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Friday, 31 July 2020

Here's that snowman again ...



This is the last red, white and blue Christmas card (for the time being), using the pyramaged version of the previous snowman and using up bits and pieces to complete the card:



This is for:

Jingle belles: holiday leftoversABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
Christmas crafts all year round July: cool it
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Let's craft and create 161: anything goes + option: red, white & blue
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes

Another snowman


This features a different snowman, still with the red, white and blue theme and using up bits and pieces of mirror card, etc, the left hand piece having been embossed with Crafter's Companion star of wonder folder.


This is for:

Here's the snowman again


Here's the snowman again, this time pyramages and using up other bits on the side. Sorry that I showed the wrong image at first, which will be what is seen when I've entered this into challenges, but I'm now showing the correct card:



This is for:

12 months of Christmas link up 67

ABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
The holly and the ivy 75: anything Christmas goes
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Dream valley 229: Christmas in July
Simply create too 162: red, white & blue
Let's craft and create 161: anything goes + option: red, white & blue
Sparkles 130: red, white & blue
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes

Red, white and blue snowman


Another red, white and blue snowman, using one of those toppers I found in my Christmas stuff, with  Kanban strips either side, on a tent opening card blank with the scalloped edge, with a piece of red card inside so it shows when the card is closed.



This is for:

Christmas crafts all year round July: cool it
ABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes

Here he is again ...


The image is like the one on the previous card, except this time is it built up as a pyramage ... and I used up other bits and pieces to complete the card:




This is for:


Jingle belles: holiday leftovers
ABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
Fezziwig: let's see Santa
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Dream valley 229: Christmas in July
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes

Red, white and blue Christmas


Red, white and blue isn't a traditional Christmas combo, but I think it works. I've been sorting my Christmas stuff, some of it quite old, and came across a little bag of red, white and blue toppers (haven't a clue where they came from ... it's too long ago to remember). I had some offcuts of Christmas papers and some red card that needed using, so this is the first of a few cards made using those toppers. The background of the paper with the houses looks more lilac  on here, but it is definitely blue irl.


This is for:

12 months of Christmas link up 67

ABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
The holly and the ivy 75: anything Christmas goes
Fezziwig: let's see Santa
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Simply create too 162: red, white & blue
Let's craft and create 161: anything goes + option: red, white & blue
Sparkles 130: red, white & blue
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes
L.ART July linky

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside


I was commissioned to make a 70th birthday card for a friend's sister who loves the seaside.I can't remember where the scalloped circles with beach huts came from, but they were just right for what I wanted to do. I stamped and embossed the words of the song which were part of a set by rubbadubbado, as was the deckchair stamp I used for the inside of the bottom of the easel. Other bits and pieces were from stash







This is for:

Double D: let's go to the beach
Friendship 55: maratime
The sisterhood of crafters: anything ocean/beachy
Artsy stamper 20: birthday
Incy wincy: summer colours
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): summertime
CRAFT 565: summer
Paperbabe 124: summer
Your next stamp fun Friday 144: summer days
Ellibelle's crafty Wednesday July: summertime
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 450: anything goes

Merry Christmas


Another card stamped and heat embossing, inked with versamark and embossed with detail silver powder, stamped directly on to the black card blank. This is a 5 x 5 stamp. Sentimentally yours by Phill Martin called Winter Foliage - lots of lovely detail. Once again, the embossing is a lot more glossy irl. The lovely silver poinsettias are from Italian Options.


This is for:

12 months of Christmas link up 67

The holly and ivy 75: anything goes Christmas
ABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
Mix it up 39: anything goes + open technique: stamp and heat emboss
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 450: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: no patterned paper
Little red wagon 560: give us your background
Tuesday throwdown 462: favourite embellishments - flowers
A place to start July: flowers
Creative craft cottage 131: add a flower/flowers

Home by Christmas


This one layer card was made by inking the Papermania Urban Home by Christmas stamp with Hunkydory prism blackcurrant jam ink and heat embossing with detail clear powder. I added a white and silver snowflake from Italian Options at the top left and bottom right, but they don't really show up here. The embossing powder has really made the image so lovely and glossy, but it doesn't look as good here as it does in earl life.



