Friday, 19 January 2018

CAS in Purple

A CAS card today in two shades of purple.

The die cut is Memory Box ' Florina Corner', which I die cut in purple.  I inlaid just three of the flowers in a lilac to add a little extra interest.  

I am joining in the following challenges:
Less is More Challenge #362 ~ Purples
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #63 ~ CAS
Use Your Stuff Challenge #295 ~ Monochromatic
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #386 ~ With Sympathy

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Blue and White Christmas

A glittery blue and white Christmas card today - number 15 towards my cards for Christmas 2018.
I covered a 6 x 6 card blank with blue, non-shed glitter card from a local pound shop. On a sheet of white card, I die cut the two channels using Poppystamp 'Snowflake Channel' and 'Let It Snow Channel' dies, then trimmed the white card down to a little under 6 x 6.  This was attached to the blue glitter card front using Crafter's Companion 'Stick and Stay' adhesive.   I die cut all four Memory Box 'Twilight Snowflakes' from the glitter card and arranged on the top part of the card.  A tiny clear gem over the 'O' of SNOW finished off my card.

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I am joining in the following challenges with my card:
Memory Box Challenge #32- Snow and Winter
Make My Monday Challenge # 62 ~ Blue and White
That's Crafty Feeling Blue Challenge
HLS January Anything Goes With Dies
HLS January Christmas Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #186 ~ January Blues
Allsorts Challenge Week 450 ~ No Patterned Papers

Monday, 15 January 2018

Creative Minds ❤️ Kind Hearts

There's a new Facebook page called 'Creative Minds ❤️ Kind Hearts'.  I decided to join in the monthly card swap and now I know that my card has been received, I can post a photo of it on my blog.
I used a die from the Spellbinders 'Happy Days' set for the step card base.  The patterned paper is from a Docrafts paper pad.  I made the flowers with Sue Wilson 'String Flowers' dies  and a drop of 'Buttermilk' Nuvo Crystal Drops for the centres.  The leaves are Poppystamps 'Ivy Tendrils'.  The turquoise squares of card were embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder.  

I am joining in the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge ~ Flowers
Moving Along with the Times Challege #62 ~ Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Use Patterned Paper
 Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 315 and 316 ~ Use Snippets (all the flowers and turquoise card)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January 2018 Challenge
Country View Crafts January Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Pink Butterfly

Welcome to my new follower, Maria of Maria's Merry Makings.

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + O is for One Layer and/or the colour Ultra Pink', so I've gone for the whole package!

To make the background, I put a Creative Expressions 'Stripy Spots' stencil over the card blank.  Then I die cut an oval into a piece of scrap card, laid the card over the top of the stencil, and inked through the oval aperture.  I used an Adirondack 'Raspberry' ink pad and applied the ink with an Ink Duster.  Using my TH Stamp Platform (however did I manage without it??!!) I stamped the Lavinia 'Zen Butterfly' image with Memento 'Tuxedo Black'  and the Sizzix sentiment with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.  The image was coloured with a matching pink Promarker.  

I am joining in the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #92 ~ Butterflies + O is for One Layer and or the colour Ultra Pink
Allsorts Challenge - Week 450 ~ No Patterned Papers
Time Out Challenge #100 ~ Thankful
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #274 ~ Clean and Simple
I Love Promarkers Challenge #350 ~ Thank you
Country View Crafts January Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Friday, 12 January 2018

Baby Blue

I should have heeded the saying 'More haste, less speed!'.  This should have been a fairly quick card to make, but everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.  I had three hours before the Allsorts Challenge finished and as I missed it last week, I wanted to make sure I joined in this week.  I decided to make a New Baby card for my box of readymade cards.

The image and sentiment are both from LOTV, stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  This is attempt number two, as my first attempt was on the wrong sort of card, so the colouring with Promarkers started to bleed over the lines.  The image is die cut with a MB 'Stitched Rectangle' die and layered on the blue, pearlised stitched die cut mat. The Creative Expression, 'Heart Lattice' embossing folder is one kindly sent to me by Cara.  The ribbon is by Darice and after I had attached it to the embossed card, I some how ripped of a tiny corner of the card, so I had to trim everything back.  The ribbon looks flat IRL!  I added a punched heart to finish my card....although it wasn't quite finished as when a turned the card over, I realised that I'd managed to get some black ink on the back somehow! Grrr!   So, the front was cut off and attached to a clean white card blank.  Phew! Card completed with 30 minutes to spare!

I am joining in the following challenges:

Thursday, 11 January 2018


Darnell has started a new challenge with a difference this month called Twofer Card Challenge.  The aim is to make two completely different cards for two different occasions, using the same stamp or die on both cards.  Each month there will be a different prompt word and the word for the first challenge is 'Feathers'.  You can find out more HERE and also get lots of inspiration from Darnell and her talented DT.

Here are my two cards.
The feather die I used on both cards is from a Spellbinders set of feather dies.

I am joining in the following challenges with this pair of cards.

My first card is a 'Thinking of you' card, which I decided to make in blue and white so that it would be appropriate to send to a man, as well as a lady.  It will be going into my box of readymade cards.  The sentiment is an old Hero Arts stamp, stamped with Versafine 'Majestic Blue'. The ovals are MB 'Stitched Oval' dies cuts and the white one is two sizes bigger the blue one to create a wider frame.  The embossing folder I used is Crafts-Too 'Feathers'.  The matted and layered oval is raised up on foam tape.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:
Make My Monday Challenge # 62 ~ Blue and White
Southern Girls Challenge ~ Stitching
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Winter Blues
That's Crafty Feeling Blue Challenge

 My second card, a birthday card, uses the same SB feather die.  The base card was die cut using a die from the SB 'Happy Days' set.  The patterned papers are by Anna Marie Designs.  The squares are embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' e/f with a Fiskars punched feather on each square.  Three white pearls finished off my card.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Use Patterned Paper
HLS January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #385 - No Winter Blues (No Blue Colour)
Country View Crafts January Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #88 ~ Anything Goes 

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Wedding Anniversary

An anniversary card today for a crafty friend and her husband.
I used a MB 'Large Circle Burst' die in a square of cream card, which was matted and layered on deep red pearlised paper and a cream card blank.  The heart is a MB 'Sofia Heart'.   As the heart is a very intricate die and difficult to keep straight,  I inlaid the die cut in the red circle. (Joining in the Addicted to Stamps and More! challenge - challenge started on Wednesday Australian time, but it's still Tuesday in the UK!)

I am joining in the following challenges: