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:
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
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.
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
Santa got Stuck
Another Friday, another Friday Bellarific Challenge. This is my entry for the free for all using stamp and die Santa got Stuck I was lucky enough to win when the stamp was initially launched last year.
Santa was coloured using Promarkers and layered using a MFT Peek-a-boo square.
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.
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.
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.
Frugal Card Maker
As a card maker I am always on the lookout to try new ways at making cards and finding material that can be recycled to be used in cards. This one has turned out to be one of my favourites.
Although the silver mirror card was cut using the Penny Black die, layered on to silver background and pale blue card, the tree background was made using the cellophane wrapping florists use to wrap bouquets. I bought some from our local florists and used it as as a background for this card. One of my favourites Christmas Cards made this year. Hope you like it too.
Lili of the Valley December Winter Challenge
I cannot believe that we are now in December. Where did the past year go? Christmas cards are being made as we speak, so I thought I would use the opportunity to use one of my favourite Lili of the Valley stamps, the cute Penguin which is no longer available to buy, to enter the December Challenge on Facebook. I was lucky enough to win back in June, which has encouraged me to challenge my imagination. Hope you like the result and fingers crossed.