Christmas Snowflake Wreath

Christmas Snowflake Wreath

Christmas 2018 – do you think it is too early to make Christmas Cards? Well I have made my first for 2018 using a set of stamps and punches from Stampin Up – Festive Flurries and the co-ordinating punch and a die from Penny Black. Going for blues and silvers, the stamps were embossed using Tonic embossing power, whilst the Penny Black snowflake was covered with the Tonic blue glitter. Everything was arranged in a wreath shape and layered onto blue stash card.

This will be entered into the:

Stampin Up Festive Flurries

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New Baby, new card, old stamp

New Baby, new card, old stamp

I have a friend who has just had a lovely little baby boy – Arthur – the same as my husbands name so of course I am biased when I say that it is a lovely name. Decided to make the card using a set of Stampin Up stamps  – Greeting Galore, which I have had for a long time but have never used. So now I have. The baby was stamped, coloured in using my faithful Promarkers, then layered onto scalloped card, coloured with the Versamark Baby Blue, background was stamped using small random dots and the ribbon, too was coloured with Versamark Baby Blue, as the ribbon I had too had did not quite match the shade of blue. It was all then layered on to a plain card, again coloured with Versamark Baby Blue.

This card is entered in the Global Design Project 123:Theme Challenge; New Beginnings

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Stampin Up New Baby

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Made this one today as I do believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Using the Sue Wilson Romantic Edger for the first time, I used red and silver card to make the lovely heart border, continued across the layers cut from Tonic layering dies. I also used the Sue Wilson wreath die for the first time to add a little bit of interest in the background.

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

First for the year

First for the year

I am sharing the first birthday card for the year with you, using,  one of my favourite Lili of the Valley, LOTV stamps – Playing Golf. If you look at some of my past blogs, you will begin to understand why it is such a popular stamp.

I began by colouring in with Promarkers, framed it with paper which is meant to resemble grass – if you look close enough you can see small blades of grass. I then decided to try something new and layered the image onto a background which included a cut off from the cellophane used to wrap bouquets. Crafters never throw anything away!

As this is a first for this year, I am entering the card in the Lili of the Valley Facebook Challenge – Something New. I also wish to enter it in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge – Masculine and Paper Creator’s Crafts – Anything Goes

As an update, this card made the Top 5 in the Passion for Promarkers challenge.

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New Year, new stamp

New Year, new stamp

This is a stamp which I can see fast becoming one of my favourite stamps and like “The Folder”  being called “The Stamp Set”. It is Dahlia Turnabout stamp made by Concord & 9th. This one was made using the Tonic Classic Gold embossing powder, framed with the MFT stitched die and layered onto a gold card. 2018 was cut using old Quickutz dies and the gemstones made using clear Tonic Drops and covered with gold glitter.

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I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

Dancer in Gold

Dancer in Gold

I really do love Christmas time when we get the chance to make lots of cards knowing that they are to be used instead of being put in a box to be ready ……..

This one is made using a retired Stamping Up stamp – Prancer. He is just perfect for Christmas. He was embossed using Nuvo Embossing powder Classic Gold which produces a rich gold colour. It was framed using and MFT stitched die and placed on stock card. The edging at the back of the card is a Sue Wilson die cut in half and stuck behind the card before being layered on to the card.

I will be entering the card into the Global Design Project Challenge 116 – CASE

Stamping Up Dasher

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.

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