Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Two more Christmas cards!

Evening! This is going to be very quick, it's my bedtime and I'm knackered! Haha! I'll add all the links & details and hopefully take better piccys in the morning, but for now, here they are;
This first one is for this weeks Less is More One Layer Starry Night theme and CASology's Festive challenge. It's also my interpretation of Kristina Werner's Day 3 card in her Holiday Card Series.

And this one is using this weeks Just Add Ink colours theme of Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla & Gold. (I didn't have Lost Lagoon so I went with Bermuda Bay) And also this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch. Thanks for looking, I'll be back in the morning to fill in the gaps. Zzzzzz ;-)


Monday, 10 November 2014

Chalkboard Christmas cards

Hi! Back with another pair of Christmas cards, this time with a bit of a chalkboard look.

They're pretty similar and are both for this weeks Colour Me... challenge which is Real Red and a neutral, and also Just Us Girls chalkboard theme but following different sketches. This first one is using this weeks My Favourite Things sketch. The sentiment is stamped in Sparkling Snow embossing powder but for the life of me I couldn't get the glitter to show in the picture!

Then this second one is using this weeks Fusion sketch. The background was sponged with white ink, as were all the edges. I hope you like then, thanks for looking!

Sentiment - MFT 'Seasonal Sentiments'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Real Red'
Papers - Echo Park 'Tis the Season'
Die - MFT 'Let it Snowflakes'
Embossing - WOW! 'Sparkling Snow'
Other - white ink & red gems
Stencil - Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow' 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Rustic Christmas Wreath

Hi! I hope you've had a good weekend! I'm back with another Christmas card - properly in the flow now! ;-) It's using this weeks Case this Sketch, Festive Fridays photo challenge and the Pals Paper Arts colour challenge. I made the wreath by cutting a few different sized poinsettias in a mix of greens then cutting them apart and glueing them in a wreath shape. I used gold Wink of Stella on the bow but it only shows up in a photo when turned at a weird angle into the sun! Thanks for looking, I hope you like it :-)

Card stock - Stampin' Up 'Naturals white', 'Cajun Craze', 'Always Artichoke', 'Garden Green' & 'Pear Pizzazz'
Paper - My Minds Eye 
Dies - Spellbinders 'Poinsettias' & Taylored Expressions 'Basic Bow'
Other - Wink of Stella 'Gold' & pearls

Friday, 31 October 2014

Red & Kraft Christmas cards

Hiya! I hope you've had a good week! This is another long post warning. I think a lot of future ones might be as now my crafty time is scarce I'm trying to make more than one card with the supplies I have out rather than tidying everything away and starting from scratch the next time. Just realised my rambling is making this post even longer so I'll cut to the chase - 2 more Christmas cards :-)

This first one is for Day 2 of my challenge to case Kristina Werners Holiday Card Series cards. I used the idea for a Kraft base and a reindeer peeping through a circle cut out this time. It's also using this weeks Freshly Made Sketch as well as this fortnights Festive Friday challenge photo and the Simon Says Stamp challenge of Anything Goes. All the red presents made me think of this paper pad.

My second card is also using the Festive Friday photo and the Simon Says challenge but I've combined it with this weeks Retro Sketches sketch. I made a subtle shaker card with some vellum and large sequins. I die cut and stacked up 4 or 5 cardstock rings to make the holder for the shaky bits, much neater than a load of foam pads ;-) Thanks for looking, have a great weekend!

1st card -
Papers - Papermania 'Home for Christmas'
Stamp - Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer'
Dies - Nestabilities 'Circles' & Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer'
Sentiment - Paula Pascual 'Essential Christmas' 
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Real Red' & Memento 'Rich Cocoa'
Other - Copics & a white gel pen
2nd -
Papers - Papermania 'Home for Christmas'
Sentiment - Mama Elephant 'Peace on Earth'
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Cherry Cobbler'
Embossing powder - Wow! 'Neutral Shimmer'
Dies - Nestabilities 'Circles'
Other - white gel pen & assorted sequins

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Neutral Christmas card set

Hiya! Warning, this is a pretty long post! I've made another set of Christmas cards, 3 this time, and for a few different challenges.

