Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Warm Wishes

I haven't quite finished the number of Christmas cards for this year, so I'm trying to come up with some fun but quick makes, using elements from my UFO box.

I figured my previously stamped card base was the perfect background for a festive food/beverage type of design. For my topper, I heat embossed my NBUS stamp by Neat and Tangled in liquid platinum embossing powder and then used some acetate to do some ink smooshing (Coral Cabana and It's a boy, CP inks). I intended to do this in a controlled manner, but then one of our cats decided to give me a helping hand by jumping onto my craft table, so I just went with it.

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - Festive food/drink

Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards - W ... Warm Wishes

ABC Christmas - W for Wishes

CHNC - Anything Christmas goes

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

SSS Work it Wednesday - Holiday crafting

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Embossed wreaths

I'm popping in with a quick post so that I can link up my cards at Beccy's Place where there's a race going on.

I started by cutting and scoring several sheets of cardstock in green and red and stamping the SSS gingham background in tone on tone (Spruce and Rockin' Red, CP inks). I had embossed my (square panel) wreaths last year, but could not figure out how to use them on my cards. I decided to fussy cut the wreaths and blend a little ink over it, and then used a marker to add colour to the berries

I discovered that this sentiment by Penny Black fitted perfectly in the middle of my wreaths, so I used my MISTI to stamp them and heat embossed them in gold. To finish off, I adhered a strip of gold glitter washi across before popping up my wreaths using thin foam tape.

I'm also linking up my cards at:

Stamping Sensations - Getting ready for Christmas

Sparkle's Christmas - #95 Embossing (heat or dry - I used both)

CHNC - #413 Anything Christmas goes

It's the end of the month and that means 
it's also time for the November Rudolph Days

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Poinsettia and Pomegranates

I have been colouring another digital image by Power Poppy today. They are just perfect for practising my Copic colouring using the additional Copics that I got for my birthday last month. Since Marcella has already put in a lot of the shading, you don't have to figure that out yourself.

I die cut my panel using my go to stitched rectangle die (SSS), stamped this beautiful sentiment by Penny Black (Holly Tweet) in Versafine onyx black and heat embossed it in clear ep, and simply adhered my panel to an A2-sized card base (Schoolhouse Red, SSS).

I'm playing at:

The Flower Challenge - #26 A Special Occasion

Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards - P ... Poinsettia and Pomegranates

Uniko - #50 Celebrate

CHNC - #413 Anything Christmas goes

I'm also linking up my card at