Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Cardz for Gals 'Black, white and one bright colour' challenge.  I'm also entering the Die-Cut Divas 'Anything Goes' and Seize the Birthday 'Vibrant Colours' challenges.  The card is from my snippets drawers so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white matt
Dies: Apple Blossom 'Cherry Tree' (magazine freebie), Creative Expressions 'Mini Happy Birthday'
Colouring: Black Promarker
Snippets: Black, white and cerise matt card

I die cut two cherry tree dies from black card and then trimmed another piece of black card to make a square the width of the die cut.  I trimmed a piece of white card, layered it onto the black square and attached it to the card front.  I then used Stick and Spray glue to attach the two die cuts to the top and bottom of the card.  I ran a black Promarker around the inside edge of the flowers as I wanted to ensure the white card didn't show around the edges of the inlaid flowers.  I cut the blossoms from several snippets of cerise card and inlaid them.  To finish I die cut 'Happy Birthday' from black card and attached it across the centre.

Kath x

Friday, 13 April 2018

Christmas Reindeer

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we want to see your 'Cute Christmas Critters'.  We're sponsored by Just Me Digital Stamps who are offering the lucky winner three digis of their choice.

I'm entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Delightful Digis', Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Feature a Creature' and the Holly and Ivy Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  The card and paper are from my snippets drawer so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Just Me Digital Stamps 'Christmas Reindeer digi
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities ' Standard Circles Large' and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: White silk
Snippets: Brown matt card, Marianne Design 'Wintertime' paper

I trimmed the snippet of reindeer paper into a square, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and printed it onto white card.  This image was die cut and embossed before being coloured with Promarkers.  This circle was then layered onto a brown die cut and embossed circle and attached to the centre of the card. Quick and simple!

Kath x

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Over the Hill

I made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday and am entering the Bugaboo Weekly Challenge 'Anything Goes'.  I am also entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Gus Over the Hill' digi
Dies: Signature Dies 'Star Bunting', Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Green spot, red matt, white silk

I trimmed the spot paper and attached it to the card blank.  The Gus image and sentiment were resized and printed onto white card.  The panel was trimmed and coloured with Promarkers before being attached to the centre of the card.  I die cut the Star Bunting from red card and attached it across the top corner, adding three of the small stars to the right of Gus.  To finish I die cut a 5 and 0 from red card and attached them under the sentiment.

Kath x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

All White Bauble

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see your 'All White' creations.  I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and the The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Dies: Marianne Designs Creatables 'Christmas Bauble' (magazine freebie), Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Embossing: Apple Blossom 'Holly' folder (magazine freebie)
Card: White matt and white pearlescent
Other: White ribbon

I embossed a piece of white card, trimmed it around the border, layered it onto a slightly larger piece of white pearlescent card and attached it to the front of the card.  I die cut the Christmas bauble from pearlescent card and also a circle of the same size. I attached the bauble to the circle.  I then die cut the bauble from white matt card and inlaid the pieces into the bauble.  I normally run an inlaid die cut through my Cuttlebug to ensure everything is flat, but as the bauble had some embossing I rolled it with a brayer instead so it wasn't flattened too much. The bauble was attached to the centre with foam tape.  To finish I made a small white ribbon bow and attached it to the top of the bauble with a blob of Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Magical Fairy

I made this card for my great-niece's 5th birthday.  I'm entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Spring Cuties', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'. As the paper and card are from my snippets mountain I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Magical Fairies' Art Pad
Stamp: Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Designs 'Sentiment'
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Deep Lagoon, Brilliance Pearlescent Purple
Snippets: Making Cards 'Springtime' paper (magazine freebie), white card
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the purple paper to a square.  As it was a snippet there was a chunk missing from one of the corners but I cut the largest square I could and then attached it to the card front.  To hide the missing corner, I cut four triangles from a co-ordinating striped paper and attached them to the corners of the purple paper.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image and die cut the number from the lower edge.  The 'Today' stamp was part of a larger sentiment and I carefully cut the word away from the rest of the stamp (it can easily be pieced back together if I want to use the whole sentiment).  I didn't have the right colour ink, so using my MISTI I stamped 'Today' once in Deep Lagoon and a couple of times in Pearlescent Purple to give the colour I wanted to match the backing paper.  I die cut two smaller wonky rectangles from snippets of white card and attached them to the back of the image before attaching it to the card.  I attached another small snippet of purple paper onto white card, die cut the number '5' and inlaid it into the topper.  To finish I highlighted the fairy with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 25 March 2018

March Rudolph Day

It's time for the March Rudolph Day challenge and I've made another 4" x 4" card.  I have a lot of these small images from the LOTV Mini Masterpiece sheets and have found they work well with snippets, so I'll be using a lot of them in my frugal crafting year!  I'm also entering the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Embossing' challenge, the ABC Christmas Challenge 'E for Embossing' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.



Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Candle' Mini Masterpiece
Embossing: 'Festive Wishes' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Green and white matt card

I embossed a snippet of white card with the holly folder and trimmed it to a square.  This was layered onto green card and attached to the card front.  The precoloured topper was trimmed slightly to remove the 'pips', layered onto green card and attached to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the girl and candle with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 23 March 2018

Christmas Pud

I made this card for Loll and Bonnie's new CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is 'Holly'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 5" x 5" white matt
Stamp: Funstamps 'Christmas Pud'
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri and white matt
Other: Wink of Stella

I stamped the Christmas Pud onto a piece of white card before die cutting and embossing it.  The holly and star were coloured with Promarkers before the panel was layered onto red mirri and attached to the centre of the card.  To finish, I highlighted the Pud with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x