Prost – Happy New Year

Hello. I hope you are well. I am having a small group of friends round tonight for a New Year’s Eve get-together – some drinks and nibbles and we usually play some games. I thought I would create a card for them all for the occasion.

I used a previously created background panel – a black piece of card, a Spellbinders stencil, and some gold paste.

I then die cut the white oval using a Gina K Designs Master Layout die as a base for the main images.

The bottle and glasses are from Charlie and Paulchen, and I die cut the bottle out of white, then the bottle top and label out of shiny gold card stock, and the glasses out of a matt gold card stock.

I like how the word for the bottle label has ‘Prost’ embossed into it, and the details on the bottle cork and glasses are really very effective and detailed. I can see I will use this die set more in the future for celebrations and birthdays.

I wish you all the very best for the New Year…… xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge party time

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge party

Krafty Chicksanything goes

The Inspired By Challenge photo inspiration

Allsorts Challenge CAS

Cut It Up Challenge Happy New Year with die cuts

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

Sea You Soon

Hello. I have a card to share using some small – and fiddly – dies and a nautical scene:

This set of dies – the lighthouse and the boat -are quite fiddly to work with. Tweezers and the sticky pick-up tool came in very, very handy for creating this card.

Once I had die cut the two main images, I coloured extra die cuts with a dark blue Copic marker and layered them together.

The sentiment and the rock the lighthouse is standing on are from Lawn Fawn. I also added some little white birds – I do make it difficult for myself!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS – CAS – Nautical

Mix It Up Challenge atg option CAS

Leaping Bunny

Hello. I’m just popping in to share a card created for several challenges:

The card base and the smaller panel are from a cream card stock, with the panel being a textured piece of card.

I die cut the leaping bunny out of white and coloured the bunny using a couple of brown Copic markers, then die cut the bunny die again in green card – cutting off the bunny and layering the green on top of the white.

The wreath was die cut using a lighter green card, cutting off the bottom of the wreath so it frames the top and not the bottom of the semi-circle piece.

I thought about a sentiment, but I couldn’t find one that I liked – despite have many, many sentiment stamps and even dies – but I like this clean and simple and I also liked the ability to be able to send this as a ‘just because’ card……

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown green, cream, Kraft

Dragonfly Dreamsoutdoors

Crafty Gals Corner anything goes

Shiny Holly Wreath

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started another ‘anything goes Christmas/Festive’ challenge. Here is my card:

This holly wreath and berries is another die bought from the Charlie and Paulchen company based in Germany. I die cut the wreath in white, then again in green, and the berries in shiny red card stock.

The panel on the card base is embossed using a 3D embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp, with the white wreath adhered, then the green wreath on top and off-set.

Once I had added the red berries, I added glossy accents to the green holly leaves for extra shine.

I hope you can come and join us with your festive/Christmas makes – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Christmas

CYHTP anything goes with an embossing folder (twist of Easter not taken)

Cards Galoreanything goes

12 Months Of Christmasanything goes Christmas (gift box option not taken)

Christmas Crafts All Year Round Christmas with red and green and circles and/or ribbon (wreath circle)

CAS Joy To The World

It may seem strange that on a very warn day here in the UK – and Easter as well – I have created a Christmas card. I was so inspired to use a new die set, from a company based in Germany – that it just had to happen…..

I chose to use the Perfectly CAS theme for this card, which I feel works quite well. It’s hard to photograph a card with glitter and sparkles, and sometimes the white doesn’t look crisp – but I assure you this is a very crisp cut in real life.

I used white card stock for the house die – it’s meant to be a panorama die, but this time I also die cut a gold glitter card with a circle juts slightly bigger – to create a gold border around the die itself – and the background for the houses.

For such an intricate die – all those little windows – it cur very well in my Sizzix fold-away – but I did cut with the die facing upwards just in case.

The sentiment is gold heat embossed using a stamp from a Clearly Besotted stamp set.

I liked this simple design so much, I created several more with different colours of glitter card – black, silver, pink – and they all look lovely. I will change the sentiment up on those, and have them ready for later in the year.