Saturday, 13 January 2018

Enjoy your Special Day

I made this card for a friend's birthday and am entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Paper Creator 'Anything Goes challenge.  The papers and card are from my snippets drawer so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 6" cream mat
Stamp: Hobby Art 'General Greetings'
Punches: Woodware 2" square & regular corner rounder
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Snippets: Lili of the Valley 'Father Knows Best' paper, Cream, burgundy and dark brown card
Other: Heart stick pin

I punched five 2" squares from the 'Father Knows Best' paper and rounded opposite corners on four of the squares.  These four squares were attached to a square of cream card which was then trimmed to size.  The square was then layered onto burgundy and dark brown card before being attached to the card front.  The fifth square had all four corners punched and was attached to the centre.  I stamped the sentiment onto cream card, trimmed it to size and rounded the corners.  This was then attached to the centre panel with foam tape.  To finish I pushed a heart stick pin into the foam tape.

Kath x

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Especially for you

I've had this cute image in my upcycling box for a while but haven't used it as I didn't want to make a mess of the card by stamping a wonky or incomplete sentiment.  So when Father Christmas gave me some money I decided to buy a MISTI - I now wonder how I managed without it!

I'm entering the Allsorts 'Something New' challenge (I've used my new MISTI), Paper Creator 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Upcycled birthday card
Stamp: Clearly Besotted sentiment (magazine freebie)
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Card: Brown matt
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the upcycled birthday card image so it was slightly smaller than my matt layer.  I popped it into my MISTI  and placed the sentiment nice and level at the side of the flower stem.  I stamped the sentiment twice to make the colour a little more intense so it matched the brown matt.  After stamping the sentiment I layered the the image onto the brown matt layer and attached it to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the flower with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Footballer's 10th Birthday

I made this card for my great nephew's 10th birthday and thought the image would be perfect as he's nuts about football!  I'm entering the Lili of the Valley and Allsorts 'Something New' challenges and Die Cut Divas 'Do or Use Something New' challenge (I've used my new Jumbo Fishtail Banners die).  I'm also entering the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley ' Action Time' Art Pad
Dies: My Favourite Things Die-namics 'Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner', Memory Box 'Classic Numbers'
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio ' Man About Town'

I trimmed the football paper, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the centre of the card front.  I die cut the pre-coloured Art Pad image ensuring there was an equal amount of white space around the footballer.  As I had used the largest die for the image and I wanted a red matt layer I drew around the edge of the die before trimming it it to shape.  I attached the footballer and trimmed the top of the matt layer so it would fit against the top of the paper.  This was then attached to the card.  I die cut the numbers and attached them with Collall glue so I had some 'wriggle time' to get them in the right place on the football.

Kath x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Lots of Love Snippets

I'm on a mission to try and use lots of snippets this year, so made this anniversary card to take across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I'm also entering the Die-Cut Divas 'Do or Use Something New' challenge (I've used a new die) and Ally's Angels 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Heart'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: White hammer and red matt card, Wild Rose Studion 'Always and Forever' paper, white paper

I trimmed several snippets of paper into one centimetre strips and glued them onto white paper.  I die cut and embossed a heart, ensuring the sentiment strip was across the widest part of the heart.  I then trimmed a piece of white hammer card so it was slightly larger than the heart, layered it onto a slightly larger piece of red card and attached it to the centre of the card.  The heart die cut was attached using Collall glue so I could move it around until it was in the centre of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 1 January 2018

Thank you for our gifts

Happy New Year!  It's the start of a New Year, a new month and a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round where we want to see 'Thank You' cards.  I'm also entering my card into the first challenge at Ally's Angels  where 'Anything Goes'.



Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Rudolph Presents' digi (Friday freebie)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk
Paper: Turquoise snowflake (magazine freebie)
Other: Silver card candi, Glossy Accents, computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC'

I trimmed the snowflake paper and attached it to the card.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment before printing it onto white card.   I then die cut and embossed the image before colouring it with Promarkers.  As I wanted the image to stand away from the card front, I cut two more wonky rectangles with the smaller die and layered these to the back of the panel before attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I added silver Card Candi to the top and bottom corners and highlighted Rudolph's eyes with Glossy Accents.

Kath x

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Merry Christmas Steve

This is my final Christmas card for this year and as usual Steve's card is the last one I make!  I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Show me a Snowman', The Male Room 'Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations' challenge, the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes and Crafty Friends 'Friends and Family' challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Snowman Couple' digi
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Krafty Christmas'
Other: Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Stampendous Fun Flock, Wink of Stella, Computer generated sentiment 'Tempus Sans ITC' font

I trimmed the snowflake paper, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card front.  I resized the digi and added the sentiment below before printing it onto white card and colouring it with Promarkers.  The image was then trimmed, layered onto red mirri and attached to the card front.  I added funflock to the hat, a Wink of Stella to the buttons and Diamond Stickles to the snow.  To finish I added Glossy Accents to the heart.

This is the last post on my blog this year as we're going to Cirencester in Cali on Saturday for the Christmas holiday.  I wish everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kath x

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Noel

I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Anything Christmas' challenge.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and A Gem of a Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.   The card is made entirely from snippets so I'm also popping into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Die: Pretty Quick 'Stained Glass Noel' (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Cream pearlescent, black, green, gold and red card

I folded the pearlescent card to make a  4" x 4" card blank.  I die cut the Noel panel from black card and used Stick and Stay glue to attach it to the centre of the card blank.  I then die cut the panel again from green, gold and red card and inlaid the pieces.  After I had inlaid the pieces I put a piece of plain paper on top of the die and ran it through my Cuttlebug again to ensure the the small die cut pieces were secure.

Kath x