Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Congratulations card

Hi! Here's a Congratulations card I made, using a digi from Vectorstock. I punched some small red flowers, and added black centres with Nuvo Drops.


 

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Less Is More: 'Primary Colours'

Fab Friday:

Addicted to CAS: 'Congratulations'


Lavinia Christmas!

Hi! Here's another fairy Christmas card, made with Lavinia stamps. As usual, I coloured with ink dusters. I used a Wink of Stella pen on the moon, and Glamour Dust on the wings, stars and snow drifts.




I'm entering this one in these two challenges:

Unicorn Challenge: 'Add Some Glitter'

Dragonfly Dreams: 'Christmas'


Working on my Wintery Skies

Hi! Here's another card using my cat digi from Vectorstock. I've added more colours into the sky, to get that wintery sunset look. I added glamour dust to the branches and snow drifts, for some sparkle.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

My Time To Craft: 'Christmas Animals'



Folded Trees

Hi! I've made a few cards, inspired by this week's Muse challenge:


I've used the CAS style and wavy line as inspiration in my cards. I masked the line and coloured with ink dusters. I made the trees by folding a scalloped semi-circle, and then adding bauble with Nuvo Drops.
 
I'm entering this one in the Muse challenge.:



I'm entering this one in the CASology: 'Space' challenge:



I'm entering this one in the Just Us Girls: 'Christmas Tree' challenge:



I'm entering this one in the City Crafter 'The Tree Is Up!' challenge:



Sunday, 4 December 2016

And Yet Another Glittery Fairy Christmas Card

Hi! Here's another moon fairy card. For this one, I masked the moon and wings, and added the background with ink dusters, but I only coloured around the moon, rather than the whole card. I used promarkers for the moon and wings. I used a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the moon, and Glamour Dust on the wings.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:



Allsorts: 'CAS'


Another Glittery Fairy Christmas Card

Hi! Here's another moon fairy card. For this one, I masked the moon and wings, and added the background with ink dusters. I used promarkers for the moon and inks to colour the wings. I used a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the moon, and Glamour Dust on the wings.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

That's Crafty: 'Grunge'




Saturday, 3 December 2016

Glittery Fairy Christmas Card

Hi! I've made a few versions of the same card in different colours, and added some subtle embossed snowflakes to one of them, which I think is my favourite. I find it really hard to get my Christmas cards finished in time for Christmas, so making a few of the same card really helps to combat my poor organisational skills...

For this card, I masked the moon and wings, and added the background with ink dusters. I used promarkers to colour the moon and wings, and used a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle.




I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: 'Make Your Mark'

CAS-ual Fridays: 'Glitter and Snowflakes'

Sweet Stampin': 'Let It Snow'

HLS CAS: 'Favourite Technique' - Masking! I love using ink dusters and sponging to create backgrounds, and masking ensures I don't accidentally colour my image! It is worth the faff of cutting the images out :)


 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Cat

Hi! Here's another Christmas card. It's only 4x4 inches and fairly quick to make with a simple sky and a couple of snow banks. I'm trying to come up with quicker designs so that my Christmas cards get made BEFORE Christmas. Mine are usually late, and are still being made during the Christmas holidays...


I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Inky Chicks: 'Winter Wonderland'

Craft for the Craic: 'Use Two Colours'

Inkspirational: 'Chill'

Sweet Stampin': 'Got The Blues'

Come And Get It: 'Baby It's Cold Outside'


Christmas Moon Fairy

Hi! Here's a Christmas card I made with one of my favourite Lavinia stamps! I masked the moon and fairy wings, and then used ink dusters to create the sky. I used a watercolour brush to colour the moon and wings, and then add the shimmer to the wings with a Wink of Stella brush.


I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments: 'Glitter'


Sparkles Monthly: 'Christmas is Coming'



Paper Trees

Hi! I have been trying to make quick, smallish Christmas cards, because I'm always late with making my cards, and have to send them in the New Year :-s. Here are a couple of designs I've been trying out. They're just 4x4 inches.

These first one is made by folding a scalloped semi-circle to make the tree. I added 'baubles' with Nuvo Glitter Drops.


I'm entering this one in the MAWTT challenge: 'Anything Goes With Christmas'


I used paper piecing with a digi stamp for this one, and used the same patterned paper as a frame.
 I added a bit of glitter with Nuvo Glitter Drops.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Time Out: 'Christmas with an Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer'

Allsorts: 'Anything Christmas'


Another Snowflake Tree...

Hi! I made another card with the same stencil, but I clear embossed the snowflakes before adding the green ink, which has worked better - much brighter snowflakes!


I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Less Is More: 'Emboss Resist Technique'

Simon Says Stamp: 'O' Christmas Tree'




Snowflake Tree

Hi! For this card, I used ink dusters over a stencil colour the tree, and then added snowflakes with white ink and embossed them with clear. The white ended up a little muddy, but I quite like the texture.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls:

CAS on Sunday: 'Christmas'

My Time To Craft: 'No Layers'