Sunday 2 June 2024

May Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello everyone. It's the 2nd of the month and that means we get to show all of the cards that were exchanged for the May Card Chain Challenge.

This month, my card went to Robyn in Australia

I went with this month's colour palette of Gold, Raspberry and Blueberry.
When I need to find inspiration to get started, I often turn to my unfinished panels and bits and bobs in my UFO box. This time, I found the smooshed background panel with just the right colours, the die-cut flower heart and the heat-embossed die-cut sentiment. I cut the panel to size using my SSS stitched rectangle die. I swiped Distress Oxide inks in matching colours over my die-cut and to create the matching border on my white card base. I added gold glitter washi tape to my panel before adhering it to my card base. To finish off, I used my gold sparkle pen to colour in the hearts of the flowers.

I'm also linking up my card at:

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Two more cards with the man in red

Hello everyone, I'm back with two more Christmas cards featuring this cute Santa. When I had the Santa die out, I thought I might just as well cut him 4 times.

For these cards, I also die cut a few trees and a gift from the same set. The trees were die cut from a snippet of the backside of an old Christmas card, the front of which I had already upcycled in the past. It so happened that the colour was the perfect match for the dark green in the journallig cards.

I stamped the sentiment on the top card in Spruce CP ink and used a prestamped and precut sentiment from my UFO box for the bottom card. And I decided to add a sparkly star to adorn onw of the treea on either card, just because I could and because I happened to find these NBUS stars in my drawer. 

I'm linking up my cards at:

Jingle Belles - Santa

MLCCB - #56 AG Christmas

Peace on Earth Christmas - #63 AG Christmas

Monday 6 May 2024

The man in red

Hello everyone. Today I have a pair of Christmas cards where Santa is taking centre stage. 

I die cut the Santas from heavy-weight white cardstock and coloured the different elements using Copics. Colouring Santa and putting all of the pieces together took up the most work, since I used NBUS journaling cards that have been in my stash for a long time, and cut it to the right size for my A6 card using a NBUS stitched rectangle die. This is also the first time that I used this Santa die, which is from the same set as the cute bunny on this card (Sizzix Chapter 3 Doodle Christmas).

I finished off the card with the cute Christmas owls with glossy accents on various elements, and used a sparkle pen on the letters of the JOY card.

I'm linking up my cards at:

Jingle Belles - Santa

MLCCB - #56 AG Christmas

Peace on Earth Christmas - #63 AG Christmas