Sunday, 10 December 2017

Snow Gift Tags

I don't think I'm done with Christmas cards just yet, but I have some Christmas gift tags to share instead today. I started by cutting snowflakes in some kraft tags using dies from a set by Tim Holtz/Sizzix. I then stamped a sentiment above...I picked a couple by Hero Arts (from the 'Very Merry Christmas' and 'Winter Wishes' sets). I cut matching tags from red card to layer behind the kraft ones, then joined them together using some red & white baker's twine.


These were really quick to do, so I made a big pile:


Challenges for these tags:


Friday, 8 December 2017

Snowy Winter Nights

I have a few Christmas cards to share today...the stamp I used is called 'Snowy Winter Nights' by Hero Arts. I stamped it in Versamark Ink on plain white card, then heat embossed it using 'Vintage Peacock' embossing powder by WOW. I added a sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonmous), then distressed the edges a little.


The embossing powder is a really pretty mixture of teal and black glitter...beautiful in real life, but so tricky to capture in a photo...but I tried my best!


Challenges for these cards:


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge December - Y & Z are for?

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means it's time for a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge...it's our last challenge for the year, and Samantha is the host. The themes for December are:

'Y is for Yummy'
&
'Z is for Zentangle'

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize - £10 Voucher!

and:

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I made a card for each of the two themes...for my 'Y is for Yummy' card, I picked an IndigoBlu stamp called 'Christmas Tree Cupcake'. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut it out. I popped it on my card blank using some 3D foam pads, then added some sparkle using Stickles. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.


I'm also entering this cards into the following challenges:
On my 'Z is for Zentangle' card, I drew some simple triangular 'tree' shapes using a green metallic gel pen, then filled them in using a different doodle for each one. The sentiment (again from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set) is heat embossed in red.


I'm also entering this cards into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Pile It On! Challenge December - Non-traditional Xmas Colours

It's the first Sunday of the month, so that means that we have a fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...the theme is:

'Non-traditional Xmas Colours'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Crafty Sentiments:
For prize details, please visit Pile It On!

I found some snippets of brightly coloured patterned papers (all by My Mind's Eye...from the 'Merry Little Christmas' (pink & blue) and the 'Ooh La La (for Her)' (orange) pads). I cut some simple tree shapes using dies from the 'Reindeer' stamp & die set by Hero Arts & Sizzix...adding another tree cut from kraft card behind the paper for the brown 'trunk'. I made a simple background from snippets of white card...using my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder for the embossing. I used one of my 'Stitched Hillside Borders' dies to cut the curved ground, then cut it into a circle shape using one of my Nesties. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

PBSC December - Winter or Christmas!

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...the theme this month is:

'Winter or Christmas'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:

Prize - a $20 voucher!

I used my 'Before the Snow' stamp to create a couple of simple wintry cards. I inked the stamp using various shades of green Distress Ink (Forest Moss, Peeled Paint & Pine Needles), then spritzed it with a little water, before stamping directly on to some kraft card blanks. I dotted some Versamark Ink over the trees, then heat embossed it using 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder by WOW. I cut the 'snow drifts' from an offcut of white card using one of my 'Stitched Hillside Border' dies (by Lawn Fawn), and added a sentiment from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Holly & Globe

I have a simple heat embossed Christmas card to share today. The stamp is 'Holly & Globe' by Penny Black...I stamped it using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it with 'Gold Metallic Sparkle' powder by WOW...so sparkly in real life, but so difficult to photograph! I inked and heat embossed around the edges a little, then matted the image on to some gold mirror card. I also heat embossed the sentiment (from the 'Merriest Wishes' set by Hero Arts).


Challenges for this card:


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas

I have a one layer Christmas card to share today...featuring a fun Penny Black stamp from the 'Holly Jolly Christmas' set. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to the baubles using some Stickles. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.


