Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Crafter's Companion, Stampendous and Silhouette Cameo Christmas card



Hello everyone and welcome to the new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, and this time it is our Holiday theme.



I came up with this card




1) Take a square of white card and emboss it with the Sue Wilson Snowfall embossing folder.

2) Take another piece of card and emboss the Crafter's Companion Icy Igloo embossing folder, cut around the igloo and use a blue alcohol pen to add shade to it.

3) Bend the igloo over a rolling pin to give some shape to it and then raise it on the snowy background with some glue gel in the centre and flat glue at the edges.

4) Stamp the penguins from Stampendous, fussy cut them and colour with a red alcohol pen.

5) I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the North Pole sign and some icicles from red, white and yellow card. Add glitter to the snow,  icicles, sign, and igloo.


6) Assemble all the elements on the snowy background and mat everything onto the base card. I didn't have the right colour card for the mat, so I used the blue alcohol pen to colour around the edge of some white card.

I'd like to play along with

Christmas Card Challenges #23 - anything Christmas goes

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #81 Christmas is for Kids

Christmas with the Cuties - Christmas Animals

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #16 - anything Christmas goes


Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs
Carol x

Friday, 6 October 2017

Imagination Crafts and WPlus9 birthday card



Hello everyone and welcome to the new challenge over at Simply Create Too. This time you can make anything you want as long as it has your favourite colour combination.


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I have to admit that I have a number of favourite colour combinations, but I always come back to blues and lilacs, so that's what I went for here. I also love adding flowers to my cards, and these bluebells remind me of spring and the bluebell wood I love to visit.



1) Take a piece of card and paint it with Imagination Crafts Starlight paints in Heather and Sky Blue.

2) Once the paint is dry, take the Glitz-craft Bluebell stencil and mask off the flower heads, while you stencil on the Glitter Frosting Paste in Emerald Green onto the leaves. Remove the stencil and leave to dry.

3) Replace the stencil and this time mask off the leaves and use the Lavender Frosting Paste on the flower heads. Remove stencil and leave to dry.

4) Take the rounded square from the MFT Blueprints 14 die set and cut round the bluebells, before matting the panel onto a square of black card, cut with a stitched square die.

5) Cut a scalloped strip from the painted card and from black card and layer them up in the middle of the base card before sticking the black square over it. Raise the bluebell panel on fun foam and stick it onto the black mat.




6) To finish off, cut a stitched banner from the painted card and stamp and emboss the sentiment from WPlus9 Unforgettable set with white embossing powder. Stick the banner to some black card and fussy cut around it before adhering it to the card.

We had some fabulous entries to last month's challenge, and if you pop over to the Simply Create Too blog, you'll find lots of inspiration there. Why not pull out your favourite colours and join in with us this time.

I'd like to play along with

As You Like It Challenge - use flowers or ribbons and tell us why

As You Like It Challenge
Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas and Clearly Besotted Christmas card


Hello and welcome to the October challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge




Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.


Can you believe that we only have 3 more challenges until Christmas! I bet you are pleased with yourself if you have played along with us all year, but don't worry if you are just joining us now, we are pleased to have you with us.

We are an anything goes challenge but we have a fun twist each month if you want to challenge yourself, and this time our twist is Silhouette. I came up with this card which was influenced by a card I saw by Kristina Werner some time ago.





1) Take a piece of white card and blend Distress inks in fossilised amber, wild violet, chipped sapphire and black soot to create the background.

2) Cut the card with a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 23 die set.

3) Stamp the wise men from Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas in the lower left had side with Versafine Black Onyx ink,




4) Stamp the sentiment from Penny Black 'A Wish for Peace' in Versamark ink and emboss with white EP.

5) Stamp and emboss the stars from Clearly Besotted Merry Little Christmas set in white EP

6) Finish off by cutting a black mat for the panel and adhere it to the base card.

As usual, the HLS Christmas Blog has lots of inspiration for you, and you can enter your own cards there until the end of the month.

I'd like to play along with


Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - September Challenge anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas featuring Penny Black

Merry Christmas Challenge #37 - Anything goes + Christmas

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x


Crafter's Companion and Woodware Christmas Gatefold card



Hello everyone, and welcome to the October Challenge Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge



Themes


U –  Unlimited not limited or restricted
So, in other words, Anything Christmas Goes



V- Vibrant

Our sponsor this time is

Freckled Fawn




and there will be a prize from me


Craftwork Cards Build a Bloom stamp set and a pack of Handmade paper Tags and Ribbons.

Well I decided to combine the two themes this time with a vibrant colour scheme and  3 separate panels in a double gatefold card




1) Cut 3 black mats, one for each panel and adhere them to the card. Cut some red patterned paper and mat that onto the right-hand front panel.

2) Stamp and emboss the enormous stack of presents from the Personal Impressions Huge Stack of Presents stamp set and colour with alcohol pens. Once it is dry, go over the ribbons and holly berries with a clear glaze pen. Fussy cut the image and then stick the presents onto some black paper and fussy cut around it to make a mat. Stick the image to the panel with some foam tape.

3) Take a piece of white card and repeat stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Woodware Christmas Ribbon stamp set, with red ink. Cut this down and adhere it to the left-hand panel. I've had both of these stamp sets for years and it was good to give them some attention for a change!



