Tuesday 20 February 2024

Penny Black Immense Noel and Nestled Christmas card

 

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


We have our Christmas theme this time and I came up with this card


I first cut a card panel with one of The Greetery's Nordic frames, masked off the edges, and inked with distress ink.

I cut the Penny Black Immense Noel die three times and stacked them to give some dimension. The robin is NBUS from the PB Nestled dies, and I cut this from watercolour card and then coloured it with watered-down ink. I popped him inside the O along with some sprigs from a Papertrey Ink mistletoe die.

After I placed the panel on the card, it looked too spare, so I found a little star stamp in a Clearly Besotted set and dotted it around the background to finish it off.

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There's a lot of creative inspiration over on the ATSM blog and I hope you will join us this time.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs
Carol x



Wednesday 14 February 2024

Penny Black Feline Christmas card and MFT Happy Pawlidays Christmas card



Hello everyone, I hope you are well and getting some crafty time to yourself. I am studiously ignoring the chores, staying tucked up warm, and enjoying my craft time while I can.

We're back for another month at ABC Christmas Challenges



Our lovely host this time is Helene (Mummylade), and she has a prize for the lucky winner.

Our Themes this time are

 C for Cat 
and 
D for Dog

and this is what I came up with

C for Cats


I didn't have a Christmas cat image so I decided to stretch my stash by using the Penny Black Feline die. I settled on a CAS design and cut the die from black glossy card. I made a simple background for it by spattering a couple of blue inks onto white card and layered it up. To make it festive, I made a Christmas hat for each cat out of some scraps of card and then white embossed the sentiments above and below the panel.



D for Dog


 

For this card I stamped, coloured and die-cut the cute dog image from the MFT Happy Pawlidays stamp set, and die-cut the Christmas lights from a die set from Spellbinders. I die-cut the background panel from the Nordic Frames set by The Greetery and used a stencil to lightly ink a rectangle on it.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and I finished off by adding some gloss to the baubles with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.




There's a lot of inspiration from my Teamies over on the ABC Christmas Challenges blog and you can join in with us by entering your card into the gallery there.

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Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Carol x

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Spellbinders stylish ovals birthday card

 

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




This time we have our Make Your Mark challenge so we want to see colouring on your creation.

For my card, I used some NBUS Spellbinders materials from the Stylish Ovals range. 


I began by stamping my image from the Stylish Oval Birthday Wishes set and coloured it with Zig Clear Colour markers. I actually coloured this on holiday last October, and really enjoyed the challenge of having a limited number of markers to use on a few images that I stamped before I went away. It made putting this card together a breeze because I only had to die-cut the image with the Modern Oval die and mat it onto the Infinity Punch and Pierce Plate which I cut from a textured card.





I finally added the sentiment from the stamp set and placed the panel on a white top folding notecard.

I'm not a fan of January so I'm pleased to have welcomed February even though it hasn't stopped raining here yet! The snowdrops are blooming though and other spring bulbs are on the way - roll on spring!

It's great to see the ATSM gallery back up and running and you can find lots of inspiration over on the blog.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs
Carol x



Tuesday 23 January 2024

John Next Door and Spellbinders Christmas card



Hello everyone and welcome.

You probably heard that the fabulous Kylie Purtell has decided to have a break from running all her challenges, and I will definitely miss her. I don't know how Kylie managed to juggle everything and work full time as well, but it wouldn't surprise me if she is the secret Wonderwoman in disguise.

Luckily, my lovely teammate, Sue has taken over ATSM so we can continue to have some fun each fortnight, but do bear with us in case there are any teething problems.

 For our first challenge, we have 



and I came up with this card:-



The card consists entirely of die cuts and would be easy to mass-produce. I used my new John Next Door  Leaping Stag Circle that I cut in white and kraft card and layered up.

The sentiment uses the Spellbinders Stylish Merry Christmas die which I cut from a textured red mirror card and layered onto white.
I added a few dots of red crystal drops and called it done - I told you it was quick!



You'll find some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team over on the ATSM blog and you can enter your creations over there too.

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Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Penny Black Christmas Berry card

Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I hope it will be a happy, healthy and peaceful one for you and the world. 


As it's the start of a new year, it must be time for another ride through the year with ABC Christmas Challenges


and for our first challenge of the year we have


'A is for Anything Christmas'
&
'B is for Berries'


Our lovely host, Helen has a great prize for the randomly chosen winner



I went with B for berries and came up with this card




I used a Penny Black berry die and inked it up in red and green before adding Nuvo Crystal Glaze to each berry. This glaze dries really nicely to give lots of dimension to the berries. I ink-blended the panel and sprinkled white ink on it before placing it on a snowflake-embossed base card.

I'd like to play along at

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January anything goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge - January 2024

Craft Rocket Challenge #110 - use embossing

I do hope you will join us. It's never too early to start your next stash!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Carol x





Wednesday 13 December 2023

Penny Black Immense Noel and Mama Elephant Christmas card

 



Hello everyone and welcome to the final challenge of the year over at ABC Christmas Challenges





It is hard to believe that we're on the countdown to the big day already, but you have plenty of time to join us because the closing date isn't until the 6th January.

Our lovely host this time is Helen, and she has a great prize for the winner.




Our themes this time are:

'Y for Your Choice'

&

'Z for Zebra'

(Black & White and/or Stripes)


I went for Your Choice and came up with this card:-




I used a Spellbinders Forevergreen embossing folder and used the debossed side for the background, adding a little white inking in parts. The Immense Noel die from Panny Balck was cut from white and stacked to add dimension. The little reindeer in the centre is from the Mama Elephant Holly's Reindeer stamp set which I coloured very simply with Copics and added black glaze pen to the eyes and nose.


Our wonderful Design Team have some great inspiration for you over on the ABC Christmas Challenges Blog and we'd like to thank you for all your beautiful entries over the past year.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Spellbinders Stitched Joy Christmas Card


 Hello friends and welcome to another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

This time we have our Christmas challenge which is great as we are all trying to get as many cards into our stash as we can prior to the hectic start of December.


I came up with this card



This one uses the Stitched Joy dies from Spellbinders and I cut several of them to take away on holiday with me and enjoyed some time stitching them as I relaxed. They are very easy to do and they came together quite quickly.


Once I got home, all I had to do was die-cut the centre letters and emboss the background. I used a navy pearl card which has a lovely sheen to it and the embossing folder is from the Crafters Companion Scandinavian Christmas collection. 

My talented Design Teamies have lots of inspiration for you over on the ATSM blog and I look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery if you decide to join us.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

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