Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Skating penguin

Hi everyone. I'm popping in with another Christmas card. My card was inspired by several projects that were created for the recent Nordic Wood release by Catherine Pooler Designs.

I blended CP inks onto a panel of Tombow Bristol cardstock and then used the MFT Snowfall die and a SSS stitched rectangle die to die cut my panel. The image and sentiment are from 2 different Winnie & Walter sets, designed by Evelin T Designs. I used the same CP inks (It's a boy and Royal Treatment) and a Zig blender brush to colour in my image. For the penguin's body, I used a grey ColourTint pencil with the blender brush. To finish off, I added 2 snowflakes that I had die cut from some NBUS silver foiled vellum (top left in the picture) by Crafter's Companion using my SSS dies.

I'm playing at:

Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards - B for Bird, Blue, (Ink) Blending

Jingle Belles - It came about a midnight clear
(use at least one see-through element)

Winter Wonderland - Festive things with wings

Watercooler Wednesday - WWC297 Helen's All about occasions

ABC Christmas - W for Winter wonderland

NBUS #20 Anything goes with NBUS


Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Coffee anyone?

Hello fellow crafters! I have a card to share for the 2020 Fall/WinterCoffee Lovers blog hop that is happening this week.

I stamped the image (Neat & Tangled) onto an ink-smooshed panel from my UFO box using my new CP ink and Versafine black ink. I die cut it into a circle using a nested circle die (Lifestyle Crafts) and popped it up on a panel of pre-embossed cardstock (Crafter's Companion) that I sanded very lightly. To finish off, I added a few Studio Katia sequins.

I'm playing at:

2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards - C for cup, coffee

12 Months of Christmas - #71 Anything goes (optional: for the boys)

Merry Little Christmas - #28 Anything Christmas goes


Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Thriftiness...

Hello everyone. Hope you are all staying safe and well!

For this card, I finally used a rectangle snippet of patterned paper that I saved when making this card last year.

I'm so glad I did LOL, since it was the perfect accompaniment for my background. I embossed a panel of watercolour card using my NBUS 3D Cable Knit embossing folder (Gemini), then did some ink blending. I did not like the beige/brown colour that I had originally selected so I decided to add some Hero Arts ink in Wet cement on top. I think that this created the effect of a well loved woolen sweater. I die cut my panel using a wonky stitching rectangle die by CUTplorations and then adhered my PP panel on top, after backing it with 2 additional layers of kraft cardstock.

I'm playing at:

Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards 
that Beccy is hosting for the 8th time this year.
For my first card, I went with A for Antlers

NBUS #20 - Anything goes with NBUS

Jingle Belles - Holiday creature feature

CHNC - #514 Anything Christmas goes

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

STAMPlorations - Never-ending AG with STAMPlorations