Tuesday 28 December 2021

Merry Christmas

 Finishing off some cards ... from pieces left on my desk these last few weeks.

I went a bit nuts and cut a heap with this Sizzix Layered Christmas Flower die and this time teamed it with some holly sprigs die cut in white (from a magazine freebie - Festive Wishes) and also an embossed background - Sizzix: Flurries (one of my favs).  I'm unsure of the sentiment die... it's from my stash and I blended some maroon ink along the bottom to tie in with the flower, then added a couple of twist of gold cord.

I am playing along with Double 'D' challenge - Lots of WHITE

Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and my very best wishes to you all for a Safe, Prosperous and Crafty New Year  ...   Robyn

Tuesday 14 December 2021

and Still More Christmas Cards

 ...and back today with a couple more cards... I'm wondering where my mojo was hiding a few months back when I was distracted and not inspired...  Hoping this burst will produce some other types of cards as Birthdays will soon start rolling around again.

A very CAS card for the AAA Cards challenge #205 - Christmas
  • Stamped the ornament from Hampton Arts: Merry Christmas Ornament with Versamark and gold embossed on a white card panel
  • Then re-stamped it on red card with gold embossing and fussy cut it out
  • Attached with foam tape 

  • No stamping at all.... Used a snowflake embossing folder Sizzix: Winter Wonderland
  • Die cut snow flakes from gold holographic card (re-cycled Christmas Cracker from last year) using die from Chloe Endean Designs
  • Die cut sentiment in green glitter card - from Avery Elle: Let It Snow
  • From the same set die cut the arch in a white card panel and also the framed border with snow drops
  • Assembled the card

Thanks for stopping by my blog,  have a Wonderful Creative day,   Cheers Robyn

Monday 13 December 2021

More Christmas Cards....

.... at the rate I'm going I'll have half my cards for next year made, but I do enjoy my quiet time at the desk creating cards, and recently I've been showing some Scrapbooking ladies how to use the Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders...  so here are of few of those I made

  • Embossing folder from Card Making Magic: Yuletide Wishes set, using some cream patterned card
  • Die cut some Holly from the same Yuletide Wishes set and the sentiment from Crafters Companion: Entwined Holly & Yuletide Sentiment set
  • Attached to a cream card and added some glitter to the holly and a few gems

  • Magazine freebie embossing folder
  • Die cut Robin from Card Making Magic:  Yuletide Wishes set
  • Die cut pine sprigs from Sizzix: Winter Woodland
  • Attached elements to a white card

  • Embossing Folder from Sizzix: Winter Wonderland set
  • Die cut the Poinsettia flower from Sizzix: Layered Christmas Flower
  • Stamped sentiment from  Card Making Magic:  Yuletide Wishes set and embossed with gold
  • Assembled using a white card and foam tape on the flower for dimension

  • Embossing folder from Crafters Companion: Entwined Holly & Yuletide Sentiment set, embossed then swiped with Versamark and gold embossed... lots of scattered gold embossing so I spritzed the panel with gold mist
  • Die cut the Poinsettia from Sizzix: Layered Christmas Flower
  • Die cut pine sprigs and berry branch from  Sizzix: Winter Woodland
  • Stamped sentiment from Kaisercraft: mini Christmas sentiment set, onto black card and white embossed
  • Assembled the elements on pearl white card

I am playing along with 

Thanks for stopping by my blog - have a Wonderful Creative week,    Cheers Robyn

Saturday 11 December 2021

Gift Card Holders

 It just happens that I have been using my envelope maker this past 2 weeks to make some different sized envelopes and seeing the latest 

Just Add Ink Challenge #584 - making Gift Card Holders and Tags 

I was quite prepared -
 and gift cards sure do come in handy for those who are difficult to buy presents for.

