Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Hi, just a little note to wish you all a Very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #154- Snow

 Hello, today sees the start of the last challenge of 2015 over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Lin is the host for this month long challenge and she would like to see your projects that feature snow.

   For my card I decided to try a new card shape for me. I don't know if this shape already has a name, but I am going to call it an aperture double gatefold card. The above picture shows the card as it is stands open to reveal the full scene.
   The log cabin stamp is a stamp from Hobby Art's 'Country Walk' clear stamp set and has been stamped with London Fog ink and coloured with Copics. I also used the two tree stamps that come included in this stamp set with some Versamark Ink and decorating chalk to add some more dimension to the backing paper behind the cabin. I then cut a landscape out around the cabin and added some of Woodware's 'Fluffy Stuff' and glitter before heating to turn it into snow.
    The sentiment stamp is also by Hobby Art and is from their 'Merry Little Christmas' sentiment set and has been stamped with Black Archival Ink.
    The 'sky' is one sheet of 6 x 12" paper from Joy Craft's 'Be Merry' paper block. I inked the edges with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink and added clear glitter using a Quickie Glue pen.
    The Birch Trees were cut using my Silhouette and have been coloured with 'Vintage Photo' and 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink I also added some white acrylic paint for more snow and doodled some leaves and vines with a black micron pen and a green gel pen.
    The male deer has also been cut with my Silhouette and the rabbits, squirrels, skunk chipmunk and owl have been cut using a die from Cheery- Lynn. I then coloured the animals with Spectrum Aqua markers and details added with a black micron pen and white acrylic paint.

    The left panel of the card has the male deer, a rabbit, a chipmunk and a red squirrel. 

     The middle panel has the log cabin, sentiment, skunk, owl and grey squirrel. 

    The right panel has a rabbit, chipmunk and a red squirrel.

    The card fold up to fit inside  6 x 6 box, but the aperture allows you to see through to the log cabin, as though looking through a wooded area. 

    I hope you like my card and take on this month's Snow theme. Please check out my fellow DT''s blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards.
    Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #153- 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more started yesterday. Lin is hosting this challenge and she would like to see cards the have been inspired by the 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' poem by Clement Clarke Moore. Please can you include in your posts which part of the poem has inspired your card.

    For my card I chose the line 'The stockings were hung by the chimney with care' as the inspiration. The fireplace was cut using my Silhouette and a file from the Silhouette store. The mantle piece   cutting file came with the brickwork also as part of the file, but I decided to eliminate those and replace them with the 'Bricks' stencil by Dutch Doobadoo and texture paste to add a bit more texture. I then coloured the bricks with watercolour paints and Distress Inks. I then cut out another mantle piece from white card stock and used my grey Copic's to add shadows and tiles.
    The fire itself was a weekly freebie shape also from the Silhouette store and I cut it out on Orange card and added gilding flakes and glitter to make it look like it is burning. The garland is a stamp from Dimension 4th and was on sale in my local craft shop, and was heat embossed with 'Topiary Dark Green' onto acetate and gems added.
    The stockings are from the Molly Blooms Christmas Carnival magazine. I stamped the stockings onto white Copic card with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I then cut out the stockings and added them with 3D Foam onto the hearth.
    The wood effect paper is from a paper pad by Joy Crafts and the blue backing paper is from Kanban.
    The cat came included with the mantle piece cutting file and has been cut from white card, double sided adhesive sheet applied, then some Black 'Fun Flock' to create a Furry feel.

   I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards. Thanks for stopping by.