This is for:

12 months of Christmas link up 67

The holly and ivy 75: anything goes Christmas
ABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
Crimbo crackers 212: anything goes
Mix it up 39: anything goes + open technique: stamp and heat emboss
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 450: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: no patterned paper
Little red wagon 560: give us your background

A Christmas Card stamp


Yet another card using the 'A Christmas Card' stamp by Papermania, this time inking with versamark and heat embossing with detail silver, cutting the image at the left hand edge to mat and layer with some silver holographic mirror card before mounting on the black card blank, adding a couple of snowflakes.



This is for:

12 months of Christmas link up 67
The holly and ivy 75: anything goes Christmas
ABC Christmas July: N for no fuss
Crimbo crackers 212: anything goes
Mix it up 39: anything goes + open technique: stamp and heat emboss
Dream valley 229: Christmas in July
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 450: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: no patterned paper

Golden Christmas cheer

Another card using the lovely big 'A Christmas card' stamp by Papermania, this time inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail gold, with the addition of the lovely foiled washi tape.

It's difficult to get a photo that shows the lovely shine of the embossing, but you can see some of it here:




This is for:

Less is more 424: one layer Christmas in July
Mix it up 39: anything goes + open technique: stamp and heat emboss
Dream valley 229: Christmas in July
Bizzy Becs July: anything goes
The holly and ivy 75: anything goes Christmas

Time to garden


This is a card for a keen gardener friend's birthday. The background paper and the overlaid vellum panel is from a Kanban collection called 'The allotment by Beth' (there are some lovely other fun papers and toppers in that kit). The 3D stickers came from Hobbycraft and Poundland and the Birthday panel is Dovecraft.



This is for:

The library 64: miniature garden grower: 
RHS Miniature Garden Grower By Holly Farrell
Pinspirational 268:

Creative inspirations July: in the garden
The paper funday 19: anything goes + option: the great outdoors
Krafty chicks 518: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 450: anything goes
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Christmas cheer


I love this big Christmas Cheer stamp - A Christmas card by Papermania - I inked up with versamark and then heat embossed with detail silver. Just the addition of the silver glitter tape on to the black card blank and it was finished.





Hopefully, this shows the glitter and heat embossing a bit better:


This is for:


Dragonfly dreams July: no patterned paper

Little red wagon 560: give us your background
Mix it up 39: anything goes + open technique: stamp and heat emboss
12 months of Christmas link up 67
The holly and ivy 75: anything goes Christmas
Lil patch of crafty friends 138: anything goes: Christmas in July week 4
Double trouble 62: Christmas in July
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 644: Christmas in July
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Purple Christmas


Purple is my favourite crafting colour, so I loved making this, very similar to others I've shown using a Kanban embossed card that I brushed with a Hunkydory prism ink. The topper is a leftover from a kit - it has some glitter on it, but that doesn't show here. Just the addition of the glittered tapes and sentiment and the card was finished. It looks an odd shape here because of the tilt of the camera.



This is for:

Dragonfly dreams July: no patterned paper

Little red wagon 560: give us your background
12 months of Christmas link up 67
Lil patch of crafty friends 138: anything goes: Christmas in July week 4
Double trouble 62: Christmas in July
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 644: Christmas in July
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Wise men


Two similar Christmas cards to the ones I showed earlier, made with some toppers that I've had for ages.. The images were mounted on to Kanban card blanks that were ready embossed which I had brushed with Hunkydory prism inks (great fun).



These are for:


Dragonfly dreams July: no patterned paper
Daisy chain 43: no design paper
Little red wagon 560: give us your background
12 months of Christmas link up 67
Christmas with the cuties 40: Christmas animals
Lil patch of crafty friends 138: anything goes: Christmas in July week 4
Double trouble 62: Christmas in July
Cute card Thursday 644: Christmas in July
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Creatalicious 191: anything goes + option: 3 of a kind (3 camels, 3 wise men)
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Snow family


Two similar Christmas cards made with the lovely snow family digital image from Beccy's Place, part of this snowman set. The images were mounted on to Kanban card blanks that were ready embossed which I had brushed with Hunkydory prism inks (great fun), adding various strips of washi tape, some of which is glittered.



