Sunday 29 November 2020

Final Christmas Cards

 Hi! Today I spent some time finishing up my Christmas Cards. I have written on them, sealed the envelopes with a kiss, and added the stamps :) Yay!

My final cards that I have made involved a lot of sparkle -

Card #1
I have stamped the sentiment and deer with gold ink and die cut the trees in gold mirror and silver glitter card. I even mounted the whole scene on gold mirror :)
All these goodies are from the SU! Carols of Christmas set.

Card #2
This card was fun and easy to create. I die cut some foliage, added some glitter berries then die cut  a couple of frames - one from white and one from gold mirror. I like how the frame includes the embossed line when die cut.
The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set called Seasons Wishes.

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Cut it Up (Christmas), Just Add Ink (Something starting with S: Snowy Scene), ABC Christmas (W for Winter Wonderland), Try it on Tuesdays (Winter Wonderland)
Card #2 - Creative Knockouts Challenge (Christmas), Cute Card Thursday (Silver or Gold), Watercooler Wednesdays (All Occasions) Double Trouble (Tic Tac Toe: Dies | Free | Embossing + Noticeable Sentiment)

Thank you for popping in today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Coffee for a Friend


A friend at work has had a tough few weeks. Her two sons aged 20 and 16 were involved in a head on collision. Thankfully all involved walked away from the accident but it shook her to the core.

I decided to create a card to give her with her morning coffee.

I have used stamps and dies by CAS-ual Fridays (Cup of Coffee & Coffee Talk). I also used a stencil by Memory Box called Rings & Puddles and a texture stamp from HLS Mixed Media (can be purchased here).
I die cut the coffee cup twice - once with white card and once with patterned paper. I glued them together so it was more sturdy. I did the same with the die cut coffee word.

I was inspired by a card I found HERE

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Simon Says Stamp (Food and/or Drink), STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge (Anything Goes), Sparkles Challenge (Use a Stencil), The Unicorn Challenge (Anything Goes), Use Your Stuff (Tic Tac Toe - Circles | Your Favourite Colour (Blue) | Design Paper)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Sunday 22 November 2020

Holiday Greetings

Hi there! A quick post for me today - I made this card last weekend while my Mum was visiting from interstate. We had heaps of fun in the craft room :)

I've used Lawn Fawn goodies here - Winter Village and Home for the Holidays. I've coloured everything with polychromo pencils.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenge -
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge (Anything Goes), Christmas Crafts all Year Round (Family and Friends), Bastel-Traum (Winter), Merry Little Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes), Colouring with Pencils (Winter/Christmas), Creative Craft Cottage (Christmas/Winter)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday 21 November 2020

Less is More #433 - Festive

 Happy Saturday! It's time for our last challenge of the year over at Less is More.

We are creating ONE LAYER Festive Cards

I've created two cards for you -

Card #1
I've stamped my images (MFT - Santa & Friends), and coloured them with polychromo pencils. Easy and very quick!

Card #2
Once again, I've stamped my images and coloured them but this time I created a mask for Santa and the reindeer, then used distress ink to create the background. I flicked water and mopped it up with paper towel to create the texture.

Our fabulous sponsor is 

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas (Something being with R - Reindeer), Crafty Catz (Christmas), Craft Rocket Challenges (Christmas), Krafty Chicks (CAS), Timeout Challenges (Quick)
Card #2 - Allsorts (Christmas Characters), AUD Sentiments (Christmas/Winter Animals + A Sentiment), Cardz 4 Girlz (Cute Christmas), Christmas 24 (Santa)

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you at the challenge blog :)

Saturday 7 November 2020

Less is More #432 - Colour Challenge

 Hi there and welcome to Saturday which means a new challenge over at Less is More.
We have a colour challenge for you -

I obviously love making Christmas cards and these colours were perfect for me!

I have made a few cards to help inspire you -

Card #1
This card is very simply made. A die cut sentiment with silver mirror card, a few stamped snowflakes, then sequins to finish it off.
(the snowflakes are from a CAS-ual Friday set called Sugar Plum Fairy)

Card #2
Once again, a die cut sentiment (this time covered with a clear sparkle pen), a small stamped sentiment, then plenty of sequins :)

Card #3
I created a watercolour panel using brushos and mica powder. I used the ink smooshing technique which produced a beautiful piece. Then I die cut the letters out, popped them up with foam tape, stamped the sentiment, and added yep you guessed it sequins :)

Where is the gold. In different light, the gold mica powder makes an appearance and looks beautiful!

Card #4
Using my left over red and gold brusho panel, I created a small panel, die cut the sentiment with gold mirror card and stamped my sentiment. No sequins this time!

Here's a closer look at that gold mica mixed in with the brushos.

Our guest designer for this challenge is the amazing and wonderful Kathy K!

Our wonderful sponsor is

I hope to see you play along with this challenge :)

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - CAS on Friday (Christmas), Papercraft Business Challenge (Christmas)
Card #2 - Do-Al(l) Kreatives (Christmas Greeting + Sparkle), Dragonfly Dreams (Christmas)
Card #3 - Christmas Craft Creations (Christmas Music - Joy to the World), Sparkles Forum Christmas (Gold or Silver or Glitter)
Card #4 - Sisterhood of Crafters (Use Gold), Mix it Up Challenge (Make your own Background)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

It's the first Saturday of the month which means a brand new challenge over at the Penny Black Saturday blog! 

ANYTHING GOES with the option of BINGO!

I went with the diagonal line of Patterned Papers | Penny Black Stamped Image | Clean & Simple

I paper pieced this Father Christmas (from the Penny Black set called North Pole Treasures). I used Christmas papers and added glitter to his hat, beard, and coat.
The sentiment is from the Penny Black Holly Day Critters.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:
Prize - $20 voucher!

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Just Add Ink (Stamps-Ink-Paper), Craft Rocket Challenges (Christmas/Winter), Timeout (Festivals + glitter), Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (Christmas)

Thanks for popping in and I hope to see you at the Penny Black Saturday challenge :)