Saturday, 26 December 2015

Fairy Freebie

Another card made today this time for the Butterfly Challenge. I've used a stencil which was free with Papercraft Essentials along with a stamp set. I decided to use some Sparkle Medium but didn't want a plain background. I reached for my papers but then noticed the card that the stencil and stamps came on and thought it would be perfect. The sentiment is Sparkle Medium again but through a Dreamweaver stencil. I was going to add some card candi but decided to use the sparkle through a corner of the stencil on the white card

Winter Scene

I do hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying your boxing day. I had a lovely Christmas Day, very relaxed and quiet with OH doing the cooking and me sat in front of the fire doing my new jigsaw. We didn't need the fire as it's still warm here but as it's likely to be our last Christmas with an open fire, we lit it anyway

We were going to go for a walk today but it was quite miserable so we had another quiet day indoors so I got some time in my craft room. I made a card for the Hobby Art challenge which is themes Winter - can't believe that I've started on my cards for next year!. I've based it on a card I made back in 2010 although I have changed it a little.

Hobby Art Winter Scene-its stamp set
Hobby Art Animal Fun stamp set
Spellbniders Nestablities
Nellie Snellen Deer die
Stampin Up Word Window punch
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Three Wise Men

It's our last challenge of the year at Cardz 4 Galz and to celebrate the season our theme is Christmas This is a card I've made for some friends (thanks for the picture Pam) in different colour ways  - I just love this sentiment by Woodware. A very simple card so great for batch making

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Traditional Christmas Colours. I'm sad to say it's another last for me as I'll be leaving the design team at the end of this challenge

I've made another center swing card using a Hunkydory topper and card adding die cut embellishments

We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge but please make sure your creation is suitable for a male

Christmas Animals

Our new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is Christmas Animals and it's the last one before our Christmas break. In fact it's my last card for the Cuttlebug Mania design team. We're moving abroad next autumn and have a lot of work to do on the house before we go so I'll need to concentrate on that in the new year

Back to the challenge and I've made a center swing card with a Hunkydory set matted onto a scalloped Nestability. The deer dies are by Nellie Snellen and the snowflakes by Marianne Design

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Vintage Christmas

Our new theme at Cardz 4 Galz is Vintage Christmas. I've used a cute set by Hunkydory called Festive Doorstep. A few snowflakes cut with a Marianne Design die from red mirror card and a ribbon to finish

Ooops - I must remember to press publish when I schedule a post!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

This is a card I made for a friend at Slimming World whose Birthday it was this week. I followed this layout from Sketch Saturday 

And as I used Penny Black's Fluffy, I'm also entering it into the Penny Black Die Cut/Punches challenge

I even put a little Freddo inside too

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

It's the first of the month so we have a new challenge for you at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and I'm sad to say that it's my last card as a member of the design team. I've got such a lot going on next year that I've decided to step down from the design teams I'm on and concentrate on what needs to be done. I'll still be making card, just not to any timescales

Our challenge this month is Die Cuts and of course Christmas and our sponsor this month is

And here is my card

Memory Box Country Landscape but I can't remember the makes of the deer and snowflake dies

CAS Christmas at Cardz 4 Guyz

Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is CAS Christmas. I think Christmas is a great theme for CAS cards because of the snow element so for my card I've used Peter The Polar Bear by Hobby Art

A very quick and easy card but great for a male