Joyeux Noel

Hello – I have a card to share using the Honey Bee Stamps cardinal die set again:

I first put together the cardinal using reds and blacks – and a little white gel pen for the eye. I then put him to one side whilst I stenciled the mistletoe arches, using the three layers for the leave and the red berries, and used the matching die to cut it out.

I white dry embossed a panel for the background, adhered the arches, and added the cardinal.

I thought I would die cut the feet again and prop him onto the sentiment strip – almost like he is perching there.

I added the red gems to each of the berries – you know when you start something and then realise just exactly how many of those berries there are? Well – it took me a little while – but I like the effect. I also added a couple of larger gems to the sentiment strip because- well – why not?

I think I’ll have a go with the other bird in the die set at some point this week – watch this space……

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challengeholiday cheer

Krafty ChicksChristmas

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – anything goes

Allsorts Challenge anything goes – option of ‘let it snow’ not taken

Crafty Friends Challengetraditional Christmas Colours

Stencil fun anything goes with stencils

As You Like It anything goes Christmas

The Alphabet Challenge – R for Reduce

Hello once again. The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge, and as we have reached the letter ‘R’, Veronika has chosen the theme of ‘Reduce – make it clean and simple‘. Here is my card:

I used a frame from my stash – I forget the maker – and stuck a piece of patterned paper onto the back – then trimmed around the frame.

I stuck this down onto the card base with a strong glue.

I think the tree was a pre-cut piece from a kit, to which I added three gold strings, and then placed some gold facetted gems on top of the ‘loops’ of the string, adding a larger gem onto the top of the tree.

I’m looking forward to seeing your CAS cards in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

TTCRDanything goes

Lil Red Wagon glitter, glitz, gleam, glow

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Fab’N’Funky Challenge die cuts or embossing – no stamped image

Love To Craftanything goes

Hi, Hello, and Hugs

The new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz asks for ‘3 of something‘. Claudia is the host this time round. Here is my card:

Onto a white card base I adhered an ink smooshed and splattered panel. The splattering was with white acrylic and Lawn Fawn ‘Liquid Stardust‘.

The three circles, and three sentiments were layered as you see, and some black faceted gems and small silver gems added for even more shine and bling.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘3 of something; creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge mixed media

Beyond The Bluemixed up sentiments

Avenue 613 anything goes

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Ally’s Angels anything goes