Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Last Rudolph Day of 2020

Well here we are at the last Rudolph day of 2020 - how did that happen? Despite spending about half of it in lockdown it seems to have flown past. Let's hope next year will be better. 

My card is just one of a batch of eight that I made using a kit from a magazine that must be about two years old and had been languishing at the bottom of a box.

Each one is different and although my photography skills leave a bit to be desired it is in fact a 3D box card, which folds flat to fit a standard sized envelope.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

LIm - Festive

The last challenge of the year at Less is More is a one layer festive card. I used a Sweet Poppy snowflake stencil which I dabbed Versamark through  then added some WOW embossing powder. (Note to self: remove stencil befor adding embossing powder next time as it was a nightmare to get off the metal stencil!)

A simple sentiment completed the card. In real life it is very sparkly, hope you can  see it in the next photo.
As it is a brand new stencil I am going to share it with Darnell's NBUS Challenge.

Monday, 23 November 2020

Christmas Stars

I'm sneaking in to this month's Twofer Challenge at almost the last minute. I always find this challenge a "challenge" and this month particularly so. I have no shortage of stars in my stash but found it hard to decide what to do. I'm still not entirely happy with them but at least I've tried.

My first card was done after seeing some of Kevin Nakagawa's tutorials. I think I need a lot more practise and the trees would show up more if I'd clear embossed them on top of the black ink.

The snow splatters were made by hitting a Posca pen with a ruler. Somehow i've managed to get them in a straight line.

My second card is still using the swirl of stars plus the larger star image which was heavily winked with red to give it a bit of sparkle.

And here are the two together. All the stamps are from SU.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Stencilled Bauble

After doing the workshop in yesterday's post I had another go at stencilling but this time used an old bauble stencil from Inylicious. I blended Tumbled Sky and Victorian Velver Distress Ink for the background.

The stamps were from Creative Stamping magazine. The card base is SU Lost Lagoon with a matchingbow to top off the bauble. I'm going to make this my second entry into Cas Christmas non traditional colours. Im also sharing at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.



Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Stencilling and Silhouettes

Last Saturday I did an online workhop with Eileen Godwn using Lavinia stamps and stencils.. I have wanted to do one of her worshops for a long time but they are too far away, so Covid has done me a favour! I had a great time making the four designs. The workshop samples were one layer cards but I made mine on a piece of card - just in case I messed up, which I did on two of them but I simply turned the card over and redid them. No wastage! 

The following day I mounted them and turned them into cards.  I didn't have all the stencils or stamps so there is a bit of improvisation!

I will definitely be doing the next one in December.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Non Traditional Colours

This month the CAS Christmas Challenge wants non-traditional colours.Now I'm not a fan of non- traditional colours for Christmas, pink snowflakes just don't do it for me!  But I decided to play along anyway. I had recently rediscovered some metal stencils, originally bought to use with embossing paste and decided to use one of the. but with inks.

I used Distress Oxides in Cracling Campfire, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet. I then embossed a small panel with a snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug I think) and matted it onto some coppery foil card. I cut the sentiment out of the same card using a SU die. Even though I said I don't like non -traditional colours. I do quite like this! I'm also sharing with Christmas Kickstart challenge, Let's Squash It and Little Red Wagon
 The Current Challenge

Monday, 2 November 2020

Christmas Penguins

I have been doing some upcycling for this card. When I saw that the challenge at Winter Wonderland was "Penguins" I had just come across this piece of wrapping paper that I had saved from a present last year.

I matted it onto a piece of red card thendiecut the sentiment and its frame three times to make it stand out more, It was a bit fiddly to glue the layers together. 

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Rudolph Day October

I'm a bit later posting for Rudoph Day than I expected. First the internet went, then when I got it back I got a migraine!

Anyway I'm here now and with time to spare.I decided to do a card on Craft Artist so that if I run short it will be easy to replicate a few! I printed the image off on textured cardstock then matted it onto a piece of dark red.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Spooky monsters

This is my last post as GDT on the Lasting Memories challenge site. I have really enjoyed making these layouts. This week the challenge is Monsters. Did you know that October 25th was originally called Frankenstein Friday? I certainly didn't!
This is an old photo of my two grandsons dressed up for Halloween. I printed the monsters out from a 
Craft Artist digi kit then fussy cut them out. I don’t think they’ll be doing any partying this year as Covid numbers are still rising here. 


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Silhouette for Twofer

I'm cutting it a bit fine for this month's Twofer challenge. I think of it as a monthly challenge but of course it's only two weeks!  Anyway I dug out a stamp that was one of the first ones I ever bought and haven't really used it since!  I hope it counts as a silhouette.

For the first card I stamped it three times without reinking, The sentiment is from Penny Black.. I've no idea who made the rose stamp as I've long since peeled it off its wood mount.
The second card is just a single image with some spots from a very useful little stamp from Lavinia stamps . Makes splattering a whole lot easier!

And here are my two cards together. Hope they count as they are both simply stamped.


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