Christmas Greetings

Hello once again. I have a card to share using a Spellbinders die set and embossing folder:

I first die cut the images out of the colours of card stock you see, not really sure what colours for what layers that I wanted to use to create the final card.

I layered and played with the colours, then played with the layout until deciding on what you see.

I used the Spellbinders embossing folder and layered that with 3D foam onto a white card base. The floral arrangement was added using a mixture of 3D foam and wet glue, and I think I changed my mind so many times where all the elements were going…..I have enough left over for a couple more cards too.

The sentiment is a previously foiled strip, and some iridescent sequins were added for a bit of bling.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Color Throwdown plum, blush, sage

Krafty Chicksoccasions

Allsorts – any special occasion

CYHTP embossing folder – option pumpkins not taken

Snow Season

Hello there. I have a CAS card to share today:

I had some of this blue ‘creation’ card left over and decided to use it for this card.

The blue card was created by putting glue onto a plain white card, placing tissue paper on top – moving it around a little to create some wrinkles – spritzing it with water, and then adding Brushos. More water, some tipping to let the colour move around – and then let it dry.

Once dry, I rubbed some gold wax over the top to create some wrinkles, and then die cut the four letters. Rub the wrinkles before die cutting, as sometimes the wrinkles can be flattened a little.

I then die cut the same letters from white card stock another two times, and layered all three together.

The sentiment is from a previous foiling session.

I’ve tried to capture the shine and colour on the letters, as well as the dimension.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted to CASCAS – layered

Creative Artiste Mixed Media anything goes mixed media

Winter Wonderland Christmas and let it snow

TTCRDanything goes

Believe In The Magic

Hello there. I have a card to share created using some new products, and some older card stock and gems, using traditional Christmas colours:

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in my craft room these past few days – I had a ‘little’ accident when cycling – hit some mud and boom – was suddenly on the floor! My goodness that hurt – but also thank goodness for my cycle helmet – I banged my head – it could have been worse. A grazed and bloody knee, a bruised elbow, and a lot of pain around right side of chest – maybe cracked rib – painkillers helping to some extent – but it means I can’t do very much else except craft – a rainbow behind the cloud!

Anyhoo – this card was also quite fiddly with all the elements, but as soon as I saw the Spellbinders Christmas collection, and what Yana Smakula in particular did with it – straight into me basket and delivered very quickly.

I mixed a few die sets to create this – lots of die cutting, lots of arranging, and re-arranging until I was happy with the result. Another bonus is my electronic die cutting machine, as even cranking the handle on a manual one hurt….

The post box was created using two different shades of red, with a gold handle. I used gold for the skates and gold gems in the middle of the poinsettias and added to the bottom left.

The flowers, holly, mistletoe and ferns using plain white with red accents – lots of die cutting and fiddly assembling – I really do seem to have my fiddly and fussy head on at the moment.

The card base had some black splatters for added interest.

The foiled sentiment is from a batch previously created and it didn’t foil absolutely perfectly – but it still shines and it is still readable.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge flowers and use a sentiment

Use Your Stuff die cuts

Crafty Friends Challengeuse more than one die

Most Magical Time Of The Year anything Christmas or Halloween

Sparkles ForumChristmas with Holly and/or Ivy

Christmas Crafts All year Round Christmas with winter sports/recreation (skating)

Fab ‘n’ Funkyseason’s greetings

Black and White and Gold Christmas

I have a CAS Christmas card to share today:

Onto a white card base I attached a scalloped oval from one of the Gina K Designs Master Layouts.

The sentiment – a previously created foiled sentiment – was attached and used as a ‘grounding’ for the trees.

The trees and little snowman are from a die set from Charlie and Paulchen, and little gold stars added – gold to match the foiling on the sentiment.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks CAS

Clean and Simple on FridayCAS – black, white, and one colour

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crafty Friends Challenges use more than one die

Kraft and White Christmas

Hello. A little play in my craft room created this card:

Onto a Kraft card base I stamped and white heat embossed this gorgeous – older – poinsettia stamp from Uniko. I then used a couple of colours of pencils to darken the leaves. I haven’t used my pencils in such a long time and may have to try them out again in the near future.

I also white heat embossed the sentiment, and added some white sequins.

A simple card – took a little planning – but I like the effect of the end results.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty ChicksCAS

The Flower Challenge flowers and use a sentiment

My Time To Craft Christmas Christmas using Kraft and white

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Merry Wishes To You And Yours

Hello there. I have been playing with a new-to-me die set from Tim Holtz:

I first created some panels of green shimmery card using Tim Holtz mica sprays in varying shades of green and one panel of orange. I let them dry overnight, as I had used Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, which would need a couple of passes through my machine – that card stock is indeed ‘heavy’.

