Thursday, 27 October 2022

Christmas Box Card

after watching a video by Jennifer McGuire on how to make shadow box cards and thought it would be fun to make a little Christmas scene.  I have used various stamps and dies, the little penguins are by Heffy Doodle and the reindeer by Clearly Besotted.  I have stamped and water coloured with my Zig brush markers then die cut.  The background uses a really old house and tree die from Memory Box. the sky and clouds in the background use distress oxide inks and a stencil i made myself.


This card folds flat for putting in the envelope but pops up nicely when you stand it .  The video was so easy to follow and I am really pleased with the results, I am sure I will be making more like this.

I am adding this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and the Die Cut Divas Challenge "Watercolouring".

I am off to my daughters for a few days for a visit , I am really looking to playing with my little granddaughter Eva. Enjoy the rest of your week.



Sunday, 23 October 2022

Another Platform Card!

I love the platform pop up card die from Lawn Fawn, its perfect for children's cards and so easy to assemble.  For this card I used various animal stamps and dies from Heffy Doodle, stamped and coloured with alcohol markers.  I had fun with this one adding the balloons to signify a 5th Birthday.

 Hope you are enjoying your weekend, it's been very wet and windy here so I am hoping to get more Christmas cards made.



Sunday, 16 October 2022

Lets Squash it Challenge

The challenge over at the 'Lets Squash it" blog this month is "Trees and Leaves" and although I don't have any tree embossing folders, I do have lots with leaves on. My only solution was to use this Memory Box house and trees die and use my Altenew "Garden Harmony" embossing folder.

I cut the tree die and coloured with alcohol markers then layered up onto some white card, layering again onto some patterned paper. I then added my green embossed layer and a foiled "congrats" the rest of the sentiment is computer generated.

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Friday, 14 October 2022

Boys Birthday!

My daughter asked me to make a dinosaur birthday card for a little boy turning 3, I have not long had this Lawn Fawn platform die and I have been using it a lot lately, it seemed perfect to use it for this card too.  I don't have any dinosaur stamps so went onto google images and found some free colouring pages that were perfect.

I printed and fussy cut three dinos and also the tree and volcano in the background.  I then coloured these with alcohol markers.

 This die is so easy to use and makes a fabulous little card for a child.  My daughter was thrilled with it and the little boy loved it.

Have a great weekend



Monday, 10 October 2022

Christmas Kickstart Challenge

For my card I used the "Winter Flower" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, I stamped and embossed the image in gold before loosely water colouring with my Zig brush markers.  I then added some splashes of white gouache paint and some pearls.  The sentiment is hot foiled.

I will also link this to the "Die cut Diva's" challenge "Watercolour"

 Gradually filling my Christmas box but still have a way to go yet.