Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Red and Gold

It's been a horrible day here today. Really dark and wet and miserable. What better way to while away the hours than crafting?
Today I have a card for two challenges: 52{C}CT which has the theme Friends and Family, and The Paper Players who have a sketch

Here is my card

Eeeek- my one tree looks a bit wonky doesn't it!!!!!

I love this sentiment which comes with the house in the Holiday Home set, I've heat embossed the house, trees and sentiment with gold embossing powder and the house and trees are attached with 3D foam pads.

Thanks for stopping by today - hope the weather is a bit better where you are! xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Green and Purple Christmas Card

I'm back with another Christmas card - this time it's for the challenge over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.
This week they have a gorgeous colour combo - take a look

The colours I chose for my card are Gumball Green and Elegant Eggplant

The tree and deer were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with a clear embossing powder. I then masked off the ground and sponged the green ink over the images. Purple snowflakes were added with sparkly gem centres and some dazzling diamond glitter was added to give a more Christmassy look.
The card base was one that had gone wrong on a previous project but the decorated panel fitted perfectly on the card covering the hideous mistake but still showing a bit of the tree underneath - I like it when things work out like that don't you?!

Thank you to the lovely 52{C}CT dt ladies for picking last week's card for an Honorable Mention.

See you soon xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Mini Christmas Cards

I'm here with my promised tutorial - enjoy!

You will need: pre-scored card blanks, three colours of ink plus a Versamark pad, snowflake stamps and a large focal image stamp, gold embossing powder, heat tool, and baby wipes.
Take one of your card blanks and randomly stamp with the snowflakes using your three colours of ink.
Do this with all of your card blanks.
Then take your focal image stamp and stamp in the middle of the card using the Versamark pad. Cover with the gold embossing powder.
Shake of the excess and return to the pot. Heat the powder with a heat tool. I used small 3.5" x 3.5" cards - if you use small cards too take care not to burn your fingers.
When heated the powder becomes very shiny and smooth to the touch.
Continue with the rest of the cards.
Your cards are complete however you may like to add a simple sentiment or some self adhesive gems. These cards are very quick and simple to make - perfect if you have loads to make!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Christmas Throwdown Sketch

I know I said that my next post would be a tutorial - I lied, I have a challenge card first and will post the tutorial soon - I promise!

I have followed the sketch for the challenge over on 52{C}CT - it's a good one - take a look

I could have made 10 cards with this sketch it's so versatile but this is the one I went with - what do you think?

My stamps were free on a magazine and I do love this noble stag's head -  quite manly too I think!

Thanks for looking - pop back again soon won't you xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

This is a card I made last year and I'm only just getting around to posting it - take a look

It's very clean and simple and I've only used half the stamp from the Joyful Christmas set. I coloured the images with markers and added a hand drawn frame.

I am entering this card into the challenge at A SNOWFLAKES PROMISE where the theme is Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas theme.

Thanks for stopping by today, my next post will be a tutorial  - hope you can make it xx

Monday, 9 November 2015


Hello - it's been a while I know but I'm still here and I have a card to share with you today!

I made this card ages ago for a challenge but missed the deadline and then forgot all about it. I was then mooching around blogland and happened upon one of my favourite challenge sites - LESS IS MORE and discovered that their challenge this week is perfect for my card.
The theme is FIRE and to use the colours you would see in a fire - what do you think?

I created my Autumn scene by first masking off the middle section and sponging it with some Pumpkin Pie ink. I punched a circle out of a post it note and sponged inside the stencil to get my sun - I used Tangelo Twist for that and for the deer silhouettes. Before removing the masking I then stamped my trees with Versamark and added some white embossing powder. After heating it I removed the mask and added my sentiment.

Thanks for looking - see you soon xx