Monday, 30 November 2015

Merry Monday #182 - Christmas Birds

Hi Friends,
This week it's Kathy's turn to be Hostess and she is challenging us to Use a Bird on our Christmas cards.  I dry embossed the background with Sizzix's Brick Wall embossing folder and die cut the birds and leaves, cutting the large bird image out three times to get the different pieces. I finished off by adding pearls and the sentiment.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamps - Holiday Hellos SSS101365, Happy SSS101328
Card: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Gold Foil
Ink: Real Red
Finishing Touches: Gold and White Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Songbirds Dies, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sizzix Brick Wall E/Folder, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Fine Tip Glue Pen
Lovely to have you visit.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Merry Monday #181 - Decorated Christmas Trees

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and Lesley is our Hostess challenging us to Make a card in Blue and White with Texture. 

Stamps: S/U's Lots of Joy, Mama Elephant Make a Wish, Merry Greetings
Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy and a couple of Retired DSP Scraps
Ink: Night of Navy, Night of Navy Bendability
Finishing Touches: Sequins, Pearls and Crystals
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Falling Snow E/Folder, Tree Punch, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Fine Tip Glue Pen
Thanks for popping in today.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #22 - Christmas Shopping

Happy Tuesday Friends,
Welcome to a new Challenge at One Layer Christmas Cards.  For this challenge Anything Goes with an Optional Twist to Use a Silhouette on your Christmas card.  If you use the Twist you will be in the running for a Prize given by Shery at the end of the month.  For my card I stamped my images and then Water coloured some colour onto my little scene with my Aqua Painter.  Added the Sentiment and I was done!

Stamps: Penny Black - On the Town, Paper Smooches - Christmas Sampler
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Smokey Slate
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter
Lovely to see you here, thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Merry Monday #180 - Reindeer in Flight

Hi Stampers,
Debbie is our Hostess this week at Merry Monday and she is challenging us to Make a Card with a Reindeer on it.  I embossed the Background with Silver embossing powder and then sponged Distress Inks over it.  I matted this onto Silver Foil and Pacific Point card.  Die cut the Reindeer and mounted it on Dimensionals over some Silver Thread.  Finished off by adding some Crystals, the Sentiment and a Deer, Silver embossed on the inside of my card. 

Stamps: S/U's Holiday Print, Winter Post, Penny Black's - Carolling Penguins
Card: Pacific Point, Silver Foil, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Finishing Touches: Silver Metallic Thread, Crystals
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Penny Black - Leap of Joy Reindeer Die, Embossing Buddy, Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Mini Glue Dot, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for your visit, I love to hear from you.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #21 R - Reindeer

Hello Stampers,
Today's post is a reminder to let you know that you still have time to join us at OLCCC for our Anything Goes Challenge with the Optional Twist to Use a Reindeer on your card.  I used the Faux Illusion's Technique to create my card.  To create this technique, you stamp the image onto the smooth side of your Embossing Folder with Memento Black ( the side with the Sizzix Logo), carefully add your card base to the folder and dry emboss it with your Big Shot.  I then brayered the trees carefully and with light pressure and then sponged the background colours and sponged the tree trunks again to touch them up.  Then you colour your image and I did the Inlaid technique for the sentiment. 

Stamps: Flourishes - Flourished Christmas
Card: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Fine Tip Black Pen
Distress Markers: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone
Finishing Touches: White Gel Pen
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Woodland E/Folder, Sizzix Snowflake Card Thinlits Die, Sponges, Brayer, Dble Sided Tape, Tweezers,
Happy to see you drop by today, I would love to hear from you.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Merry Monday #179 - Festive Poinsettia in Pink

Happy Monday Everyone,
It's time for a new Merry Monday Challenge and Deanne is challenging us to Use Pink, White and Green for our Christmas cards this week.  I White Embossed the flower image and Sentiment onto Vellum and then coloured it with my Markers on the reverse.  The White background was dry embossed and I added the ribbon and die cut to finish my card.

Stamps: S/U's Joyful Christmas, Peaceful Wreath
Card: Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo
Finishing Touches: Striped Organdy Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Elegant Dots E/Folder, Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Mini Glue Dots, 2 Way Glue Pen
Lovely to see you here,

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #21 - Reindeer

Happy Tuesday Friends,
We have a new Challenge at OLCCC today which is Anything Goes with the Optional Twist to add a Reindeer to your Christmas card. Don't forget if you use the Twist you will be entered into a draw for a prize at the end of the month.  I created a Water Coloured Background and then stamped my images when it was dry.  I added some Linen Thread to finish off my card.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow, Stamp World B586 Grassy Hills, Memory Box E1302 Tree Silhouette
Card: Thick Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Green Galore, Gumball Green, Cucumber Crush, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Linen Thread
Cool Tools: Plastic Mat, Spray Mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, 2 November 2015

Merry Monday #178 - Christmas Deer

Happy Monday Friends,
It's time for a new challenge at Merry Monday, Bonnie is our Hostess this week and she is challenging us to Use Red and Gold on our Christmas Cards.  Hope you will play along with us this week.  Please check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, some extremely beautiful cards on the blog.

Stamps: My Favourite Things - Diagonal Stripes, Simon  Says Stamps - Small Folded Banners Holiday
Card: Thick Whisper White, Red and Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Card
Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz, Real Red
Finishing Touches: Sequins
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Penny Black Leap of Joy Die, Memory Box Fresh Foliage Die, Poppy Stamps Berry Sprig Die, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Fine Tip Glue Pen
Thanks for visiting today, hope you have a fantastic week.