Tuesday, 27 January 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #2 R - Snowflakes

Hello Friends,
Today's post is a reminder for you to come and join us for the 2nd One Layer Christmas Card Challenge. My card is very CAS, I die cut the Sentiment and then embossed the front of the card with the Snowflake embossing folder.  I used double sided sticky sheets on the back of the sentiment and then carefully applied my two different layers of coloured glitter a bit at a time so I didn't mix the excess glitter together.
Card: White, Dble Sided Sticky Sheets
Finishing Touches: Royal Blue and Turquiose Glitter
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Provo Crafts Snowflake E/Folder, Dee's Distinctly Merry Christmas Die
Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Merry Monday #143 - Carollers

Happy Monday Folks,
Time for another Christmas Card Challenge and this week Lori is our Hostess and she is challenging us to use a stamp with Music or Carollers. I decided to use this cute Penny Black Hedgehog stamp.  I coloured the image with my Blendabilities, and cut out the Music sheet they are holding and mounted it with Dimensionals. I found this DSP with the music on it that I received as a Secret Santa Gift.  The sentiment is part of the DSP and it was in the right place so I went with it.
The Design Team are so happy to see so many of you joining us in January to get a head start on your Christmas cards for this year, so we hope you can play along all year.

Stamps: Penny Black 4011K Joyous Hymn
Card: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, DSP Unknown
Ink: TM Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake
Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Nude, Blush, Basic Grey, Old Olive,
Finishing Touches: Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools:  Big Shot, Stitched Circle Dies, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Lovely to have a visit from you today.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #2 - Lot's of Snow

Happy Tuesday,
Welcome to the second challenge at One Layer Christmas Cards.  This challenge is Anything Goes with an optional twist to use Snowflakes. If you enter cards with the twist, you get an entry into the monthly random drawing for a prize. 1 card with the twist = 1 entry; players can enter as many times as they want.
I put a thin mask down each side of my card and then embossed the Snowflakes with White embossing powder and sponged Iced Spruce Distress Ink over my embossed images. The Greeting was embossed with Pewter embossing powder and I finished with some pearls in the centre of the snowflakes.

Stamps: S/U's Snowflake Soiree, Many Merry Stars, Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Iced Spruce
Finishing Touches: Pearls
Cool Tools: Masking Medium, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Pewter E/Powder, Heat Tool, Round Sponging Tool
Thanks for visiting today.

Birthday Wishes

Hello Friends,
Today's post is a card I made for some up and coming Birthday's in the Family.  I used Lotus Blossom, one of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can earn for free with a $90 Australian order from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: S/U's Lotus Blossom, Blooming With Kindness
Card: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Sequins, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Glue
Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Merry Monday #142 - Merry Christmas From Our Home to Yours

Hello Stampers,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Challenge #142 and Katie is our Hostess and is challenging us to use a House or Houses on our card this week.

Stamps: S/U's Holiday Home, Ornamental Pine, White Christmas
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, White Glitter Card
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Home Dies, Papertrey Ink Winter Wonderland Dies,  Stitched Snow Drift Dies, Simon Says Stamps Falling Snow Stencil, Wendy Vecchi E/Paste, Spatula, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for popping by today.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #1 R - Christmas Blessings

Hi Friends,
Today's post is a reminder that there is still time to come and join us for the 1st One Layer Christmas Card Challenge.  Hope you will join us for our 1st Challenge and if you use the twist you can win a prize.  I used White embossing powder on red card for the Ornaments, Chalk Pen for the hangers and some Bakers Twine and a Mini Pearl to decorate.  Totally different style to my first card.

Stamps: S/U's Christmas Collectibiles, More Merry Messages
Card: Real Red
Ink: Versamark, S/U's Chalk Pen, Real Red Marker
Finishing Touches: Red and White Bakers Twine, Mini Pearl
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots
Great to have you drop by today.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Merry Monday #141 - Christmas Critters

Hello Stampers,
It's Monday and that means we have this weeks Merry Monday Challenge to show and inspire you.  This week Katie is our Hostess and she wants us to use Christmas Critters to create our card. I decided to use this fun Koala stamp from Happy Christmas Mate and because it's not a large stamp I went with different profiles to give the card more interest.  I embossed the background with Stylish Stripes and made a banner with the Greetings stamp and coloured the die cut I received from Karren Johnson in a Secret Santa envelope.  Thanks Karren!
Stamps: S/U's Happy Christmas Mate, Simon Says Stamps - Holiday Layered Trees
Card: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Stylish Stripes E/Folder, Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Christmas Dies, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #1 - Santa's Hug

Dear Friends,
As you might have noticed on my blog sidebar I have been invited by Shery Russ to join her Inaugral Design Team for the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge.  I think I might find it quite challenging at times, but I like a challenge and I am excited to be showing you my card for our first challenge.
The format for the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge is " Anything goes each week with an Optional Twist to use Red".   If you enter cards with the twist, you get an entry into the monthly random drawing for a prize. 1 card with the twist = 1 entry; players can enter as many times as they want. Check out the Guidelines for the challenge here.
For my card today I have used a card base, stamped my image and coloured with Blendabilities.  I added Washi Tape along the bottom edge, scored either side of my sentiment and finished off with some sequins and crystal effects on Santa's glasses.

Stamps: Penny Black - Holiday Hugs, S/U's Sassy Salutations
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Blush, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy
Finishing Touches: Washi Tape, Clear Sequins, Crystal Effects
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Simply Scored Tool, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you will join me and the rest of the Design Team for our first challenge.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Merry Monday #140 - Snowflake

Happy Monday Everyone,
Welcome to the first Merry Monday Christmas Challenge for 2015.  For the first challenge this year Kathy is challenging us to Create a card with Snowflakes. I love the folded Snowflake idea which I saw on a number of cards on Pinterest, but finished off the centre with the small snowflake from the stamp set Festive Flurries  and silver embossed a centre piece to make it my own.  Love the way it turned out.

Stamps: S/U's Festive Flurries, More Merry Messages
Card: Whisper White, Costal Cabana
Ink: Costal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Crystals
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Festive Flurries Dies, Sizzix Falling Snow E/Folder, Embossing Buddy, Silver E/ Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Simply Scored Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today, hope you will join us to make a start on this year's Christmas cards.