Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Another scrappy Christmas card!

Today is Kevin's Birthday - but rather than share his Birthday card, I thought I would share the Christmas card I made for him...

It also uses scraps - the current challenge theme over at 

Anyway Kevin is this sort of person ... whereas I am more

So here's my card - a simple CAS one:

Basically lots of scraps of Christmas red and green card used to make a tag
 (with a piece of ribbon cut from a jumper - you know those annoying hanger pieces that always show if you don't cut them out - very useful in card making!!)
 and the 'Ho Ho Ho', on a red card base matted with green.
The words I printed on the computer and added a bit of faux stitching with a fineliner.
I also used this to outline.

I have several 'Ho Ho Ho' dies and I have been playing with different ways of using them. Here I have die cut across several snippets of card stuck together on a backing scrap.

I will link this to Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 311 - 312 - ages since I have joined in there...

Happy Crafting!

A Year of ATCs? - Day 347

This is my Day 347 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Day 13 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 13 of my set of Advent ATCs.

So far you have seen these:

It is getting more difficult to fit the bigger numbers on my ATCs so today I have gone for a smaller version - cut with my 'Big Squeeze'.

This matches the card I made on my yesterday's post for Ike's World Challenge #103.

This time the image was printed so much smaller and so difficult to colour!

Base: lilac card.
Next layers: rectangles of purple and pink card
Image: Ike's Xmas Fairy Freebie coloured with Zig real brush pens and a Wink of Stella.
Embellishments: 13 in purple cut with Big Squeeze. 

Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #272 - Make Your Mark

Here's my Make Your Mark card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More
This challenge requires a card using markers or colouring pencils or the like - making your mark...

This is a large card base - 8 by 8.
I embossed the stamp and sentiment in gold and then coloured the image with Zig real brush pens.
The stamp is a Papermania one from Docrafts.

Bit disappointed with the photos as they make the sentiment look wonky - not in reality!!

Hope you will enter the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Ike's World Challenge 103

Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#103) is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist -
Victorian Christmas!

and this is my midway post...

If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up...

Xmas Fairy

I have used this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice -

The theme is Victorian Christmas. I started by googling this and came up with images like this - pretty weird? Maybe Ike could come up with some spooky images like this??

Image result for victorian christmas card

Anyway my card was inspired more by Victorian Valentine - pretty colours, doileys...

I have used a white card base layered with three die cut squares. I then added the image die cut with a scalloped circle and coloured with a variety of markers
 and a Zig Wink of Stella.

The sentiment is a stamp from Happy Little Stampers stamped directly onto the image card.

Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #103...

Happy Crafting!

A Year of ATCs? Day 346

This is my Day 346 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Day 12 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 12 of my set of Advent ATCs.

Once again I have been looking through old Christmas cards!

Base: red card.
First layer: upcycled Christmas card, trimmed
Second layer: Tree from a Christmas card and faux stitched around the edge with a gold pen.
Embellishments: numbers and dies from Craftstash - 12 embossed in gold. 

Happy Crafting!