Tuesday 31 December 2019

Happy Birthday

A final post for 2019 as the dinner is cooking.... a Birthday card with flowers and leaves stamped and gold embossed on red card and the the edges sponged with black Distress Ink - I love how this looks, it's my second card with this technique and there will be more.  To finish I attached the panel to a black card and added a sparky gold die cut sentiment.  I am playing along again with the Watercooler Wednesday WWC252 - Marsha's Special 3 Week challenge - Anything Goes.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it.......   AND 
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Merry Christmas

One last Christmas card for the year.. using Pastel Colours for The Daring Cardmakers December challenge - Pretty Pastel Christmas.  It's pretty much a die cut card.---- die cut edge rectangle frame panel overlayed onto soft aqua card and onto a white card.  Die cut the ornament in shiny silver card and then from aqua PP - then inlaid in place.  To finish a stamped silver embossed sentiment on a matching aqua strip and attached with foam tape.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - Happy New Year and more card making.

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Our Christmas tree and my favourite 2019 card

The Card Concept #HOL19 final challenge for 2019 is for us to share a photo of our Christmas tree or favourite card..... I have included both - our tree is fibreoptic and this year I decorated with only elongated ornaments - didn't realise I had some many of them, it did look lovely lit up at night.  And my card I made back in October (here) - a clean and simple card with some masked sponging and a stamped Robin coloured with pencils.  I've had a wonderful creative year, stretching my techniques while joining in with many blog challenges - I've made over 330 cards and given lots away to family and friends.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it ----   Happy New Year and may 2020 be healthy, safe and creative... cheers

Monday 30 December 2019

Merry Christmas

You would think we'd be over making Christmas cards for a while ...but... with all the little bits that get stamped or die cut and then added to my stash.. you can just make up a few more cards ... for next year.   Mid December I had fun making up cards using different folds... and this one is a favorite because it folds flat to fit in a square envelope.  I used some PP that looks like a snowy night sky and then from the stash there were a heap of these die cut houses... I added some gold paper behind a few to resemble lights on in the windows... then out came some die cut trees from the stash.... I inked up the large one in a dark blue grey for the front of the card and found a matching scalloped strip in the PP pack.... next there were some sparkly die cut snowflakes and a star and then finally the only thing I actually die cut was the Merry Christmas sentiment.... I had a bit of fun trying to get the layers even in the back with the foam tape.... but I'm really happy with how the card turned out.
I am playing along with - Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge #368  ...  AND  ... Shopping Our Stash #410 - Happy Holidays  ...  AND  ... Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies December challenge  ...  AND  ...  Just Us Girls Wild Card Week #516 - Anything Goes.http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2019/12/hls-december-anything-goes-with-dies.html   Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it..... happy card making.

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Some quiet time during the Christmas/New Year week to make a few cards.... here I have a floral card using a Penny Black shadow stamp - Flower Field, that I stmaped in light brown ink, then used my coloured pencils to over colour the image.... I love doing this technique.  To finish I added a white border to the stamped panel and attached to a buttercup  yellow card... finally added a stamped sentiment.  I am playing along with Penny Black & More Monthly challenge for December - theme Flowers  ....  AND  .... Watercooler Wednesday WWC252 - Marsha's Special 3 week challenge - Anything Goes.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy s.tamping

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Sunday 22 December 2019

Merry Christmas

Somewhere in FB or Pinterest I saw this technique - gold embossed stamping on red card and sponged black edges.... I selected some Christmasy foliage stamps for my card and to finish added a shiny gold die cut sentiment with shadow die cut backdrop and attached to a black card. I love this technique and have already made a floral birthday card, I'm going to experiment with different coloured card.  I am play along with three Christmas themed challenges as we replace card making with Christmas festivities - cooking and eating ... mmmmm
Kickstart challenge #26 - Last minute madness...  AND .... STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt - Stamps and Holidays  ....  AND ..... Jingle Belles - "wrapping'' up their 9th year.
Thanks for visiting, and I wish you allllll a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and no doubt I'll be back before the new year - HUGS


Thursday 19 December 2019

Best Wishes

I used a crackle stencil to create the background for this card... used Versamark and gold Perfect Pearls, onto a lightly sponged pink card.  Die cut two leaves in pearl card one in cream, one in rose and the two mini flying birds in the cream... also stamped the sentiment in dark rose onto a strip of pearly cream card..  To finish I die cut a double stitched frame and used foam strips to attached to a cream card.   I am playing along with STAMPloration- The Stencil - Always Anything Goes December challenge ...  AND  ... Happy Little Stampers - December Anything Goes with Dies challenge.   Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it  - happy card making.


I Was Thinking About You

A quick and easy CAS card for the prompt at Addicted to CAS #174 --- Tree.
I die cut a circle window in scrap and sponge blue DI gradually fading to white in the center on a white card panel.  Then stamped the tree in grey ink - twice and then the sentiment also in grey ink. And attached to a white card.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, happy stamping


Wednesday 18 December 2019

Happy Birthday

Time this afternoon to finish off my card with a sentiment stamped and gold embossed on vellum.  I just love this large floral die  - I die cut it on white card and collected the large flower petals, then sponged them up with Distress Oxide inks and replaced  them in the diecut.  Found this smooched Distress Ink watercoloured background in my stash and trimmed it to fit the frame.  Attached this to a red card and attached the sentiment strip.  I am playing along with The Flower Challenge #39 - Use a Die  ....  AND   .... also Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes with Dies December challenge.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.


Sunday 15 December 2019

Christmas tree card

O Christmas Tree is the theme for Anything Crafty over at The Daring Cardmakers - and that just worked in wonderfully as I've been making folded cards for friends... and one just happened to be one of those triangle folded trees... easy as to make and this size fits in  the usual C6 envelope.  Cut, folded and covered the sides with pp and then included a mini flat magnet to hold the flap down... and finished off with a fussy cut sentiment label from the 12x12 paper set. I made five cards from the one pp sheet..    I am also playing along with Watercooler Wednesday  WWC251 - Dawns's All About Occasions challenge.
Thanks for visiting, I  really appreciate it,  ---- and HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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