4) Die cut a stitched square from the patterned paper and layer it on the black mat.

5) Die cut the Christmas Time die from the Crafter's Companion Scandinavian Christmas line in white card and put a piece of red card behind it. Rase this on fun foam and adhere it to the centre.





You'll see how the rest of the DT followed the themes over on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog, and you have until 30th October to share your card. I hope your stack of Christmas cards is growing - not much time to go now!!!!

I'd like to play along with

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12 - My word frame and present stack are NBUS



Always Fun Challenge #26- dies or punches

Grab our button

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #197 - Fancy Folds

Crafty Cardmakers


Thanks for stopping by


Hugs
Carol x

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Sizzix and Papertrey Ink Birthday card


Hello everyone. Can you believe that September is leaving us already? I can't pretend anymore that autumn isn't here yet. I like autumn in principle, and I do love the beautiful colours, but I know that winter will be following close behind and the older I get, the more I prefer spring and summer with the long warm days to enjoy. I'll have to find joy in the things I do like about the colder seasons. I've treated myself to a new snuggly jumper to change into when I get home and just want to relax, and I received some lovely scented candles for my birthday that help the sitting room look and smell all cozy. I also don't feel so guilty about ignoring nice weather to sit inside and make cards, so that is a good thing! Another good thing is that it's time for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.



Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

The optional twist this time is Gold and I came up with this card




1) Take a piece of white card and paint it with gold paint. I used Pearlescent liquid acrylic which I watered down a little. When it is dry, cut it down using a stitched rectangle die, and then use the Sizzix Postage die from the Sizzix Butterfly set to cut a panel from the centre of the rectangle.

2) Cut a rectangle of black card and stamp the greeting from PTI Quilled Elegance at the bottom. I stamped with Versamark ink and used white detail embossing powder over the top.


3) Take a piece of watercolour card and paint over it using shades of blue watercolour and a little bit of Inka Gold. Once it is dry, use the butterfly panel die to cut the centre panel and adhere it to the gold postage rectangle.

4) Layer everything up and add it to the base card. I decided to leave the layers flat this time for easier postage, but the centre panel could be raised on foam if you prefer it.

If you head over to the HLS Blog, you'll find lots of inspiration form my talented Teamies and you can join us by linking your project there.

I'd like to play along with

A Gem of a Challenge #204 - birthday card

Aud Sentiments Challenge #189 - use a two word sentiment

The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge - use your dies

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Papertrey Ink and Crafter's Companion 40th Anniversary card


Hello everyone, and welcome to another challenge over at ATSM




and this time we have the very popular Anything Goes theme. One of my best friends celebrated her Ruby Wedding Anniversary recently and I made this card for her and her Hubby.



1) Cut a square panel of Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel card (perfect for a Ruby Anniversary), with a pierced square die,

2) Stamp and white emboss the sentiment from PTI Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.

3) Die cut the numbers from Crafter's Companion Fun with Numbers dies, and before removing the card, ink through using the die as a stencil. Add the numbers between the stamped sentiment and raise them on foam tape.

4) Die cut a scalloped heart and stamp, the heart from PTI With All My Heart in Scarlet Jewel Ink. This is a three-step stamp set, so go back and stamp the roses and then the leaves before adding a little sentiment on the banner.


5) Die cut and stamp two Champagne glasses from the PTI Propose a Toast set and emboss the drink with clear embossing powder.

6) Layer everything up on a CC side stepper card and finish off by stamping the Happy Anniversary from the Clearly Besotted Paired Up stamp set.

Why not hop over to the ATSM blog to see some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and if you decide to join us this time. you can link up your card there.

I'd like to play along with

Darnell's NBUS Challenge- my number dies are NBUS as is the side stepper card base
IT'S HERE!

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge - use numbers It is Challenge #40 and by coincidence that is the number I used lol!

MONTHLY CHALLENGES!  Click to join our Current Challenge!

Through the Purple Haze challenge #134 - Romantic

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges



Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

MFT Harvest Mouse and Paper Smooches You're Special card


Hello everyone, and I hope you are all safe and well. I don't know about you but I have been thinking about all the people across the world who have suffered because of the dreadful weather events going on over the past few weeks. It seems Mother Nature is trying to teach us a lesson about climate change, and I hope the doubters are now going to show some common sense and allow legislation to limit the damage we are doing to the planet. On a nicer note, it's been great to see how many wonderful people have been willing to help, either with practical aid or with financial contributions.

As crafters, we are so lucky to have a creative hobby that can allow us to escape the harsh realities of life for a time, and I hope this week's challenge over at ATSM helps



This is Clean and Simple week and I came up with this card




1) Stamp and fussy cut the images from the My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse stamp set.

2) Colour the images with Polychromo pencils. ( This is my second attempt with them and I think I'm going to like them when I get a bit more practice.)

3) Die cut a scalloped panel from the MFT Blueprints 27, and stamp one of the shadow stamps from Paper Smooches Shadows towards the top of the panel.

4) Stamp the sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler underneath the shadow.

5) Raise the panel onto the base card with fun foam and arrange the mice and apples on the shadow.

You will find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog, and I hope you will join in with us this time.


I'd like to play along with







Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x







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