Let It Snow

Hello everyone. There is a new challenge just begun at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time the theme is ‘Let It Snow’. It’s an ideal time to create more Christmas cards for your stash, and I hope you find time to join us with this theme for the next two weeks.

Here is my card:

Now this stamp set was a challenge – it is the ‘Invisible Snowman’ from Kitchen Sink Stamps. there is no outline to line things up with, it’s a case of placing items where you think they will go and then layering all the stamps for each individual item.

Yep – each item stamped has two, three, even four layers – and I like layering stamps. It still took me a while to figure out how to do this…….and even at the end I still went in with Copic C00 and C01 to create a light kinda outline for him – and added some snow lines underneath him – very faint, but they’re there.

Then I thought the background was a little too blank – so I went in with two lighter greys and two Uniko snowflakes – I’m itching to make something else with them – and stamped all around him. So it’s snowing….maybe….

I layered him with a red shiny card, and stamped the Clearly Besotted sentiment – a freebie with a crafting magazine.

So – definitely going to play with this guy more, but I’ll need patience – and no puddy tat trying to ‘help’!

I hope you can come and join us – I would love to see your ‘Let It Snow’ creations in our gallery.

xx

Challenges I shall be entering:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ atg Christmas with option of stars

Addicted to Stampsatg

A Bit More Time To Craft atg

Snowflakes everywhere

Hi there. There is a new challenge beginning at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. As always, the theme is anything goes as long as it’s Christmas.

I ended up making two cards on a similar theme:

This first card is using the Concord and 9th ‘Snowflakes Turnabout‘ stamp set and Altenew inks – the four blue shades. The 3 additional snowflakes are also from Concord and 9th, and die cut out of Crafters Companion Ice Blue Luxury card. A little more shine and dimension:

This second card is using the same turnabout stamp set, heat embossing in white on a light blue background:

I actually heat embossed each layer before turning it round to stamp the next, so it’s a good thing I had the turnabout jig to line things up again.

I again die cut the Concord and 9th ‘Snow Flurry’ dies out of the same ice blue shiny card.

I hope you can come and join us and make more cards for your Christmas stash – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. XX

By the way – there is still time to add your creations to our Design Team call………. 🙂

Challenges I shall be entering:

Just Add Inkadd a technique (embossing)

Crafty Friendsembossing wet or dry

Allsorts Challengemake your own background

Lavender Poinsettia

Hi there. What a week – not quite recovered from a nasty cold, but able to get to my craft room yesterday to play with my new purchases from Uniko.

Here is my CAS Christmas card:

I used the colours from the current Color Throwdown challenge as the basis of this card.

I used the stencil first, and inked through the bottom corner of the base card with an Altenew grey ink, then used a Versamark ink pad and inked again, and used Wow! embossing powder on those same area and heat embossed.

I wanted a grey based, but white sparkly background – which I think I achieved.

The flower is from the most recent release at Uniko, stamping the outline in black, then only stamping the middle layer of the three layer flower in an Altenew ink which closely resembled lavender.

I then had to fussy-cut the flower – I tried the scan’n’cut, but it cut the individual leaves out, not the whole flower – I’m going to have to look and sort that out for the future, but for this flower a little fussy-cutting wasn’t a major issue.

The boughs where stamped in the same grey as the ink blending through the stencil, and die cut.

Hopefully I can get back into my craft room today and I’m sure I’ll show you if I do manage something.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color ThrowdownGrey, lavender, black

Addicted to Stampsholiday

Crimbo-crackersatg Christmas

The Flower Challenge CAS flower

Winter Wonderland

I have a card to share today, made for entering a few challenges. I have been making cards the past few weeks, but mainly to fulfill my Design Team obligations.

I haven’t made many other cards, as losing my dad just over a month ago, and then the funeral happening last week – I’ve struggled to get my head around things a little………

I’ve been spending a little time just going through my stash, cataloging what I have – isn’t it amazing what products we have and never used? The stamp I used for this card was one of my ‘finds’!

Here is my card:

I used Distress Oxides to blend the background – I think it was Squeezed Lemonade and Barn Door – then splattered some white gouache for a little snow effect.

Once that had dried, I stamped the image from Woodware’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ in a brown Altenew ink, then clear heat embossed it for some shine, and doing the same with the sentiment which is from the same stamp set.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Color Throwdownred, yellow, brown

Crafty Friends Challengeatg Christmas

Merry Little Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Grey Bouquet

Hi again. I have a card to share today:

I used the Altenew ‘Hand Picked Bouquet‘ stamp set and a black ink for the outline, with three grey inks for the layering flowers.

The small leaves I coloured with Copics, the larger leaves I stamped the second layer only with a minty Altenew ink, then coloured that same area with the same Copic used on the small leaves.

The sentiment is also from Altenew.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Just Us Girlswhite, shades of grey, mint green

Watercooler Challengeoccasions

Aud Sentiments Challengeatg with sentiment

Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challengeatg

All kinds of wonderful….

Hi there. I have created another card to share with you today:

I began by stamping the Altenew sunflowers in the yellow inks, with one of the colours being a mustard shade – I think!, then adding brown – as an added neutral – for the centre of the flowers.

The leaves were stamped in navy blue – just using the solid leaves and not the layering leaves. All these were cut with my scan’n’cut. (I did have to adjust the blade a little as the card I used was thicker – but I managed to sort it out….thank goodness!)

I then took the Honey Bee Hexagon cover plate dies, cut one layer in navy blue card, the second layer in a cream card, and the third layer in a coral card, and placing all as you see.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownnavy, mustard, coral, cream

Time Out Challengeswords inspiration (sun for the sunflower)

INTAASlayer it up

Color Throwdown

TIME OUT Challenges

Welcome Baby Boy…

Hello there. I have a simple card to share today, using an old Altenew stamp set:

I have had this for ages, and maybe used it a couple of times, and it was only when I saw the colours for one of the challenges that I thought this would be perfect to use the set again.

I used a light blue Altenew ink, along with a grey for the animals. The background yellow piece is a piece of Stampin Up card I received from my local Stampin Up demonstrator (thanks Shell) when I placed an order last week. She also sent me a few packets of the teeny tiny dimensionals – will definitely use them, and I thought this yellow background was perfect for some added interest.

I don’t usually use background papers and card, but I have so much of it – I’m going to have to start and use it more often. That way it will create more space in my craft room – which I can fill again! 🙂

Challenges I shall be entering:

Dara and Diane – Double D challengejungle

Inspire, create, challenge basic grey, mango melody, pool party (substitute colours used)

CAS Colours and Sketchessketch

Watercooler Challengesoccasions