  • I chose three different papers from a Kaisercraft Pad -Sparkle, which has peachy shades matched with copper
  • Used the envelope maker to create three envelopes
  • and from the same pack cut some small matching tags and embellished them with a star, snowflake and tree

Thanks for stopping by my blog -  have a Wonderful Creative weekend,  Cheers Robyn

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Cards and Crochet

 Just sharing a few cards - which seem to still be Christmasy themed....so that means I've a few spares for unexpected ones we receive.

some finished Crochet projects

This is my year long crochet afghan... hosted by Moogly CAL 2021 - a new square pattern every 2 weeks and then at the end of the year a wonderful rug

and I made myself a Poinsettia broach to wear on my shirt for our Crochet group luncheon

Thanks for stopping by my blog... hope all your Christmas celebration plans are coming along nicely for you..  have a Wonderful Creative day,    cheers Robyn

Saturday 4 December 2021

Twofer "JOY" Christmas cards

 Sharing a few more Christmas cards, using images and die cuts in my stash...

Love using this Holly stamp so there are a few about.... 
  • Stamped image from Hero Arts: Watercolour Holly Outline and watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Stamped the sentiment - Hero Arts: Joy, with Versamark and red embossing powder - Sizzix: Holly Berry
  • Trimmed panel and attached to green card

  • Stamped candle image STAMPloratins: Christmas Candles with Versamark and Gold embossed
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Die cut Swirled Joy from Poppy Stamps, from shiny red metallic card
  • Ruled a border with Gold Gel Pen and attached to a red card.

I am playing along with 
Thanks for stopping by my blog ---  have a Wonderful Creative weekend,   Cheers Robyn

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Christmas Baubles

 Well our Christmas tree went up today, decorated with lots of red and gold baubles... really gets you into the festive mood... and so I had time to make a card for the

  Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #4

  • Applied Versamark to the raised surface of a 3D embossing folder.. Sizzix: Retro Ornament
  • Then through the Cuttlebug and on with silver embossing powder.... so the embossing is actually on the recessed sections.... a few dots and lines missed out so I coloured them with a silver gel pen
  • Next I watercoloured the ornaments with Distress Inks.. in the blue shades - which is not difficult because they are recessed.
  • Attached to a white card with a dark blue border and finished off with a few gems and glitter glue 

I was inspired by the photo prompt with the baubles, blues and silver
Thanks for stopping by my blog,  have a Wonderful Creative day, cheers Robyn

Friday 26 November 2021

Twofer...die cut Star Christmas cards


Today I'm using this lovely Star die from Australian Simply Cards mag : Fancy Festive Star Nesting set, 
 for my Rudolph Days November challenge... so quick and easy
  • Using an off cut of red card lying on my desk... die cut the star and backed it with glittery silver card.  
  • Stamped and silver embossed the sentiment - Stamp It set 005 and attached to a slim line card

  • Repeated the process with a white card panel and backed with light pink mirror card, then stamped the sentiment with Distress Ink - kitsch flamingo and clear embossing and attached to a white card

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a Wonderful Creative day,  Cheers Robyn

Monday 22 November 2021

Christmas Tree Cards

I am a really terrible hoarder of scraps, 
so the challenge at Christmas Kickstart #56 - Christmas Snippets
 is perfect to use up some of them and those not so fabulous Christmas papers I have in my stash

Process in photos below... I used the sentiments from the designer paper packs and added a piece of velcro to hold the tree in shape
They are easy to make after the first one and I quickly put together three

This is the process.. you can get 3 cards from a 12x12 sheet (hint - just make sure the card is squared so the cuts and folds meet up nicely)
Cut 10 x 20cm and  or 4 x 8 inch and score and fold vertical and then diagonals
10 x10cm piece or  4 x 4 in and score and fold diagonal

Use up your scraps.. cut 3 triangles to fit the card
Attach the folded square over the centre vertical fold

When folded the card fits into a regular C6 envelope

Hope you might try out this tree card
Have a Wonderful Creative week, and thanks for stopping by my blog,    cheers Robyn