Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Glitter !!!


There are worse things to do on a sunny (but very cold) day than play with glitter.  I cut these reindeer using the TH Mini Reindeer (movers and shapers).  I coated them with glossy accents and sprinkled them with glitter.  Don't they look lovely sparkling away as the sun streams in through the window!  

Most of these I used on gift tags (seven packs of 6).


But I had two left over so I've made a card using one of them.  The NBUS Memory box Snowflake Corner was cut from silver mirror card.  

I like decorating my envelopes but worry about using die cuts in case they cause problems with the post, so I cut a reindeer from funky foam and used it as a stamp.  It adheres to the acrylic block quite well with just a little water.

I'm entering in the following challenges 

Time Out - Christmas with an optional twist of Glitter/Shimmer



Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Christmas to Die For


52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Stash Challenge - Glitter
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Kate

Friday, 25 November 2016

Sparkly Deer


I love the effect of the stacked die cut sentiments and I still had some glittered red deer die die cuts left over from previous projects, so I made a few simple Christmas cards.  Well they look simple but finding all those tiny negative bits of die cut can be tricky especially at night.  

I dressed up my deer with Memorybox Mini Holly Leaves - he looks rather festive don't you think!

I'm entering this card in Timeout Challenge #71 which has the theme Christmas with an optional twist of glitter/shimmer


I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas to Die For


and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has an interesting theme this week of Trio-tastic (in other words use 3 of something on your project), so as there are three tiny holly berries on my deer I'm entering my card there as well


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Kate






Thursday, 24 November 2016

Heart Wreaths


I've had these WMS My Heart wreaths sitting in my "what am I going to do with these" pile all week and nothing hit me until tonight when I checked out the latest Mojo Monday sketch for Challenge #475.


I love this this candy-striped red DP which is glittered (not easy to catch in the night time though) so I'm entering in the Time Out Challenge #71 which is Christmas with an Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer.
 

and the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge has the theme Christmas To Die For, so I'll be entering there as well.


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Kate

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A touch of Pink Frost


I just loved this pink background paper with the tiny sparkly -  made me think of a pink snow storm,   so I used it as a backdrop for a pink enamelled deer.   

I kept the sentiment soft by embossing it in white on a pink "snowflake" which is actually from the Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Accents set.  

As the UTEE was still setting I sprinkled on some ultra fine pink glitter to make sure he really sparkled.  Here's a close up, though the sparkle is much more impressive IRL.


I'm entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas Critters.



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Kate

Saturday, 19 November 2016

A Touch of Sun


I'm still finding lots of leftovers for the Shopping Our Stash "Front and Centre" Challenge.  These birds have been sitting around since I made this card in August.  They are Memory Box Meadow Birds, embossed and enamelled to give them a glossy molten glass effect.   This first card uses a sentiment from WMS My Island mounted on a Spellbinders Nested Pennant.


This second card has a sentiment from WMS Fine Feathers mounted on a Spellbinders Nested Pennant.  I thought it could be used for a get well card and will be entering it in Make My Monday Challenge 34.


The last card features a sentiment from the Verve Rise Above set mounted on a speech bubble from Joy Crafts.

The background was created using Memory Box Small Circle Burst and the birds are perched on a branch from Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms.

I'll also be entering my cards in the following challenges

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Kate



Thursday, 17 November 2016

Ice Cream


On a mission to use up left over bits and pieces since Shopping Our Stash announced their "Front and Centre" challenge, I  found 10 of these little ice cream cones.  They were stamped and die cut about a 18 months ago when I made this card.

I used the Clearly Besotted Super Cool Stamps and matching dies for the ice creams.  This first card uses a sentiment from the same set.  But then I thought it might be fun to mix and match a bit so I added   some sentiments from the Verve Cupcakes set which arrived last week.


This set and its partners Coffee and Chocolate, are ingenious.  They have great images of cupcakes, coffee and chocolate, but it's the sentiments and how you can combine them, which make the sets so versatile.  They also have Coffee and Chocolate word dies, which I can't wait to use (had to use up some of these ice creams first though).


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Kate