Sunday, 31 August 2014

Christmas Pudding

Hello everyone, hope you are well, I made this card today to enter  in the August challenge at 52 (Christmas) card challenge "Pick a previous challenge" http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/p/sketch-archive.html I chose the 28th May,2014 sketch.   I used a dark green cardstock with a white card plus a red background for the Christmas pudding which I used a light brown card stock and stained it with Tim Holtz distress stain "Walnut Stain" and for the top of the pudding I used a white card stock and covered it with Kindyglitz  "crystalina" to give it a sparkly shine, I used a pale spotted green paper to cut out the holly leaves with a Tim Holtz cutting die, movers and shapers, Mini Pine tree and Holly.   I used some red stick on rhinestones for the holly berries, and silver stars  for the flag I used red cardstock and for the sentiment  used a free stamp from Australian Simply Cards Magazine, issue 72.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Christmas Wreath

Hello everyone, Here is a Christmas Card I made today to enter into the  Challenge on Merry Monday, a Christmas Wreath, http://merrymondaychristmaschallente-monday-123-use-wreath.html .  This is a 5-1/4 square card, and has been stamped with a poinsettia stamp, which was coloured with Memento Ink pads, "Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy"  the Lady Bug was a bit pale so I coloured the flowers with a water colour Pencil Faber-Castille Brand, I used the Merry Christmas stamp from the same set and used the Lady Big colour for that and for the centres of the flowers I used a gold coloured stick on pearl that I bought in a cheap shop, and I shaded the edges with the Lady Bug.   I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp "work it Wednesday" Stamp it.    http://www.simonsaysstamp.blog.com

Monday, 25 August 2014

Christmas Lamp

Hi Everyone, Hope you are not having this rainy weather that I am having, I made this card today to enter into the 52 (Christmas) card Throw down August Stash Challenge, "Christmas Sparkle, using whatever glitter, glitz and bling that you might have in your craft stash", http://52cct.blogspot.com.au .   I used a light green cardstock with the poles and lamp cut from an old Sizzex 12" die "Flagpole with Lantern" I used black glitter paper to cut these our with a left over yellow piece of cardstock for the centre of the lantern.  I used green sparkle cardstock for the pine leaves and the Merry Christmas sentiment, and I drew a faux stitching around with a white gellypen  from Sakura. Hope you all like it.

Monday, 18 August 2014

altered box

Hi there everyone, hope everyone is well and that the weather is good, we have had gale force winds and rains overnight, but it seems to have settled down now.   I had heaps of time yesterday to do a bit of crafting,  ie:  an altered box to give as part of a birthday present.   I stained the top of the box with Tim Holtz stain "chipped sapphire", and used three of his stencils, "Hearts",measured, and burlap" to add texture paste, lightly coloured with "tumbled glass", when this was all dry I added satin flowers, buttons and a paper measuring tape together with charms, scissors, thimble and rhinestone buckle, I adhered some pretty black lace around the lid, I bought this from Liquidators, and it was very cheap!   around the sides of the box I added a dress model, and reel, from Tim Holtz movers and shapers cutting die and the sewing machine and another reel from Joy Crafts, I have had these cutting dies for a very long time. I shaded around these pieces with Tim Holtz distress ink "Vintage Photo" and I am entering this into two challenges,  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: http://simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge./?=  "Anything goes"  and Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #14, "Button it up" http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com.au ,

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Mistletoe and Wine

Hi everyone, hope all is well with you.   Here is the card I made this morning to enter into the 52 {Christmas} card throwdown August challenge, which is Theme challenge - Mistletoe and Wine, http://52cct.blogspot.com.au  I used a deep purple cardstock and used a piece of Bo Bunny scrapbook paper for the Mistletoe, because I don't have a stamp or diecuts of a mistletoe, all the Christmas stamps and die cutters are all holly, so I am glad I found this paper for the challenge.   I stamped and heat embossed the wine glass with Tim Holtz embossing ink and Zing white embossing powder, I like the plain look of this card, so I hope everyone else will too!!

Yellow grasses

Hi everyone, hope you are having a good day, here is todays card, it is a 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" card and I used Tim Holtz mini distress ink pad "scattered straw" to shade around the edges if all three layers of this card, I also used the same ink pad to stamp the grasses that are in the same stamp pack which was actually the first stamps I bought, but I have lost the packaging so I don't know who was the manufacturer, so this stamp set is about 25 years old and is still one of my favourites.   I used ordinary twine bought from the supermarket and sprayed Perfect Pearls Spray "Sunflower Sparkle" to give the card some shine.   I am quite happy with this card.   Hope you all like it>

Monday, 11 August 2014

new home

Hi everyone, Here is a card I made today for my friend who has just bought a new home, I used the Tim Holtz "Haunted House" cutting die, and cut off the top story and one of the sides, and used Texture Paste with one of Twiddley Winks stencils "Bricks" and used Tim Holtz reinker "Vintage Photo" to colour the paste, and used a pale pink ink for the door and a stickon rhinestone for the front door, I used a Cheery Lynn "Fence" die and for the Push Bike, I used a stamp set that I received free with one the magazines and put some fabric flowers on the bike which I cut out with pink card stock, and used a free tab die to cut out for the sentiment which was also in the free stamp pack. I used an mpress embossing folder for the flowered curtains behind the windows, and a small stick on cloud on the sky on the left hand top side. I  just hope my friend likes this card.