Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Mr Snowflake Santa

Hiya peeps

Todays make is a colourful and gorgeous card made using a freebie
digi image. This was free using a download link in the only craft  magazine that I subscribe to nowadays. Its a monthly magazine called Making Cards and is a wonderful read with sensationable tutorials, competitions, interviews (not too many to put you to sleep lol), articles about new releases of crafty stash, giveaways and most of all to many readers, a free bundle of papers,toppers & decoupage. Plus every month is a set of stamps or occasionally a die.

I used

A4 sheets black cardstock of 250gsm or above x2
A3 or 30x30cm  square of gold mirror card x1
A4 bright Christmas red card x1
Santa ribbon
scrap piece of white paper
Snowflake die
"Merry Christmas" die
coloured pencil crayons inc metallics
foam tape 2mm depth
A4 white 255gsm cardstock for printing & colouring
(my preferred preference)
Santa with gift digi image free download (see above)

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Mr Snowman for a challenge....

Hiya peeps

Yes another card from me!! You are being honoured with this post..... The picture is a free digital image to be used for one main
challenge, that is The Outlawz Challenges
The Outlawz is an independent social media website that is mainly for
crafters, people with a passion for all sorts of crafting, mainly, from
what I can see, to be papercraft. Its a free to use website with 7 individual days of craft challenges and a Progressive challenge,
to which is explained here:

Each month we will send you a free digital image to use in the Freebie/Progressive challenge. Once your creation is completed, upload it into the freebie challenge and you will automatically receive the next month free digi.  We will have one image per month so you have plenty of time to create a project using the image.

I emailed the relevant person to have the freebie digi sent to me,
and to my delight, it was 2 digis!!! They are called:
Snowman Couple; Stylized man and Stylized woman.

For my project/make I decided to use:
One A4 sheet of 255gsm white cardstock
Stylized Man digi
2 different patterned papers
die cut frame
die cut scalloped rectangle of glitter card
single snowflake shaped button
ready made "Be Jolly" sentiment
Glitter Snow paste
and a wide Snowman character ribbon

My colouring method of the digital image
was to use pencil crayons.

This card was produced solely for the November 2018 challenge
but you can email to enter that months challenge

Thursday, 29 November 2018

An Alien is about?......

Hiya peeps

An alien is called Saucer Head which is a fun digital image from

I had printed this digi as just under A5 size so I thought that this
needed something else from it, that wasnt a card.... that lead me to
grab a photo frame and think about what I could do. 
I knew it was really too big for a nice birthday card for a child,
in my eyes anyway. I wanted to be different and then it hit me,
use the pencil coloured image in a picture., against a background
of stars and the galaxy. 

I know im not correct in my background but my resources, at home,
are limited. I did have the frame spare as I never used it for its intended use., I had plenty of black card stock, acrylic paint and brushes. All I had to do was to use a stencil to make the stars. Well that was the problem, I couldnt find my stencils!! They had been "tidied up" last week by my carer and now I dont know where they
are., so I thought of an alternative, to use my newly brought Tim Holtz Thinlets die of "Swirling Stars".  I thought & tried, on a piece of scrap black card first, using my Tonic Studios "Nuvo Embellishment Mousse" (which adds metallic dimensional details to your craft) in Cornflower Blue stickling the paste through the die but according to my daughter I had to use a flat brush & paste it over. On the main piece of black card, cut to just under A4, I needed to first, use white watercolour paint flicked on to the black card to form what should be the very small stars way back in the sky. then I went over the die with the mousse to form the stars in 2 different areas of the card, painting a couple of unlikely looking planets and a sort of black hole (with the string of stars painted 4 times on the bottom right corner).
I then used different colours of acrylic paints and got the hand of it all. The end result looks better close up than in the photos through the glass of the frame. Not a bad result for my first attempt!

I wish to enter this project in to the following challenges:

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Not a nice card to give...