Firstly is my own challenge. I've watched Kristina Werners holiday card series for the last 3 or 4 years and every year I've said I'll make a card inspired by every day - only just managed day 1! Haha! Though that's one better than previous years :-) It's fairly easy to see how I cased this card though instead of grey I used beige, instead of silver I used platinum and instead of the embossed background I used this beautiful patterned paper (hopefully in the close up you can see the shine on this paper) It's from this gorgeous pad from Buttons for Brains - love it!

This second card is using this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch. When I was making the previous card, I didn't know whether the gold or platinum embossing would go best so I made both using this gorgeous sentiment die and 2 layers of powder. Then I stamped and embossed the snowflakes and half the sentiment in the same gold.

Then for my 3rd card I used the other half of the gold sentiment this weeks Merry Monday challenge of neutral colours, snowflakes and dry embossing. All 3 of these cards are for this weeks Muse challenge which was to make 3 cards using die cuts, cream and a single sheet of paper - this is where I bent the rules, I only use 6x6 paper and only had one of each sheet so I made all 3 cards using papers from the same collection, I hope that's ok! Thanks for looking and making it to the end! :-)

1st -
Papers - First Edition 'Gilded Winter'
Sentiment die - Simon Says Stamp 'Merry Christmas'
Card stock - Stampin' Up 'Sahara Sand'
Embossing powder - Wow! 'Metallic Platinum'
Other - Simon Says Stamp 'Moonshine' sequins, vellum & natural silver twine
2nd -
Papers - First Edition 'Gilded Winter'
Dies - Simon Says Stamp 'Merry Christmas' & MFT 'Snowflakes Splendor'
Stamps - MFT 'Snowflake Splendor'
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp 'Christmas'
Card stock - Stampin' Up 'Crumb Cake'
Other - Simon Says Stamp 'Moonshine' sequins, 
Embossing powder - Wow! 'Metallic Rich Gold Pale'
3rd -
Papers - First Edition 'Gilded Winter'
Dies - Simon Says Stamp 'Merry Christmas' & Memory Box 'Country Landscape'
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp 'Christmas'
Embossing powder - Wow! 'Metallic Rich Gold Pale'
Card stock - Stampin' Up 'Sahara Sand'
Other - Simon Says Stamp 'Moonshine' sequins ' snowflake embossing folder

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Christmas jumper cards!!

Hi! Excuse the blogging break, just been super busy with making 90 wedding invitations and being a mummy - all good stuff! :-) I'm back to share these cards with this Christmas jumper stamp set from Stimson Says Stamp - I love these stamps!! Totally up my street! I'm planning on using up a lot of my christmas patterned paper stash with these, and these are the first 2 of many!

The first one is using this weeks Sketch Saturday sketch along with this weeks Simon Says Stamp challenge of Kraft card and the current Merry Monday challenge of Non traditional colours. I thought the blue & gold from this Bo Bunny pad was an interesting option.

The second is also for the Simon Says Stamp and Merry Monday challenges but this one is using the current Wanna Sketch? sketch. I hope you like them! Thanks for looking!

First card - 
Papers - Bo Bunny 'Snow Day'
Stamp - Simon Says Stamp 'Ugly Sweater'
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp 'Holiday Labels'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Crumb Cake' & 'Baja Breeze'
Stencil - Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow'
Die - MFT 'Let it Snowflake'
Other - white ink & natural twine
Second card -
Papers - Bo Bunny 'Snow Day'
Stamp - Simon Says Stamp 'Ugly Sweater'
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp 'Holiday Labels'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Crumb Cake' & 'Crushed Curry'
Embossing - Cuttlebug folder 'Snowflakes'
Other - white ink & white embossing powder