Friday, 15 November 2019

Berry Wreath

Day 9 at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday cards challenge has the letter H as the prompt.

I have used Holly as my theme and this Berry Wreath image from Beccy's Place is perfect.
The image is coloured with Promarkers, a gold gel pen and Sakura glitter pen on the berries. I used a Fiskars Shapeboss template for the circle and then matted this onto green card. This was then mounted onto 3d foam for dimension.

I used the current sketch 589 at Sketch Saturday for the layout.

The card front is covered with a holly paper and embellished with some red Stickles glitter glue.

I used a Fiskars Heritage corner punch. The flower ensemble is a collection of fabric and paper flowers held together with a brad. Finally I added a gold corner outline sticker and added a sentiment that has been recycled from an old gift card

Card Details :-

Size - 7" x 5"
Digi Stamp - Berry Wreath by Beccy's Place
Paper - Christmas Cheer pad from K & Co
Tools - Promarkers, gold gel pen, Sakura Glitter pen, Fiskars Shapeboss template, Fiskars Heritage corner punch
Embellishments - Stickles glitter glue, Prima flowers, cardstock die cuts from Craftwork cards, brad

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

Thursday, 14 November 2019

With Love at Christmas

Day 13 at Beccy's Place month long holiday challenge the prompt letter is K.

Beccy gives some example words and when I saw kraft I thought to myself that I have never used kraft card to make a Christmas card so thought I would have a go.

I used a sentiment Margie's Christmas Freebie from Beccy's Place and printed it quite large as I wanted it to be the centrepiece of the card. I have coloured the holly with Promarkers and added some Stickles glitter glue to embellish. This was matted onto kraft card.

The kraft base of the card has a panel of paper from K & Co and to finish off the holly theme I have added some die cuts and gems.

I am really enjoying taking part in Beccy's challenges and what a great excuse to make Christmas cards too 😀

Beccy generously has a great selection of freebie's available to suit all occasions. I have also been very lucky to have won some store credit to purchase from the store.

Card Details :-

Size - A5
Paper - Holly Vine from K & Co
Tools - Promarkers, gold gel pen
Embellishments - large red gems, Stickles glitter glue, holly leaf die cuts

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Holly Jolly Christmas

At Beccy's Place the November Holiday challenge for Day 6 is a bingo grid.

My card was made to fit Gold, Die Cuts & Sparkle but would also fit Silver, Die Cuts & Stripes.

On Facebook Julie Hickey showed a sneak peek of a card that was part of a workshop she was running at Crafts You Love. This inspired me to crack open my glitter and have a go at making my own background.

I have several widths of red line double sided tape. I have laid these out onto a piece of white card and used silver, gold, red & green glitter to create the most sparkly paper. Of course I was absolutely covered in it by the time I was finished 😁

The holly die is from The Works. It was really cheap at only £4 and I was impressed with how crisp the cut was. I cut this from the mid green card and used a dark green Promarker to colour the outside frame & leaf spine. I added 3 large gems as the holly berries.

Finally I added a 3D cardstock sticker with a holly themed sentiment.

This card, although extremely sparkly is very CAS in the layout which is a complete departure for me.

Card Details :-

Size - A5
Dies - Holly Die from The Works
Embellishments - 3D Sentiment Sticker,  Loose glitter, large red gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

Monday, 11 November 2019

Mouse Hug Me

At Beccy's Place there is a great month long holiday challenge with a new prompt every day.

For the 10th November the challenge was to make a card using a non-holiday image. To be honest it is something I would never have thought of doing so is a real challenge for me.

I used Mouse Hug Me which is a retired image from Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkers in traditional Christmas colours.  I added a mat cut from a Spellbinders die, the inside of which I fussy cut the image to the same size. 

I used the current Stella Says Sketch 719 from the Catch the Bug challenges. I used a red & green spotty paper from my stash to match the colours. The gold gift paper is a scrap of wrapping paper. I highlighted one of the gifts by using a Promarker.

I added scraps of card and a self adhesive ribbon and some 3d stickers I have had in my stash for years.

The sentiment is one I have had printed for ages. It is from Platypus Creek Digitals who don't look like they are about anymore.

It seems in the years when I wasn't making cards a lot of digi companies went out of business which is such a shame.

Card Details :-

Size - A5
Image - Mouse Hug Me from Bugaboo Stamps (Retired)
Sentiment - With Love at Christmas by Platipus Creek Digitals (Retired)
Tools - Promarkers, Flexmarkers, white gel pen
Dies - Spellbinders Eyelet Squares
Embellishments - 3D Stickers, Self adhesive ribbon,

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Snow Title

Today's Christmas card was made using an image Snow Title from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

I absolutely love snowmen and was looking through my digital images and came across this one. I was immediately inspired to make a shaker card.

The image was printed out large enough to fit an A5 card. Using a craft knife I cut around the SNOW word to create an aperture and behind this I placed acetate to create a window.

I have added 3d foam to the back of this to create the dimension needed to fill with the shaker section. This is filled with irridescent glitter and seed beads in dark blue, light blue and white. This is backed with a strip of blue card to seal the shaker section.

I have decoupaged the snowman and paper pieced using a combination of scraps of glitter and metallic papers. I used Promarkers to colour the image adding a pale grey to the snowman and the outside of the word.

I have used an assortment of snowflake & star stickers to decorate. This whole section was then added to the card blank.

It is absolutely ages since I made a shaker card and I forgot how fun they are.

Card Details :-

Size - A5
Tools - Promarkers, Flexmarkers, 
Embellishments - Stickers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Tree With Presents Imagine That Guest DT

I was chosen as a Top 2 winner at Imagine That Digistamp challenge 9 with my Lorie's Peppermint Mocha card.

I was invited to be a Guest Designer for challenge 11. I have been a designer for Kris in the past and it was like old times creating with her images.

The image Tree with Presents has been coloured using Promarkers and Flexmarkers and extra detail has been added with silver & gold gel pens. 

The image has been matted onto red card and the card blank is covered with designer paper from DCWV.

As soon as I saw this image I just knew that the gold tinsel trim I have had in my stash for at least 10 years would be perfect as an embellishment. 

The star was part of a handmade paper topper that I have added as the pinnacle of the tree. The card has been finished off with a sentiment from my stash and self adhesive gems.

Please join in the challenge at the Imagine That Digistamps Creative Playground and have the chance to win some fabulous images.

Card Details :-

Size - 8" x 8"
Tools - Promarkers, Flexmarkers, gel pens
Embellishments - Self adhesive gems, star topper, tinsel trim

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Ruby Christmas Tree

This card has been made using an image I have had coloured for many years. Ruby Christmas Tree from Bugaboo Digi Stamps which has been coloured using Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

I used the latest sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout.

I have a box of scraps of Christmas papers and trims that have been recycled from old cards I have received. This sketch is perfect for using some these.

I used star textured cardstock on the base and added the strips of patterned card. The image was then mounted onto mats of red and green card and then laid onto the strips.

The image and card has been embellished with self adhesive gems and metallic domes. Finally I had added a holly sprig of funky foam shapes and a sentiment that has been tripped down from a tag.

Card Details :-

Size - 6.25" x 4.25"
Tools - Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Embellishments - Self adhesive gems & studs, funky foam shapes

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-