Merry Christ-mouse

Hello once again. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started it’s last challenge for the year. As always, it is ;anything goes Christmas’. Here is my card:

I used quite a few Spellbinders die sets for this card – loving the die cutting and assembling of all the elements. I must have been in a finnicky mood that day…..

I first took the white card base and added some black splatters, and whilst this was drying I turned to the post box, envelope and mouse, cut out the elements, and assembled them.

Once I had put the post box on the card base, added the mouse to the front, I slotted the envelopes in as you see, then decided that there was something missing – so I die cut those hearts and arranged them around and about.

The sentiments are from a previous foiling session.

I hope you can come and join us for the last challenge of this year – we will certainly back in the New Year – creating Christmas cards for our stash. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Mix It Up Challenge atg – option to use a technique (splattering, foiling)

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friendsanything goes

2 Critter Crazies – animals as focus

Here Is A Place To Start anything goes with option happy holidays

Ally’s Angelsanything goes

A Robin Christmas

Hello there. A little playing in my craft room yesterday created this card:

I searched through the Color My Life app for a die set I knew I had which contained Robins – but couldn’t remember the make and where I had stored it. I found it was a Creative Expressions die set from Lisa Horton – and an old one as the date on the back was 2017 – but at least I had remembered I had it somewhere.

I first die cut the robins using brown, Kraft and red card stock. I added their little hats – red and a white glittery card stock, then set aside.

The leaves and holly were die cut from a previous created mica sprayed piece of card, which I had also splattered with white Liquitex acrylic paint. The white glittery oval is die cut from a Gina K master Layout’s die set.

I then turned to the card base, added a brown layer, and a white dry embossed panel – a Spellbinders embossing folder – and then played with the layout of all my elements until I was happy, adding a previously foiled sentiment.

Here is a look at all the glitter and shine:

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Sparkles Forum Christmas festive things with wings

Daisy Chain Challenge Christmas is coming

Winter WonderlandChristmas and Robin Red Breast

Allsorts Challenge wings and/or tails

Make My Monday Challenge things with wings

CYHTPembossing folder – twist of thanks not taken

Cardz 4 Galz – Halloween or Halloween Colours

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and Pamela has chosen the theme of ‘Halloween or Halloween Colours‘. I don’t celebrate or doing anything with Halloween, so I chose the Halloween colours of purple, black and orange:

I used a technique learnt from Gina K during some virtual events over the past couple of years.

Onto a white card panel, I ink blended orange and purple Distress Oxides – a smoother blend in my opinion. I have taken to ink blending quite a lot recently – and I think the ink and the card stock are what makes the results worth doing – learning by previous mistakes!

I then stamped the silhouette image in black. Once dry, I splattered some Lawn Fawn shimmer and let that dry too.

I die cut this blended panel, a white panel, and also a black panel with some nesting circles, and stuck them all together.

On another piece of white card I dry embossed using an old – very old – Sue Wilson embossing folder, and adhered that to a card panel, adding the circles with 3D foam.

The sentiment was created with a die cut, and then the ‘birthday‘ white heat embossed onto black card.

I added some silver gems for some extra interest, and thought they would tie-in with the splatters.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Halloween – or Hall ween colours’. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

MMM Challenge birthday wishes

A Perfect Time To Craft anything goes

AAA Birthday birthday and favourite technique (ink blending)

Give a Crafter a Cookie Halloween inspiration photousing the colours

Grateful For All You Do…..

It is my turn to host the new challenge at The Alphabet Challenge. As we have reached the letter ‘N‘, I chose the theme of ‘Nature’. Here is my card:

Onto w white card panel I splattered gold and black Liquitex acrylic. Whilst that was drying, I stamped, coloured, then die cut the leaf images.

Once I had decided where to put each leaf – and cut/trim accordingly – I attached with 3D foam, then added the foiled sentiment.

The white panel layered with a black panel, some gold facetted gems added – and the card is ready to go to a dear friend.

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

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash leaf/leaves

TTCRDanything goes

Mix It Upanything goes – option smooshing

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friendsanything goes

Creatalicious anything goes – option for a friend

Crafts Galore anything goes

Snow and Trees Scene

Hello there. ABC Christmas Challenge has started a new challenge. We have reached the letters ‘S’ and ‘T’, and the themes are ‘S is for Snow’ and ‘T is for Trees’. I decided to combine the two themes in my card:

Onto a white panel, I used the Hero Arts ‘Winter Woods‘ colour layering stamp set. After seeing the inspiration photo from one of the challenges – I thought it was time to give it a go.

I used Distress Oxides to stamp the layering images, following the guidelines on the package, then stamped and die cut the additional trees and the deer.

Before adding those extra elements, I splattered the panel with Liquitex shimmery acrylic gold to add some shine – but couldn’t pick it up on the photos – but it is very shiny.

I cut that panel down with Gina K Designs ‘Master Layouts 01’, then added a black panel, before sticking down to a white card base.

The sentiment is from my stash – a hot foiling session from a few weeks ago.

I’m looking forward to seeing your snow and trees Christmas creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakersin the forest

Peace On Earth Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Inspiration Station Challengephoto inspiration

We Love Stamping Challenge stamping

Winter Wonderland ChallengeChristmas and animals

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

From Me To You….

Hello there. I have a card to share which I put the finishing touches to today:

This floral set is from The Greetery and includes, stamps, stencils, and dies.

I first stenciled all the layers and images then used the die to cut it out. Once I had that cut, I then worked on my background.

I layered a piece of black card stock. as I wanted to use a black and foiled sentiment, and onto that I layered a white piece, dry embossed using a ‘dotty’ embossing folder, and then splattered with black and gold Liquitex acrylic paints – the shimmery set.

I used a 5×7 inch card base, then realised the floral arrangement was just a little too short for this size, so I cut it in half………I know, I know – all that stencilling and I cut it – but I had a plan…..

The gold foiled sentiment strip was adhered with 3D foam across the middle, then the two halves of the floral arrangement – also on 3D foam – was kinda tucked into the strip. That made it slightly longer and just seemed to fit the size of card better.

I then added some gold faceted gems……and then…….realised the sentiment was in silver foil not gold……oh well – that just meant I had to stick some silver faceted gems down too – which I did onto some flowers! What a numpty!

Anyhoo – I hope you like it.

I shall be entering the following challeneges:

Color Throwdownpink, coral, dark purple, green,

Allsorts Challenge anything goes (option of school days not taken)

TTCRD anything goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge anything goes

Love To Craft Challenge anything 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