Friday, 15 December 2017

The Special Ones - Daring Cardmakers DT


This week on the Daring Cardmakers it's all about the special cards - the ones for the people who mean a lot to you.

I've used a preloved Lawn Fawn stamp and die set that I recently bought.  There are many companies whose products I adore but I tend to wait until I can get used products or wait for the sale!  I made two cards one for a husband and the other for a wife.

I made them at the same time so you can see I used the negative from the die cut for the aperture on the other card.

For the first card I die cut a cross stitched shape which resembles a snow globe.  I added my stamped, coloured and die cut owl together with the sentiment from the same set which I stamped in a die cut stitched heart.  I stamped some hearts along the bottom to add a little more interest.

The second card is my favourite of the two.  I'm rather partial to hot pink and the aperture with the snowflakes and gems makes a cute background .  I added a little washi to this one.

I hope you'll join in with the challenge and you'll find more inspiration HERE.

I apologise for not being to comment on your blogs at the moment.  I'm taking a break from blogging until life gets a little less complicated.  I will definitely be back though.

Enjoy your weekend,

Products Used:
Lawn Fawn - Winter Owl and Die Set
Dovecraft Time to Sparkle Washi Tape
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
All adhesive from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 8 December 2017

Step Away From The Cards - Tags, Labels & Toppers - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

I had to take a photo in the rain yesterday - first time for everything I suppose!  It was so dark and dismal inside that I just couldn't get enough light.  If you look closely enough you can see the water droplets!

So, the Daring Cardmakers are stepping away from the cards once more and have been working on tags, labels and toppers.  You can see lots of inspiration HERE.

I've fallen in love with Christmas Puddings.  They're very popular at the moment and I just think they're really rather cute.  However, the love story ends there as I don't like eating them - I'd much rather have a mince pie!

I thought I'd have a go at making my own as I didn't have any relevant dies or stamps.  I used a circle die to cut the pudding out of corrugated card then die cut a partial circle from a wavy die for the top.

I added felt holly leaves and wooden painted berries on the top.  I used various papers from the First Edition Merry Little Christmas pad and added washi tape and ribbon to embellish.

It's a fun challenge so I hope you'll join in.

All being well, I hope to see you again next week!

Products Used:
First Edition Merry Little Christmas Pad
Sizzix Dies
Stix 2 Anything adhesives
Everything else from my stash

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Friends are like stars.......... - Bubbly Funk DT

Happy Wednesday!

The boys have their carol service at a local church this afternoon with their school friends.  They've been practicing a lot and I'm sure it'll all pay off in their performance.

I'm up on the Bubbly Funk blog today with a card for a friend.  You know I love my sentiments and this is a stamp I had to buy, it just so happened to work really well with the December 'Through The Letterbox' too!

I began by making the background.  I used the star stencil from the box and with my finger applied Liquid Pearls through it.  I didn't want a smooth effect so using my fingers gave me the texture I desired.

While the background was drying, I die cut cross stitched banners.  I stamped the sentiment onto the largest one and added glitter stars from the box to the others.  I trimmed the diamante ribbon into banners too.

I assembled the card and used foam tape for the sentiment banner so it was more prominent.  A perfect card for a friend.........

See you again on Friday!

Products Used:
Glitter Stars, Diamante Ribbon and Star Stencil from the December 'Through The Letterbox'
Dovecraft Stamp
Versafine Ink Pad
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Adhesive from Stix 2 Anything
Everything Else from my stash

Friday, 1 December 2017

December Elemental Challenge - Daring Cardmakers DT

A very Happy December to you all!

It appears many parts of the country got snow but we escaped!  I was actually busy crafting yesterday afternoon when the snowflakes began to fall but they soon stopped.......

As you know it's the first Friday of the month which means the Daring Cardmakers have an Elemental Challenge.  I chose to make a Z Fold card using the Dovecraft Magic of Christmas paper pad.

I used stamps from the same set for the Christmas trees and sentiment which I stamped in gold then fussy cut.

The background paper is quite busy so I used the spotty paper to break it up.  I think it works quite well, don't you?

This is the photo from which you have to pick 3 elements.  I chose the Christmas tree, colours and the 'love' from the cushion.  I hope that you'll play along and you can see a lot more inspiration over on the Daring Cardmakers blog HERE.

Have a great weekend and see you again next week!

Products Used:
Dovecraft Magic of Christmas Paper Pad
Dovecraft Magic of Christmas Stamp Set
Dovecraft Gold Ink Pad
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash