Christmas Skates and Greenery

Hello. The new Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge has started. Here is my card:

I have used a collection of die cuts from several companies to create this card. Lots of die cutting and assembling, but I enjoyed the process.

The card base and the snowflake design was created using die cuts and matching embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp (Refined Snowflakes) – die cutting and embossing the snowflakes, and adding them randomly around the background panel with wet glue to give dimension.

The sledge, ice skates, flowers and greenery are from Spellbinders – die cut, layered, and added as you see.

The sentiment was die cut into the banner, then die cut again with silver, and the letters pieced back into the banner.

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

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty ChicksChristmas

CYHTP embossing folder option clouds not taken

Craft Rocketlayer it up

Aud Sentimentsembossing and/or flowers and a sentiment

12 Months of ChristmasChristmas – option favourite colour combination

Triple BBirds and/or butterflies and/or blooms

Flowers and Frame

Hello. I have a card to share using a few of the products as part of the kit for the recent Crop and Create Virtual event:

I dry embossed a grey panel with a Spellbinders embossing folder and attached to a card base.

The white pierced frame is also from Spellbinders – part of the event kit – and I used one of the three layers this die cuts out. This was attached with glue to the grey panel.

The layered flowers were die cut out of yellow, the leaves out of green, and I also ink blended a little Distress Ink in Bundled Sage onto the leaves – though it’s difficult to tell from the photos.

The floral die set comes with a flourish stem, but I cut that up to create some smaller leafy areas. The flowers were added with a small piece of 3D foam, the leaves were adhered using glue.

The centre of the flowers are sequins, and I also added three more just under each flower.

I don’t have a sentiment picked out just yet, this could be a ‘just because’ card, and I didn’t want to cover any more of the embossing detail.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes

Fab’n’Funky lots of layers

Color Throwdown yellow, sage green, grey, white

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Beautiful Blossoms – floral as main focus

Cardz 4 Galz – Spring Flowers

Hello there. I am hosting the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I chose the theme of ‘Spring Flowers’. Here is my card:

The background panel was created using an embossing folder from Spellbinders, and cut down to fit.

The light blue frame is from Pinkfresh Studio, and the bluebells layering dies are from The Greetery.

I played around with different blue card stock until I was happy with the colour, and added some subtle ink blended blue to some of the bases.

The sentiment is a previous foiling session, and some silver drops added for more interest.

I actually lost the layering instructions for the bluebells, and despite an intensive YouTube search – I couldn’t figure them out. I reached out to The Greetery, provided them with a copy of my invoice from when I bought them, and they immediately sent me a download of the instructions – fabulous customer service…..

I hope you can come and join us with your Spring Flowers creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Four Seasons Challenge anything goes Spring

Die Cut Divas anything goes with die cuts

Triple Bbirds, butterflies, blooms – any or all three

2 Sisters On The BlogSpring or Easter

Beautiful Blossoms floral/flowers as main focus

A Golden Hello

Hello there. It seems I have a thing about creating cards with birds at the moment. My two previous posts are with swans, and now I have a card with a golden dove:

Onto a white card base I adhered a red layer, then a blush pink dry embossed panel,. using a Spellbinders embossing folder. I die cut the central label shape using a Gina K Designs ‘Master Layouts‘ set, the same blush card, and layered with the same red card. I fiddled around to ensure that the central label embossing matched the background embossing – a little fiddly but I achieved what I wanted to do.

I then began die cutting……..

I used Spellbinders floral dies, and die cut them all in the blush card and white card, then decided to cut them again in a brushed gold from Spellbinders, played around with which colour for which layer, and then decided I needed a darker pink card for some of the buds on the floral pieces – and you can see what I ended up with. There was a lot of die-cutting and assembling the different colours and the different layers until I was happy.

The bird is from The Greetery, die cut using the shiny gold card from Spellbinders, and I also used the shiny gold for the sentiment, but also added three layers of white behind it to make it more substantial.

Using two different types of gold, and two different pink tones seems to work quite well – the bird still stands out as it is shiny…..

I even added some more bling using Trinity Stamps gold embellishments….

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown red, pink, gold

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – fun with dies

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Creative Fingersanything goes

Die Cut Divas die cuts and add some gold

Ally’s Angels anything goes

Just For You……

Hello. I have a slimline card to share with you today incorporating some new products from Spellbinders – dies and embossing folder:

Onto a black slimline card base I adhered a dry embossed panel with 3D foam – this card has a lot of dimension – this is just the beginning….

I die cut the flowers and leaves from various Spellbinder sets in black, magenta and grey, played a little with which colour for which layer, mixed and matched, then arranged them onto the card base.

The flowers were adhered with 3D foam squares, with the leaves and stems attached using glue.

The sentiment is from the Spellbinders Advent Calendar, die cut with a top layer of magenta, two layers of white, then a bottom black layer – slightly off-set.

A final touch was to add some gems – in groups of two – around the sentiment and the floral arrangement.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownmagenta, black, white, grey

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengesomething new

Crafty Catz anything goes – option hobbies/pastimes not taken

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friendsanything goes

MMM Challengeuse something new

Beyond The Blueuse some new craft supplies

A Perfect Time To Craftanything goes