All posts by Debbie's hand made cards 2016

Warm and Cosy

Warm and Cosy

I love the partner stamp to Penny Black “Snowy” “Santa’s Hat” He is so cute and makes you feel so cozy.

Coloured with my faithful Promarkers, hat fur filled with Tonic Nuvo Glitter and fussy cut (as I don’t yet have the die) he was layered on to a frame.

I would like to enter the PaperPlayers Challenge PP371 Clean and Simple Warm and Cozy, along with the Passion for Promarkers Challenge 422 It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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3 for 1 Snowy

Snowy for Christmas

I just love Penny Black ‘Snowy’ don’t you. He is so cute and can be used in so many ways. This time I decided that it was going to be a production line and make a number of small cute simple cards for Christmas, the same but different. Stamped, die cut out, then they were coloured with red, green and purple promarkers, layered onto card and Tonic Nuvo glitter hats.

Hope you like them. I am going to enter in the Passion for Promarker Challenge #420 – Use your die cuts

Penny Black Snowy

Bellarific Lucille sending love

Bellarific Lucille sending love

This is my entry for the Bellarific Friday theme. This week it is a MOJOBELLA sketch challenge as shown below. Stamping the hearts and fussy cutting out Lucille she was then layered with her hearts on to the background. All the hearts were coloured using Versamark ink pads, whilst the rest of Lucille was coloured using my faithful Promarker Pens. To give the topper the scalloped effect, small hearts were punched out and stuck behind the circle. This was all layered onto NitWits papers with the studs made from Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops dried and glued on to the card.

I would also like to enter the card in the Ribbon Girl November Challenge.

Stampin Bella Lucille sending loveBellarific MojoBella

Speedy Card

Speedy Card

How often do you normally spend when making a single card? I must confess I can take over 2 days, with the background and accents being the issue – should I add this, how does it look, do the colours go, all being part of my dilemma.

However, this one was made like Speedy Gonzales. I was on the PaperPlayers blog and the challenge this week is a tic tac toe square giving many options, When I saw what we could use I immediately decided I wanted to use my new Sue Wilson set of dies, my MFT Peek-a-boo stitched rectangle and shiny card stock I keep meaning to use, but never get around to using it. The sentiment was stamped using a Hero Arts stamp which I have have for to many years to mention, but use every year when making Christmas cards.

I would like to enter the card in the PaperPlayers #368 – with Tree, Die-cut and Shine.

Blooming Bouquet

Thank you Blooming Bouquet

Having discovered another American stamping supplier – Altenew Stamps, I recently took delivery of one of their sets Blooming Bouquet which looked as if it could be so versatile for many different occasions.

The stamp was stamped over two pieces of card and embossed with Tonic Nuvo white embossing powder and water coloured using stamping up Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush. using the water allowed the die colour to separate and give different shades.

I would like to enter this Thank You card in the Seven Hills October Sketch Challenge.

Altnew Blooming Bouquet

Bellarific Friday – Fall inspiration

Bellarific Friday – Fall inspiration

This is a first for me. I regularly see the amazing Stamping Bella card inspirations made for the Bellarific Friday and I just love autumn. Love the colours, love the smell and love the cold crisp mornings when Jack Frost is about – although he hasn’t visited yet. When I saw the Fall inspiration photo I thought what could I do and this is the result.

I got out my Tiny Towie Best Friends stamps, coloured them using Promarkers – Gold Sunflower, Chilli Red, Lime Green, Pumpkin and Ginger. Once finished I used my glitter pen to add a little bit of sparkle to the wings and skirt.

The background is Nitwits papers, cut using spellbinder squares and layered on to the card.

This is the result and the card I want to enter in the Ribbon Girl Any Image Challenge and Passion for Promarkers – Shades of Autumn

Cuddling with Ted LOTV

Cuddling with Ted LOTV

Do you ever find that you see cards made by others and think Wow, I would like to make a similar card, buy the stamp and in doing so forget about all the other lovely stamps that you have bought over the years – many no longer on trend.

So I would like to say thank you Lili of the Valley for encouraging me to look at my old stamp stash to dig out poor stamps which have been hiding at the bottom of my stamp pile.  This month their Facebook Challenge is  the first stamp that we have bought.  As I had used Promarkers to colour the image, I thought I would use the opportunity to enter into another Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.

Therefore, as it is coming up for Christmas, and I am in the process of making Christmas cards, I thought I would use a stamp I have had for a long time – Cuddling with Ted. to enter in to the challenge.  It was coloured using Promarkers – different shades of purple and blue, layered with an oval Sue Wilson Christmas die. Snowflakes were Penny Black Snowy die cut out and covered with Tonic Nuvo ice white glitter and stuck on randomly.

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Peony Crush

Ton Mood Board Challenge – Peony Crush

I would like to tell you about a company I came across while flicking through one of my crafting card groups on Facebook. A talented lady Effie Cho had been demonstrating a card that she had made using The Ton stamps – and of course I had to investigate. Browsing through their products I couldn’t help fall in love with their many stamps and accessories. The only issue is that they are American suppliers and do not have any UK suppliers. However, I too the plunge and bought the lovely Peony Crush Cling Background stamp which, when it came (quickly I made add) had lovely fine detail.

I have used the stamp a number of times since and each time it stamps the fine detail lines. I decided that I would like to make a card and submit it in their September Mood Board Challenge with this birthday card made using the stamp embossed with red and gold, then water coloured with Stampin’ Up inks – Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey and Gumball Green then layered with Gold and Chocolate card. To finish, the greeting was stamped on to vellum and embossed with the same red/gold as the background.

Hope you like my attempt.

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James the Bear with Pile of Presents

This is something that is unheard of – I am posting two cards in one week. In the future I do hope that that is something I can achieve, but can not always predict with work commitments.

This card is one that I made so that it can be entered into the Lili of the Valley September Facebook Challenge – Colours, which can also be entered itto the Paper Creators challenge – simply Christmas as I had used James the Bear Pile of Presents, a rubber stamp which is no longer available in stamp form.  However it is still available in digi download format. He was coloured in with Warm Grey Promarker Pen, whilst the presents were Pumpkin, Pine and Chilli Red. Paper came from a stash which I had printed some time ago but was perfect for the colour challenge. The fur is Wow white fine glitter and the sentiment is also a Lili of the Valley stamp. That is now the start of my Christmas Card making for the year.

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