Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Casing Happy Little Stampers

Just a quick post to show you a card I CASEd from Happy Little Stampers first video demonstration. I loved how Kylie created her tree, using various circle stamps from her set Mix Mash.  I just had to try the technique for myself, but of course, I didn't own that particular stamp set.  Instead, I searched around for some plain circle stamps, and decided on 3 that would fit nicely in the masked triangle.  I then chose 3 colours I like together and away I went.  I have to admit that my first effort wasn't as well-balanced as it should have been, but this is my second attempt.  I am so happy with this one!



The addition of those little black spots really finishes this design.  The sentiment is from Mixed Christmas sentiments.

Thanks so much Kylie for your fab video!

Needless to say, I have ordered this stamp set, and it is on its way already!  Love shopping locally!


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Homespun Christmas

For the last challenge of the year at Less is More, we have the theme of Homespun.  So here is my card - clean and simple, with a little bit of homespun.



Recipe for my card:

Tag die and little hearts by Lawn Cuts, Christmas tree and Heart die by WPlus9 - Pretty Patches, sentiment by Happy Little Stampers, Tag ring topper by WP9 - Timeless Tags 2, gingham is cloth washi tape adhered to cardstock, pattern paper by Kaisercraft:  Holly and Twigs

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Throw Back Thursday with WPlus9

I have been a fan of WPlus9 for some time, and today I noticed that they have a current challenge called Throwback Thursday.  It just happens that I made a card for a friend who wasn't feeling well enough to make the more than 100 cards she sends out each Christmas so together with our mutual friend, I made some pretty quick cards to help her along the way.  This is one of those cards, using the quilt die featured on their blog Stamp Away with me.  As you can see, I used traditional Christmas colours, and some fancy frames to create my card.  This is the first time I used the quilt die for a holiday card, having bought it because it reminded me of my old love - sewing!


Paper:  Stampin' Up!paper pad Trim the Tree
Dies:  WPlus9 Quilt Cuts 2, Cheery Lyn - sentiment, Spellbinders, Fleur de Lis, and scalloped square

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A Christmas Stocking

LIM alert - this is not the card for the challenge - that card is below!

This card was made for the challenge at Less is More - but I must have been in a fog, because the challenge is one layer - and my card is definitely not that.  However, it uses a cute stamp set by Waffle Flower, so I thought I'd post it anyway.


Perhaps I'll find time to stamp it out directly onto the card, which will require quite a bit of masking, but I do like the design.  My photo does not show the embossed stitched circle around the stocking, but if I manage a 'proper' one layer card, I'll see if I can show that better.

Stamp:  Waffle Flower - Stocking
Ink:  Hero Arts shadow ink - Pale tomato, Memento Onyx Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Colour:  Copics


Stop the Press! LIM challenge card!!

 I'm back, because I did just sneak in a little time today to attempt the one layer card with masking!



The placement is not so good on this card, as I started my stamping with the bow - and then had to fit everything else in but I was quite happy with the result.  To ensure the embossed stitched circle showed in the photo, I gently highlighted the stitching with a very pale marker.

So I will be able to enter into the one-layer LIM challenge - 'What is in my stocking?' but perhaps that will be the last for a while, as we did sell our home, and in between packing, Christmas, family etc, our time will be well taken up.  I'll be back as soon as I can!  Merry Christmas to all who visit me - hope your wishes come true!


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Scribble Roses over at Scrapbook Boutique

I'd love you to pop over to Scrapbook Boutique's blog, to check out the (very) full details on the card I am showing there, using the MFT Scribble Roses overlay.
Here is a little peek at the card featured  at SBB:

The overlay die is a very sweet die set of 3 flowers, cutting the swirling petals of each rose.  You need to buy the base of the rose separately, but unfortunately it wasn't available when I bought the overlay.  Not to be deterred, I went ahead and made the card at SBB as well as this card, by painting the shape left by the negative of the die, to make my own 'roses'.  On this second card, I used a glitter paste by Bo Bunny to add the colour to the dot stencil and glass glitter flakes on the leaves.




Die cut:  MFT Rose overlay, SSS Stitched rectangle die, Spellbinders 'Foliage'
Stencil:  Tim Holtz Faded Dots
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up! 'Tin of Cards' stamp set
Ink:  Distress Ink: Seedless Preserve, and SU Wisteria Wonder
Other:  Bo Bunny Blush Glitter Paste, Prima Glass Glitter flakes

Thanks for coming by - and happy crafting!


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Merry and Bright at Scrapbook Boutique


I have a Christmas card to share today over at Scrapbook Boutique, but as you're here, I'll give you a little peak!




You'll see the whole thing at Scrapbook Boutique, so pop on over to take a look!


Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!



Supplies from Scrapbook Boutique:


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Blue and green colour theme

Blue and green is the colour theme this week for Less is More - what a lovely colour combination - notwithstanding the old adage that 'blue and green should ne'er be seen!'


I created my watercolour panel of colour by sprinkling Colour Burst Pthalo Green and Ultramarine Blue, then spritzing with water to create a beautiful blend of these rich colours.  When dry, I die cut MFT Die-namics Christmas Ornaments placing them over the most interesting combinations.  I adhered these die cuts directly to my card, added two strips of colour down the side, and some bows and stars from silver glitter.  My sentiment was by Happy Little Stampers 'Mixed Christmas Sentiments'.