Sunday, 25 June 2017

June Rudolph Day

It's Rudolph Day again and we're now half way through the year - where does the time go?  I've used another image from the LOTV 'Festive Foliage' for my card this month.  I'm entering Christmas Card Challenges 'Wreath', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes', Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Festive Foliage' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' and 'Lacy Squares:
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Wild Rose Studio 'Painted Poinsettias:
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card blank.  I die-cut and embossed the pre-coloured wreath image and layered into onto a die cut Lacy Square before attaching it to the centre of the card.  To finish I highlighted the wreath with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

Friday, 23 June 2017

You Have My Heart Snowman

I am hosting the new Winter Wonderland challenge and I have chosen 'Snowmen'.  We are sponsored by The Stamping Studio who are offering one image from each artist.  Join them at their The Stamping Studio Facebook Group for freebies and specials.

I am entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'L for Love or M for More than One' (my card is L for Love and M for More than One Heart), the Alphabet Challenge 'H for Hearts', the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' and Classic Design Team Open Challenge 'Anything Goes'.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Stamps: Stamping Studio 'You Have my Heart Snowman' digi
Punches: Woodware Regular and Mini Heart
Colouring: Promarkers
Card: Red matt, white silk
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Twas the Night'
Other Diamond Stickles

I trimmed the striped paper, layered it onto red card and attached it to the card front.  I resized the snowman image and printed it onto white card before colouring it with Promarkers to match the backing paper.  The snowman was layered onto red card and attached to the left side of the card.  I printed the sentiment, layered it onto red card and attached it with Pinflair glue.  I punched one regular and two mini hearts and attached them to the lower edge.  To finish I highlighted the snow with Diamond Stickles.


Kath x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Jungle Cuddlies

I made this notecard to send to a friend and I'm entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Quick and Easy' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. The paper and card are from my snippets mountain, so I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card bnalk: 6" x 4" white silk
Image and sentiment: Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Images - Jungle Cuddlies'
Snippets: Blue pearlescent card and Lili of the Valley 'Lili's Images - Jungle Cuddlies' paper

I trimmed the leaf paper, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card front.  The pre-coloured 'Charlie' image was trimmed, layered onto blue card and attached to the left side.  I cut around the sentiment to remove the brown edging, layered it onto blue card and attached it to the card with Pinflair blue.

Kath x

Friday, 9 June 2017

Beautiful Blooms

I made this quick birthday card for a friend who loves roses.  I managed to use some card and paper from my snippets mountain so I'm heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I'm also entering Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Quick and Easy' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Circles Large'  and 'Classic Scalloped Circles Large'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Dark green and white card, Lili of the Valley 'Perfect Pair' and Shabby Shack' paper

I trimmed the green card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank and die cut the scalloped circle from the centre.  I attached the green square to the card blank and then inlaid a scalloped circle cut from white card into the centre (one of Di's tips).  I trimmed the green paper before attaching it to the card. I trimmed a strip of pink paper, layered it onto green card and attached it horizontally across the centre.  I die cut and embossed the pre-coloured Art Pad image before layering it onto the green scalloped die cut circle and attaching it to the centre of the card with Pinflair glue.

Kath x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Happy Birthday Husband

This LOTV image reminded me of Hayle Towans which is near to where stayed last week in Cali, so I thought it would be a perfect image for Steve's birthday card.  I'm entering Crafty Cardmakers 'For a Special Man/Boy', Crafting with Dragonflies 'Anything Goes' and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Landscape Collection - Sea Breeze' Art Pad
Stamp: Netty's Cards 'Husband Birthday' (freebie)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Standard Circles Large'
Paper: Lili of the Valley 'Country Gent', Hot off the Press 'Floral' Ultimate Pack

I trimmed turquoise paper, layered it onto brown paper and attached it to the card front. I trimmed the Art Pad image, layered it onto brown paper and attached it to the centre.  I resized the digi stamp and printed it onto turquoise paper before cutting around the edge.  This was then layered onto a die cut brown circle and attached to the card with foam tape.

Kath x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

All that Glitters

This month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is 'Home, cabin, cottage, vacation spot' - the choice is yours!

I'm entering Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Non-traditional colours', Cardz 4 Guys  'Favourite Colour Combo' (black and gold are a favourite of mine for men's cards), Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Use some Gold' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Image and paper: Making Cards magazine 'All that Glitters' (magazine freebie)
Card: Black matt:
Other: Card Candi 'Metallique - Bronze', Wink of Stella

I trimmed the gold floral paper, layered it onto black card and attached it to the card front.  The image was trimmed, layered onto black card and attached to the centre.  I added Card Candi to the top and bottom corners and highlighted the wording and the gold on the houses with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x