Friday, 13 December 2019

Snow Family


I just love the Hunkydory papercraft collections (pre-coloured), and have been stocking up on them lately, along with their Little Books.  They are not just ideal for when you don't have time for all the faffing about of stamping and colouring, but they make very elegant cards which are always favourably received.

Above is one of the many I have made recently and as you can see it is an easel card.  Having folded the card base I added a mat of silver mirri card followed by a mat of design paper (possilbly Papermania).  On the top part I then glued a die cut fir tree to the side before attaching my image with foam pads.  I then added a further two trees, all of which I edged with glitter glue.  A few die cut snowflakes with added gems finishes the top part.  On the bottom part I simply added a long panel cut from silver mirri card topped with design paper.  To this I added more snowflakes and a sentiment raised up with foam pads.

Challenges

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations 404 - Anything Goes
Fab 'N' Funky 461 - Winter Clothing (Hats and Scarves)
Aud Sentiments 242 - Christmas/Winter/Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday 612 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - O Christmas Tree

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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Oh Baubles!



Here is something I have not made for years - a triple easel card! 

I have kept it very clean and simple as that seems to be the style I like at the moment while I ease myself back into crafting.

As you can see the base card elements are die cut from gold metallic mirri card.  I printed out my Beccy Muir pre-coloured image in 3 different sizes and  glued them to gold mats before attaching to the base card.  Some die cut holly leaves and red gems finish it.

Challenges

Beccy's Place December - Anything (Fancy Folds)
CAS Colours and Sketches 350 - Colours
Polkadoodles 49 - Anything Goes

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Sunny Thoughts



Here is one of my favourite Penny Black floral stamps which I have coloured with promarkers, layered and tied an organza ribbon and bow around before attaching with foam pads.  The floral paper is a magazine freebie.  I added an embossed panel to the bottom of my card, added more ribbon and a stamped sentiment which I die cut.

Challenges

Penny Black & More December - Flowers
Penny Black December - Anything or Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Calendar December - Anything BUT Christmas But Add A Ribbon

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Snow



Cards for men I find are the most difficult to make especially if they don't have the stereotypical interests like sport and drinking.  I think this one should suit though.

I have used dark grey for my base card and dark red under my design paper to keep it manly.  My Bugaboo image has been coloured with promarkers and glitter glue.  Die cut snowflakes with gems finish it off.

Challenges

Cute Card Thursday 611 - Anything Goes
Alphabet - S is for Snow
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
Allsorts 549 - Snowmen and/or Snowflakes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Santa Door Hanger


I had a go at making a door hanger using an old Sugar Nellie stamp which I coloured with promarkers and added a sentiment.  The aperture is die cut and framed.  A nice red satin bow to finish.  Please note that Santa is carrying his gifts in his sack, but only for good little boys and girls...

Challenges

Allsorts 548 - Christmas Gifts
Fab 'N' Funky 460 - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Wednesday - Traditional Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. 538 - Christmas Present
M.A.W.T.T. 112 - Santa And/Or His Elves

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Merry Christmas




I like how this card turned out as it is not what I was going to do originally.  My image has been coloured with promarkers and I have added some gold gems.

Challenges

CAS Colours And Sketches 350 - Red/Gold/Green
Simon Says Wednesday - Traditional Christmas
CAS(E) This Sketch 350 - Sketch
Time Out 150 - Merry And Cheerful

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Gingerbread Men



 
Die cut gingerbread men this time complete with die cut sentiment.  The paper is a scrap I found in my bits box.
 
Challenges
 
Casology 357 - Gingerbread
 
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Special Friend's Birthday




Here is a birthday card I have made for a special friend.  I have coloured my image with promarkers and used a Hunkydory sentiment.  The design papers are from Pink Petticoat.  I punched the butterfly from sparkly paper and added a few gems.

Challenges

The Paper Shelter - Birthday/Celebrations
Colour Throwdown 572 - Aqua/Green/Gold/White
Sketch Saturday 592 - Pick Past Sketch (281)

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Top 3



As Mr Blogger doesn't see fit to allow me to edit my original post for the above card I am having to do a new post to say how thrilled I am that my card made the Top3 at the Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog.  Thank you to all the ladies on the DT.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Mouse Stocking



Another Christmas card in 'not so traditional colours'.  I have coloured my digi stamp with promarkers and added a bow after fussy cutting it.  The stamped tag (hanging from twine) and trees are die cut.  A few gems finish the card.

Challenges

Catch The Bug - Fall Colours And Twine
Tuesday Morning Sketches 532 - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday 49 - Anything Goes

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