Monday 17 December 2018

STAMPlorations CUTplorations December Reminder ...

I've just popped by to remind you that you still have time to join in with this month's challenge at CUTplorations:

Another simple design using Christmas images 'hanging' with gold thread.

I used:

                           - Bloom Happy Dies

Don't forget to check out the blog for more inspiration.


Sunday 9 December 2018

AAA Cards ... Three of Something

Good Morning ... it's time for a new challenge at AAA Cards ... it is the last one for the year so why not get your crafty supplies out and join in!


The sponsor for the challenge is UNIKO and I've used one of the stamp sets to create a simple CAS card ...

I stamped and heat embossed the bells with gold embossing powder.  I also embossed the edge of the focal image and he sentiment.

I used:
UNIKO - Jingle Bells
            - Simply Said
WOW Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink

I hope you will join in with the challenge ... I look forward to seeing all of your creations.


Monday 3 December 2018

STAMPlorations CUTplorations December Challenge ...

A new month and time for a new CUTplorations challenge at STAMPlorations - this month's inspiration:

It will be no surprise that the image is about Christmas - I hope you have all your cards ready to send, if not then why not take inspiration from the photograph and get making!!!

I've taken the idea of hanging images as decorations:

I die cut three circles from a left over piece of card created with alcohol inks and also from vellum.  I then die cut the circles using a section of a cover plate die to create the pattern and adhered them to the vellum to create Christmas baubles.  Sometimes it pays to look at your dies with a fresh eye and see if you can use them in a way they were not intended to be used. I stamped the sentiment using part of a Christmas Typographia stamp resulting in a card made by selective die cutting and selective stamping!!

I used:
STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled 1 Cover Plate Die
                              - Shaker Balloons #2 Star
                              - Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Dies
                              - Peace, Love and Joy Christmas Typographia Stamp

I look forward to seeing all of your creations.