Saturday, 29 October 2011

LOTV challenge 118

Hi there. Have had a busy day today, Played golf this morning and still managed to find the time to  make this card. I'm going to enter it into LOTV challenge 118 and 'anything goes' at sweet stamping challenge blog. I think the image is just so cute. I bought this recently when I visited Happy Stampers north west craft fair in Port Sunlight. Hope you like it.

Products used:

  • White, red and dark green card
  • Patterned paper from stash -sorry can't remember the make!
  • Marianne design creatables LR0126
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities petite scalloped circles small
  • LOTV stamps 'Under the Mistleote and Christmas sentiments, stamped with Memento tuxedo black
  • Ribbon from
  • Mulberry paper flowers from Nutcrafters
  • Image coloured with promarkers: poppy, lipstick red, pine, grass, umber, henna, caramel, tan, tulip yellow. buttercup, primrose, pastel blue and ice grey 1. Copics: E000, E21.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Well here goes..... My first attempt.... I have entered this card into the Winter Wonderland challenge  'Clean and Simple' Christmas card. I need to get started on all those Christmas cards and haven't left myself much time. I was looking for a card to make that was quick and simple to produce. I have also entered it into the following challenges:

Little Claire monthly challenge 'Christmas'

Products used:

  • White and dark green card
  • My Minds Eye 'Snowed in' Winter papers
  • Spellbinders nestabilities - petite scalloped circles small
  • Red Gingham Designs -Cold, Crisp Kisses - tree stamp (in association with
  • Lili of the valley - Christmas sentiments -stamp set
  • Memento ink pad -tuxedo black
  • Green and sparkly ribbon from
  • Crystal Glamour Dust
  • Promarkers in soft green, tea green and pine.
I made a 14.5cm square card blank and matted and layered with dark green card and the patterned paper. Ribbons were wrapped around the card as shown in the picture and secured with double sided tape. Next I stamped the Christmas tree stamp onto white card and using my sizzix big shot and spellbinders die templates cut it out and embossed it. I then matted this onto a larger scalloped circle in dark green. I coloured the tree with promarkers and highlighted the mistletoe with glamour dust. Finally I stamped a sentiment onto white card, cut out using a small scalloped circle spellbinders template and affixed to the card. Hope you like it. x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

How exciting! My first post!!! I am hoping over the next few weeks to be able to share some of my card making designs with you and perhaps enter a challenge or two... Watch this space.....