Thursday, 29 November 2018

Christmas stockings

I'm enjoying entering the Watercooler Wednesday challenges and this week is "All About Holidays" hosted by Gail.  I made a cute Christmas card to enter this week.

I am loving using these 5 inch square cards.  I took a smaller square of card and put it diagonally into my embossing folder.  Was really pleased how it turned out.  I stamped and coloured my little stockings and used the ScanNCut to cut them out. I added some glitter to the tops.   I added some red bakers twine to hang them from and little bows.  Added a little sentiment and it's done.

I'm also entering into the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Lots of Dimension at Papercarft Challenges

I had a great weekend... on Sunday I joined 7 other ladies to attend a class run by Meetu from Krafter's Kart.  Denise hosted at her house about 25 mins from my place.  We had great fun making 4 cards - one of which was a window slider card.  I'll share more later.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Christmas Robin

It's my day to post over at the Die Cut Divas blog.  Our sponsor this month is

I got to use Winter Robin image to make my card today

I printed the image and used Prismacolor Pencils to colour it up.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the oval image.  While the die was in place and sponged a very pale blue ink around it.  I added some glue and glitter for the snow.    I had the background sitting in my box of bits and pieces - made last year with a Catherine Pooler stamp.  Added the big ribbon and it was all done.

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With a Twist.... AECP homework

I have got a bit behind with doing my home work for the Altenew Educators Certification Program but on Saturday I got my A into G and made a card.

 For my card, I used the class "With A Twist" as my inspiration.  This class was lead by Therese Calvird and is all about taking some tried and true techniques and twisting them. My inspiration was Therese's different colour combination... namely green and grey. It was hard to choose what to do as there is so much inspiration in this class.

I used some Grey inks to stamp the Beautiful Day flower onto the card base.  Used only the outline layer and one other.  I then did the same with the flower in green after using the outline in the grey and then die cutting it.  For the die cut leaves I used all the layers.   I white embossed the sentiment from Starry Flower set onto some grey card and then added a thin strip of glitter black washi.

As with all the Altenew Academy classes there is so much inspiration from their excellent tutors.

thanks for visiting today, each and everyone one of you who come and visit are really appreciated.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Twofer Wreath. 

I haven't played along with Darnell's Twofer card challenge for awhile but the arrival of my Gina K Wreath Builder stencil this week, got me enthused to join this month's Wreath Challenge.   

I took a couple of stamps from Catherine Pooler's Candy Cane Lane set (the two holly stamps and the matching berries) and started off my wreaths.  Both cards use the same design 

I did the Christmas one first, using some Altenew inks for the holly leaves and the berries.  Once I had these done, I used some little peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to fill in the rest of my wreath.  Added a few red Nuvo drops.   The centre of the wreath was stamped with a Penny Black sentiment.   I used my score board to make around the edges of the panel and mounted it onto a dark green mat.  The card base was also scored.

My second card is a fall colour card with a thankful theme.  I used the holly leaves in brown/orange inks and darker different greens for the extra little bits and pieces.  Added some dark blue glitter N dr

I die cut the thankful die from some shimmery brown card and added it as a mat as well.

I really enjoyed using the holly stamps as autumn leaves. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Christmas Quilt card

I have been making lots of cards for Christmas as I have been selling some at work.  After last weekends marathon effort, I had lots of lovely little pieces of Patterned paper so decided to piece them together to make a quilt card

After piecing the scraps onto the base I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder to give the quilting look.  I added a die cut Peace cut with white and red card with a Hero Arts die.  Added the little words, white embossed onto black card.

I am entering this into  Heidi's All About Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesdays

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Sending Wishes.... Southern Girls Challenge - Inks or Sprays

It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls Challenge Blog today.  This time the theme is Inks or Sprays.
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  I got to use a digi stamp from A Day for Daisies called "Breeze in Spring"   for my card

I printed out the image and then made a mask for the image and spritzed it with some Perfect Pearls spray and a white spray.  I then used Distress inks to paint the image.   Once it had all dried I die cut the panel with a scalloped die from Catherine Pooler Designs and added to some Patterned Paper that I had used a Lil'Inkers die to cut the stitching.  The Wishes die is from Catherine Pooler Designs as well.  I cut it with some dark green card.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

It's been awhile.....

