Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations

I made this card for an ex-colleague who loves golf. If you look closely you can see there is a snow covered golf course on the scene!

I used a cdrom from Ooh La la Creations for all the elements and printed it out as one layer to save on postage! Except when I came to put it through my post scale it was too wide - so I have to admit to trimming it down a little!

Although the card is for a man I did add a wink of clear stella to the lake.

I'm entering this into the Male Room Challenge which this time is for Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Clean and Simple @ Penny Black & More Challenge Blog

Our theme at Penny Black & More Challenge for December is Clean and Simple (CAS).

For my DT card I used Penny Black 30-006 christmas critters I took a piece of water colour card and stamped the mouse image. As it was going to be a CAS card I didn't bother masking off the image but painted around it with aquatints. The I faux bleach some of the colour away around the image and some spots for snow.

I coloured the image with TH distress crayons added the sentiment and some little spots of glitter. All cut out with a Gummiapan stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for looking and I hope you will have time to join our challenge this month. We have fab prizes on offer this month as always. Our sponsors this month are:-

Penny Black
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Friday, 1 December 2017

Published in Craft Stamper Magazine

I'm so excited to have been selected to be published in Craft Magazine again this year. This card will be in the issue out today - if you subscribe you will already have it!

I used a Crafters companion tree embossing folder which I then painted the background with blue aquatint and the tree bark with the silver tint. I stamped the Sheena Douglass deer using a sepia ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I coloured and cut around the deer and set aside. I coloured with green aquatint the bottom of the card where the embossing does not reach, then stamped just the hoofs and the ground marks onto this area. Then I lined up the deer and mount onto the card with sticky pads.

I used a piece of vellum and my GoPressFoil for the Merry Christmas to make the greeting.
I cut two banners in white and red card, saving the red hearts from the waste. Offset the white banner over the red one and reinserted the red hearts. Attached the vellum and banner to the embossed card, adding a little extra heart cut from the banner waste.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Halloween meets Christmas at Swedish House Crafts

Here I am with my latest DT card for Swedish House Crafts

Did you wonder how I was going to combine Halloween with Christmas? LOL! Well the papers I used on this card are from the Pion Design Halloween collection "The Witched Hour" 6x6. You can also buy it in 12x12, and whats more they are on sale at the moment in the shop! It just shows you that you don't have to use Halloween papers for Halloween cards!

Aren't the pictures just so sweet? They come from the Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics Christmas die cuts sheet along with the postcard. I used an embossing pen to edge the pictures and some detail, then I sprinkled with silver detail embossing powder and heated. This gives the silver edge frame.

The little stars I cut from the paper using the star that comes with the Roxstamps nesting square cross stitched dies.

The border with the greeting I cut from one of the 6x6 sheets in the Pion Design Glistening Season complete collection. I also added some white glitter here and on the rest of the card for snow.

The heart wreath is new from Roxstamps in the shop and I can see I will be using it a lot - it's so versatile. Here I cut it twice, once in white to slightly offset and show the pattern of the paper.I also added a little clear sparkle pen over the top of the hears and circles.

There is a little stamp in the shop that you may overlook - but you shouldn't because it is so useful and can look like so many things. I used it to stamp my base card and emboss in silver. It's called Little Space from Gummiapan.

Finally I added this beautiful white ribbon with silver dots, that you can find in the shop here.

Thanks so much for visiting today. All the products I used are hyperlinks in the text of the post. Just click on them to go to the item in the Swedish House Crafts shop.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017


This is one of a set of stamps I got a few months ago from Crafters Companion all on an afternoon tea theme. So when I saw the challenge at Cardz 4 Galz was "Cupcakes" I knew straightaway which stamp I wanted to use. I have quite a few stamps and dies featuring cupcakes!

I coloured the image with Derwent Inktense pencils and added a little white gel pen for detailing and some silver pen for the cake stand. The banner and sentiment is from Apple Blossom crafts and I inked the edges with glycerine and ink from an aqua pen.

I used the same ink around the edges of the Spellbinders die cut. I used the same shape die but the fancy cut for the mount. This was cut from a page of a Craftwork Card afternoon tea pad.

I added a few little pink pearls around the fancy die cut.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Christmas Things With Wings - CD Sunday

I've made this card for the CD Sunday Challenge which this time is Christmas things with wings.

I used the Christmas in Moonbeam Meadow cd rom from Crafters Companion. The centre image on my card is as the topper comes on the cdrom, so I just printed it out and added some glitter and clear sparkle on the angel wings.

I mounted the image onto a TL die cut from silver mirri and then embossed the base card with a music folder from Crafters Companion. Finally I added a little blue ink to the embossed background. I actually used a brush with some ink left on it as I wanted a subtle touch of ink.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Rudolph Day November

I had to have this Tim Holtz snowglobe but I wasn't prepared for quite how fiddly putting it together was going to be. The version from a couple of years ago I thought was tricky but this is a whole other level!

I used some paper from a magazine for the background then everything else I cut from shades of brown snippets. The windows are just so fiddly - lots of dropping them and trying to pick them up. I'm going to have to do this again whilst I remember how I did it LOL!

I embossed the sentiment onto the base and die cut a sentiment.

This is for Rudolph Day at Mo's blog - not open yet so I will link when I can.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

One Layer Christmas Card

The challenge over at Stamping Sensations this month is for a "one layer" Christmas card.

For my entry I chose to use Penny Black stamp sets. I put a mask circle in the sky and inked around it, then removed the mask and stamped the wreath stamps, highlighting with a little liquid pearls in red.

I coloured hedgie and his sledge with coloursoft pencils adding some broken china oxide ink round him and the trees. Finally I added some touches of iridescent glitter.