Challenges for this card:


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Harry the Dog

I have a simple masculine birthday card to share today...something other than Christmas at last! This is 'Harry the Dog' by Whipper Snapper, and I coloured him using watercolour pencils. The papers are snippets from the 'Prince Charming' pad by Recollections/Michaels (found at TKMaxx), and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Birthday Bears' set by Penny Black. I just added some simple doodled borders using a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:


Friday, 24 November 2017

Little Star

I have a simple little Christmas card to share today...using 'Little Star' by Lili of the Valley. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then coloured his star using a gold gel pen. For the background, I added some strips of gold washi tape (from WHSmith, Ikea & Hobbycraft)...the sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.


Challenges for this card:


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Angel Cat

I have another Christmas card to share today...this one features 'Angel Cat' by Penny Black, and papers from the 'Silent Night' pad by First Edition. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to his wings using some Stickles glitter glue. I added a sentiment from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, then distressed all of the edges and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:


Monday, 20 November 2017

Xmas Treat

I have an ultra simple Christmas card to share today...CASE-ing Susan's fabulous card for this week's Less Is More Challenge. I used her layout (minus the sparkly stars), and chose to also use an image featuring a stocking ('Xmas Treat' by Penny Black), and her festive red & green colour combination. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Very Merry Christmas' set by Hero Arts.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pile It On! Challenge - Large Sentiments and/or Things with Wings

It's the third Sunday of the month, so over at the Pile It On! Challenge, we have some more inspiration and an additional theme for November's challenge:

'Large Sentiments'
and/or
'Things with Wings'

Our sponsor this month is Pickled Potpourri:
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Prize - $7 Gift Certificate for Pickled Potpourri.

I went with just the 'wings' this time, and picked a Penny Black stamp called 'Cluck, Cluck, Cluck!', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Stella & Rose - Mabel' pad by My Mind's Eye...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Birthday Bears' set, also by Penny Black.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

PBSC November - Thank You...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Thank You'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I picked one of the cute hedgies from the 'Wonderful' set...and paired him with some papers from the 'Tea House' pad by Dovecraft. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is also by Penny Black.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Moose!

Today's card features a cute moose stamp by Rachelle Anne Mille (for Stampavie) that I last inked up in August 2013 - eeeek! I added a snippet of stripey paper (from the LilyBee Designs 'Christmas Cheer' pad)...I distressed all of the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz (for Stampers Anonymous).


Challenges for this card:


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Henry Mouse

I have a birthday card to share today...featuring 'Henry - Cupcake Mouse' by Whiff of Joy. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to the frosting on his cupcake using some Stickles. The papers are from the 'Now & Then' pad by My Mind's Eye...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The little sentiments are from the 'Party Critters' set by Penny Black.


Challenges for this card:

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Teddy & Penguin

I have another simple one layer Christmas card to share today...featuring a cute Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Teddy & Penguin', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I added a stamped sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous), and then doodled a border using a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Joy to the World

I have another simple Christmas card to share today featuring another stamp from the 'Joy to the World' set by Penny Black. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to the snowy ground using Stickles. The papers are from the 'Frost & Snow' pack by Craft Creations...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Home for Christmas

I have a simple one layer Christmas card to share today...featuring a cute hedgie from the 'Joy to the World' set by Penny Black. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, and added a sentiment from the 'Winter Wishes' set by Hero Arts.


Challenges for this card:


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Pile It On! Challenge - Large Sentiments

It's the first Sunday of the month, so that means that we have a fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...the theme is:

'Large Sentiments'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Pickled Potpourri:
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Please see Pile It On! Challenge post for details of the prize.

I used a Memory Box die for my large sentiment...it's called 'Grand Merry Christmas'...and I cut it from plain white card. I made a background using Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers & Cracked Pistachio) on watercolour paper, then stamped some snowflakes (from the 'Detailed Snowflakes' set by Stampendous) in Versamark Ink, and heat embossed them using 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder by WOW. I scuffed up the edges a little using my distressing tool, then matted it all on to some teal card.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.