Thursday, 31 March 2016

March Rudolph Day's Challenge

Yay, two more Christmas cards done!  A really quick post as I am running out of time to join in with the Rudolph Day challenge - I am late again!  Two cards the same but in different colours.

The wreath stamp is by Chloe Creative Cards, I have had it for ages and not used it before!  I stamped both in Versemark then embossed with silver and gold detail embossing powder respectively.  Edged with more embossing, added toning stickles then punched the labels out of snippets of matching card and stamped and embossed the Inkadinkadoo sentiment.  Two corners on each were rounded with my corner chomper.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

ScrappyMo's - March Rudolph Days challenge
Make My Monday - Going round in circles
Pixies Snippets Playground 222 - use snippets

All these are fab blogs, definitely worth a visit!

Thank you so much for popping by today!  I really appreciate it.  Take care. Christine xxx

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Thank you Di!

A couple of weeks ago I was a very lucky girl!  Not only was I chosen as a 'pick' over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop's Snippets Playground No. 219, but I also won the random draw prize which was a gorgeous paper pad, a fab Spellbinders Labels Set and a cute book of Bunny images.  The images and patterned paper are by Lili of the Valley.  So, what could I do?  I had to play and so I made Di a thank you card which she has now received.  I found it quite daunting as Di's cards are always so wonderful!  She liked it - Yay!!!!!!!

I inked around the cute image with Scattered Straw Distress Ink then glued the image to the back of a sheet of the paper from the paper pad which I had die cut with the largest Spellbinders die so the image peeks through.  The 7 x 7 background card was inked with the same DI.  The branches are a Memory Box die which I cut four times so I had extra flowers to scatter around the card as well as the ones that are on the branch with the leaves.  I used Distress Inks and Markers to colour the die cuts then sprayed them with pearl Glimmer Mist before adding to my card with Cosmic Shimmer glue.  I also added orange Stickles to the centres of the die cut flowers and the centres of the daffodils.

Here is a photo of the inside.  Its a terrible photo, sorry!  I inked around the edge and sprayed the whole thing with the Glimmer mist then used the left over piece of pattered paper together with the next size cut with white and inked.  The sentiment came free with a magazine and I used brown Versafine embossed with clear powder and added some leaves for decoration.  The inside sentiment is the only stamping which is rare for me!  I had such fun making this and playing with my new stash, thanks again Di!!!

I would like to enter Pixie's Snippets Playground 221 - I used Snippets of card for my die cutting.

Thank you so much for visiting me!  I love it when you do!  Have a lovely Easter weekend. Take care. Christine xxx

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mum's Day!

Here in the UK its Mother's Day so Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums!  Here is the card I made for my wonderful Mum-in-Law, Sue.

The background is Distress Inks on glossy card, spritzed with water then covered with cling film that was crinkled up, I left it to dry, then removed the cling film  The die I popped over the top is by Spellbinders and the butterflies were made using a fabulous stamp by Visible Image.  I stamped in black Versafine on scraps of card from my bit box and embossed with clear powder.  I then watercoloured them with Distress Inks.  The two end ones are blue with purple in the centre and the centre one is blue and green with purple in the centre.  I just had to add some sparkle so used some different colours of Stickles around the edges of the blue butterflies and lots more on the centre one.  I put the sentiment inside the card as I like the front as it is.

I am going to stay with my Daughter for a few days from Tuesday.  I am looking forward to lots of cuddles with my two Granddaughters.  I will be seeing my Son  too as he lives quite near my Daughter.  It will be so cool to see them all!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Darnell's NBUS Challenge - I have never before used the butterfly stamp or the Spellbinders die.
Pixie's Snippets Playground - I used snippets of card for my butterflies.
Butterfly Challenge - This time you must use butterflies plus glitter and/or grape - I have used glitter and the purple in the centre of my butterflies is a grape colour.. I am not sure how well this shows in the photo though!

These are all fabulous blogs, all well worth a visit!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it when you do and value your comments so much! Take care. Christine xxx


Saturday, 5 March 2016

Lots of Lava Lamps!

Its my husband's birthday today and he has always had a lava lamp since we met - he loves them so this image was perfect for his card.

The background is inked, quite roughly, with Candied Apple, Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed Distress Inks then sprayed with pearl Glimmer Mist and dabbed with kitchen roll.  I rubbed with an anti-static bag before stamping the lamps (by InkyDoodles) with black Versafine then embossing with clear powder.  The little stars, by Winnie and Walter, were stamped in Gold pigment ink and embossed with gold sparkle powder by WOW, they really sparkle in real life.  The sentiment is by Unity and is stamped and embossed on a Spellbinders die then attached with brads.  The brads were silver so I did multiple layers of black embossing powder to make them black,  The main panel is attached to the black base card with mounting foam for a bit of dimension.

I would like to enter my card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge - All the stamps and the Candied Apple Distress Ink have never been used before!  Please pop over to Darnell's blog and have a look, its awesome!!!!!  The challenge is fabulous too!  Must dash, my lovely parents-in-law are due in a few minutes!  We are having a Chinese Takeaway for Darren's Birthday dinner and I haven't got my lippy on yet!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Have a fabulous weekend.

Take care. Christine xxx