Sunday, 17 December 2017


I made this card for the Cuttlebug Mania 'Anything Christmas' challenge.  I'm also entering the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and A Gem of a Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.   The card is made entirely from snippets so I'm also popping into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Die: Pretty Quick 'Stained Glass Noel' (magazine freebie)
Snippets: Cream pearlescent, black, green, gold and red card

I folded the pearlescent card to make a  4" x 4" card blank.  I die cut the Noel panel from black card and used Stick and Stay glue to attach it to the centre of the card blank.  I then die cut the panel again from green, gold and red card and inlaid the pieces.  After I had inlaid the pieces I put a piece of plain paper on top of the die and ran it through my Cuttlebug again to ensure the the small die cut pieces were secure.

Kath x

Friday, 8 December 2017

Nativity Andy

The final Winter Wonderland challenge of the year is 'Anything Goes' and we are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs who are offering the lucky winner two single digi images or two card topper kits of the winner's chose - or one of each!  I've used one of their Card Topper Kits to make this quick and simple Christmas card for a baby boy's first Christmas.

I'm entering the Crafty Friends 'Babies/Children' challenge, Paper Creator 'Christmas/New Year' challenge, The Male Room 'Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations' challenge, Crafty Calendar Challenge 'It's Christmas' and Christmas Card Throwndown 'Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012/2013 (I have chosen the May 2017 Nativity challenge).

Card blank: 5" x 5" white silk
Images: Pink Gem Designs 'Nativity Andy Card Topper Kit'
Paper: White silk
Other: Wink of Stella

I printed the topper kit onto white silk paper and attached the back layer to the card blank.  I cut out the decoupage pieces and layered them onto the card with Pinflair glue.  The sentiment was attached across the top corner of the card with a dab of glue under both ends and the middle raised from the card.  To finish I highlighted the star and snow on the trees with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Cabrini Ornament

I've had this die on my wish list for a while having seen Di's card and I've finally bought it with a voucher I won a few weeks ago.  As all the mirri card is from my snippets drawer, I'm hoping across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop to show Di what she 'encouraged' me to buy!

I'm also entering  the Christmas Card Throwdown 'Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 or 2013' (I have chosen the February 2012 'Red, Green & Gold' challenge), the Crafty Calendar Challenge 'It's Christmas', Die-Cut Divas 'Winter Time' and the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'.

Card blank: 6" x 4" white silk
Dies: Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' and 'Cabrini Ornament'
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Snowflake Frame', Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Green, gold and red mirri, white silk card

I trimmed a piece of white card slightly smaller than the front of the card and die cut Merry Christmas from the lower section, setting aside the letters.  I then die cut the ornament from the top.  I die cut Merry Christmas from gold card, trimming the sides and lower edge. The two sections were then attached to the card front.  I die cut the ornament from gold mirri and attached the outline of the ornament.  The leaves were die cut and embossed from green mirri and the berries from red mirri, before being inlaid into the ornament.  I embossed a piece of gold card with the corner of the snowflake frame, die cut the bauble and inlaid it.

Kath x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Teddy with Penguin

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Anything Goes' which is a nice and easy challenge for the final one of the year.

This is my sister's Christmas card and I'm entering the  Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge, the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Bear Hugs' and A Gem of a Challenge 'Animals in the Snow', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'.

Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Teddy with Penguin' Mini Masterpiece
Die: 'Creative Expressions - From the Hear - Female Relatives'
Punch: Woodware Large and Regular Snowflake
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Sunny Side Up'
Other: Stampendous Fun Flock, Diamond and Xmas Red Stickles, Wink of Stella

I layered the red paper onto gold card and attached it to the card front.  I trimmed the precoloured image and die cut 'Sister' from the top corner before layering it onto gold card.  I die cut 'Sister' from gold card and inlaid it, then ran the panel through my Cuttlebug to ensure the inlaid die cut lay flat.  The panel was then attached to the centre.  I punched three snowflakes and attched them above the teddy and penguin.  I added Fun Flock to the penguin's hat, Diamond Stickles on the snow and Xmas Red Stickles to the centre of the snowflakes.  To finish I highlighted the teddy with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Sunday, 26 November 2017

November Rudolph Day

It's time for the final Rudolph Day of the year and I've used some oddments from a Hundydory Christmas set to make this quick card.  I'm also entering the Crafty Friends 'Add a Sentiment' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Card blank: 6" x 6" cream matt
Card: Hunkydory 'Christmas Post', red mirri
Other: Red ribbon, red nailheads

I trimmed the patterned card ensuring I kept as much as possible of the detail on the cream part of the card.  This was layered onto red mirri and attached to the card front.  The die cut sentiment was also from the same set.  I layered it onto red mirri and tied red ribbon through the hole.  To finish I attached the sentiment with foam tape and added red nailheads to the corners.

Kath x

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Away in a Manger

I made this card for the Crafting with Dragonflies 'Christmas Card in Non-traditional Colours' challenge.  I'm also entering The Paper Shelter 'A Christmas Card' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.  The paper and card are from my snippets mountain so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamp: Little Claire Designs 'Away in a Manger' digi
Punch: Woodware Squared Corner
Colouring: Promarkers
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: Brown card, gold/yellow paper

I trimmed the gold paper, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the card front.  The digi stamp was resized and printed onto white card before being coloured with Promarkers to match the paper and card.  I trimmed the image to a square, punched the corners, layered it onto brown card and attached it to the centre.  To finish I highlighted the stars with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Monday, 20 November 2017

Gift Voucher Wallet

I made this wallet for a theatre gift voucher I am giving as a Christmas present.  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'Anything but a Card' challenge, Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'More than One Fold', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.

Dies: Creative Expressions 'Pierced Tags'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Gold pearlescent
Paper: 'Christmas Greetings' (magazine freebie)
Other: Red ribbon

I measured the depth of the gift voucher and then folded the gold card to make the wallet.  I then covered the top and bottom flaps and the back of the wallet with paper, ensuring the robin was in the bottom corner of the wallet front.  I trimmed a strip of red holly paper, layered it onto gold card and folded it around the wallet to make a belly band.  The overlap was trimmed and fastened with double sided tape.  I layered another piece of robin paper onto gold card before die cutting and embossing a pierced tag.  A snippet of red ribbon was attached to the top of the label before it was attached to the belly band.

Kath x