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You have a heart of gold

Hello everyone!

Busy week this week, with limited craft time, but I did find a little time tonight to play with this beautiful ribbon heart die from Poppystamps. Super simple card – just a die cut and a stamped/embossed sentiment from My Favorite Things. This wasn’t ANYTHING like I’d originally planned for this die, but I like the simplicity of this card. Think I’ll be playing more with this die before Valentines!

I’m entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge – ‘My Heart’.

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Love never melts

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘chilled’ and our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays.

For my card, I created a blended background with Distress and Altenew inks. I usually use Altenew inks for all my layered stamping, but I was very impressed with how well the ink blended when I created this background. I then cut some white glitter card using a die from a kit I got from Create- A-Smile in late 2016. Aren’t those snowmen cute? To finish off the card, I added a few die cut hearts plus a circle frame and sentiment from Poppystamps.

I’m also entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (light blue, kraft and white) and the Casology challenge (glimmer)

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by two Guest Designers – Milla from Mustesormi and Anita from Neet and Crafty. They both have some amazing creations, so please drop by their sites!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!


Stencilled trees

Happy Christmas Saturday people!

It’s been a while (ie a couple of weeks) since I posted a card of a Christmas tree! I have so many Christmas tree dies and stamps, I love them!

For these cards, I decided to used the technique I learnt for this tag. I created two  rainbow stencilled backgrounds using an Altenew stencil and a Newton’s Nook stencil. I then embossed over the stencilling with clear embossing powder. I covered the rest of the card in a few different shades of distress ink and wiped the excess ink from the ‘baubles’ and snowflakes.

I then cut the card using a simple tree die from Poppystamps – I must confess, I wasted spent quite a bit of time trying to work out the ‘best’ part of the card to cut, but I think I would have got a nice range of coloured baubles and snowflakes whatever I did.  But, well you know what it’s like, trying for ‘perfection’!!!

To create the card backgrounds, I applied some glitter paste through two stencils (a Tim Holtz stencil  and an Echo Park Paper Co stencil which is fast becoming one of my favourite stencils (star stencil)) and a little distress ink to ‘ground’ the trees. To finish off the cards, I stamped a sentiment by My Sentiments Exactly.

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Merry Little Rudolph

Happy Friyay!

My Festive Cardmaking Frenzy continues, but the end is in sight!

I realised that I had shared a lot of tree cards. I have so many other festive stamps and dies that I really HAVE to use this season!

So here is a quick CAS Rudolph card using a cute die from Poppy stamps and an older stamp from Amuse Art.

I rarely stamp on base cards with my older wood block rubber stamps nowadays so I was particularly chuffed that I managed to stamp this so straight – first time!

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Blue and green challenge

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I played along with the Merry Monday challenge! This week was a colour challenge – blue/green/white or silver or vellum. I always find blue and green rather difficult to use. Not sure why, I just do! So I decided I should play along this week!

I used a cute die from Poppystamps – but once I’d cut the card, I realised the glitter snowman just didn’t stand out enough against the regular whit card stock, so I added a little bit of distress ink to define him a little more. I love how glittery this card is!

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Merry Bauble Tree

Happy Saturday everyone!

I’m spending the day in my craft room, making my Christmas cards! I am determined to get them done before the last posting date….

For this card, I used some glitter cardstock from DCWV and dies from Poppystamps and Savvy Stamps. I stuck the tree onto a vellum base before adhering it to a panel made from a piece of Bazzill Bling cardstock.

I’m entering this into the current Casology challenge (round) and also the Color Throwdown challenge (black, white, gold, grey).

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