Sunday, 25 February 2018

February Rudolph Day

It't time for another Rudolph Day challenge and another of my small upcycled, snippet cards - this one also used a magazine freebie!  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'C is for Clean', the Holly and Ivy Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 4" x 4" white matt
Image: Upcycled Christmas card
Punch: Woodware 2" square
Embossing: Festive Wishes (magazine freebie)
Snippets: White matt and red mirri card

To make this quick and simple Christmas card I embossed a snippet of white card, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card blank.  I punched the robin image from a Christmas card and layered it onto red mirri before attaching it to the centre of the card with foam tape.

Kath x

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

For Mum on Mother's Day

I made this card for my mum on Mother's Day and am entering the Alphabet Challenge 'X for X-stra Special Occasion' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Cute Cottage Garden' Art Pad
Die: Crafts-Too Presscut 'Mum'
Card: Pale gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Heartfelt'
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the heart paper, layered it onto pearlescent card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured image and die cut 'Mum' from the lower corner.  This was then layered onto pearlescent card and attached to the centre.  I die cut 'Mum' from the pearlescent card and inlaid it into the image.  To finish I highlighted the flowers, butterflies, hearts and parcel with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Twofer Hearts

It's time for the second Twofer Challenge and this month the challenge is 'Hearts'.  I've used my Impression Obsession 'Heart of Hearts' die to make an anniversary card and a birthday card.

Onefer - Happy Anniversary

I'm also entering the Die cut Divas 'Love is in the Air' and Crafty Cardmakers 'Love and Romance' challenges. I'm also dashing across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop with my snippets.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Stamp: Hobby Art 'General Greetings'
Die: Impression Obsession 'Heart of Hearts'
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Snippets: White hammer, red pearlescent and red mirri card

I die cut the Heart of Hearts from white hammer card and set aside the small hearts for my Twofer card.  I trimmed the card and stamped the greeting below the heart.  This panel was then layered onto red pearlescent card.  I die cut the heart from snippets of red pearlescent and red mirri card and inlaid the small hearts.  I placed a piece of paper over the panel before running it through my Cuttlebug to make sure the inlaid hearts were flat and then attached the panel to the card front.

Twofer - Another Year Flies By

I made this birthday card using the hearts I had set aside from my Onfer card.  I'm entering the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter P' (I have chosen Purple and Patterned Paper) and the Cuttlebug Mania 'Colour Challenge' (I have chosen Purple, Lilac and White),


Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Stamp: Ultimate Crafts 'Another Year Flies By' (magazine freebie)
Dies: Impression Obsession 'Heart of Hearts', Memory Box Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Card: Purple pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Timeless Victorian' 
Other: Wink of Stella

I glued the hearts around the edge of the card front (I noticed there was a smudge of glue by one of the hearts and used the Sand Eraser I won from Di to remove it - it worked a treat and there's no sign of the mark).  I die cut and embossed a circle from a snippet of purple paper and using my MISTI I stamped the sentiment on the paler part of the paper.  This was layered onto a die cut and embossed purple scalloped circle and then attached to the centre of the card with foam tape.  I die cut a Kaleidoscope butterfly from purple card and attached it to the top of the circle.  To finish I highlighted the sentiment with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 16 February 2018

Winter Wonderland Special Tribute Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland.  We have a special tribute challenge to Eileen who owned and ran Winter Wonderland before sadly passing away last year.  Our theme is 'Anything Goes' and we are sponsored by Imagine That who are offering the winner a $10 voucher to spend in their store.

I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'C for Clean and Simple' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Stamp: Imagine That 'Poinsettia digi
Embossing: X-Cut 'Swirls'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: White silk, red mirri
Paper: White silk
Other: Wink of Stella

I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto white card and then embossed it, ensuring the poinsettia was in the centre of the oval.  I trimmed the edges and coloured the image with Promarkers before layering it onto red mirri  and attaching it to the card front.  To finish I highlighted the poinsettia and pine cones with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 12 February 2018

Hope your day is glorious

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge 'Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the letter C' and I have chosen Crimson and Charm (edited to say that Mrs A has also spied the Checks - I must admit I hadn't seen them, just the flowers!).  I'm also entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge  '2 or more layers' and Allly's Angels 'Flowers' challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Stamp: Woodware 'The Hedgerow'
Die: My Favourite Things 'Fishtail Flags
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Dark red and white matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Always and Forever'
Other: Butterfly charm (upcycled from a birthday card), red twine

I trimmed the flower paper, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the card front.  I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white card card before die cutting the banner.  I placed the banner die onto a piece of dark red card and cut around the edge to make a matting layer.  The white banner was then layered onto the red matt and the left edge trimmed before it was attached to the card.  I tied red twine through the top of the butterfly charm and then attached it with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Ride my Bike

I made this card for one of my great nephews and am entering the Lili of the Valley 'One for the Boys' challenge.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'W for Wheels', the Crafty Calendar Challenge '2 or more layers' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Reding my Bike' precoloured topper
Stamp: Woodware 'Salutations'
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel
Card: Dark Grey matt
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Candles and Cakes'

I layered red paper onto grey card and attached it to the card front.  I then attached a piece of spot paper to the left side of the card.  I trimmed the precoloured image and using my MISTI I stamped the sentiment in the top corner, stamping it a couple of times so the ink was the same colour as the grey matt.  The image was then layered onto grey card and attached to the centre with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Friday, 2 February 2018

Christmas Penguins

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme is 'All Boxed Up' so we want to see one or more boxes, this can be gift boxes, the image on a box or any other interpretation..  We're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who are offering the winner one digi stamp of the winner's choice.

I'm entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white wilk
Image: Sasayaki Glitter 'Christmas Penguins'
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels One' and 'Decorative Labels One'
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red mirri, white silk
Paper: Kaisercraft 'Christmas Wishes' (magazine freebie)
Other: Wink of Stella, Stampendous Fun Flock

I trimmed the lilac paper, layered it onto red mirri card and attached it to the card front.  The digi was resized and printed onto white card before being die cut and coloured with Promarkers.  The coloured image was layered onto a red mirri Decorative Labels One and was then attached to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the penguins with a Wink of Stella and added Fun Flock to the bobble on the penguin's hat.

Kath x

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Happy Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see Christmas crafts that are 'Mainly Red'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Always Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', Memory Box 'Lydia Ornament' & 'Crisp Bows'
Card: Dark red embossed
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc'
Other: Spray & Sparkle Pearl Diamond

I die cut a sentiment, ornament and bow from dark red card and set them aside.  I trimmed a piece of beige paper so it was approximately 1.5cm smaller than the card front and die cut the sentiment, ornament and bow before attaching the paper to a slightly larger piece of dark red card.  I then inlaid the die cut pieces, other than the ornament background.  I sprayed Spray & Sparkle onto another piece of dark red card and when it had dried I die cut another ornament and inlaid the background pieces.  When the panel was finished, I placed a piece of paper across the top and ran it through my Cuttlebug to ensure all the pieces were secure.  To finish the panel was attached to the card front.

Kath x