These are for:


Beccy's place July: anything goes with one of their images

Dragonfly dreams July: no patterned paper
Ccc digi creations 116: no patterned papers
Daisy chain 43: no design paper
12 months of Christmas link up 67
Merry little Christmas 24: anything Christmas goes
Christmas craft creations: Christmas characters
International art & soul 88: Christmas card based on a carol or song: 'Frosty, the snowman'
Lil patch of crafty friends 138: anything goes: Christmas in July week 4
Double trouble 62: Christmas in July
The paper girls 204: Christmas in July
Cute card Thursday 644: Christmas in July
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Ike's world 134: S for show us Christmas/anything goes
Fab n funky 492: Christmas
Cutie pie 149: delightful digi stamps
Pammie's inky pinkies 2030: anything goes
Digi choosday 30: anything goes
Angie's digital 44: anything goes
Jan's digital July: anything goes
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Cookery, fashion and wine


A commissioned A5 side opening card for a friend's daughter's birthday ... she likes cookery, fashion and wine, so all three were included - the pots and pans etc from a freebie from the internet, the wine in a circle from a Kanban set and the dress from my stash, as is the banner, adding the letters. The paper is from a DCWV summer collection, with some sticky ribbon across the paper inside.



Inside:



This is for:

Little red wagon 559: spots (on the back) or stripes
Alphabet: H for hungry
Unicorn 56: food and/or drink
Crafty calendar July: add a ribbon
Incy wincy: summer colours
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Just for you


A fold back card made with hunkydory background, a piece of unknown paper and the Just for You topper from Hobby House and Best Wishes and pearls from Hobbycraft.



This is for:

Creative knockouts 360: flora and fauna

A place to start July: flowers
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
CAS on Friday 185: summer
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Monday, 27 July 2020

Puffy dinosaurs


This is a sideways opening A5 card, comissioned for a boy who loves dinosaurs. The puffy dinosaurs came from The Works and I used some of the cardboard packaging for the background, just adding the numeral, letters and Birthday sentiment.



This is for:

DL.AT 264: animals
Crafty animals 40: anything goes
AAA birthday 15: 3D
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

For a rugby fan


Another sporty male card, commissioned for a keen rugby fan Grandon. Love that little stamp I coloured and framed. The rugby paper is Paper Nation, as is the Happy Birthday sentiment. This is an A5 side opening card.


This is for:

The male room 140: sport

Artsy stamper 20: birthday
Fab n funky 491: use a 'real' stamp (mine is wood mounted)
A gem of a challenge 15: anything goes
QKR stampede 401: anything goes
Pattie's 172:  anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 28: anything goes
The paper funday 19: anything goes + option: the great outdoors
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Floral happy birthday


A commissioned card made with Hunkydory supplies:



Inside:



Back (with my details obscured for security):



This is for:

Little red wagon 559: spots (on the back) or stripes
Creative knockouts 360: flora and fauna
Allsorts 581/2: flowers all over
A place to start July: flowers
Creative craft cottage 131: add a flower/s
Creative moments 195: anything goes option: pretty in pink
Creations in pink 24: anything goes in mainly pink
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 59: anything goes

Sunday, 26 July 2020

For a lover of fashion and music


A commissioned card for a lover of fashion and music. The background paper and insert are from My Paper Stash and various stickers and pearls. Sentiment created on computer and printed.



Inside:



This is for:

Creative moments 195: anything goes option: pretty in pink
Creations in pink 24: anything goes in mainly pink
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Word art Wednesday 449: anything goes
Crafter's castle 31: anything goes

Saturday, 25 July 2020

For a football fan


A commissioned card for a football fan using some background paper from PDA Card and Craft on to a black card blank with added silver strips, some puffy footballs and boots, the sentiment printed from computer and matted on to black card and then silver mirror and the same with the picture of the footballer taken from the internet.


This is for:

The male room 140: sport
Crafters cafe 247: male
Shopping our stash 423: black and white
The paper funday 19: anything goes + option: the great outdoors
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafter's castle 31: anything goes
Crafting happiness 58: anything goes

Happy birthday


This card is a little different, made up of various offcuts, including the recycled flower topper. Love those white butterflies (can't remember where they were from).



This is for:

Daring cardmakers: three musketeers (three butterflies)
Pearly sparkles 53: three of a king
Aud sentiments 256: things with wings + a sentiment
Crafter's castle 31: anything goes
Krafty chicks 517: all occasions
Crafting happiness 58: anything goes