Sunday, 13 May 2018

Christmas Card Club - Sentiment is the Focus

Carol at CM Designs chose our theme of Sentiment as the Focus for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club. I was happy with this theme as sentiment focused cards are always such fun to make!

Still saving my hands from extra work, so I chose to use a VOS Bo Bunny, Twas The Night Before Christmas  sticker.

This is such a quick and easy card. I used a Spellbinders fancy die to mat the sticker with a snippet of green card. I used a couple more snippets of red and of white card to cut additional layers of this die and I am happy with the outcome. I did copy and print  the sticker so that I could fussy cut the tree and presents. I popped them forward over the tree on the sticker for a bit or dimension.

I used a 5x7 card base and covered it with some navy snowflake DP from that same Bo Bunny line. I used the same DP for the inside and then used the Spellbinder die again, to cut a mat for the nbus sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club -Sentiment Focused
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

April Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Wow! We had some great participation this month.  Sixty three entries! I am so happy. I have not made it round to visit everyone as of yet...but I will. I just have to pace myself as I am finally getting my hands feeling a bit better.

So better late than never...and I will eventually get round to see all the cards as it does bring me such joy to see all your creations.

I used random org to chose the winner and the winner number is  #54 Helen at Helen's Craft Haven

Helen, please drop me an email at and let me know which prize you would prefer.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Christmas Card Club - Wreaths

Rita at RMG Creations chose Christmas Wreaths, for this fortnights theme at our Christmas Card Club. I love wreaths on cards (and on my door or even on my front porch), so I was delighted with this choice! If you would like to see the others ladies wreath cards, check out the hyperlinks on my right sideboard.

I was lucky enough to have a trip into America recently, and was able to purchase 12 x 12 DP at Joann's Craft store for 15 cents a sheet. What a bargain...especially when you look for small patterns and cut them into 6x6 sheets.

My blue background DP is from that sale.   It is a Me and My Big Ideas paper, CCX340, a fairly heavy weight card with teensy white dots on it. It looks like a snowy sky to me!

With that snowy sky in mind, I pulled out a NBUS Sizzix Snowflake Frame die. I die cut a snippet of white laser photocopy paper that was trimmed off the last photocopying I did, and then painted it with Wink of Stella. Once dry, I added some diamonds in varying sizes.

Since my hands are still a bit stiff, I used a poinsettia image that I had decoupaged earlier. The image is from a 10 pack of Hallmark Christmas Thank You cards that I picked up at the thrift shop for 69 cents! I double matted the image with some snippets of red and green card, using my Lawn Fawn stitched dies. I made a bit of a boo-boo on this card, but decided that I like the outcome. I went over the poinsettia image with a Wink of Stella pen. I thought it was clear...but it was a white pen. I think the flower looks a bit like the dual coloured poinsettias!

This first card does not have a sentiment on the front as I centered the die. I liked the front as is and kept my sentiment on the inside. Once again, I used those 6x6 flimsy cards and so added another sheet of the heavyweight blue paper to help stiffen this card. Sentiment is once again Stampendous Christmas Greetings. I really like this stamp as it is impossible to stamp it crooked when I mat with a circle. Somehow it seems to me that it suits this Spellbinders circular die cut shape.

In keeping with my goal of making multiples this year, I made up two cards with this design. This second card shows the image and snowflake wreath a bit off centered so that I could squeeze a sentiment in the bottom right corner.

The envelope was stamped with snowflakes from Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage stamp set... not too pleased with the result. I think this stamp needs a versafine type ink to keep the snowflake image crisp.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Christmas Card Club - wreaths
Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets