Cardz 4 Galz – Make It Sparkle

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and Dawn has chosen the theme of ‘Make It Sparkle’. Here is my glittery card:

I used a few sparkly glittery papers to create this card. The background leaves has glitter on it, and so does the main flower image – probably best seen in my second photo.

The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp, and die cut several time, including the top layer out of a matching paper, and stacked and glued as you see.

The whole card has quite a lot of glitter on the images – so very sparkly.

I hope you can come and join us – I am looking forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Creatalicious Challenge – anything goes (option winter not taken)

Aud Sentiments Challenge anything goes with a sentiment

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

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Santa Merry Christmas

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

On a white card base I added some patterned paper – still going to try and use more patterned paper in my makes – and then topped that with a white piece which had been embossed with a Simon Says Stamp 3D embossing folder.

I looked at my Christmas ephemera – another stash of craft items I want to use more of – and found this cute and layered Santa, which I added as you see.

The sentiment is also a layered ephemera piece, but it had been layered wonky – so I removed that piece of foam and glued the layers directly together, and added to the bottom of the card.

I hope you can come and join us – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crafting Happiness challenge anything goes

Watercooler Challengeoccasions

My Time To Craft Christmas – Christmas and something beginning with ‘S’

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Cardz 4 Galz – Lace and Pearls

Hello once again. I seem to be having a problem posting my Design Team cards in a timely fashion – one must try harder….

Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and this time we want to see your creations with ‘Lace and Pearls’. Here is my card:

On a white card base, I adhered some Lawn Fawn patterned paper – some subtle water-colour splashes in the background.

I used Altenew ‘Doodled Lace’ cover plate for my take on ‘lace’, and a piece of ink smooshed water colour card to create the colourful background panel. I added some pearls to the centre of some of the flowers.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn – die cut and layered several times. I decided to do this in a bold black colour as a contrast to the colourful background.

I hope you can come and join with your creations following our theme. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Just Us Girls ink or sprayed backgrounds

TTCRDanything goes

Arty Divas Challenge anything goes

Crafting Happiness Challenge – anything goes

Here Is A Place To start Challenge anything goes

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Trio of Baubles

Hello there. ABC Christmas Challenge has started a new challenge, and we have started from the beginning of the alphabet again. We would like to see the themes of ‘A for Anything goes Christmas’ and ‘B for Baubles‘. Here is my card:

The background pattern is a die from Catherine Pooler, added to a slimline card base. The baubles are die cut from an Elizabeth Craft Designs die set, and the bauble toppers and snowflakes die cut from – I think – Stampin Up glimmer card. A CAS design, but with some extra glittery feel to it.

I did toy with the idea of adding some twine or string to each bauble, but obviously decided not to.

I hope you can come and join us with your Christmas creations using the above two themes. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Peace On Earth Challenge anything goes Christmas – option of mood board

Shopping Our Stash something beginning with ‘S’ (snowflakes)

Creative Fingers Challenge anything goes

Craft Rocket Challenge – anything goes

My Time To Craft Christmas – Christmas and things beginning with ‘S’ (snowflakes)

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas

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Merry And Bright

Hello. I’m a little late posting for the new challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. We have started a new challenge and – as usual – the theme is ‘anything goes Christmas’.

Here is my card:

During the holiday season I took time to sort out some patterned papers and ephemera I have, and decided to try and use them more. Here is my first attempt at that.

I took a 5×7 inch card base, cut down two patching patterned papers. The papers were 6×6 inches, so to keep the sentiment and poinsettia from one piece of paper, I added a strip of another piece to one side. Along the join, I added a strip of gold.

There are three ephemera pieces on here – the poinsettia to the top left, the little heart, and some extra little leaves to the bottom left.

I hope you can come and join us – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challengeanything goes – option CAS

Allsorts Challenge – anything goes – option something new

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

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HLS CAS anything goes

Hello there and a Happy New Year. I have a card to share today as Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge has started a new challenge. We are starting off with an easy theme – anything goes CAS. Here is my card:

I used a stamp and matching die set which came with the kit for the Crop and Create delivered card making weekend back in October of 2021. I took quite a few virtual classes from people and companies I admired and yet never hoped to think I would attend one of their classes. This is one such class – and amazing few days, fabulous teachers – and great products as part of your kit. It is called ‘Change The World‘ and has the globe with flowers sitting on top, some additional flowers and leaves, and sentiments to match

This is a variation of one of the cards taught by Cathy Zielske – I white heat embossed the stamp set, then ink blended a green and a blue Distress Ink – to create an emboss resist.

I did the same with the two individual flowers – stamped, ink blended, die cut – then attached them to this card. The sentiment is stamped using the same colour as the ink blending – but Distress Oxide as it stamps better than the Distress inks.

I am starting to think I’m going to need quite a few birthday cards over the coming weeks, so this will be a great addition to my stash.

I hope you can come and join us in our ‘CAS anything goes‘ theme – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

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A Bit More Time To Craft anything goes

QKR Stampede anything goes

A Perfect Time To Craft – anything goes

Die Cut Divas – flowers – include a die cut

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The Alphabet Challenge – Trees

Hello. It’s my turn to host the new challenge started at The Alphabet Challenge. Having reached the letter ‘T’, I chose the theme of ‘Trees‘. Here is my card:

I used Lawn Fawn wood grain card stock to layer onto my base card, adding a hillside for the trees to stand on.

The trees themselves are from The Greetery – a new-to-me layering stamp set – then die cut with the matching dies.

I didn’t add a sentiment at this point, and I may not do in the future, as I think this card can be used for a multitude of reasons – or even as a ‘just for you’ card.

I hope you can come and join in with our ‘tree’ theme – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

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A Place To Start anything goes

Watercooler Challengeanything goes

Krafty Chicks anything goes

Time Out Challenges new – year/stash etc

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Cardz 4 Galz New Year or New Stash

Hello there. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. This time the theme chosen by Helen is ‘New Year or New Stash‘. Here is my card:

This card was created using a new stencil from Pinkfresh Studio – a layering stencil – which I’m finding I enjoy using………as long as I keep everything today and don’t get any ink smudges – which happens quite a lot…..

I also used the hint and tip from a few YouTube videos about using the Misti to line the stencil up and keep everything straight – worked very well for me. No longer did I have to tape each layer down – just used the Misti magnets and kept moving them around. I did notice that it worked best when the stamping mat was removed first – some more of the edge to keep the papers and stencils straight.

I used Distress Inks for the stenciling and then die cut that piece to fit the inside of an A2 card base:

I had a plan in mind – but it took me quite a while to figure it out….

The front panel was cut using a hillside border, and that top part embossed using an Altenew debossing panel. I then added some acetate at the back, to hopefully create a window.

The part that was cut from the front panel was cut to size – leaving the ‘window’ in the middle – stamped with an MFT sentiment, and attached to the bottom of the acetate.

The back of this front panel looked a little ragged – sticky showing through the acetate – so I managed to create two backing panels the same as the front to hide all the mess. Some red dots added for some more colour and interest on the front.

I hope you can come and join us – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs – anything goes

Stamplorations December stencil challenge anything goes with a stencil

Happy Little Stampers stencil challengeanything goes with a stencil

Dragonfly Dreams anything goes

TTCRD anything goes

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Mice Baking and Tree Decorating

Hello there. Cardz 4 Galz has started another challenge. The theme chosen by Shell is for you to create a card with Christmas Animals. Here is my card:

I used mainly Lawn Fawn products for this slimline card. The base and three heart cut-outs are from one die set, and the hearts backed by Lawn Fawn patterned paper.

The images were stamped, coloured with Copics, then die cut, and arranged as you see. Some glossy accents added to the tree baubles and holly berries, and glitter added to the pudding and gingerbread house.

I really like how this turned out – putting all the images together to create three scenes, which actually work together to create one large scene too.

I hope you can come and join us in this challenge.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge wings and/or tails

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Daring Cardmakerstrim the tree

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friendsanything goes

Lemon Shortbread – anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes colouringweek 49

2 Crafty Critter Craziesanything goes with a critter

Crafting Happinessanything goes

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Alphabet Challenge ‘R’ is for Red

Hello there. The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge. We have reached the letter ‘R’ and Debbie has chosen the theme of ‘RED’.

Here is my card:

I chose a mini slimline card, and used a background previously created using a Tim Holtz stencil and Deco Foil Duo Gel – running through my die-cut machine. These poinsettias are just gorgeous in the silver and this is one of the most successful duo foil backgrounds I made – there was some frustration initially – but this came out almost perfect.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp – silver heat embossed onto white.

Quite simple but I feel very effective.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Red’ creations – I look forward to seeing your projects. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Happy Holidays/Christmas

Water Cooler Challenge – occasions

Createalicious Challenge atg with option of Christmas

Fab n Funky Challenge Christmas

Crafters Café Challenge anything goes

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