Friday, 15 December 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 349

This is my Day 349 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Day 15 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 15 of my set of Advent ATCs.

I have used another green base with an embossed tree section.

While I was looking through my Big Squeeze dies I came across the Rudolph bits - that's what I have used today.
Base: green card.
First layer: tree embossing (Stampin Up embossing folder) with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Embellishments; 15 and Rudolph head cut with Big Squeeze in red and brown. 

Happy Crafting!

Final Post for Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge Extra - December Midway

I am happy to say that with the help of makes for this and other Challenges,

 I was well prepared when it came to writing my Christmas cards!!

This is my Midway Design Team make for the December Challenge of

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering four digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

Today I have not used a Bugaboo image... I have stamped directly onto a cream deckle card base.

The trees and hare are Noolibird stamps, stamped in SU brown and green inks. The moon is stamped in yellow with triple Kitchen Sink moon stamps.

I made a whole batch of these - but because I love the Noolibird stamps so much I also made a batch of these:

This time I stamped the hare in black Versafine, masked it, and then added the tree.
The moon this time is a Stampin Up stamp embossed in white.

Do have a look at the other makes to inspire you over at Crafty Hazelnut's Extra

Sadly Hazel has decided to discontinue this challenge -
but you will still see my makes at the weekly challenge in the New Year...

Looking forward to seeing your make...

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 348

This is my Day 348 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Day 14 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 14 of my set of Advent ATCs.

I have a Sissix Advent calendar this year - each day has a tiny die. On the 12th and13th of December I found a bird and birdhouse...

I am using these today:

Base: green card.
First layer: tree embossing (Stampin Up embossing folder) with Weathered Wood Distress Ink - like this:

Embellishments; 14 cut with Big Squeeze, birdhouse and bird in red and brown. Wreath embellishment.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Another scrappy Christmas card!

Today is Kevin's Birthday - but rather than share his Birthday card, I thought I would share the Christmas card I made for him...

It also uses scraps - the current challenge theme over at 

Anyway Kevin is this sort of person ... whereas I am more

So here's my card - a simple CAS one:

Basically lots of scraps of Christmas red and green card used to make a tag
 (with a piece of ribbon cut from a jumper - you know those annoying hanger pieces that always show if you don't cut them out - very useful in card making!!)
 and the 'Ho Ho Ho', on a red card base matted with green.
The words I printed on the computer and added a bit of faux stitching with a fineliner.
I also used this to outline.

I have several 'Ho Ho Ho' dies and I have been playing with different ways of using them. Here I have die cut across several snippets of card stuck together on a backing scrap.
I saw this technique used in a beautiful way by Jennie at HIMCR

I will link this to Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 311 - 312 - ages since I have joined in there...

Happy Crafting!

A Year of ATCs? - Day 347

This is my Day 347 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Day 13 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 13 of my set of Advent ATCs.

So far you have seen these:

It is getting more difficult to fit the bigger numbers on my ATCs so today I have gone for a smaller version - cut with my 'Big Squeeze'.

This matches the card I made on my yesterday's post for Ike's World Challenge #103.

This time the image was printed so much smaller and so difficult to colour!

Base: lilac card.
Next layers: rectangles of purple and pink card
Image: Ike's Xmas Fairy Freebie coloured with Zig real brush pens and a Wink of Stella.
Embellishments: 13 in purple cut with Big Squeeze. 

Happy Crafting!