Thursday 22 October 2020

Super quick card

When I was preparing to take a photograph of my previous card, I realised I had several elements to create yet another pink Christmas card. This one came about in less than 5 minutes. I used another coloured Daisy Mae image (which coordinates with the images on my previous card) and combined it with a smooshed panel, a tag that I created last year but have no real use for and a couple of stars from my old stash.

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas ... for the cure

The 12 Months of Christmas - #70 Anything Christmas goes

Merry Little Christmas - #27 Anything Christmas goes

CHNC - #512 Anything Christmas goes

No tricks - just treats

Hi everyone. So happy I managed to complete one more pink Christmas card today. I had coloured these sweet coordinating NBUS Daisy Mae images by Clare Rowlands some 10 days ago whilst enjoying one of the final summer days out on the terrace but did not get around to turn them into a card until today.

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas ... for the cure

Christmas Kickstart - #40 Pink Christmas

CCAYL - No tricks, just  treats

SSS Wednesday - Layer it up

The 12 Months of Christmas - #70 AG Christmas (twist: colour combo)

Merry Little Christmas - #27 Anything Christmas goes

CHNC - #512 Anything Christmas goes

NBUS #19 - Anything goes with NBUS

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Two galaxy Christmas cards

Hello everyone. I'm back with two more Christmas cards featuring pink. I was inspired by an older video tutorial by Taheerah Atchia's to create these quick and easy galaxy skies.

After finishing my ink blending, I spritzed some clean water and then added some splatter using white acrylic paint (which did not work too well) and white gold Gansai Tambi paint from the Starry colours set. When my panels were dry, I simply stamped my sentiments (Right at Home) using Versamark ink and heat embossed them in silver ep (Ranger).

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas ... for the Cure

For every card that is being linked up this fortnight, 
the lovely Jingle Belles will be donating $2 each 
to the US Breast Cancer Research Foundation

ABC Christmas - U for Up in the air

CHNC - #512 Anything Christmas goes (option: flowers)

The 12 Months of Christmas - #70 Anything Christmas goes (option: colour combo)

Merry Little Christmas - #27 Anything Christmas goes

Dreaming of a pink Christmas

Hello crafty friends. It's high time for some pink Christmas cards for the annual pink challenge at Jingle Belles. I haven't been able to create as many pink cards this year, but I'm hoping to at least create a few more tonight and tomorrow (work permitting).

Anyway, here's the first one, created using items from my NBUS magazine/kit #07 by Designs by Chloe. I started by blending a little ink (DOI in Worn lipstick and Speckled egg) along the edges of my peachy pink card panel en then fed it through my Cuttlebug using the (A6) embossing folder from the kit. Because I wanted my panel to fit onto my (US-sized) A2 card, I tore off a strip and used one of the included stamps to create my sentiment background. The snowflakes were die cut and stamped using the same DOIs. To finish off, I rubbed some gold gilding wax onto the raised embossing and adhered a few gold sequins for some added festive sparkle.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas cards for the cure

The lovely ladies at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ always devote the 
first theme of each October to making pink holiday cards 
and for each card that gets linked up, 
they (Stephanie and Lauren) each donate two dollars

NBUS #19 - Anything goes with NBUS

CHNC - #512 Anything Christmas goes (optional: flower(s))

The 12 Months of Christmas - #70 AG (optional colour combo)
This is a new to me Christmas card challenge

Friday 9 October 2020

Rainbow crayons

Hello crafty friends. I managed to create a quick card today using an older set by Whimsy Stamps (Smarty Pants). My card was inspired by a card on the Whimsy blog, where Alanna Moss featured a fun card with lots of paint tubes in rainbow colours. I CASEd her card using the crayon stamp (and a lot of masking) and changed the orientation from landscape to portrait. I also decided to pop up a few crayons for added interest and dimension. I used CP inks for the crayons and Versafine black for my sentiment.

I'm playing at:

Love to Craft - #51 Anything goes

Uniko - #61 Anything goes

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Another Hedgehog Hollow card

After creating my previous two cards, I decided I wanted to further CAS-ify my design for the current CAS Mix Up challenge. To do so, I die cut my scene using a SSS stitched rectangle die and stamped a simple sentiment from a beautiful NBUS SSS stamp set (Holiday Cheer) that I'm hoping to put to good use soon. I popped up my panel using fun foam.

I'm playing at:

CAS Mix Up - Stencils, tone on tone

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

NBUS #19 - Anything goes with NBUS

Crimbo Crackers - #216 Anything goes

Hedgehog Hollow cards

Last year, I won a gift certificate to the Hedgehog Hollow shop and managed to snag this fabulous subscription box during the Black Friday sale. By the time it arrived, the holidays were over and the box was left on the shelf ... until now.

I used several supplies from my NBUS box to create these 2 cards: 1 stencil, 2 image stamp sets, 1 sentiment stamp set.

I did some ink blending (Tumbled Glass DI) for my sky and stencilled snowflakes and stamped both the rows of trees and the sentiments in CP Black Jack ink.

For my CAS card, I kept the stencilled sky a bit softer. I matted my panel with black cardstock before adhering it flat onto my card base.

The sweet snowman was stamped in a light grey ink (Altenew), so that I could try some no-line colouring using my Copics. I fussy cut the snowman and hat and popped them up using thin foam tape, just like the background panel.

My snowman card is playing at:

Jingle Belles - Dashing through the snow

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

NBUS #19 - Anything goes with NBUS

Colour Crazy challenge - wk39 Anything colouring goes

Allsorts - #592 Cute Christmas

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything goes

And I'm linking up my CAS card at:

CAS Mix Up - Stencils, tone on tone

Monday 5 October 2020

Happy Birthday rainbow stripes

Hello crafty friends. Have you been crafting this weekend to celebrate World Card Making Day?
I have, and here are the first two cards I have created.

To get the creative juices flowing, I kept things very simple. While I was rearranging some of my crafty supplies last week, my eye fell on this striped paper from a NBUS paper pad that I discovered in my local supermarket last year. It instantly reminded me of the rainbow colours from the challenge graphic at Seize the Birthday, who are celebrating their 200th challenge this fortnight.

The challenge graphic inspired me to add 2 balloons that I die cut from coloured vellum using the smallest balloon from a SSS die set. To mimic the scripty font on the image, I used my NBUS Happy Birthday die (by Chloe) to die cut the sentiment from black cardstock and the outline from vellum. I love that the set comes with 3 dies (sentiment, shadow and outline) as well as a stamp for maximum versatility. I used a fine Micron pen to add the strings to the balloons.

The papers in the paper pad are all double sided, with a plain print on one side and added glitter elements on the other. I used the plain side on my first card, but decided to use the glitter side for my second card that was supposed to be a shaker card. But after I finishing the card, I discovered the glitter (Ice Maiden, Sparkelicious by Chloe) had stuck to the acetate (even though I did use my powder tool before adding the glitter in an attempt to decrease any static). So now it looks like I have used holographic card instead.

I'm linking up my first card at:

Seize the Birthday - #200 Inspired by the graphic

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

NBUS #19 - Anything goes with NBUS

As you like it - Favourite: bright or pastel

Actually, I love both. It all depends on the type 
of card, colouring medium (if any) and mood. 
But I love rainbows and rainbows should be bright, right?!