I then die cut the wreath layers and stuck them together. Now – that sounds simple – but it took some figuring out – it’s a good job I was in a fiddly and fussy kinda mood! I then die cut the berries and used only two layers – my fiddly and fussy mood didn’t extend to the small, very small, outer berry circles!

I also used the remainder of the orange mica card to die cut the bow.

Once the wreath layers and berries were glued down, I turned to the background, and die cut this snowflake panel – again – for a white-on-white background. I thought this added interest without taking away from the wreath.

I then searched through my previously foiled Christmas sentiment stash and used the one you see.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown orange, green, white

Crafty Catz Challengeanything goes – option ribbon or twine not taken

Use Your Stuff use some die cuts

Sparkles Forum Christmas with Holly and/or Ivy

Fab’N’Funky Season’s Greetings

Peace On earth Christmas anything goes Christmas

Reach For The Stars…..

The Alphabet Challenge has reached the letter ‘O‘, and Billie A is hosting this time round. The theme is ‘Outer Space’. Here is my card:

The panda and starship is from Clearly Besotted – stamped, coloured with Copics, then cut using my Scan-n-cut.

The purple circle is from an ink smooshed and splattered piece created previously, die cut using a large circle, a white circle then added, and I ‘gutted’ the larger circle to create the smaller circle – waste not, want not…..

It seems quite simple -and yet the placement of the rocket and panda took me – it seems – forever! I do procrastinate on occasion!

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘outer space’ creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies anything goes with a critter

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

Cards Galore anything goes

Crafty Friendsuse more than one die

Here Is A Place To Startanything goes – option circles and squares

Cardz 4 Galz – Halloween or Halloween Colours

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and Pamela has chosen the theme of ‘Halloween or Halloween Colours‘. I don’t celebrate or doing anything with Halloween, so I chose the Halloween colours of purple, black and orange:

I used a technique learnt from Gina K during some virtual events over the past couple of years.

Onto a white card panel, I ink blended orange and purple Distress Oxides – a smoother blend in my opinion. I have taken to ink blending quite a lot recently – and I think the ink and the card stock are what makes the results worth doing – learning by previous mistakes!

I then stamped the silhouette image in black. Once dry, I splattered some Lawn Fawn shimmer and let that dry too.

I die cut this blended panel, a white panel, and also a black panel with some nesting circles, and stuck them all together.

On another piece of white card I dry embossed using an old – very old – Sue Wilson embossing folder, and adhered that to a card panel, adding the circles with 3D foam.

The sentiment was created with a die cut, and then the ‘birthday‘ white heat embossed onto black card.

I added some silver gems for some extra interest, and thought they would tie-in with the splatters.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Halloween – or Hall ween colours’. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

MMM Challenge birthday wishes

A Perfect Time To Craft anything goes

AAA Birthday birthday and favourite technique (ink blending)

Give a Crafter a Cookie Halloween inspiration photousing the colours

Peace, Love and Joy

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started a new challenge. The theme is always ‘anything goes Christmas/festive.’ Here is my card:

I dry embossed a white panel and layered it with a green panel.

The leaves were heat embossed in gold, then die cut using their matching dies. The sentiment was created using a die for the word ‘peace’ – layered three times – and added to the shadow layer. The ‘love and joy’ was stamped then trimmed.

I hope you can come and join us with your Christmas/festive Creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Cards Galoreanything goes

Most Magical Time Of The Year anything Christmas or Halloween

Ally’s Angels anything goes

U Got This…..

I have a card to share today using lots of bright colours and die cuts:

The base panel is a previously created panel when ink smooshing and mixing some bright colours, then I embossed it with a Stampin Up embossing folder. I splattered this some black acrylic and set it to dry.

I then turned to die cutting all the pieces from the Tim Holtz die set – choosing bright colours – and using more previously created ink smooshed panels from my stock. I also found some black glimmer card which I had used some glimmer polish on so thought that would be ideal for the eyes.

Once all the pieces were die cut, I played with layout and decided to go with the face as you see, sticking down with a combination of 3D foam and glue.

The sentiment is also from Tim Holtz – using the letters which fell out of the metal die – a big ‘U’ instead of the full word as I felt it wouldn’t fit in and look right……

A bright and cheerful encouragement card – I have someone in mind – with a lot of fiddly work – but I like the result.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Cut It Up Challenge big image or sentiment – include a die cut

CYHTP embossing folder – option orange and black not taken

Time Out Challengecancer awareness/friendship/encouragement

Creative Fingersanything goes

Allsorts Challenge add a sentiment

Addicted To Stamps and More – die cuts/stencils

We Love 2 Create anything goes mixed media