Sunday 29 November 2020

Do you wanna build a snowman!

I thought I would try another slimline card as it is really challenging my creativity,  I am so used to making smaller cards but am loving this longer shape. Even though I am finding them a lot harder to photograph.  
For this card I cut a scalloped background in light green glitter card and then a white base card for the scene.  I have distressed the background with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks.  The Simon Says Snowflake border has been embossed with white glitter powder for lots of sparkle , I then added the snow embossed border.

The penguins are from the Heffy Doodle stamp set "I wanna build a snowman" which I have coloured with Zig markers and fussy cut .   The sentiment is computer generated.

We are still having computer issues and as we are in lockdown at the moment I am hoping its going to struggle on ! Its such a beautiful day here today bright but cold so we have just been on a six mile walk in the fields around Beaminster, I am lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world!


Saturday 28 November 2020

Another Gnome card!

Just love this Gnome die from Simon Says and I have used it a lot on cards this year.  Went for a fairly simple design with this one,  I distressed an oval onto a piece of card with Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Oxide inks.  The Tree is also from Simon Says , I stamped onto Green card and embossed with a glitter green powder, and fussy cut.  

 I stuck the tree to the card and used some brown card for the trunk, the gnome has been stuck with foam tape for some dimension.  I then added the sequins and a computer generated sentiment.

Adding this one to the Simon Says Flickr challenge "Holiday Cards" and the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" 

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.



Tuesday 24 November 2020

A card remake!

I was so pleased with how this Gnome card turned out that I decided to have another go using these cute reindeer stamps from Clearly Besotted.  I already had the distressed background as I made two last week while my blending brushes were still coloured red! I then added the gold glitter die cut snowflake border from Simon Says and some sequins to add more sparkle.

I then stamped and coloured the reindeer, die cut and pop dotted them onto my card.  The sentiment has been computer generated.

I shall add this card to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge who's theme is "Twas the night before Christmas"  hopefully Santa's reindeer will be racing across the sky on Christmas Eve!

I will also add it to the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge "Holiday Cards" and the SSS Wednesday Challenge "Christmas"

Its a lovely day here and I am hoping to get out in the garden before it turns much colder later in the week.  Have a great week.



Saturday 21 November 2020

Christmas Penguins!!


Another Christmas card to my stash and another slimline design, I am enjoying making this shape for a change and it is challenging me to think of different ideas.

I am adding this to both the " Lets Squash it" challenge and the "Christmas Kickstart" challenge as they both have the same theme this time "Christmas embossing and stamps".


 First I cut three squares using SSS dies and then embossed using the Snow Crafts Too folder. I then distressed with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks also adding some glitter glue to the snow for lots of shimmer. I then added a background scalloped square to the shapes.  The penguins are from Heffy Doodles and I have coloured with Zigs and fussy cut. For more sparle I added the glittery die cut snowflakes!


A fun card to make with lots of different elements.

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend



Wednesday 18 November 2020

Christmas Gnome!!

I have seen a lot of slimline cards over the internet lately so decided to make one for a change, I did find it hard to photograph well though  and the red fooled the camera a little too. 

The back panel has been distressed with Festive Berries, Barn Door and a touch of Seedless Preserves round the edges.  I then die cut two Simon Says Snowflake Borders from gold glitter card, I stuck this to the top of the card and added some red and gold sequins for extra sparkle.

Next I die cut the Simon Says Li'l Gnome ann some patterned paper and pop dotted it up onto the card.

The sentiment is computer generated.

  I am adding this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and both the SSS Flickr Group and The Love Handmade cards Flickr Group.

We are halfway through a months lockdown here in the UK and the weather has been awful, can't wait to get out for a walk starting to get cabin fever lol.  Thank goodness I have my crafting!!



Sunday 15 November 2020

Let it Snow!!

I made another Christmas card with the Christmas Kickstart Challenge in mind using stamps and an embossing folder from "Crafts Too".  For the background I used a brayer on the inside of the embossing folder and some Cornflower ink from Hero Arts, I then placed my die cut square in the folder and ran through my Sizzix machine. 

 The die cut letters are made using the Altenew letter set , I have layered up two of each and added some glitter glue to the tops of the letters, not easy to see and the best photo I could get as the weather has been dark and dreary this weekend!  The penguins are from a set from "Heffy Doodles" called "I wanna build a snowman".  I stamped fussy cut and coloured with Zig brush markers.

I will also add this to the "Lets Squash It challenge" as they have joined forces with Christmas Kickstart this time!
The sun has at last come out and I need to go for a walk, getting cabin fever here lol!!



Saturday 14 November 2020

Christmas parcels!

Trying to build up my stash of Christmas cards as it was raided a few weeks ago by my daughter!!  This Pile of Gifts die from Simon Says is great for quick and easy cards and looks great with glitter card behind it!

  I also added Mirror card bows in red and adhered to a red card base, the sentiment is computer generated, I love the CAS look and so quick to make too!

Its been torrential rain and high winds here today so plenty of time to craft.

I shall add this card to both the Simon Says Flickr group challenge and the Love handmade cards group challenge "Anything Goes".

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.



Friday 13 November 2020

Christmas Kickstart Challenge

The Christmas Kickstart Challenge is use an Christmas embossing folder and stamps so here is my entry, this is an old embossing folder from Provo Craft, I have followed a technique I saw somewhere online, sorry I can't link as I am nor sure where I saw it. For this I inked up the embossing folder in green and then stamped onto the folder with some snowflake stamps from Hero Arts.

When you run this through your sizzix machine the ink and stamped snowflakes are transferred onto the card as you can see in this close up.  Its very subtle but looks effective.

 Next I got a foam dabber and lightly brushed Cracked Pistachio and Scattered Straw ink over the embossed surface, finally I added some Nuvo drops to highlight the features on the tree. A fun technique that I will definitely try again.

I shall also add this card to the Lets Squash It challenge.


Have a great weekend



Saturday 7 November 2020

One die two cards!!

I have been adding to my Christmas card stash today creating two very simple but different cards with the "Leafy Branch" die from Simon says Stamp.  For this first card I have cut a white square and distressed with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Oxide inks.  I then cut two of the dies , one in Gold and the other white. I adhered to the card using the gold for the leaves and adding some red gem berries and a sentiment.

Such a simple and quick card to make.

 For this second card I have coloured some of the leaves with a Zig marker and have stuck to a gold backing card.

I shall add both these cards to the current Flickr challenge "Holiday Cards".

We are currently on Lockdown so I am sure I will be adding to my card stash, just keeping fingers crossed that my computer keeps going till the non essential shops are allowed to open!



Friday 6 November 2020

Festive Florals

The theme for the challenge over at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge this time is "Festive Florals" so I just had to play along.  This poinsettia stamp is an old Hero Arts one but its still one of my favourite's. I stamped and embossed in gold and the die cut with the matching dies. The backing paper is some beautiful gold wallpaper given to me by my neighbour. After layering up the die I added some Gems and the gold embossed sentiment.

 Really pleased with this card as its so shiny. and Christmassy. 

We are having major computer issues at the moment and wasn't sure I could get this on in time, we are also in lockdown again so just hoping we can limp along with the computer till the end of November.

Have a great weekend



Sunday 1 November 2020

Three Li'l Gnomes!!

Another quick card for the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge "Triple Play"  , not many entries this time so see if you have time to play along. 

For this quick card I just used my SSS Li'l Gnome die and cut three different Gnomes! The background oval has been embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and then just added my sentiment.  Such a quick card to make but love those cheeky gnomes!!

 I shall also add this card to the current SSS Wednesday challenge "Anything Goes"

Hope you are having a fun weekend