Yes, 10 days since my last post!... I have been busy making Christmas cards to sell and for swaps, but no time to post.  Plus we went up to the beach for the weekend.  I got 10 cards made over the weekend up there.  Plus went for a lovely 50 minute walk.

Today I am sharing three cards that are on their way to swap partners for a Christmas card swap

I used the same design for these cards. I have a TON of Patterned paper so this is a great way to use some of it up.  All my sentiments are from an Altenew stamp set.  I embellished with stamped, fussy cut flowers and holly leaves and some die cut snow flakes.

I really love this design so most of my 10 cards from the weekend are using this design.  I had a couple of packs of 5"x5" cards and they are super to use. 

Well this has taken me a while to write up as I started it before we headed out for an Indian meal at the local restaurant - 500 metres down the road.   Amazing curries and lovely to spend time with my son and his partner (hubby was out at another function).  It was my son's 30th birthday yesterday so this was a carry on for him.

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Sunday, 4 November 2018

Sympathy cards

Last week the wife of one of my work colleagues, passed away.    We are taking up a collections and I got asked to make a couple of sympathy cards.  Her favourite colours were Pink and Purple and her favourite flowers - Roses.

I chose two different Altenew flower sets to make the cards.

I used Sweet Rose Bouquet  with Tea Party ink set for the flowers and Green Fields ink for the stem.  I struggle with this set, so did them separately and fussy cut the flowers and added to the stems.  I used a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.  I took some pink card and used a Darice folder to emboss the oval.   This card is my Altenew Educator Certification Program... In the Mood for Colour - Pink.
The class teaches us how you can take your mood and apply to your cards.  Pink is Sensitive, Caring, Sweet.  Perfect for a sympathy card. I really enjoyed this class. 

For my second card I used the Peony Bouquet for the Big flower and Beautiful Day set for the leaves and the buds.  The flowers were inked with Shades of Purple inks and the leaves were inked with Green Meadows ink.  The sentiment came from the Beautiful Quotes set.  The background was sponged with a Catherine Pooler stencil and two of the purple inks.

I'm entering the second card in the the Anything Goes at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
Edited:  I made it as one of the Rockers with this one 

I had a great day yesterday at a Craft Fair - For Your Inspiration.  It was held at Mystery Creek - bout two hours drive south of Auckland.  I picked my friend Suna up at 7.20am and we drove down with a stop at Mercer for a cuppa and a cheese roll, arriving about 1/4 hour before the show opened at 10.00am.  There were about 16 exhibitors.  Suna and I meet up with Carol who is in one our NZ card group - she lives near where the show was being held.   I was quite restrained - my big buy was the Tim Holtz glass mat.  I've been wanting one for ages but postage cost are prohibitive.  I also got a few inks, a neat Prima Princess stamp, some glue and little bits and pieces.

thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate the visit. 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

One Embossing Folder - Two looks

I got out an embossing folder that I got last year to make a Christmas card.  The folder and matching stamps and die were a freebie with a magazine, so I pulled out the magazine to give me a starting point.  So I CASE'd one of the cards.

I stamped the oval with Altenew Evergreen ink and used my ScanNCut to cut an oval around it.  I cut a slightly bigger oval and used the ink to colour it to match.  I die cut the spray in red and added them behind the sentiment and the whole topper added to the embossed piece. 

I then decided to try the letterpress technique.  I inked up the inside of the embossing folder with some Evergreen Ink and run it through my Cuttlebug.

I die cut the holly spray from Green card and added Nuvo drops on the berries.  Used the same sentiment. 

I have to get more cards made soon as I took my Christmas cards to work and sold a number of them there.   

And this weekend I'm off to a Craft Event.   It's about 2 hours south of here and I'm doing a day trip with my friend Suna.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the new stuff that will be there.  I've been saving up and have a big list of things I want to get.  

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