Wednesday, 10 August 2022

John Next Door Bauble Frame and Altenew Diamond Frame Christmas cards




Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges.


Our host this time is the talented Helene from Mummylade and she has a little gift for the winner of this month's challenge


We have three themes for you this month and as we have reached P, Q, and R we have:

P for Pink

Q for Quarter

and/or

R for Reindeer


First up is my P for Pink


I took some white card and used inks to blend a pink ombre effect with Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxides. I cut the Altenew Diamond Frame cover die and added this to the panel. 

The focal image was made with the Sue Wilson Festive Collection Christmas Tree Greetings die which I cut a couple of times in green and white so I could stack them and add a drop shadow.



My second card is Q for Quarters



For this one, I used the John Next Door Bauble Frame dies and just used the inner parts of the baubles to cut into the card. This provided three of the quarters and I completed the fourth one by adding a die-cut snowflake to the card. I matted the panel onto some aqua card and placed some red emelishments to add some contrast.



You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Challenges blog and I'd love to see your entry in the gallery.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

The Greetery Leaves all Around many occasions card

 




Hello everyone - I hope you are well and happy! The weeks have passed very quickly and it is time to welcome you to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.


This time we would love to see your creations using die cuts and stencils and I came up with this card. 

I'm so pleased that SevenHills Crafts now stocks products from The Greetery. I've loved Betsy Veldman's designs from way back when she began designing for Papertrey Ink and it's great to be able to get them over here now. I used my new  Leaves All Around die and the matching layered stencils to create this one and I loved using them. I really need to work on my colouring skills but the stencils make it so easy - I just used different shades of ink and then added a few veins with a coloured pencil. I made the berries into grapes for this card but they could be red ones for Christmas or could even be flower blossoms like wisteria etc. I cut the die several times so I could stack it to give dimension and it left the perfect space for the sentiment lovely from Hello Bluebird which can be used for many different occasions depending on what you stamp inside.

I hope you will join us this time and you will find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog.

I'd like to play along at

Crafting Happiness Challenge #126 - Sweet Summer Treats

Use your Stuff Challenge #453 Sunshine (see sentiment)

NBUS Challenge #41 - NBUS everything!


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Carol x

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

MFT Strike up the Band birthday card

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.


We are having a big heat wave here in the UK and the temperatures have reached record levels. I'm spending the afternoon cooling down indoors - at least that's my excuse lol! 

This time we have our 'any occasion' challenge and I went for birthday again because I am running low in my stash.



I went back to my much-loved mice stamp set from My Favorite Things and pulled out a couple of band members to add some rhythm to a birthday greeting.


I coloured them with Copics and cut them out with my Scan n Cut before placing them on the coverplate die called Diagonal Sentiment Strip, also from MFT. The sentiment is also from the Strike up the Band stamp set.

There is a lot of inspiration from my Teamies over on the ATSM blog and you can, as always, link up your entry over there.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Taylored Expressions Seasonal Sprig Christmas card

 

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges.


This time our themes are 

N for New 

and

O for Old

Lynda is our lovely host this time and she has these great prizes for the lucky winner.


I came up with this card that uses both old (Taylored Expression stamp) and new (sentiment stamp and die from The Greetery)


I inked up some white card with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide inks before stamping the image from Taylored Expression Seasonal Sprig. I coloured using the accompanying stencils and  then cut out the center of the image with a Penny Black die, and raised it up on the background to give a kind of loose spotlight look. The sentiment from The Greetery was stamped and die cut to finish the card off.


You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Blog and I hope you will join in with us this time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Rainbow Decofoil birthday card

 



Hello and welcome to the new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.

This time we are looking for birthday cards and I came up with this one.


I masked off a diagonal strip on a panel of card and used the My Favorite Things Funky Floral Stencil to apply Decofoil Transfer gel. Once the gel had dried, I applied rainbow foil with my laminator and was pleased with the gorgeous colourful result. It's hard to capture in a photograph but I got a better shot here:-




It needed a bright sentiment to go with all that prettiness so I used a Papertrey Ink birthday die and some red holographic card.

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog and I hope you will decide to join us this time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x 


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Memory Box Snowflake frame Christmas card

 


Hello crafty friends and welcome to the new Christmas Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.



As we have had a lot of hot weather here recently, it seemed very strange to be indoors making a Christmas card, so I went for a quick make that could easily be batch made if you want to build up a stash.


I began by making the blue background using Distress Oxide Sprays on watercolour paper. While it was drying, I die-cut the Memory Box Snowflake Frame from silver mirror card.


I white heat embossed the sentiment from Papertrey Ink and finished the card off by adding everything to the white base card, along with the silver snowflake die cut.

It's worth popping over to the ATSM blog to see the gorgeous cards my Teamies have to share, and you can link up your entry if you decide to join us this time.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Wild Rose Studio Singing Penguins and Clearly Besotted Christmas cards



 Hello everyone, and welcome back to the ABC Christmas Challenge!

Thanks to everyone who played along last month...we had some beautiful entries so don't forget to check on the blog to see if you were a lucky winner. Well, I don't know how it happened - but we are halfway through our year of challenges already!  However, thanks to this great challenge, my little pile of Christmas cards is growing nicely and I am on track to have no last-minute card-making panic. Even if you haven't started yet, there is plenty of time to climb on board and join us. 


We have two fabulous challenge themes for you to choose from or combine this month
 and they are:

L for Little
and
M for Music


Julie is our host this time and she has this cute Spellbinders Special Delivery Die Set as  the prize for the lucky winner




This is my L for Little


For this card, I used the small fawn stamp and die from Clearly Besotted and created a frame for him with the MFT Rectangle Peekaboo die. The background is a birch stamp from Clearly Besotted and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I couldn't resist giving the fawn a little red nose with a Nuvo Drop because he looks like a young Rudolph to me!



My M for Music card:-



For this card, I stamped the Singing Penguins stamp from Wild Rose Studio and coloured it with Zig Clean Colour markers before masking it to create the background. I cut this panel with a stitched rectangle die and then cut another piece in white card because I wanted to extend it to become a square piece. A little strip of red card covered the join. The sentiment was stamped in red ink and clear embossing powder was added and heated to give a shiny effect. I matted the panel onto some red card and then added it to the base card before finishing off with some stickles on the white hat trims. Then disaster struck! The stickles went too near the edge and some of the red ink leached onto the white fur trim making a complete mess of it. At this stage, I was very reluctant to bin it so I stamped it again on some scrap card and carefully fussy cut just around the hats. I then stuck these over the ruined hats and added a little fluffy ball to each of them. Whew!

Our Challenge runs until the 9th July and our lovely Design Team has some great inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Challenges blog. I hope you will join us this time.

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Thanks for stopping by


Hugs
Carol x

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