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.
Recipe: 
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:





Recipe: 
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!

Recipe: 
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!

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #272 - Make Your Mark


Here's my Make Your Mark card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More
This challenge requires a card using markers or colouring pencils or the like - making your mark...


This is a large card base - 8 by 8.
I embossed the stamp and sentiment in gold and then coloured the image with Zig real brush pens.
The stamp is a Papermania one from Docrafts.

Bit disappointed with the photos as they make the sentiment look wonky - not in reality!!


Hope you will enter the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!








Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Ike's World Challenge 103


Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#103) is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist -
Victorian Christmas!

and this is my midway post...


If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up...


Xmas Fairy



I have used this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice -

The theme is Victorian Christmas. I started by googling this and came up with images like this - pretty weird? Maybe Ike could come up with some spooky images like this??

Image result for victorian christmas card

Anyway my card was inspired more by Victorian Valentine - pretty colours, doileys...



I have used a white card base layered with three die cut squares. I then added the image die cut with a scalloped circle and coloured with a variety of markers
 and a Zig Wink of Stella.

The sentiment is a stamp from Happy Little Stampers stamped directly onto the image card.




Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #103...


Happy Crafting!



A Year of ATCs? Day 346

This is my Day 346 of 'My Year of ATCs?'


Day 12 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 12 of my set of Advent ATCs.




Once again I have been looking through old Christmas cards!

Recipe: 
Base: red card.
First layer: upcycled Christmas card, trimmed
Second layer: Tree from a Christmas card and faux stitched around the edge with a gold pen.
Embellishments: numbers and dies from Craftstash - 12 embossed in gold. 



Happy Crafting!

Monday, 11 December 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day 345

This is my Day 345 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Day 11 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 11 of my set of Advent ATCs.




Once again I have been looking through old Christmas cards!

Recipe: 
Base: red card.
First layer: upcycled Christmas card, trimmed and faux stitched around the edge with a gold pen.
Embellishments: numbers and dies from Craftstash - 11 embossed in gold. 


Happy Crafting!

Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge December


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Here is my inspiration for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Do pop over and see my teamies' fabulous makes!!


This month my ATCs use a background that I made on the recent Happy Little Stampers Retreat in Stockport. I used a techniques that Kylie demonstrated then - Brushos with starch!


I added each rectangle of the background to a base of red card. I then added different things to each one -
this one is overstamped with a Kaisercraft stamp (Christmas Feeling) in black Versafine with an added wooden embellishment.


This has a gold embossed stag's head (through a stencil) with a bow and bell.


This one has a Noolibird stamp overstamped in black Versafine with a pearl.



Another Noolibird stamp, again overstamped in black Versafine, with a pearl.





Hope I will see your make in the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day344

This is my Day 344 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Day 10 of our advent calendars...

 and Day 10 of my set of Advent ATCs.




Once again I have been looking through old Christmas cards!

Recipe: 
Base: red card.
First layer: upcycled Christmas card.
Embellishments: numbers and dies from Craftstash - 10 embossed in red. Finally I added a  jolly snowman peg


Happy Crafting!