Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Anita Jeram Christmas Presents Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to the next challenge over at ATSM.




This time we have our Christmas Challenge and I came up with this card. As we often don't have snow in my neck of the woods until after Christmas, I decided to put this cute dog in the garden without a snowflake in sight!


I used my new Colorado Craft Company Christmas Presents stamp set from Anita Jeram. I stamped the dog and presents and then made a mask before inking in the sky and using Copic pens for the grass. After the mask was removed, I coloured the dog and presents with Copics too, and added some glossy accents to his nose. To frame the image, I cut a stitched oval to create an aperture and raised this on fun foam to create some depth. The sentiment is from the same set and I added a few tiny stars from a Clearly Besotted set.



 My talented Teamies have some great inspiration for you over on the ATSM blog, and I look forward to seeing your festive contributions this month.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Friday, 4 June 2021

Nellie Snellen Christmas Corner and Crafter's Companion Christmas card



Hello there, and I hope you are enjoying the sunshine wherever you are. I'm back with my last DT contribution at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. It's been great to be part of this challenge from the beginning, but life is catching up with me just lately and other things have to take priority for a while. I'll miss working with the HLS Team who are a lovely bunch of people, and the team leader, Kylie is the best! 





    The optional twist this time is 'tinsel' and I came up with this card


I used a landscape slimline card and layered it up with some sparkly mirror card.

The stamp is a layered stamp called Christmas Corner by Nellie Snellen and I stamped it twice and added some glitter and glossy accents to the berries before fussy cutting each one for opposite corners.

The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion and I stamped it in red ink and then with Versamark before adding clear embossing powder. You can see the shine more in this photo.


 As always, you'll find lots more inspiration from my very talented Teamies over on the HLS Christmas blog and you can link up your entry there too.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Papertrey Ink and Mama Elephant Christmas cards

Hello everyone and welcome to a new month at ABC Christmas Challenges.

Can you believe we're halfway through the year already!!!

Our June Challenge  is

L for Letters 

and/or

M for Mistletoe

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



My first card is L for Letters



For this card I used the Mama Elephant Botanic Envelope die, cut from Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel card. I stamped, coloured, and die cut the berries from PTI Holiday Greens and added foliage cuts from various sets. The sentiments were embossed, and the bow was stamped, coloured with Copics, and die-cut to finish the image off.

 M for Mistletoe

The second card is very simple and I just used the mistletoe stamp from the PTI Merry Kissmas stamp set. I repeatedly stamped the mistletoe to create the background panel and added little pearls for the berries. 


 The shaped label is from an old Spellbinders Label die set and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I recently came across a few very old SB label die sets that had languished underneath some storage bags at the back of a cupboard and it felt like Christmas to be reunited with them again lol! I know -  I lead a sad life!  I'd forgotten how nicely the Spellbinder dies emboss the edges of the cut, and these dies will be getting a lot of use in the future to make up for my neglect.

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Our re-roofing work continues and at last we have some gorgeous weather so the chaps can have a good run at it. Fingers crossed the sun hangs around a while longer so the work can be completed!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x


Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Spellbinder Glimmer Sweet Blooms Border foiled birthday card


Hello again friends. Can you believe that another two weeks have whisked by and it's time for another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More?


This time it's Make Your Mark, so we would like to see some colouring with your medium of choice. I went with Copic markers and had a play with my foiling machine for this card that winged its way to one of my friends.


I foiled the Spellbinders Glimmer Sweet Blooms Border plate with gold foil onto white card and you can see the lovely shine on the foil in this first picture. I then coloured with Copics and fussy cut the shape out to create a border for my card.


I cut the pink card with a pierced square die and embossed it with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder. The flower border was raised on foam and the happy birthday die finished it off.
                                   
We're currently having our house re-roofed and ever since they put the scaffolding up last week, it hasn't stopped raining! We foolishly thought the end of May would be good weather for the job lol. On Friday, the heavy winds blew back the tarpaulin they put over the area they had stripped and it was a very strange experience seeing the rain pour down the INSIDE of the bedroom window!! Fingers crossed that the weather clears up so they can work this week.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x















 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Papertrey Ink Tulip Time and Sue Wilson Easter Basket flower basket birthday card

 


Hello friends and welcome to another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. This time we are looking forward to seeing you pull out your dies and or stencils to create something for our gallery.


I have an old friend with a spring birthday and I made this card for her, but it could just as easily be an Easter or Mother's Day card with a different sentiment.


I used an old Sue Wilson die for the frame. As well as die-cutting the shape, this die (Classic Adorned Squares) debosses the pattern into the card. The basket is also from Sue Wilson and is called Easter Basket from her Kinetic collection. I used the die to create a flat basket for this project but you can make a full basket with it too.
 

The tulips are from Papertrey Ink's Tulip time stamps and dies, and I added several foliage sprigs from My Favorite Things as I arranged everything in the basket. A few clear Nuvo Drops finished it off.

My talented Teammates have lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog and you can link up your entry there too. The lovely Julie is making a welcome return as our Guest Designer this month too.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x



Friday, 7 May 2021

Altenew Stacked Diamonds and Papertrey Ink Hugs Sparkle card




Hello everyone and I hope you are well and happy. We're here to mark the start of a new weekend and new challenge over at Simply Create Too



and this time our challenge is to get all sparkly and 'Use glitter'!


 I began with the Altenew Stacked Diamonds Cover Plate die cut from white card.


I took a piece of card the same size and added double-sided sticky paper to it. I removed the backing paper and stuck it to the back of the die-cut leaving the adhesive exposed in all the gaps. Pale green glitter was then poured over the card and rubbed into all the gaps to burnish it down.


I die-cut three of the Joanna Sheen Echinacea flower dies and stacked them before adding some clear glitter to the veins, and then stuck them to the background.


 For the sentiment, I used the Papertrey Ink Hugs die, stacked it, and snipped off the S letter. I then added glitter pen to it and coated it with glossy accents, which you can see better in the top photo.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x 

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

PTI Bold Borders: Flurries, and PTI Snow globe and MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins Christmas cards

 


Hello friends and welcome to another challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges. We had some great entries last month and if you want to see if you were a winner, hop over to the blog.




Our host this month is the talented Dorte and she has a prize for the lucky winner



Our themes this time are 

J - Jewels
and/or
K - Kids

This is my J for jewels card


I pulled my Brushos out to create the background on watercolour paper, and added the Papertrey Ink Bold Borders Flurries frame which I stacked a couple of times. To finish off, I added the sentiment which is from Simon Says Stamp, and is also stacked, and then added blue jewels to the snowflake centres.


Here is my K is for Kids card


I had great fun with this shaker card using the Papertrey Ink Snow Globe dies, My Favorite Things Sweet Holiday Penguins, and a Clearly Besotted tree. I inked the tree, the cloudy sky, and used Copics and glitter on the penguins. The snow is from a glitter shaker pot that I picked up at Hobbycraft, but I wish I had chosen something else because it was full of static, even though I used an anti-static bag on the acetate.

As always, my talented teamies have great things to show you over on the blog, and I hope you will join in with us this time.



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CRAFT challenge #596 - Christmas

Christmas Craft Creations April - no stamping

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #93 - anything Christmas goes

12 months of Christmas #77 - anything goes - no option

Christmas 24 Challenge #33 - use glitter

Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs

Carol x

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