Hiya peeps

Todays card is not nice to give as its for sympathy,
or a death. I used a paper decoupage kit that came
in a pack of two different images. Lilies were chosen
by my daughter, Tia, who was giving the card to a service
users of hers. The husband was the very first one that
Tia visited on her rounds of community carer for the same
company that she still works for. 
A very simple card was all that was needed, in my opinion,
I dont think many people will disagree with that. A piece
of cream hammered effect card stock was folded in half, a piece of brown organza ribbon was tapped to the back of a piece of dusky pink lightweight card stock and then stuck down on to the base card. I added a ribbon bow from the same batch as the other using silicone glue gel.
I then topped the whole card with a die cut decorative circle, to which, I had already stuck down the decoupaged picture. To finish the card I just glued the two words: For You and then a suitable verse
printed on to an A4 sheet of pearlescent paper.
I hope you like the card, even though I knew Tia was quite upset of loosing the lovely gentleman that her service
user was, and that she wouldnt have any need to visit the wife anymore.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:


Im a GDT again for The Outlawz...

Hiya peeps

Another make for The Outlawz

The twist this week is to add/use: Plaid...

I was asked to use a digital image from one of this
years sponsors and I chose an image from
She is a joy to colour, to which, I used the metallics mostly
from my set of pencil crayons. I cut her out from the 255gsm smooth white cardstock that I had printed the digi image on.  Once she was cut out, I used double sided foam pads to stick Penny on to a ready due cut oval topper that I had previously die cut (using Tonic Studios mini scalloped ovals). I had already got a 30cm square piece of plaid or tartan paper in my stash. I couldnt have been more delighted. This plaid piece of paper was stuck on to plain black card, both of which I had rounded all 4 corners. After adding the backing papers to the base card. I then opted to use the wide copper coloured ribbon scrap piece (just enough to go across the card), the tartan ribbon bow, pearls  in 2 shades of green, an inverted corners die cut rectangle topper in cream hammered card and the Tonic Studios die cut  "Merry Christmas" sentiment to finish off.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Im a Guest Design Team Member for....

Hiya peeps

Yes I am a GDT again today for....

The theme this week is Plaid!
So being of a Scottish theme I went for an A5 portrait style
card in a cream hammered effect card, rounding the corners to
give a better effect with the topper. I cut a piece of 12 x 12 inch
of green mirror card and topped that with the piece of plaid paper that I had already stuck on a piece of wide coppery coloured ribbon to it.
Again that was a 12 x 12 inch to begin with and the corners were
rounded. I had the beige gingham checked oval die cut topper cut
already (I have quite a variety in a tub lol). Its a mini scalloped oval die cut using the Tonic Studios set. After colouring
Penny Dragon Christmas Pudding using blue, green & silver
 metallics from my set of 160 pencil crayons, I then stuck her
to the oval topper using 2mm foam tape and again on to the actual
card over the top of the wide coppery coloured ribbon. 
The "Merry Christmas" is die cut, again from Tonic Studios, then stuck onto a Spellbinders die cut topper, cut from the same cream
hammered effect cardstock (from Papermill Direct's website) using Collall photo glue. That was stuck on to the actual card using the
same 2mm foam tape. I finished the card off using the 3 coloured
pearls in 2 shades of green and the tartan (or Plaid) ribbon bow.

I hope you like the finished card...

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A Fairy New Baby....

Hiya peeps

Todays post is just over a day late, so, I sincerely apologise for that error on my part. I just clean forgot again.

This make is well worth the wait though as its a super cute digi!!

This post is about The Outlawz Challenges Monday Greeting 

where the theme this week is Anything Goes. The Challenge
closes next Sunday, check out the details via the link above.
November is "sponsor appreciation month" so we as a DT/GDT
can use images from which ever sponsor we wish. I found a delightful image Fairy Clothesline by Patties Creations on Etsy
My make today is a take on the very popular double Joy card.
At least I think thats what its called.. 

As like most of my cards, its a large size (but Ive not got the

card anymore to measure) using cardstock from 
Papermill Direct. All ribbon & lace are from different sources
Die cut sentiments/words using Tonic Studios. 
The only thing I cant show you with the card, is the fact that
I clean forgot about taking a photo of the card standing up
showing the main opening where the verse will go!! I will make
sure that my photos are better on the next post

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

World Wide Open DT #11 15th November onwards

Crafting With Friends #75 AG

Creations in Pink #4 Anything mainly in Pink

Pennys Paper-Crafty #407 AG

Crafting With An Attitude #45 AG

Colour Crazy Craft #46 AG