Angelic Christmas in July!

Angelic Christmas in July!

I guess I ought to get started on the odd Christmas card. I’m feeling a bit under the weather so I made this quickly using scraps left from Christmas and an LOTV die cut. I kept it quite simple and flat to help with postage.
Iused some glimmer mist on the doily.

It’s not Christmas without some stickles on the image!

The inside is matching but quite plain.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges
Paper play challenges- Christmas in July
Delightful challenges- Christmas in July
Platypus creek digitals- things with wings
Samuel taylors- die cuts (I hope a bought one is ok!)
Die cuttin diva- die cuts (again I hope a bought one is ok)



I’m getting into hearts and flowers mode with this and some other things I’m working on! I’m still using up scraps where possible. I used some hearts pattern paper at the back  and then sprayed with glimmer mists (unfortunately you can’t really see the pattern of the paper in the photo). I used a MS punch around the page for the inner paper and the corner punch for the back paper. I liked the inner paper so much I couldn’t bear to cover it up! I just added the same glimmer mists so it matched and to messy it up a bit!

I added pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts which I painted with pearlescent ink. I also added a metal heart charm.

I would like to enter the following challenges.
Shopping our stash- hearts. valentines and/or lace
Hooked on craft challenges- hearts
Lexis creations- love
My grafico crafts- fairy or St Patricks Day
Crazy challenge- fairies
The pink elephant challenge- pink
Rainbowladys challenge- have a heart
Belli challenge- hearts/ valentine
Fab n funky challenges- love is in the air
Whimsy inspires- love theme
Truly scrumptious challenge- love and hearts

A special sparkly birthday box!

A special sparkly birthday box!

I’ve finally done the box for the card I posted! Just to remind you I’ve taken a photo of the card in the box base!

This is the card folded down in the box base I made.

A side view of the box- I used a circle punch at each end to make it look a little more professional!

I used a single digi of a lily and then coloured it and made it into the heart frame digitally.  I added sticker corners and added pearls to them.

TIP: I added flowers from WOC and painted the edges of the petals with pearlescent ink to give them glimmer rather than glitter!

I added embossing ink to the raised surface of the purple resin embellishment and then added pink Perfect pearls. I painted the outside with perlescent purple ink.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Top tip Tuesday- silver, white and a hint of (purple)
4 Crafty Chicks Birthday
Wacky Wednesday- birthday
Whimsy- anything but a card
Challenge up your life- packaging/box
Paperplay challenge- tags and wrapping
Anything challenge- cutting corners
Crafty purple frog challenge- for someone special

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

A friend is about to have an operation so this is for her.

 I used a LOTV die cut and distressed the background and added perfect pearls (doing the same to the edges of my card and layers). The background paper is Nitwits (as is the card inside) teamed with a flourish paper I made.

Used a lovely pink ribbon which I added glimmer mist and pearlescent paint to. I absolutely love the embellishment- very vintage. I used textured card underneath and a MS flower punch to make the border.

This is the paper and frame I used inside from Nitwits Beraly Mine

 This is the whole thing.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Lili of the Valley- anything but Christmas
Do you stack up challenge- ribbon
Victorine stamps- ribbons
Southern girls challenge- ribbon
Craft your days away- buttons or bows
House of Gilli- flourishes

Christmas post

Christmas post

Another Christmas card and another cute LOTV die cut. I made and printed the papers, used lots of stickles and glimmer misted my snowflakes.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Lili of the valley- anything goes
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge blog- cards for men
4 Crafty Chicks- snowflakes
Charisma Cardz challenge- snowflakes
Totally Papercrafts challenge- Christmas
Our Craft Lounge- cute critters

With thanks

With thanks

As it is Thanksgiving time I thought I would make a thank you card. My colours and papers were inspired by the amazing picture at the end of this post and I decided to work to a challenge sketch (also at the end of the post).

The ribbon reel challenge photo inspired me to design papers in these colours and to use a cute digi with a flower and butterflys and swirls (like butterfly wing patterns). I added gemstones to the papers.  I had to flip the sentiment to the other side from the sketch so you could see butterflies on the paper.

On my cute image I coloured with Promarkers. I used stickles to highlight the flower and glossy accents to give him a shiny nose. I used blue perfect pearls on my rabbit. I used alcohol inks and glimmer mist dabbed onto the background.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges.
Digital Tuesday Challenge- cute and cuddly
Charisma cardz- cutesy challenge
My mums craft shop- gratitude
Digistamps 4 joy- with gratitude
fussy and fancy- with gratitude and feature a sentiment
The ribbon reel challenge- inspiration picture

Karens doodle snetherlands- sketch

First attempt at sewing on card!

First attempt at sewing on card!

This is a winter birthday card I made with my own papers made on computer again.

These are more lily papers I made on the computer. I sewed the papers to pink card using running stitch but on the top and side of the sentiment I used an embroidery flower stitch. I used lavender distress ink and perfect pearls on the edges of the card.

I used alcohol inks and glimmer mist to colour the lace and added gems and some WOC flowers.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and stickles for the fur trim. I used lavender distress ink and perfect pearls for the background and added gems. I used another piece of the lace over pink ribbon.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges

Top Tip Tuesday- make your own background papers
The secret crafter saturday challenge- flowers, ribbon and lace
Crafty ann’s challenge blog- floral frenzy
Digi doodle shop’s best- Winter
Pile it on challenge- keep warm
Anything goes challenge- stitches
ooh la la creations challenges- stitching
Catered crop recipe I used

  • Stamps: girl
  • Colors: pink
  • Inks:  Distress Ink, markers
  • Tools:  sewing machine
  • Embellishments: gemstones, glimmer mists, glitter, lace,
Sweet Blossom birthday card

Sweet Blossom birthday card

This birthday easel card has taken me ages!

I found a free Lily digi and used it to make the frame for Sweet Blossom on my computer.

On the base of the card I used more paper I’d made with the same digi. The butterfly was made using a MS punch (thanks for the inspiration Coops). I coloured some pink card with glimmer mists and Perfect pearls and then punched two butterflies and layered them with a slight uplift on the top one. I added gems to the body.
The raised card with sentiment was decorated with corners, flowers a ribbon and sliding buckle (WOCs) I also used distress inks to colour some lace for the background.

 Another photo to show the 3D effect on the butterfly!

I decorated my flower frame with some additional WOC flowers and used a small butterfly punch in same way to make the little butterflys and added them in frame and added them to give a 3D effect on the top of the card.
Sweet Blossom was coloured with Promarkers and inside the frame I used distress inks and covered with Perfect Pearls.

Around the edge of my backing paper on the top of the card I used Stickles glitter and WOC corners. The edges of the cards were coloured with distress ink and Perfect Pearls.

I’d like to enter the following challenges
Top Tip Tuesday- Create your own background papers
Nettie Gs dand ydigital gems-recipe (1 image, 2 flowers and 3 pearls…..I’m not sure if more is allowed, if not please delete my entry!)
Paper crafting journey- use a digi
Sew Many Challenges- 2 different digi papers
The Squirrel and the Fox- hatand/ or flowers
Ginger Loft Challenge- bingo, bottom row. Glitter, ribbon and flowers.
Card cupids- more than one fold
Birthday sundaes- bithday card
Bunny Zoe Crafts- lace it up
Scrap book sisters- anything goes
Simon says stamps- anything goes

Thanks to everyone who reads and comments on my cards. As a new crafter it really helps to keep me going on the days when it is all going wrong!!