Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Christmas and Thanks

Hi everyone, hope all is well in your corner of Blogland. I've been more of a CAS traditional christmas card maker of late (hoping to get done in time for the big day!) but I've made a card in my old style using layers and embellishments. I've used one of my older Penny Black stamps coloured with Promarkers and sparkled with Stickles and a Wink of Stella pen. The background is embossed with a Tattered Lace 'twelve days of christmas' folder and I finished off with a Penny Black die-cut sentiment.


I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixies's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Penny Black and More challenge 'christmas'

Passion for Promarkers challenge '3 or more layers'

Double D challenge 'what's your style'

Penny Black Saturday challenge 'anything goes + optional tags'


And I just couldn't resist making a very quick CAS  card for a couple of challenges using a flower from Uniko 'kindness blooms' and a die-cut 'scripty thanks' from Lawn Fawn.


I made this for

Allsorts challenge 'thank you or new year'

AAA Cards challenge 'made in minutes + optional twist ink blending'


That's it from me for now...... I'm back to carry on with more christmas cards! Thanks for your visit today and for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really do appreciate it.


Sunday, 17 November 2019

Twofer Christmas

As promised I'm back with my Twofer cards using the new release stamps from Uniko I've been having fun playing with (they really are fabulous stamps)

Over at the Twofer card challenge there is a bit of a twist this month and along with holiday greenery we're allowed to make two cards for the same occasion as long as they are different designs.










I used Uniko 'season of beauty' for my first card. I stamped the Poinsettia on a snippet of white card, then fussy cut it out and gave it a good helping of sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush before sticking it in place with glue dots.




I shall enter this in

Allsorts challenge 'christmas flowers'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

Penny Black and More challenge 'christmas'

As You Like It challenge 'cute or traditional xmas and why'  Cute is nice but when making christmas cards I love the traditional colours and images - and also they are more suited to the people I send to

Time Out challenge 'photo inspiration'  I was inspired by the colours, greenery of the wreath and words




My Twofer uses the same greenery stamped across a piece of card with a sentiment from Uniko 'festive sentiments outlined' heat embossed in gold and then I matted it onto some gold mirricard. It was after stamping the greenery that I decided to go with the christmas theme again as I know I'll be running short but this stamp would definitely be brilliant for so many different occasions



I shall enter this in

Uniko challenge 'christmas, optional twist tree'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'traditional christmas colours - red, green, gold'

Country View challenge 'hand stamped'


So that's another two cards ready but I really must make a start on the one for my granddaughter as last day for christmas posting overseas will be here pretty soon.... followed closely by christmas! Thanks for popping by today, I love reading your comments and do appreciate the time you take to visit, especially this time of year when things are starting to get a bit hectic.



Friday, 15 November 2019

Pink and White

No I'm not scoffing a bag of marshmallows but just popping by with a couple of cards I've made for a few challenges.

Up first is this pink Mo manning image coloured with Promarkers and given a very good helping of Stickles on the tutu and heart so much so that it's given it a lot of dimension. I added a piece of ribbon and finished it with a silver peel off sentiment.



trying to show the dimension of the tutu

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Dream Valley challenge 'all that glitters'

Passion for Promarkers challenge 'ribbons and bows'


For my next card I used one of the new release stamps from Uniko called 'background blocks scandinavian christmas'. I had intended to heat emboss this in gold but at the last minute I decided to go for white. It actually looked gorgeous with the white on white so I didn't add any background inking and just finished it off with a die- cut sentiment. It's one of those cards that is impossible to get a good photo of (especially with the dull day we have here) but looks gorgeous in person with the sheen of the embossing.



and here's another with the lamp shining on it

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts challenge 'white on white'

AAA cards challenge 'one image plus optional twist shimmer'

Uniko challenge 'christmas, optional twist tree'


Before I go here's a photo of the Uniko October release stamps (part of my stamps for a year win) that were waiting through the letterbox when I got back from my hols. They really are gorgeous stamps and I'll be along in a couple of days with my Twofer cards to show you. Thank you again so much Bev for this amazing giveaway..... I am still doing a happy dance here!




That's it from me for now, thanks so much for taking the time to come and visit me and for all your lovely comments.... they are really appreciated.


Sunday, 10 November 2019

One Layer

I am really sorry not to have caught up with you all as planned but I just managed to get all the washing and housework that I came home to done and then I ended up ill. I was in bed for a few days but the pills and sleep seem to have done the trick and I feel a lot better now. I even made a very quick CAS christmas card today for a few challenges.

The stamp is Penny Black 'berry speckled' inked with distress markers and the sentiment is also Penny Black.


I shall enter this in the following challenges

Penny Black and More 'christmas'

Stamping Sensations 'traditional christmas colours - red, green, gold'

CAS on Sunday 'one layer'

Inkspirational 'one layer'

Country View 'hand stamped'

As You Like It 'cute or traditional xmas and why'   I do like cute images but prefer traditional images and colours when it comes to making christmas cards - a touch of nostalgia I suppose.


Thanks for your visit today and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Hopefully things go to plan and I will get round to catch up with you all this week..... and also get time to crack on with my christmas cards!