Friday Christmas Challenge and was invited to be Guest Designer on their 'Black, White and One Colour' challenge.  For my card I've chosen purple as my 'One Colour'.

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  I used post-it notes to mask a strip along the bottom of the card and then used purple ink to stencil one row of stacked lines across the bottom of the panel.  I placed the card into my MISTI before stamping the reindeer and sentiment - stamping a couple of times to get a good depth of colour.  To finish I attached the panel to the front of the card.

To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Hot off the Press 'Reindeer' and Clearly Besotted 'Cheerful Christmas' stamps
     Funky Fossil 'Stacked Lines' stencil
     Versafine Onyx Black and Imperial Purple inks
     White card

As we're away in our campervan I've scheduled this post as I'm not sure if I'll have a wifi signal to be able to enter any challenges.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Red Campion

I've not done much crafting since returning from our last campervan 'adventure', but I have managed to find time to make some of my cross stitch pieces into cards.  This Red Campion is from Carolyn's Garden by Serendipity Designs.  After stitching the flowers I mounted the fabric behind a frame made from red textured card and cut with two stitched square dies.


Kath x

Sunday, 9 October 2022

Joy, Hope, Peace, Believe, Christmas

I send several Christmas cards to male friends each year so have made a few of these CAS cards.

I die cut the Christmas tree from a snippet of dark blue pearlescent card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.  I used a gold Tombow brush pen to colour the star (the pen has a water-based die which doesn't bleed through the card) and then added Diamond Stickles to give a little bit of sparkle to the star.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Christmas Tree Greetings' die
     Tombow ABT gold brush pen
     Diamond Stickles
     Snippet of dark blue pearlescent card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Just Us Girls - Clean & Simple
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
     The Male Room - Clean & Simple

Kath x

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Happy Christmas

I've finished tidying up after our latest campervan 'adventure' and as we don't head off again until next week I'm catching up with some crafting - and using my growing pile of snippets and old stuff!  This card uses an old Hunkydory image that was part of an A4 sheet - I'd used the plain side of the card and had kept this Santa image.

I trimmed the image down the left side to remove the last of the plain side of the card and then trimmed the top.  I layered it onto a snippet of gold mirri and attached it to the centre of the card front.  I die cut 'Happy Christmas' from gold mirri and attached it to the top.  Another quick and simple Christmas card.


To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white matt card blank
     Hunkydory Santa image from an A4 sheet
     Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Contemporary Happy Christmas' die
     Snippets of gold mirri

I am entering the following challenges:
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x

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